Thanks DuckfaceNinja, I went back and dug deeper into picking and realized where I erred early on. I read the part of the manual where it says:
[quote:xkg5dh08]Events work by filtering specific instances that meet some conditions. The actions then run for those instances only. For example, consider the following event:
[A simple event. Bullet hits monster, kill bullet and monster.]
and missed the most important part later:
[quote:xkg5dh08] In other words, if an event doesn't reference an object in its conditions, actions apply to all the instances of that object.