- 683 numbered Adventure cards (with a green or gold back)
- 135 Exploration cards (with a foggy back)
- 118 Action cards (with a blue back)
- 11 Character cards
- 1 "Satchel & Journal" card
- 4 Clue cards
- 10 Save cards
- 7 explorer figures
- 4 fire figures (1 per player)
- 8 6-sided dice serving as durability counters for items within inventories
- 4 player aids
- 3 storing trays and 30 dividers to make it easier to find : any card you need
- 1 magnifying glass to help you scrutinize all cards in play
- 1 double-sided holder for the Action cards' Discard Pile
Object of the Game
To win the game, players must lift each and every curse that they chose at the beginning of the game.
Do not worry - the game will clearly let you know when this happens!
Note : this box contains the following curses: "The Voracious Goddess", "The Bloody Hunt", "The Offering to the Guardians" and "The Dark Chest of the Damned".
Expansions contain more curses that will add several hours of adventure and fun. You may add the cards of an expansion to the game even if you initially choose not to play with the curse that it comes with.
Different card types:
- Adventure cards
- Exploration cards
- action cards
- character cards
- Satchel & Journal card
- Clue cards
- Save cards
Exploration cards are random events and may have a variety of effects. Players must reveal and resolve an Exploration card before they can put the Terrain card it "hides" into play and therefore continue exploring the continent.
The Adventure Deck contains all numbered cards with a green or gold back. These cards may be terrains, events, items, etc.
Players build the Board as they explore the continent by putting face-up Terrain and Permanent event cards and face-down (foggy side up) Exploration cards into play.
All Quest item cards gained along the adventure must be stored under this card, which is shared by all players.
Each player has a hand that is empty at the beginning of the game, except for their Character card. A player's hand may contain a limited number of Skill and Bonus cards (this number depends on player count - see "Satchel & Journal" card) and an unlimited number of State cards (however, no more than 1 of each state type).
Important: During setup, do not look at the front of any Adventure cards and Exploration cards. You may look at all the other cards freely.
The Past is the area where all Adventure and Exploration cards discarded during the game go to.
Players may freely look through the cards in the Past, which must be returned to their respective original decks between two game sessions.
All players use the same Past.
The Action Deck contains Skill and Curse cards. Players pay for the cost of the actions they take by drawing cards from this deck. All players use the same Action Deck.
The Discard Pile is where all Action cards discarded during the game go to. Players may freely look through the cards in the Discard Pile as long as there are cards left in the Action Deck.
All players use the same Discard Pile.
Each player has their own inventory. It is empty at the beginning of the game and will contain the Item cards they found or crafted. Each player also has dice that serve as durability counters for the items they have in their inventory.
Each player chooses a Character card and adds it to their hand (remember to read the background story on the back).
Each player takes their character's figure and one fire figure.
Place the "Satchel & Journal" card face up in front of one player. Optional - take a 777 j card if you wish to play in "easy" mode, or a 650 card if you wish to play in "hardcore" mode.
Each player takes a number of dice based on player count, as shown on the "Satchel & Journal" card: 4 in solo / 3 with 2 players / 2 with 3-4 players.
Choose one or more Clue cards and store them under the "Satchel & Journal" card. Return any unselected Clue cards. You may choose several Clue cards if you wish to fight multiple curses at once.
However, this makes the game significantly harder, since you will need to lift all the curses corresponding to these Clue cards to win the game. Therefore, we do not recommend you to do so in your initial games.
We recommend you to play against "The Voracious Goddess" curse on your first game (starting on the 010 card, as indicated on the curse's Clue card).
Shuffle the following cards together to form the Action Deck:
- The 35 Skill cards that are common to all characters;
- The 5 Skill cards that are specific to each of the characters taking part in the adventure (the character's portrait can be seen on these);
- The Curse card(s) associated with the Clue(s) you have selected (Curse and Clue cards have the same title);
- The 4 Curse cards titled "Death is lurking!".
If you have it, assemble the Discard Pile holder and place it next to the Action Deck.
Sort Exploration cards by area (I, II, III, IV, etc). and then shuffle each pile and store it behind the corresponding divider (I, II, III, IV, etc). in the game box, with the foggy side towards you.
Sort the and Adventure cards by ascending order ( : 000 :card on top), then place them in the storing trays with their numbered backs towards you, using the dividers [050, 100...].
Important: Green cards will always be placed before any gold cards bearing the same number.
