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A few questions
Board: Rules and Variants
Nov 17, 2014 8:38pm
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We played the game last night and had a really fun evening, but we had a few questions:

The rules state "Play cards from your hand, one at a time, and fully resolve the effects of each card as they are played." While this probably irrelevant for most of the ink or miles cards, for some cards like the Bonus Box and Maintenance cards that have ink/miles and then "draw a card", do you have to "spend" the ink/miles before you draw the card, or can you draw the card and add the ink/miles on the new card to your total? (We played the second way.)

The Aiphid player card says "Tap this card to block an attack. Untap at the end of your next turn." This isn't really explained anywhere.

Does the "You go first" on the Power Boxer card mean you get to start the game, independent of whomever found the most recent box?

For the Paparazzi Boxer special ability you get to reveal a random card from an opponent's hand and play it. Does this mean you play it as if it were your own, and at the end of your turn does it go into your discard pile, or your opponent's discard pile?

I'm sure we could decide on our own, but a little clarification would help.

Thanks,
TheKindlyVikings
Re: A few questions
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Reply to: #877182 by TheKindlyVikings
Nov 18, 2014 2:43am
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Great questions! I'll have to start saving up some like these for a FAQ :)

do you have to "spend" the ink/miles before you draw the card, or can you draw the card and add the ink/miles on the new card to your total?

You can interleave buying and playing, including saving all of the ink/miles until the end when you can't play any more so that you can buy more expensive cards.

"Tap this card to block an attack. Untap at the end of your next turn." This isn't really explained anywhere.

"tap" just means to turn it sidewards so that you know that you've used it. You can't use it while it's tapped, so it limits how often you can cheat.

For the Paparazzi Boxer special ability you get to reveal a random card from an opponent's hand and play it. Does this mean you play it as if it were your own, and at the end of your turn does it go into your discard pile, or your opponent's discard pile?

When a card is revealed, it does not leave where it is (deck, hand, etc.). You just get to see it and play it as though you had a copy (a photograph) during that turn.
Re: A few questions
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Reply to: #877182 by TheKindlyVikings
Nov 18, 2014 5:27am
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I chuckled when I saw the “tap“ was not explained. Apparently, he thought everyone has played Magic the Gathering. *giggle*
You can tell who the geeks are....
Re: A few questions
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Reply to: #877190 by Aiphid
Nov 18, 2014 7:59am
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"Interleave" - A new word for me. I looked it up & apparently its a computer programming and bookbinding term. Never heard it before.
Re: A few questions
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Reply to: #877219 by Topcollector
Nov 18, 2014 8:20am
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"to arrange in or as if in alternate layers"

Or: Alternate between
Re: A few questions
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Reply to: #877219 by Topcollector
Nov 18, 2014 9:38am
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"Interleave" - A new word for me. I looked it up & apparently its a computer programming....

So now you know he's a geek from using "tap" and "untap" and a computer programmer from using "interleave".

I know the term "tap" from something different that doesn't relate to cards. Hint:
Rule #2: Double tap!

But applying it in that context would mean retiring the Aiphid card. *giggle*
Re: A few questions
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Reply to: #877190 by Aiphid
Nov 18, 2014 11:31am
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Thanks Aiphid! I suspected it came from MTG, but I only played that game once, sometime around 1995, with someone else's cards. -TKV
Re: A few questions
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Reply to: #877201 by The Wolf Family
Nov 18, 2014 11:42am
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While I only played it once, I never realized that MTG was developed so close to home. I went to college in Walla Walla where Richard Garfield (the designer) was living when the game was released. -TKV
Re: A few questions
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Reply to: #877243 by TheKindlyVikings
Nov 18, 2014 12:26pm
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Yeah that card wasn't origin ally part of the game so I didn't define it. I should add a glossary and faq to the rulebook.
Re: A few questions
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Reply to: #877251 by Aiphid
Nov 18, 2014 2:18pm
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actually that card is in the original 2013 version of the game. you weren't going to put it in the 2014 version. but I really love that card!! so I might have begged a little... The quote on the bottom of the card is just freaking awesome! and I love the carving!
Re: A few questions
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Reply to: #877265 by The Wolf Family
Nov 18, 2014 2:57pm
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No, you have the card because I gave it to you. It wasn't an official card.
Re: A few questions
Board: Rules and Variants
Reply to: #877272 by Aiphid
Nov 18, 2014 3:26pm
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Umm... you are the creator of the game. You put it in the 2013 deck that I have and you have. It doesn't get any more official than the creator putting it in the deck!!! It IS official!! It IS!!!

And NOW it's in the 2014 deck making it double official!! HA!! :D

I really like that card.