Monday, September 24, 2007

New Rules, More Playing

A couple of days ago, I got in some more playing with Brendon and Jared.  This time, we had a friend of ours from Mexico playing as well, Limhi (you'll recognize that name if you read your scriptures...)  In spite of the fact that he sometimes struggles with English, he did quite well, and in fact, almost won.  It was interesting to see him try and quote verses in English.  A couple of times, I knew the Spanish versions, so I let him quote them in Spanish.

I just got finished posting up a new set of rules, v5.4.  Not a lot of changes, but a clarification that will keep the game from spiraling out of control.  That's the concept of the "Set" card verses the "Played" card.  Any card that I play from my hand in the freeplay or after sacrificing in the regular play phase is considered to be "played", and it's effect is triggered.

On the other hand, if a card comes into play on the table top as a result of a verse effect, it's called being "Set", and its effect does NOT trigger.  However, once it's on the table, if it has an ongoing effect "while in play", that effect is valid.

I made changes to the cards themselves to reflect this difference as well.  Rather that having an effect read " a card from your hand." it now reads "...set a card from your hand."

That way, you won't have long strings of effects, like having a card throw down another card, whose effect throws down another card, which triggers another card being played, which causes, etc. etc.  You get the picture.

Also, there's now a hand size limitation rule.  Now, if you start your turn with more than 8 verses, you have to take the extra verses (your choice) and put them on the bottom of your blessing stack.

Don't worry.  The game's still fun.  :-)  Moreso, in fact!

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