There are already several issues with Mardroeme since it’s release in patch 0.8.33 and I put two and two together today on another issue. The big bug which is a way people have been cheating is the holding on to the mutagen choice and waiting for the time to expire causing a win for that player. This is a known issue to CDPR and they are banning people that abuse this one. They have also announced that it will be fixed in a patch soon.
I was playing some games today and twice I encountered a crash that ended the game. The 2nd time it happened, I wondered what caused this and I figured out what I think caused it. I had just used the Mardroeme spores ( remove 4 from base strength) on one of my opponents Ancient Foglets. The next turn, I planned to wipe his row out with lacerate. I played lacerate and boom, “Game cannot be continued”. I cause the crash with the lacerate. Why? I thought about it a few minutes and then remembered a post I saw on Reddit earlier today. The post by shadowofdeath06r explained how people were causing a crash and losing to him by weakening one of his units with Mardroeme and then finishing it off with lacerate just like I did.
Currently using a skellige deck which includes Ocvist and Clan Heymaey Skald(The guy that gives +2 to everyone on the corresponding row). When I play Ocvist at second round he has 5 str and since it’s a siege minion when I use Skald for ships or priestess’ he gets buffed. That’s when the bug occurs. Naturally my opponent find a mushroom s/he removes 4str from Ocvist then he becomes 3Str(1Base STR and +2 from Skald) then most of the time they use lacerete to get rid of him, but when they do that game crashes and I instantly win. That happened 2-3 times now and I start to look like a bug abuser which I hate with all the cells in my body :). IDK when devs fix that but I’m just giving you a heads up.
DONT KILL A BUFFED UNIT WHICH HAS 0 BASE STR!!! OTHERWISE GAME WILL CRASH AND U’LL LOSE!!!
This made sense to my situation as well and thinking back, this has happened to me more than just today but I just didn’t put it together.
This post is for dual purpose. To warn others and to document the bug for CDPR. You can win and lose with this bug. I went into casual mode to test the bug for the video above and ended up winning the game with the bug. This needs to be fixed ASAP.