August 14, 2018, 04:50:11 PM

Author Topic: Theft of Life  (Read 299 times)

Arkdeniz

  • Full Mage
  • ***
  • Posts: 172
  • Banana Stickers 1
  • Hated by the Dice
    • View Profile
Theft of Life
« on: January 20, 2018, 06:09:15 PM »
Hi

I just want to query a situation that emerged yesterday which I think we did right, but just in case we didn't.

My Necro vs a Wizard.

I have an Idol of Pestilence in play.

I put down a Theft of Life on his Gorgon Archer.

He then Steals that Theft of Life and puts it on me.

I put down a second Theft of Life on the Gorgon Archer.

Now, what happens in the Upkeep Phase?

We played it as the following:

His Gorgon Archer takes a damage from the Idol.
It regenerates it.
But my controlled ToL prevents that regeneration and instead heals my mage 1 damage.
But then his controlled ToL prevents my healing and instead heals his mage 1 damage.

Was that the right ordering?
  • Favourite Mage: Darkfenne Necromancer
"Frost damage is a scam an armor dealer invented once to make a Beastmaster buy a new fur" - Exid

silverclawgrizzly

  • Charlotte Mage Warrior
  • Playtester
  • Legendary Mage
  • *
  • Posts: 2480
  • Banana Stickers 4
    • View Profile
Re: Theft of Life
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 06:19:58 PM »
You never healed so he does not get to steal from you.
  • Favourite Mage: Straywood Beastmaster
What we must all remember is no matter the game we were all newbies at one point.

Arkdeniz

  • Full Mage
  • ***
  • Posts: 172
  • Banana Stickers 1
  • Hated by the Dice
    • View Profile
Re: Theft of Life
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 06:31:38 PM »
You never healed so he does not get to steal from you.

Why would that be? If I transcribe the creatures affected into the text of the Theft of Life card it seems like I would:

"The first time this creature [the Gorgon] regenerates each round, prevent 1 point of healing, then heal your mage [my Necro] one damage"

then

"The first time this creature [my Necro] heals each round, prevent 1 point of healing, then heal your mage [his Wizard] 1 damage"
  • Favourite Mage: Darkfenne Necromancer
"Frost damage is a scam an armor dealer invented once to make a Beastmaster buy a new fur" - Exid

DaveW

  • Legendary Mage
  • *****
  • Posts: 779
  • Banana Stickers 3
    • View Profile
Re: Theft of Life
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 06:41:14 PM »
You never healed so he does not get to steal from you.

Why would that be? If I transcribe the creatures affected into the text of the Theft of Life card it seems like I would:

"The first time this creature [the Gorgon] regenerates each round, prevent 1 point of healing, then heal your mage [my Necro] one damage"

then

"The first time this creature [my Necro] heals each round, prevent 1 point of healing, then heal your mage [his Wizard] 1 damage"

You are correct from what I can see. There are two copies of Theft of Life in play, the one on the Gorgon Archer activates when it tries to regenerate, and then the one that was stolen and placed on the Necro activates when the first ToL activates.
  • Favourite Mage: Asyra Priestess

Zuberi

  • Acolyte of the Dice Gods
  • Playtester
  • Legendary Mage
  • *
  • Posts: 2477
  • Banana Stickers 56
    • View Profile
Re: Theft of Life
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 07:06:31 PM »
Seems right to me too, DaveW.

Arkdeniz

  • Full Mage
  • ***
  • Posts: 172
  • Banana Stickers 1
  • Hated by the Dice
    • View Profile
Re: Theft of Life
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 07:24:54 PM »
Sounds like we were doing it right, then.

Dammit.

That round about life stealing prevented my Idol doing its usual work, and I lost that game :(
  • Favourite Mage: Darkfenne Necromancer
"Frost damage is a scam an armor dealer invented once to make a Beastmaster buy a new fur" - Exid