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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Peach 桃

Posted by Ricky Chua On 10:04 PM No comments
The life-saver. PEACH cards refill one unit of health. Wondering why peach was chosen instead of apples, oranges or durians? Apparently the peach appears in classical novels in Chinese literature, such as Journey to the West 西游记. It is a fruit associated with the heavens for imparting longevity. Read the trivia section below to find out more inconsequential information about Peaches in Chinese culture.

What it does:
It refills one unit of health up to the maximum health limit for the character. It can be used at zero health (brink of death) or even in negative health!

How to use it:
The usage of PEACH can be split into 2 scenarios. The difference in these 2 scenarios are in the recipients of the health increased.
1. Used during your turn to increase your health by 1 unit. You can only increase YOUR health and nobody else's.
2. Used when any player's character is on the brink of death. This is the ONLY situation when PEACH can be used to increase the health of someone else's other than your own.
Common mistakes occur in the usage of the PEACH card.

According to Wikipedia, peaches originated from China! Although i'm inclined to believe that is true, alas i cannot prove it. What Wikipedia does state, though, is peaches have been planted since the 10th Century BC, which means its likely that the characters from the Three Kingdoms legacy would have encountered peaches in their time (~200AD). Up till today, rice pastries are shaped like Peaches for special religious festivals (usually Taoist). Peaches are still very much a part of chinese culture, history and folklore.


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