Take the Adventure card indicated on the Clue card you have chosen (take the lowest numbered one if you have chosen multiple Clue cards), read the flavor text at the back of the card and then put it into play to form the Board.
This Adventure card is the starting Terrain card of your adventure. Place the figure of each character taking part in the adventure on that card.
Place an Exploration card, foggy side up, next to each arrow visible on the starting Terrain card, making sure that their text is oriented the same way as on the other cards on the Board. These Exploration cards must bear the same Roman numeral as the Terrain card they are attached to.
Read out the introduction text "Read this before you set off for a new adventure" (page 2) as well as the Clue card you have selected (front AND back).
Choose The Active Player
On each turn, one player is collectively chosen to be the "active player" (it may be the same player as on the last turn if all players agree). If players cannot reach an agreement, the player to the left of the last active player becomes the new active player.
Check For Other Involved Characters
Any player whose figure is on the same Terrain card as the active player's may get involved in the action (if the active player agrees) and thus use cards in their hand and/or inventory to help the active player.
Take An Action
The active player resolves the action of their choice among those visible (as an icon in a white square) on:
the Terrain card
1their figure is standing on;
an Exploration card
2attached to the Terrain card their figure is standing on;
a Permanent event card
3attached to the Terrain card their figure is standing on;
a Temporary event card
4they have just revealed (this action is mandatory);
a Skill, Bonus or State card they have in hand;
an Item card in their inventory;
a Quest item card that is under the "Satchel & Journal" card.
Once the action has been entirely resolved, a new turn begins.
An action cannot be taken if:
another action is in progress;
it has a prerequisite that players cannot meet;
it has the icon and one or more players are not involved in it;
this action is visible in the placement arrow of a Permanent event card attached to the Terrain card the player's figure is standing on - this means that the action has already been performed and cannot be performed again on this Terrain card.
When the active player reveals a mandatory action, the involved players must first finish resolving the current action, and then immediately resolve that mandatory action.
An action is characterized by: an icon in a white square, its default cost, its difficulty (minimum number of successes you need to succeed), its consequences if you succeed and, in general, its consequences if you fail.
1 Dig action 2 Draw 6 or more cards from the Action Deck to perform the action. 3 Get 1 or more successes to succeed. 4 Success - the active player takes a 063 card. 5 Failure - each involved character takes a 101 card
Important: If the icon is associated with an action, it cannot be performed unless ALL characters get involved in it.
An action is resolved by the following sequence:
Each player involved in the action may use one or more items from their inventory, by removing 1 pip from the value of the die resting on each used item (no matter how many Item cards the item consists of).
If that value reaches zero, the die is removed. For each item used this way, the player will be able to apply - at most once during the action - some or all of the effects of one or more Item cards it consists of, provided a icon associated with the effect matches the current action.
Note : as a reminder of which items you are currently using, you may move their die onto their artwork.
The active player determines the cost of the action:
The default number of cards to draw from the Action Deck (shown in the blue diamond to the right of the action icon);
If more than one player is involved in the action, they may decide to lower the cost of the action by any number ( cards to draw) and, on the other hand, increase the difficulty of the action by the same amount (required successes). This option is not available if the icon is associated with the action;
Each player involved in the action may apply the effects of one or more cards from their hand, of one or more Item cards from their inventory used during step 1 (Item), of one or more Permanent event cards attached to the Terrain card their figure is standing on, and/or of one or more Quest item cards, in order to decrease the number of cards to be drawn.
The active player draws a number of Action cards equal to the final cost of the action and places them face down in front of him/her.
The active player may draw additional Action cards if they wish to boost their chances of succeeding, unless the action has a icon.
Any such additional cards are placed face down next to those previously drawn.
Note : the cost of an action may be zero, but never less than zero. In cases where the cost is lowered below zero, consider it to be zero.
Important: Usually, the active player must draw cards from the top of the Action Deck. If the Action Deck is empty, the active player must shuffle the Discard Pile, place it face down and draw from it randomly instead. In this case, if they reveal a - Curse card drawn from the Discard Pile, the game ends immediately and players lose.
Now, the active player reveals all the cards drawn during step 2.b:
If a Curse card is revealed and it has been drawn from the Discard Pile while the Action Deck is empty, the game ends immediately and players lose.
Otherwise, total the successes you have obtained:
Count the successes represented as full gold stars.
You may freely combine any half-stars visible on the revealed cards as long as both their cards are facing the same way, in order to construct full gold stars.
