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Jul
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comment How can we avoid big money in casual games?
Not only that, the OP explicitly said that the answers there don't work for them, because they're not looking to play competitively enough to figure out that level of strategy right now.
Jul
30
comment Have I missed a trigger if I announce it but then forget to resolve it?
(I don't know if that's right, of course, but it does make some sense, and I wouldn't be terribly surprised if a judge did that or if eventually these rules were amended to say that putting it on the stack counts as demonstrating awareness.)
Jul
30
comment Have I missed a trigger if I announce it but then forget to resolve it?
I think you could definitely read all this as I said: as a definition of the expected way that you demonstrate awareness of the trigger (i.e. taking that action or making that choice at this point in time is sufficient to count as acknowledging/resolving the trigger), without it ruling out other ways of demonstrating awareness. That makes the OP's situation into a simple illegal action (with some bits possibly being acceptable out of order sequencing), same as if you'd put an activated ability or spell on top of the stack then tried to resolve things beneath it on the stack first.
Jul
30
comment Have I missed a trigger if I announce it but then forget to resolve it?
It looks like the TR quote is kind of at fault here; I guess it's using "would have" to imply "would have but hasn't", because otherwise, it's not saying anything at all about "without demonstrating awareness" etc and a literal reading of it would define all triggers to be missed even if they were correctly resolved.
Jul
30
comment Have I missed a trigger if I announce it but then forget to resolve it?
Huh. I suppose by the letter of the rules there you're right ("...must take the appropriate actions...") but I'm still not super confident - the things you're quoting can just as easily be read as explanations of what kinds of triggers need to be acknowledged and how they can be acknowledged. This reading makes these rules cause you to miss triggers more easily, when they were actually written to generally make it easier to avoid missing triggers. Certainly before the rules change, if the trigger were explicitly on the stack, it'd just be illegal to do something else without resolving it.
Jul
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Jul
29
comment How can we avoid big money in casual games?
-1 for silver and -2 for gold would suffice. Punishing you for having copper is unnecessary; it's not like you'd ever buy it and trashing it is its own reward. The concern I have about these methods is that they'll train to to play a different game, not just discourage big money. (Messing with kingdom cards that let you gain treasure as you point out is kind of unfortunate too, but more isolated.) It'll still work though of course!
Jul
29
comment Does Flesh Ward prevent Stamina loss from one source multiple times?
Yes, and this should be clear from the spell's text. It says "being dealt to you". It can only prevent what's currently being dealt to you, not something that's going to be dealt later.
Jul
29
comment Does Flesh Ward prevent Stamina loss from one source multiple times?
Why the note about "this combat"? Flesh Ward doesn't use that wording.
Jul
29
answered Does the Dread Curse of Azathoth spell stay active for multiple monsters?
Jul
29
comment Can I use Bind Monster in addition to the combat check?
I should have been slightly clearer; they're still a kind of fight check so for example Grapple will work. But it's not the same thing as a generic fight check. A fight check is a check which uses purely your fight skill, and will be written like "make a Fight (-1) check." A combat check uses your fight skill (with any modifiers) along with anything that affects combat checks. For example, weapons will say something like "+4 to Combat checks", so they apply only to combat checks, not fight checks.
Jul
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Jul
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answered Can I use Bind Monster in addition to the combat check?
Jul
29
comment How can we avoid big money in casual games?
I think this is extreme enough to not be terribly useful. A lot of kingdom card setups are going to be really unpleasant to play like this.
Jul
29
comment How can we avoid big money in casual games?
@Isaac That is a valid concern, but I think it's better to deal with it (keep track with tokens) in order to avoid changing the game too drastically. I do still like the embargo counters and think they'll accomplish a similar thing, I just think this might be better in the long run.
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answered How can we avoid big money in casual games?
Jul
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comment How can we avoid big money in casual games?
I think the embargo counters are the thing here that really possibly answers the OP's question. Putting the thief in every game or taking money out of some games sounds pretty drastic, and learning from other players probably requires playing a bit less casually.
Jul
29
comment How can we avoid big money in casual games?
Always playing with the same powerful cards sounds like it might unfortunately turn nearly as monotonous as big money.
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