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Eric Hudson
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If you claim an item as an heirloom, do the special abilities that are gained effective immediately or are they effective on the NEXT playthrough?

We have been playing the game as though the heirloom special ability is effective right then and there. I have tried to find this answer elsewhere but wanted to get a clarification for future games.

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Kevin Elmore
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I haven't seen anything in the rules to prevent the heirloom from taking effect immediately. I've been playing it like you.

In fact, it seems like most of the time I only benefit from the heirloom effect when I heirloom it that game. I keep getting other people's heirlooms.
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Eric Hudson
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We've had very different results that yours. Our next game, it seemed everybody got their own heirlooms again. It was entertaining with the possibility for roleplaying reactions for getting the
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I asked the question because somewhere I'd read that they took effect on subsequent plays. (Which in a way made sense, since the heirloom would be handed down to the next person in the family - otherwise, it's just an object.)
 
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Amanda W
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On the other hand, to heirloom it, you put your sticker on it right away, and the heirloom bonus takes effect if your sticker is on it, so from a literal reading of the rules, the heirloom benefit should apply right away.
 
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The effect takes place right away and all future
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Eric Hudson
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Thanks! I'm glad we were doing it correctly.

(And we're enjoying the game immensely. Great job!)
 
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