Each player involved in the action may apply the effects of one or more cards from their hand, of one or more Item cards from their inventory used during step 1 (Item), of one or more Permanent event cards attached to the Terrain card their figure is standing on, and/or of one or more Quest item cards, in order to obtain additional successes.
If the active player obtains at least as many successes as required by the action, the action is a success. Otherwise, it is a failure.
Each icon shown on certain Item and Skill cards is worth 1 success per icon obtained during this step.
Any and icons in the left strip of Skill cards are only taken into account when these cards are revealed during this step, not when they are in a player's hand or inventory.
The active player may choose one Skill card among those revealed during step 3 (Result).
They may add that card to their hand or to the hand of another player involved in the action, even if the card exceeds the hand size limit.
Important: A Skill card that is specific to a character may only be added to that character's hand. A player may never add a Curse card to their hand.
Discard all other and cards drawn during step 2 (Cost) into the Discard Pile. Discard any Item cards that no longer have a die associated with them into the Discard Pile (Action cards) or the Past (Adventure or Exploration cards).
The active player applies the consequence of the action, depending on its result.
If the action is:
a success - they apply the effects shown in the white section;
a failure - they apply the effects shown in the black section. If there is no such section, failing this action has no consequence.
Unless stated otherwise (e.g. "each involved character..")., the consequence of an action only applies to the active player.
Important: If a collective action (one with several involved characters) is a failure, the active player must take a 100 card - they become paranoid - right after applying the consequence of the action.
7. Hand Size Limit
Any involved player who has more Skill and/or Bonus cards in hand than the authorized limit must discard any excess cards of their choice.
Consequences of actions and events
Take a card summoned by a XXX numbox
When taking a numbered card as a consequence of an action or an event, the active player must take it from the Adventure Deck.
If one or several cards match the number: The active player randomly takes one of the green cards and then reveals it. If there are none, they must take a gold card instead.
Note : the flavor text on the back of the Adventure cards often contains helpful details. Likewise, the consequence texts of actions and events are important. Be sure to read them carefully!
Important: A player may only take a gold card if there are no available green cards bearing the same number in the Adventure Deck. If the only available card(s) has a gold back, make sure that a green card bearing the same number can be found behind the "The Past" or the "Banished cards" divider. If not, you might have put it in the wrong place.
If no card with that number is available:
The active player must immediately return ALL the Adventure cards in the Past to their place in the Adventure Deck and shuffle all the Exploration cards in the Past back into the Exploration Deck. They then take the newly available card as explained above.
If several involved players are to take a numbered card: The active player takes his/her card first and resolves it before the next involved player in clockwise order does the same.If the numbox is associated with a banner:
When a numbox comes with a banner (blue or purple), the active player may either take a card matching the number in the numbox, or take a card whose number is equal to the number in the numbox + the number associated with the pictograph in the banner, provided one involved character is using an Item (by lowering its durability) or a Quest item card showing this pictograph and the associated number.
The active player must put this card into play by placing it on the Board where instructed by the card that enabled them to take it, making sure that it is oriented the same way as the other cards on the Board.
Note : Terrain cards are generally put into play when an Exploration card is replaced or as a consequence of an event.
Putting a Terrain card into play does not cause any figures to be moved automatically onto it.
Once that Terrain card is in play, the active player must place new Exploration cards, foggy side up, in each free adjacent space an arrow points towards. These new Exploration cards must bear the same Roman numeral as the Terrain card they are attached to.
The active player must put this card into play by placing it on the Board, making sure that its placement arrow points towards the Terrain card their figure is standing on and that the card is oriented the same way as the other cards on the Board.
This Permanent event is now attached to the Terrain card its placement arrow points towards, meaning that any actions, resources, and/or effects shown on the Event are now available to any player whose figure is on the Terrain card it is attached to.
Note: the action icon in the placement arrow reminds you which action caused you to take the card. As long as this card is in play, that action may not be taken again from the Terrain card to which the Event is attached.
The active player must resolve this event and then discard the card into the Past - or banish it if the card states so.
Important: If a temporary event shows a mandatory action, all players involved in the current action MUST take it right after the current action has been resolved and no other player may get involved in it (the active player remains unchanged).
The active player may:
add this card to their inventory, placing a die on it or combining it with an existing item in their inventory
or give this card to another player who was involved in the action, so that this player adds it to their own inventory;
or discard this card into the Past if they do not wish to keep it.
The number of dice each player owns and the number of Item cards they may combine under a single die (see "Combining an item", p. 20) depends on the number of players.
