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In the game Forbidden Desert, players can be buried when there are too many sand counters on their location. Tiles with more than one sand counter on them are considered blocked.

The Navigator can move any other player up to three spaces during his turn by spending one of his actions.

The Climber can move through blocked tiles, and can bring one player with her as she moves. Players on the same tile as the Climber, including the Climber, are never buried.

Let's say that the Climber is on the same spot as two other players, the tile they're on has a gazillion sand tokens, the Navigator is on another spot in the board, and it's the Navigator's turn.

Example: Each matching pair of square brackets represents a tile, and the players on the tile are listed inside. The letter in parentheses indicates the name of the tile (used only for naming purposes). The number of "SAND" words in curly brackets indicates the number of sand tokens.

[(A) Navigator] [(B) ] [(C) Climber, Archaeologist, Meteorologist {SAND, SAND, SAND}] ...

Can the following combo be achieved for one action point from the Navigator?

  1. Navigator uses up one action point to move another player, and chooses to move the Climber for up to three unblocked spaces.

  2. For the first space, Navigator moves Climber from (C) to (B) (Right to left, i.e. <<==). Climber brings the Archaeologist with her.

  3. For the second space, Navigator moves Cliimber from (B) to (C) (Left to right, i.e. ==>>). Climber leaves the Archaelogist on tile (B).

  4. For the third space, Navigator moves Climber from (C) to (B) (Right to left, i.e. <<==). Climber brings the Meteorologist with her.

For one action, Navigator has rescued all the people from the blocked tile using the Climber's person-carrying abilities.

Is this combo legal?

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I don't have my game/rules with me, but I don't think that is a legal combination.

My understanding is that the Climber can take someone with him, but that someone would have to go with him for his entire move (on that particular action). So he would not be able to pick up another player in the middle of his movement.

If the Climber were using his own actions, each tile is a new action so he can pick up or drop off as he chooses. but if using a single action given by the Navigator, I think all three tiles would have to include the same set of player tokens.

This is the way I have played. I'll have to double check my rules to see if there is any clarification.

(And I assume this is your question on boardgamegeek).

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