Take the 2-minute tour ×
Board & Card Games Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people who like playing board games, designing board games or modifying the rules of existing board games. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a question regarding a specific Quorum card in Battlestar Galactica. I don't remember its title, but it has in its text something like "Destroy 3 raiders, a heavy raider, or a centurion token". The question is, how should this text be parsed?

1) Choose one of three: destroy 3 raiders, OR destroy 1 heavy raider, OR destroy 1 centurion

or

2) Choose one of two: destroy 3 raiders and one heavy raider, OR destroy 1 centurion?

Our playgroup ruled the variant (2) in the game we've played, but we still have our doubts, hence this question. Ideally, the answer would have a link to an official source, but a good logical argument will also suffice.

Thank you.

share|improve this question
add comment

1 Answer

up vote 10 down vote accepted

The card is Authorization of Brutal Force. The exact text is:

Destroy 3 raiders, 1 heavy raider, or 1 centurion.

The person playing the card can choose one of the three options.

I don't think you'll find any official rule that will answer the question. It really comes down to standard English grammar. Option #1 is the proper way to parse that sentence. If option #2 is what was intended, it would have to be written the way you wrote it, i.e. with the "and".

share|improve this answer
    
+1 for correct use of i.e. (and being right of course) –  Affe Dec 4 '11 at 23:04
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.