- 1 player: 4 items (dice), consisting of up to 4 Item cards each.
- 2 players: 3 items/player, consisting of up to 3 Item cards each.
- 3 players: 2 items/player, consisting of up to 3 Item cards each.
- 4 players: 2 items/player, consisting of up to 2 Item cards each.
The active player must slip this card under the "Satchel & Journal" card.
SKILL or a BONUS
The active player may:
add this card to their hand;
or give this card to another player who was involved in the action, so that this player adds it to their own hand;
or discard this card into the Past if they do not wish to keep it.
When a player reveals a State card, if the icon can be seen on it, then they must immediately discard as many cards from the top of the Action Deck as they have Character/State cards in hand - unless an effect prevents them from getting that state.
If there are no cards left in the Action Deck, the player randomly reveals cards from the Discard Pile instead. In this case, if one of the cards revealed from the Discard Pile is a Curse, the game ends immediately and players lose. Otherwise, all the revealed cards are shuffled back into the Discard Pile.
Note: if a player takes several State cards at once, they must resolve them one by one in the order - left to right - they are referred to in the piece of text that instructed them to take these State cards.
The player must then add this card to their hand, unless an effect prevents them from getting that state. If they already have a State card with the same title in hand, they must return it to the Adventure Deck and replace it with the State card they have just taken.
If several players must take a state at the same time, the active player does first (they return any state bearing the same name from their hand, if applicable), then the next concerned player in clockwise order and so on, until all the concerned players have taken this state.
Note : there is no limit to the number of differently titled State cards a player may have in hand. How one gets rid of a State card is usually explained on the card.
Take A Card Not Directly Summoned By A Numbox
The players may have to take a card in the Adventure Deck without the card being summoned by a straightforward numbox - for instance when they find a hidden number (see "Spotting a hidden number", p. 19), or add up the number in a numbox with the number in a blue or purple banner, or solve a riddle, etc.
When this is the case, a icon must be visible at the back of the card you take, "???" being the number of the card that enabled you to take it. If that icon is not visible, then you must have taken the wrong card and must return it.
Discard a Card
When the consequence of an action or event instructs you to discard a card, the active player must immediately put that card into the Discard Pile if it is an Action card (blue back), or into the Past if it is either an Adventure card (green or gold back) or an Exploration card (foggy back).
Banish a cCrd
When the consequence of an action or event instructs you to banish a card, the active player must immediately remove that card from play once and for all by storing it behind the "Banished cards" divider in the box. All banished cards will be returned at the end of the game (when players lose or win).
When this icon appears in the consequence of the action, the active player must banish the green card where the icon can be seen and then immediately replace it with a gold card bearing the same number.
Important: If the consequence of an action instructs you to "banish a XXX card", you must banish a green card from the Adventure Deck if possible, without looking at it.
Return a Card
When the consequence of an action or event instructs you to return a card, the active player immediately places that card back in its original deck.
Lower Item Durability
The affected players (generally, the involved players) must lower the value(s) of one or more dice resting on Item cards in their inventories by the indicated amount, distributing that loss of durability in any way they like across several items in several inventories. When an item has a durability of zero, it can no longer lose any and all the cards forming the item must be discarded.
Move (a) Character Figure(s)
See "Exploring the continent" below.
Life Force - Action Deck And Discard Pile
The Action Deck represents how much life force the whole group of players has.
As long as there are cards in the Action Deck:
Players draw Action cards from the top of the Action Deck. If they draw a - Curse card, this has no consequence.
Players discard Action cards into the Discard Pile, which is face up and may be examined freely.
When an effect enables players to put cards back into the Action Deck (either random or chosen cards, depending on the effect), these cards are shuffled back into it.
When the last card in the Action Deck is removed (discarded or drawn):
Players must shuffle the Discard Pile and place it face down.
As long as there are no cards left in the Action Deck:
During the Cost step of an action, the active player shuffles the face-down Discard Pile and then randomly draws Action cards from it. If they draw a Curse card, the game ends immediately and players lose.
During the Discard step of an action, the active player shuffles the Action cards back into the face-down Discard Pile.
When players must discard cards from the Action Deck (because of a icon on a newly taken state, for example), they reveal cards from the Discard Pile instead, before shuffling them back into it. If one of these cards is a Curse, the game ends immediately and players lose.
When an effect allows players to shuffle cards back into the Action Deck from the Discard Pile, they re-form the Action Deck with the corresponding cards. Players will then resume drawing from the Action Deck as usual, since it now contains cards again, and flip the Discard Pile face up.
