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Know-It-All Uber Mage

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Should know-it-all only apply to non-magical skills, or be restricted to one retry (even that would be quite an advantage for one level)?

Taking a single rank of accademic and then Dabbler/GraveRobber allows you to guarantee any spell with needing a 14 or less flip to succeed.

1) Flip to cast spell
2) Fail so draw card ( Epiphany / Black Soul )
3) Spend card to reflip (know-it-all)
4) If fail go to 2

Triggers that can loop normally have a limit to avoid that. Eg "This attack may not declare Triggers " or "You may only declare this Trigger  once per turn."

It potentially even worst than this with some abilities potentially causeing a positive gain of twist cards E.G. Student of Knowledge.

If you specifically require a 14 you could guarantee a reshuffle to get everyone else free twist cards!

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This is actually on my list for May errata!

Essentially, Know-It-All is changing to once per Challenge to prevent this sort of loop.

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Do you think the mage should still end up with an extra card if they fail a second time?

1) Flip to cast spell
2) Fail so draw card ( Epiphany / Black Soul )
3) Spend the card to reflip (know-it-all)
4) Fail so draw card ( Epiphany / Black Soul )

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2 hours ago, diki said:

Do you think the mage should still end up with an extra card if they fail a second time?

1) Flip to cast spell
2) Fail so draw card ( Epiphany / Black Soul )
3) Spend the card to reflip (know-it-all)
4) Fail so draw card ( Epiphany / Black Soul )

The character can only fail a duel once, so no. Reflipping the card is just like rerolling a die; you're re-randomizing the process, rather than making a completely new duel.

I'll toss it into the FAQ to clarify.

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