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The rules for the games Sake & Samurai and Beer & Vikings allow dead players to "torment" players that are still living by stealing their Sake/Beer tokens. But any player is always allowed to "Burn up" as many Sake/Beer tokens as he likes to perform special actions.

How should any dead player ever successfully steal a token when the target of the "tormenting" can simply burn up all tokens that might be stolen?

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The creators of the game responded to my inquiry:

Yes, this is possible, but if the target burns every token, he/she loses any chance of winning! So tormenting has to be played "not too aggressively" by Spirits, in order for the target to agree to a little loss - that's usually how we see it played!

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I thought that "burning your entire supply of tokens in response to a torment attempt" was probably cutting off your nose to spite your face, but not having actually played the game I wasn't sure! – thesunneversets Dec 28 '12 at 10:59

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