Black Market can be confusing because the online implementation does not match the wording on the card. Ideally the text of Black Market would be updated to reflect the current functionality.
In the meantime, it would be helpful to add description of how Black Market works to this FAQ.
Q. Why can't I choose the order of cards that I put back in the Black Market deck?
A. In a rule change for online play, Black Market doesn't allow you to choose the order you put cards back in and is shuffled each time after every card in it has been seen, and you can't see the Black Market deck before the game begins. Also note that the Black Market always begins the game with 60 cards, and it won't contain any cards that would alter the kingdom setup.
The following post describing new rules http://forum.shuffleit.nl/index.php?topic=1226.0
should also be updated to add the bolded text: Black Market doesn't allow you to choose the order you put cards back in and is shuffled each time after every card in it has been seen
, and you can't see the Black Market deck before the game begins
These are the rules for the Black Market deck we'll use on January 1st:
- the deck has 60 random cards you own.
- after every cycle it gets shuffled.
- the decks contents are unknown at the start of the game
- there won't be anything in the deck that would require additional setup.
-> You'll never find tournament, young witch, hermit, urchin, page, peasant, baker, trade route or pirate ship.
-> Only when the kingdom already has (potions, spoils, ruins), you might find those cards in the deck.
-> Cards that require extra mats (island, native village) are allowed in the deck.