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Description[]

Shadow of Nerekhall introduces a new type of character that the [[overlord]] can use against the heroes called a corrupt citizen. Throughout the course of a campaign, the overlord has the opportunity to corrupt various characters that the heroes meet. These corrupt citizens enter play using one of the monsters included in this expansion: the changeling.

Gaining Corrupt Citizens[]

The overlord player receives a corrupt citizen as a reward for winning certain quests. When the overlord receives a corrupt citizen, he takes the corresponding Corrupt Citizen card and places it in his play area. Between sessions of a campaign, the overlord player stores Corrupt Citizen cards with the rest of his components as a reminder of which corrupt citizens he possesses.

Playing Corrupt Citizen Cards[]

During quests in the “Shadow of Nerekhall” campaign, the overlord has the opportunity to play any Corrupt Citizen cards in his possession. changeling monsters must be present in the quest in order for the overlord to play a Corrupt Citizen card. When a master changeling is placed on the map, the overlord may play a Corrupt Citizen card, placing it faceup near the changeling Monster card. In addition to everything listed on the changeling Monster card, the master changeling gains all effects listed on the Corrupt Citizen card. Only one Corrupt Citizen card may be in play at any time. If a master changeling with a Corrupt Citizen card is not defeated during an encounter, the overlord returns that Corrupt Citizen card to his play area and may play it again during another encounter in the campaign. If a master changeling with a Corrupt Citizen card is defeated, the overlord returns that Corrupt Citizen card to the game box and cannot use it again during the campaign.

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