Say player A has a spell that kills player B (and any other survivors by the time B dies).
Well, it turns out that B has a reaction card waiting that will kill A (but not save B)! Who wins?
This depends on when reactions happen. Obviously at the table, reactions happen after you die, but in game terms they seem to resolve before, or at the same time as your death (evidenced by reactions that enable you to survive damage). Thus there are three potential outcomes:
- A wins because they were were necessarily already the last wizard standing for the reaction to trigger. (reasonably likely)
- A and B both win because each of them killed their last remaining foe. (most fun)
- B wins because reactions take place before the lethal damage. (less likely)
When this happened, we agreed to go with the "most awesome" result that fits the game's flavour of rewarding (or not punishing) glorious death, which caused a joint win. Everyone was happy with this as a conclusion to a 6 player game with 5 LWS tokens.
Still, I'm curious if there's an official ruling.