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General Discussion / Re: Elder - what gives you a "choice"?
« on: 19 May 2022, 05:47:16 PM »
I hear you, but as written, Elder's text says that "choose" is only one possible word that its effect applies to. If it applies only and explicitly to cards using the word "choose," it should resemble the text of Patron ("using the word 'choose'") or change "e.g." to "i.e."

As it stands now, Barge and Village Green give you a choice this turn using the phasing "either/or" (and Village Green's FAQ even explicitly uses the word "choose").

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General Discussion / Re: Elder - what gives you a "choice"?
« on: 27 April 2022, 06:28:06 PM »
Got it. Thanks so much for the explanation! Clarifying that the word "choose" is operative in Elder's text would be great.

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General Discussion / Re: Elder - what gives you a "choice"?
« on: 27 April 2022, 05:52:58 PM »
Interesting. I guess I can understand that Elder is about different abilities, not the timing of the same abilities. Still, I would recommend a wording change to Elder then. Is it the case that the only cards Elder's effect works on all have the phrasing "Choose one" or "Choose two"? If so, I would say "using the word 'choose.'" (I haven't yet played with these cards in the same kingdom, but I assume that Elder-Trusty Steed allows you to choose three options?)

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General Discussion / Re: Elder - what gives you a "choice"?
« on: 26 April 2022, 07:22:08 PM »
I should add that I strongly think Elder should work with Barge and any other card that uses the word "either," like Village Green. Ultimately, a choice to me is not about the words "choose one" but around the word "or"... not to get too semantic.

Nevertheless, from the official FAQ for Village Green, emphasis added:
When playing Village Green, choose whether to take +1 Card and +2 Actions immediately, or at the start of your next turn.

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General Discussion / Elder - what gives you a "choice"?
« on: 26 April 2022, 07:16:45 PM »
The text of Elder says: "+2. You may play an Action card from your hand. When it gives you a choice of abilities (e.g. “choose one”) this turn, you may choose an extra (different) option." The "e.g." in the parenthetical (which is short for "for example") says to me that "choose one" is not the only wording by which a card may give you a choice. If Elder worked ONLY on cards that said "choose one," it would be worded like Patron, which says that "using the word 'reveal'" is the only way a card causes you to reveal it.

Thus, I think Elder should apply to Barge, which offers you a choice with the word "either": "Either now or at the start of your next turn, +3 Cards and +1 Buy." This is plainly a choice between "now" or "at the start of your next turn." Can anyone rationalize why Elder does not work with Barge? If the point is that Elder ONLY works with "choose one" phrasing, then I would propose "e.g." be changed to "i.e." (meaning "that is") or to the Patron phrasing of "using the phrase 'choose one'."

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Support / Rating has not updated for the last few days
« on: 07 December 2020, 10:56:30 PM »
Hi there, I have played several rated games in the last few days but, win or lose, my rating has been stuck on 47.47 for at least two days or so. I don't pretend to understand the intricacies of the rating formula but it's weird not to have it change by even .01 after any games. My username there is the same as it is here.

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