Beginning/end of phase and turn

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Beginning/end of phase and turn

Post by Konrad Klar » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:36 pm

It is not clear when exactly a beginning of phase/turn ends and when exactly an end of phase/turn begins and ends.
Therefore it is unclear when exactly an actions that may be taken only at (or are triggered by) beginning/end of phase/turn may be (or are) declared.


I propose following regulation of the questions:

Acronyms:

ABP: An actions that may be taken only at (or are triggered by) beginning of given phase or a turn.
AEP: An actions that may be taken only at (or are triggered by) end of given phase or a turn.

Beginning of a phase/turn:

This period begins at start of a phase/turn and ends when all players announce that they will not declare any ABP starting a chain of effects and when all triggered ABP are resolved.
Only actions that may be declared in response to ABP are other ABP and actions that target a dice-rolling actions and actions that target declared event.
Triggered ABP are declared before ABP that may be taken by players.

End of a phase/turn:

This period begins when all players announce that they will not declare any action other than AEP starting a chain of effects and when all declared actions other that AEP are resolved.
This period ends when all players announce that they will not declare any action and when all declared actions are resolved.
Only actions that may be declared in response to AEP are other AEP and actions that target a dice-rolling actions and actions that target declared event.
Triggered AEP are declared before AEP that may be taken by players.


Examples:

At beginning of end-of-turn phase a player taps Wizard's Staff (ABP). In response other ABP may be declared or action that targets corruption check.
Hazard player passes. Resource player declares New Friendship. Hazard player declares Blind to the West (on declared New Friendship).

At the end of turn there are in play: Covetous Thoughts, The Nazgul Are Abroad, Doors of Night, and From the Pits of Angband.
The corruption check from Covetous Thoughts is declared first. Players may declare in response action that targets the cc, or declare returning a Nazgul, or unique Dragon manifestation or Drake. The latter actions may be also declared after chain of effects started by cc from Covetous Thoughts is resolved.
We will not speak of such things even in the morning of the Shire.

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