These points are obtained by collecting various item cards. These are divided into three point areas. +1 bonus is given for food like meat, salad or even drinks like water and milk. For example, the carnivorous cow in the meat card gets an extra “BSE” bonus point, while the card cannot be used by vegan basilisks. +2 bonus brings cards like roller skates, sleeping mask, dumbbells or even a good book. The dumbbells add an extra bouncer bonus point for Eddie in the process, while being too heavy for the diminutive petite Jasper. Thus, most items cannot be created by all characters in the same way. However, there are also items, such as “Happy Pills” or the “University Degree“, which can be used by all characters equally. +3 bonuses are given for Eddie‘s green wool sweater and the braces, which can correct jaw misalignments and speech impediments, giving an extra bonus for the lisping Phteven. So every player has to try to get the best items in order to get as many soul points as possible.
But it would be boring if there weren‘t some obstacles along the way. For example, lousy cards can also be drawn, such as “Dr. Pidgeon‘s Advice“, “Basilisk Poison“, “Broken Heater” or “Skin Rash“. These cards are marked by a skull and crossbones and can disable players for a few rounds or even require them to pay item cards or soul points.
That goddamn Gilbert…
Probably the worst card of all here is “Gilbert“. Should you commit Gilbert three times, you are beyond saving and lose the game. Unless, of course, you have a playing card in your hand, such as “Piss off, Gilbert!” or “Secret Hideout,” that you can use to successfully get Gilbert to back off one time.