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Offline josh bornstein

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how to play a discarded card (via Vassal)?
« on: 13 March 2019, 08:54:06 AM »
Not sure if this is a bug, but . . .

Game: 24495263.  Turn 12

By playing Ironmongers, I had set up an action as my top card.  So, I played Vassal.  That card was discarded, which is correct.  But, while the info in the game log did give "You may play [that discarded card] from your discard pile" as one of my options; I cannot find a way to actually pick this decision. 

Unlike many situations in Dominion, there is not a hot link via the game log, so clicking there accomplishes nothing.  Clicking on the action card on the top of my discard pile does nothing.  On the main board, the only option I can see is the usual button telling me that I can play another action card from my profile (and this does work).

Am I missing something obvious?  Or is this a true bug?


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Re: how to play a discarded card (via Vassal)?
« Reply #1 on: 13 March 2019, 11:07:28 AM »
Unfortunately, I couldn't load your game (internal error). I tried to recreate it as best as possible in #24497399.
You have Actions, you have Action cards in hand, you have Villagers and Vassal discards a Necropolis. The UI is equivalent to your screenshot.

That "Play Action" button under the Citadel is exactly what you are looking for. It's not a "usual button", because you play cards from your hand (profile?) by clicking on them and not by a button prompt normally. In my case, it played the Necropolis. In your case, what did happen?

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Re: how to play a discarded card (via Vassal)?
« Reply #2 on: 13 March 2019, 10:38:48 PM »
It seems you are not alone with this bug, it happend to another player as well:

http://forum.shuffleit.nl/index.php?topic=3439.0

I still have no idea under what circumstances it may occur.

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Re: how to play a discarded card (via Vassal)?
« Reply #3 on: 14 March 2019, 07:25:15 PM »
Maybe it's not a bug but a misleading UI. After more descriptions from the poster of the other thread, it may be that you were both mislead by the UI. Read my (possible) explanation here: http://forum.shuffleit.nl/index.php?topic=3439.msg15081#msg15081

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Re: how to play a discarded card (via Vassal)?
« Reply #4 on: 15 March 2019, 12:39:15 PM »
It's funny that two people would have had, roughly, the same question on the same day.  Small world.  :)

I just played another game with Vassal.  THIS time, hitting the Play Action button did play the discarded card.  Which for sure did not happen in the game I mentioned earlier.  So, it might have been a glitch unique to that one game.  But I of course did try using 'Undue' a few times, just to try clicking on various parts of the screen.  Older game:  Could not get it to work.  New game today: Worked no problem.

But I agree that the interface needs to be cleaned up.  There will be lots of games where one does Not want to play the discarded card.  So, it needs to be more clear about where to click if you want to play that discarded action, and where to click if you want to next play one of the actions already in your hand.

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Re: how to play a discarded card (via Vassal)?
« Reply #5 on: 15 March 2019, 01:48:36 PM »
The internal error when trying to load your game suggests that there was a problem in addition to what is described in the other thread.