What is the point of Morgana?
To confuse Percival
Morgana appears like a second Merlin, so Percival doesn't know which is good and which is evil.
Does Mordred identify as evil to the Lady of the Lake?
Yes, he is invisible to Merlin but not to the Lady of the Lake.
What does the Assassin do during the game?
Nothing, they just count as a regular evil character. But at the end of the game, if good is about to win, the Assassin gets a chance to try and name Merlin. If this succeeds, evil wins after all.
Does Oberon reveal as evil to the Lady of the Lake?
Does Oberon reveal as evil to Merlin?
If Oberon is evil, why does he make the game easier for good players?
He replaces a 'regular' evil character (a minion), and he is less powerful because he doesn't know who the other evil characters are.
How many fail cards cause a quest to fail?
Just one card causes a failure. Exception: for one quest, the tableau indicates that two fail cards are needed.
Can evil players choose to support a mission?
Evil players have a free choice whether to support or sabotage -- it depends what they think will best further their ends.
Can good players choose to sabotage a quest?
No, good players must choose to support a quest. (Why would you want to sabotage it anyway?)
What is a 'tableau'?
It's just a fancy name for the game board.
How many players must be on a quest?
The tableau shows how many team tokens to give out for each quest.
Who knows Merlin's identity at the start?
Nobody except Merlin, and Percival if he is in the game.
Is the Lady of the Lake secret?
Everyone knows who has the Lady of the Lake token.
Is the Lady of the Lake a character card?
No, it's a token. You get a character card too.
Who starts with the Lady of the Lake token?
The player to the right of the leader gets the token at the start of the game.
Can I choose which quest to attempt?
You have to do the quests in order. The leader can't choose a quest unless you're using the targeting variant, and even then, there are some rules about what's what.
Is there an equivalent of The Resistance's blind spies variant?
This variant doesn't work with the multiple character roles in The Resistance: Avalon. If you want to make the game harder for Evil, include some of the extra Good roles, like Oberon.
Who is the starting leader?
Just pick someone at random.
Can I show my character card?
No, this would break the game. You can tell people what card you hold (or lie about it), but never actually show it.
When does the game end?
After the third successful quest (Good wins), or the third failed quest (Evil wins), or if there are five consecutive failed votes in a single round (Evil wins).
What happens if the vote for a team is a tie?
It is rejected
A majority is needed to approve a team. So if it is a tie, it is rejected.
Can a leader vote on his or her own team?
Can a player receive more than one team token?
Not at the same time, no.
Can a player nominate himself or herself for a team?
What is and isn't allowed during discussion?
You are allowed to lie or tell the truth about your character and loyalty, or those of other players. You are allowed to admit or misrepresent your beliefs and any information you have. However, you are not allowed actually to REVEAL your character or anyone else's, e.g. by showing others your character card or describing its appearance.
What happens if I show the wrong loyalty card?
Showing the wrong loyalty card is cheating! When your mistake is discovered, your side loses the game.
What are the loyalty cards for?
Lady of the Lake
If you use the Lady of the Lake variant, you use these cards to reveal your loyalty to the Lady of the Lake without showing your actual character card.
How can I make the game easier for the evil players?
Try adding the Mordred or Morgana characters.
How can I make the game easier for the good players?
Try adding Percival or Oberon characters, or using the Lady of the Lake variant.
Does Oberon get to know who the other evil players are?
No -- he neither identifies as evil, nor sees other evil players. In other words, if you're Oberon, you are on the evil side but you must play blind.
What is 'loyalty'?
In The Resistance: Avalon, 'loyalty' is simply which team you are on: Good or Evil. It's called 'affiliation' in the original Resistance.