The crisis card 'Thirty-Three' has the following special rule:
Relentless Pursuit: Keep this card in play until a civilian ship or basestar is destroyed. If this card is in play when the fleet jumps, shuffle it back into the Crisis deck.
What exactly does this mean? My gaming group has come up with 3 possible interpretations so far:
- the card is kept in play, and has no effect, other than to be shuffled back into the deck afterwards -- in other words, the special rule is simply that "there's a chance it may reappear later in the game", but that just seems a really weak rule, partly because the odds of it ever reappearing within the same game are pretty low, and partly because it's just not a very strong attack (place one basestar, no raiders and no heavy raiders)
- the card is kept in play, and all instructions on the card are repeated every turn. This seems to match the actual episode which the card is named after (the fleet is attacked every 33 minutes until they lose a civilian ship), but means a lot of ships are put on the board every turn (two vipers, 4 civilians and a basestar), and that raiders are activated
- the card is kept in play, and the raider activation is repeated every turn. This seems a bit milder than the previous interpretation, in that new ships aren't put on the board.
is there an official explanation somewhere? Or just some kind of consensus on which interpretation makes sense?