- Q: Can you use "Lucky" Penny to seal tokens you have treated as tokens on Nephthys? Since the lasting effect caused by "Lucky" Penny has no explicit expiration, what happens? And if you can seal them on Nephthys, would they still count as tokens for the full time that they are sealed on Nephthys, so could you use her ability to release/return them to the supply? What would happen if "Lucky" Penny were to leave play while there were tokens treated as tokens sealed on Nephthys (if they can be sealed on her)? A: Though you are able to use “Lucky” Penny to treat tokens as tokens, this will only last for the duration of the skill test you’re using “Lucky” Penny on. Once they’re sealed on Nephthys (as the skill test ends), they will be considered tokens again, and cannot be released via her ability.
Omen of Misfortune
Item. Charm. Cursed.
Forced - When you reveal a or token during a skill test you are performing: Flip a coin. On a heads, treat that token as a token. On a tails, treat that token as a token. If you treat a token as a token as a result of this effect, draw 1 card.
By itself, this card isn’t worth four XP. But if you’re playing a rogue, you make your own luck. Combining this with your teammates covenants means intriguing things, like flipping curses, using them as blessings, and if they end up as curses, taking them out of the bag with false covenant. With sacred covenant, 50% of the time when you draw a curse, which you can trigger intentionally with the pact of the moon, you get +2 and end the check there. Dexter can also use this with a paradoxical covenant, as can Sefina. But with 50-50 odds, you’d better cover both your options, because the accessory slot is valuable and the effect is forced.
A straightforward use for this is as a curse-heavy solo Rogue, at which point this simply turns half your curses into blesses. In theory, this averages the value of all curses to 0.
In practice, of course, you still have increased standard deviation, which is worse than not having the curses there at all... your worst-case scenario still means assuming all your curses come up cursey.
So perhaps the better way to look at it is as an automatic 50% saving-throw-vs-curses. Difficult to say if that's worth a 4xp one-of.