Note : if a player has to draw or discard more Action cards than there are in the Action Deck, they carry out the steps described above, drawing cards from the Action Deck until it is empty, then shuffling the Discard Pile and drawing the remaining cards from the Discard Pile. In this case, if they reveal a Curse card that was drawn from the Discard Pile, the game ends immediately and players lose.
Exploring The Continent
Opening The Space Occupied By An Exploration Card
An Exploration card is a random event that hides a portion of the continent. You need to resolve an Exploration card in order to remove it and put the Adventure card (generally a Terrain card) that belongs there into play. This is how you explore the continent.
Once the Exploration card has been resolved and discarded, the active player must put a : XXX adventure card into play, replacing the Exploration card".
The number of this Adventure card is shown in the numbox associated with the arrow on the Terrain card that points towards the newly opened space.
If that Adventure card is a Terrain card, the active player must make sure that it fits with each adjacent Terrain card like in a puzzle, and then put new Exploration cards into play (foggy side up) in each free adjacent space to which an arrow on the Terrain card is pointing. These new Exploration cards must bear the same Roman numeral as the Terrain card to which they are attached.
Note : an Exploration card may be a permanent or temporary event, an item, a bonus, etc. If it is a permanent event, it remains in play (making it impossible to discover the terrain it hides) until it is resolved and discarded.
Moving To Another Terrain Card
The active player may take a action visible on the Terrain card their figure is standing on, in order to apply the following consequence: , meaning "All involved characters move their figure to the same reachable Terrain card".
A reachable Terrain card is one that is connected to the active player's Terrain card by an uninterrupted series of Terrain cards (no matter how many there are).
It may happen that some permanent events (cliff, raging river, bottomless pit, etc). showing several placement arrows separate two Terrain cards. In this case, these events feature an action whose consequence is to move the figures to the Terrain card on the other side of the obstacle.
Note : some cards refer to the cardinal points; North, South, East and West. In this regard assume card text and icons are orientated to be read from west to east.
Spotting A Hidden Number
Some Terrain and Permanent event cards contain hidden numbers. When players find one, they may discard the card on which they spotted it and replace it with the card bearing that number.
Note : a hidden number is always made of 3 digits. On the back of the card matching the hidden number, you should see the number of the card on which you spotted it.
Not Enough Room
When there is not enough room on the table to put a card into play, all characters must meet on the same Terrain card and then players must return the Terrain cards of their choice, along with the Permanent event cards attached to them, making sure that all remaining Terrain cards are reachable. The remaining cards are repositioned to the center of the table.
If applicable, players must put new Exploration cards into play in every empty adjacent space an arrow on a Terrain card points towards.
When a player reveals an Adventure or Exploration card with the die icon, they may add it to their inventory or give it to another involved player, so that this player adds it to their inventory instead.
Crafting An Item
The craft action available on certain Skill cards enables you to turn that Skill card from your hand into an Item card that goes into your inventory or another involved player's inventory.
The items you can craft are made of resources.
When these resources are available on your Terrain card or on a Permanent event attached to it, you may reduce the number of cards to be drawn during the Cost step of the craft action by as shown on the Skill card under each relevant resource icon.
Note : you may craft an item even if the resources it is made of are not available.
When there is a fire figure on your Terrain card, you have the fire resource.
Once the craft action has been successfully performed, the active player may:
create a new item by adding the Item card to their inventory and placing a die on it, that show the face matching the initial durability of the item;
or combine the Item card with an existing item in their inventory;
or give this card to another player who was involved in the action, so that this player takes one of the two options above.
Combining An Item
When an Item card is found or crafted, the player may combine it with an existing item in their inventory in order to form one single item, without exceeding the allowed "stacking" limit, which depends on player count (as shown on the "Satchel & Journal" card).
In this case, the newly combined Item card is placed at the bottom of the column it is added to, in last position, making sure that the lower part of the card remains visible (effects and keywords). If the newly combined Item card shares at least one keyword with the Item card the die is resting on (at the top of the column), its durability value is added to the value of that die (to a maximum of 6).
Note : the interest of combining Item cards is threefold: having more cards in your inventory, making the initial item more efficient/versatile and increasing its durability.
Bruno has a walking stick in his inventory. He decides to craft a bow.
He may either put a die on the "Bow" card to create a new item, or combine the walking stick and the bow by sliding the "Bow" card underneath the "Walking stick" card.
