For a description of various item effects, see item card effects.
During a scenario each Hero may carry equipment totalling up to 5 encumbrance, as shown on the bottom right of their Hero board. Active Items do not count towards this total. The encumbrance of an item is shown next to the backpack symbol on the Item card. Item cards that do not show an encumbrance value have an encumbrance of 0. Item tokens always have an encumbrance of 0.
Certain items, such as backpacks, increase your encumbrance limit.
Active Item Cards
Item cards that show one or two hand symbols ( 1 / 2 ) must be active in order to be used. At any time, you may have up to two active Item cards showing one hand, or one active Item card showing two hands. Your active Item cards should be placed below your Hero board on the left hand side, while other Item cards and tokens you own should be placed below your Hero board on the right hand side.
If you are playing as the Hero Matajam (a four armed pattangan), you may have twice as many active items: up to four 1-handed items, a 2-handed item and up to two 1-handed items, or two 2-handed items.
Changing Your Active Item Cards
When you change your active Item cards, place the Item cards you no longer wish to be active below your Hero board on the right hand side, and place the Item cards you now wish to be active below your Hero board on the left hand side.
The first time you change your active items during a turn may be done at any time. For each subsequent time you wish to change your active Item cards in the same turn, you must spend a maneuver to do so.
If you wish to use an item for a bonus during an ability check or as a weapon during an attack, and that item is one that must be active in order to be used, you must have that item as an active item before you make the roll for the check or attack.
Dropping and Picking Up Items
During your turn your Hero may drop an item in the area they are in, or pick up an item that is in the area they are in. You may do this as many times as you like at any point in your turn.
To keep track of which items have been dropped in which area you may simply place the Item cards and tokens in the area on the Scenario map. However, if there is not enough space, instead, you may place a Counter die in that area, and place the items next to the Scenario map with another Counter die showing a matching number. Alternatively, you may place a Square, Circle, or Triangle token in that area, and place the items next to the Scenario map with another matching token. Which method you use may depend on the scenario you are playing, and whether that scenario already requires you to place Counter dice or specific tokens on the Scenario map.
If a Hero is exhausted, any other Hero may pick up any of the exhausted Hero’s items from the area they were exhausted in.
When you pick up a previously dropped item, place it beneath your Hero board on the right hand side.
You may not pick up an item if your Hero is Hindered.
Items dropped in an area may be taken back when the scenario ends.
Items carried by an exhausted Hero do not count as being dropped.
Giving an Item to Another Hero
You may give one or more of your items to another Hero in the same area as your Hero, on your turn or theirs. Any items you give them must be placed below their Hero board on the right hand side.
You may not gi ve an item to another Hero or receive an item from another Hero if your Hero is Hindered.
When you discard an item, place it in the stock.