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2 Guarding creatures in 1 zone
« on: October 22, 2014, 12:34:12 PM »
There is a mage guarding and a deathfang guarding in a zone.
A Gremlin wants to attack the mage, can he do it?
Or can the enemy mage decide, that the deathfang has to be targeted?

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Re: 2 Guarding creatures in 1 zone
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2014, 12:55:53 PM »
While I don't have a rule book in front of me, I'm pretty certain the defender chooses who is attacked. That is the main purpose of guarding.

Think of it as the person guarding is a body guard and dives in front of the attack.
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Re: 2 Guarding creatures in 1 zone
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2014, 01:00:25 PM »
There is a mage guarding and a deathfang guarding in a zone.
A Gremlin wants to attack the mage, can he do it?
Or can the enemy mage decide, that the deathfang has to be targeted?

Attacker decides.

Guarding just means the attacker has to attack a guard.

"If you are making a melee attack, the target must be in the
same zone as the attacker. If there are enemy guards in the
zone, you must choose one of the guards to attack (see
“Guarding” on page 29)."

"If there is an enemy guard (a creature
with a guard marker) in a zone, then you cannot melee
attack any object in that zone other than enemy guards.
This condition is checked when the attack is declared."

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Re: 2 Guarding creatures in 1 zone
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2014, 02:53:17 PM »
ACG is completely correct. Guarding limits your options of whom you can attack, but you still get to choose from among those options available to you.

The only time this changes is with Intercept, where the defender can actively choose to loose the guarding condition in order to change the target of a ranged attack to the guard with the Intercept trait.



EDIT: Corrected the name of the trait from Intervene to Intercept.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2014, 04:16:44 PM by Zuberi »

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Re: 2 Guarding creatures in 1 zone
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2014, 02:57:49 PM »
Thank you for the fast reply.

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Re: 2 Guarding creatures in 1 zone
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2014, 03:14:47 PM »
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Re: 2 Guarding creatures in 1 zone
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2014, 06:47:04 PM »
Yup attacker chooses from the guards
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