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Wandering Inmate

Wandering Inmate

Wandering Inmate

Type: Character Faction: Hastur
Cost: 2 Skill: 1 Icons: (T)
Game Text:
Response: After an insane character is restored, exhaust Wandering Inmate to return that character to its owner's hand unless its owner pays the printed cost of that character.
Set: THBtS
Number: 31
Illustrator: Ian Kirkpatrick


I'm conflicted about Wandering Inmate. I like the "tax" effect. It's really cool, especially when combined with a card like Dikes of Ys. My problem is it's dependence on other cards to be good. I can see the opponent gladly taking his character back in hand under most circumstances. That allows him to just play his character again and enable him to commit to stories. I want to like Wandering Inmate more than I actually do.
Sep 05 2017 11:28 AM

I agree, most of the time it will get taken back into hand. Given the default restore is at the start of turn, taking it back instead means they can play it again, getting any of the numerous beneficial entry effects out there and having it ready, which a restored character is not. So they are paying a cost, but getting a benefit that offsets it a little.

If this was a repeatable response, ie didn't have an exhaust cost, then it would make a potentially useful counter to an opponent's restoring effects. But as it is the slight tax it imposes seems low impact. 

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