In this case, since both the "Bow" card and the "Walking stick" card have the keyword will, the value of the die resting on the "Walking stick" card increases by as many pips as the durability of the bow. This gives a total of 8, brought down to , which is the maximum possible durability for an item.
Relinquishing An Item
A player may relinquish an item from their inventory at any time. In this case, the die is removed from it and all the cards it was consisting of are discarded.
It is not allowed to deconstruct an item voluntarily by just discarding one card from an item that is made up of multiple cards, unless it is part of the effect of the Item card (e.g.: the "Bolas" are discarded after use).
Using An Item
A player may use an item in their inventory - by lowering its durability by 1 - either to apply some or all of the the item's effects when they are involved in an action to which the item's effect applies, or to take an action featured on this item.
Using an item enables the player to freely choose to apply some or all of the effects of one or more Item cards it consists of.
Giving Or Swapping An Item
Characters that are on the same Terrain card may freely give or swap one or more full items (i.e. all the Item cards the item consists of) to/with one another.
However, they must discard 2 cards from the Action Deck every time an item is given or two items are swapped.
A player may not combine an item they receive from another player with another item in their inventory.
Saving The Game
Players may suspend and save the game at any time, as long as all character figures are on the same Terrain card and no player is performing an action or forced to take a mandatory action.
Discard all the cards on the Board into the Past, except for the Terrain card all characters' figures are standing on.
Stack the remaining cards in the following order (from the bottom up) and put them behind the "Save" divider in the game box:
for each character, his/her Character card, with the following cards underneath:
all , and cards he/she has in hand;
for each item in their inventory, one Save card (oriented in such a way that the durability of the item appears in the upper part of the card) with the cards that the item consists of underneath it;
the "Discard Pile" Save card, with all the cards in the Discard Pile underneath it;
the "Action Deck" Save card, with all the cards in the Action Deck underneath it;
the "Satchel & Journal" card, with all the Quest item cards stored under it;
the Terrain card where figures were standing.
Resuming The Game
When you resume a game after suspending it:
Return all the cards in the Past to their place in their respective original deck (Adventure or Exploration);
Put the saved Terrain card back into play. Place the figures of all characters taking part in the adventure onto it and one Exploration card in front of each arrow;
Put the "Satchel & Journal" card back into play, with the cards it contains underneath it;
Put the Action Deck back into play.
Put the Discard Pile back into play.
Each player takes all their, and cards back in hand;
Each player puts the items from their inventory back into play, setting each item's die to the value shown in the upper part of the item's Save card;
Return all Save cards to the game box.
You're now ready to go again!
End of the Game
The game ends and players win collectively if they manage to lift all the curses they had chosen to fight at the beginning of the game. The game will clearly let you know when this happens.
The game ends immediately and players lose collectively if one of the following occurs:
a player reveals a Curse card drawn or revealed from the Discard Pile while the Action Deck is empty;
the applicable consequence of an action all characters are involved in states "Your adventure is over".
If you are more into exploring than surviving, you may choose to play in "easy" mode. In that case, take a 777 card before you begin the game.
Even if you manage to lift a curse, you can still try and play with it again later in "hardcore" mode. If you feel up to it, take a 650 card before you begin the game.
A character is eliminated if the applicable consequence of an action they are involved in states "Your adventure is over".
In this case, the player must:
- discard all the Skill and Bonus cards they have in hand;
- discard all the Item cards in their inventory (they may not swap and/or give them with/to another player);
- return all the State cards they have in hand and banish all Skill cards showing their character's face (whether they are in the Action Deck or in the Discard Pile).
The player may continue the adventure with a new character.
Leaving a game in progress
If the player leaves for good, apply the "eliminated character" rule.
Otherwise, the player must save their cards, after swapping items with the other players if they wish to, and must then return all those of their character-specific Skill cards that are in the Action Deck and/or the Discard Pile (those in their hand and/or inventory are saved, not returned).
Any of this character's character-specific Skill cards that are in another player's inventory will not be returned until they are discarded, unless the character has joined the game again by then.
Joining a game in progress
A player can easily join a game in progress or continue the adventure with their group if their character was eliminated.
To do so, they choose any character they want to be, take the corresponding Character card and shuffle the 5 Skill cards specific to this character into the Action Deck. Immediately apply the new hand and inventory size limits, by discarding any excess cards and/or items in each player's hand and/or inventory.
The new character's figure is placed onto the same Terrain card as the other figures.