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1.  Cyclopses have this thing called evil eye, which can mark the victim, cause -2 to his defenses, and some other stuff, depending on the kind of cyclops.  Do these stack?  I imagine that different kinds of evil eye would stack, but what about identical kinds? For example, if two cyclopses evil-eyed you, would you then have -4 to your defenses?

2.  Would the evil eye's effects still affect you after the cylcops who laid it on you dies?  Usually zones and conjurations that one makes dissipate upon one's death, but the evil eye thing says "until the end of the encounter."  However, one might see this as a psychological effect.

4.  If there is a zone that blocks line of sight and you are in the zone but on the edge, can you see OUT of the zone?  The argument here is that you have one side abutting an area that is not the zone, so the zone doesn't block your light of sight unless you're looking in towards the zone, not out of it.

1.penalty

A number subtracted from a die roll. Unlike bonuses, penalties don’t have types. Penalties add together, unless they’re from the same named game element (such as a power or a trait).


So technically even penalties from other 'evil eyes' will not stack, if they all share the same name.



2. Good question. I believe they would, as you could argue the effect was put on you (fear or whatever), the creature wasn't having to continually stare at you. You could rule it either way though depending on how you feel as a DM :-)



3. Line of Sight rules state that line of sight is blocked if a line drawn from a corner of your square touches any sight blocking element. Technically the corners of your square on the edge of the zone would still touch the zone, so line of sight would be blocked. You would still have line of effect though.

1.  Cyclopses have this thing called evil eye, which can mark the victim, cause -2 to his defenses, and some other stuff, depending on the kind of cyclops.  Do these stack?  I imagine that different kindsof evil eye would stack, but what about identical kinds? For example, if two cyclopses evil-eyed you, would you then have -4 to your defenses?

Xennon is correct. Penalties from the same named game element do not stack (RC 29): "For instance, if two monsters attack an adventurer with the same power and each causes the adventurer to take a penalty to a particular roll or score, the adventurer doesn't add the penalties together but instead takes the worst penalty."

2.  Would the evil eye's effects still affect you after the cylcops who laid it on you dies?  Usually zones and conjurations that one makes dissipate upon one's death, but the evil eye thing says "until the end of the encounter."  However, one might see this as a psychological effect.

If the power says it lasts until the end of the encounter, then it lasts until the end of the encounter. Unless there's some rules text that says an effect ends early if a creature dies (marking, for example), there is no reason for the effect to end early.

4.  If there is a zone that blocks line of sight and you are in the zone but on the edge, can you see OUT of the zone?  The argument here is that you have one side abutting an area that is not the zone, so the zone doesn't block your light of sight unless you're looking in towards the zone, not out of it.

If the zone specifically says that it blocks line of sight, then you cannot see out of it even you are at the edge.  When you draw a line to the target, if it touches or passes through any object of effect that blocks line of sight, then line of sight is blocked (RC 106).

However, if the zone merely says that it provides total concealment (instead of specifically blocking line of sight), then it works differently. Anyone can see out of an area of total concealment without difficulty, and only takes an attack penalty if the target has concealment.
1.  Cyclopses have this thing called evil eye, which can mark the victim, cause -2 to his defenses, and some other stuff, depending on the kind of cyclops.  Do these stack?  I imagine that different kindsof evil eye would stack, but what about identical kinds? For example, if two cyclopses evil-eyed you, would you then have -4 to your defenses?

Xennon is correct. Penalties from the same named game element do not stack (RC 29): "For instance, if two monsters attack an adventurer with the same power and each causes the adventurer to take a penalty to a particular roll or score, the adventurer doesn't add the penalties together but instead takes the worst penalty."



Note, however, you would still suffer other effects that aren't identical. So if one Evil Eye said "-2 to all defenses and take 1d6 extra damage from the Cyclops' allies" and another Evil Eye said "-2 to defenses and slowed" then the final combined effect would be:


  •   -2 to defenses

  • Take 1d6 extra damage from the Cyclop's allies

  • Slowed


If one of the two effects ends, you would still have -2 to defenses as they both applies that penalty separately.  This is sort of a weird case where there are multiple enemies with very different powers of the same name.  It looks like the vast majority of Evil Eye powers are different enough to avoid stacknig unless you have two of the same Cyclops in an encounter.   Several of the Evil Eye powers are interrupts or reactions with no lasting effects

It's also worth noting that, if the Evil Eye ability specifically says that it marks the target, then a creature cannot be subject to more than one at a time in any case, since you can't be marked by multiple creatures. If a second creature marks you after you're already marked, its marking effect replaces the one you had previously.
It's also worth noting that, if the Evil Eye ability specifically says that it marks the target, then a creature cannot be subject to more than one at a time in any case, since you can't be marked by multiple creatures. If a second creature marks you after you're already marked, its marking effect replaces the one you had previously.



This happened last night in our LFR game. Skeletal soldier1 hit the paladin and marked him, then SS2 hit and marked, the first's mark was "wasted".
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It's also worth noting that, if the Evil Eye ability specifically says that it marks the target, then a creature cannot be subject to more than one at a time in any case, since you can't be marked by multiple creatures. If a second creature marks you after you're already marked, its marking effect replaces the one you had previously.

Not all of the Evil Eye abilities that various cyclopses have mark the target.  Also, only the mark would be overridden.  Other parts of the power would not be overridden unless they specifically say "as long as you are marked"
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