Reversion of Site Types

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Reversion of Site Types

Post by the Jabberwock » Thu May 16, 2019 3:49 am

In is not entirely clear what happens after a card leaves play which forces a player to use the opposite alignment version of certain sites. Therefore, I propose the following Rule Erratum to The White Hand rules insert:

Change This:
The play of certain cards can change the type of sites that your companies may use (e.g. Plotting
Ruin, Heart Grown Cold, etc.). When this happens, immediately exchange any affected site cards
already in play with the corresponding site cards of the proper type.
To This:
The play of certain cards can change the type of sites that your companies may use (e.g. Plotting
Ruin, Heart Grown Cold, etc.). When this happens, immediately exchange any affected site cards
already in play with the corresponding site cards of the proper type. If such a card is subsequently removed from active play, immediately revert any affected site cards back to their original versions.
(changes in bold)

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Re: Reversion of Site Types

Post by Konrad Klar » Thu May 16, 2019 6:26 am

Or:

"The play of certain cards can change the type of sites that your companies may use (e.g. Plotting
Ruin, Heart Grown Cold, etc.). When this happens, immediately exchange any affected site cards
already in play with the corresponding site cards of the proper type. If such a card is subsequently removed from active play, immediately revert any affected site cards back to their original versions."
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Re: Reversion of Site Types

Post by the Jabberwock » Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:32 am

Konrad Klar wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 6:26 am
Or:

"The play of certain cards can change the type of sites that your companies may use (e.g. Plotting
Ruin, Heart Grown Cold, etc.). When this happens, immediately exchange any affected site cards
already in play with the corresponding site cards of the proper type. If such a card is subsequently removed from active play, immediately revert any affected site cards back to their original versions."
Can you give a clear example that illustrates the difference between "removed from play" and "removed from active play"?

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Re: Reversion of Site Types

Post by Konrad Klar » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:24 am

A card removed from play by Aware of their Ways goes to out-of-play pile.
The card has not been removed from active play by Aware of their Ways, because at the moment it was not on play surface.

Heart Grown Cold discarded by Marvels Told is considered removed from active play. Shifter of Hues returned to hand is considered removed from active play.
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Re: Reversion of Site Types

Post by the Jabberwock » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:20 pm

Okay thank you. You are right, it is possible to “remove a card from play” that is not currently on the playing surface, so I like your addition of the “active” qualifier.

I have amended my OP proposal to include this.


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Re: Reversion of Site Types

Post by Theo » Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:08 pm

Can I suggest the addition of something like "if necessary according to remaining effects or Fallen-Wizard rules"? If two such cards are in play simultaneously and one is removed, I don't think the site types should revert. If hypothetical card that forced R&L to be minion were played when a company was using a hero R&L, I don't think site type should revert (but could understand others arguing differently on that one).
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Re: Reversion of Site Types

Post by the Jabberwock » Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:16 am

@ Theo -

I'm not sure I'm completely clear on what you're saying. Are you saying, for example, that if 2 copies of Heart Grown Cold are in play, that simply removing the original copy will not make sites revert back?

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Re: Reversion of Site Types

Post by Konrad Klar » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:52 am

"The play of certain cards can change the type of sites that your companies may use (e.g. Plotting
Ruin, Heart Grown Cold, etc.). When this happens, immediately exchange any affected site cards
already in play with the corresponding site cards of the proper type. If such a card is subsequently removed from active play, immediately exchange any affected site cards already in play with the corresponding site cards of the proper type."

This eliminates the words "back" and "revert". Which site cards are affected when "such a card is subsequently removed from active play" depends also on presence of other such cards in play.
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Re: Reversion of Site Types

Post by Theo » Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:17 am

the Jabberwock wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:16 am
Are you saying, for example, that if 2 copies of Heart Grown Cold are in play, that simply removing the original copy will not make sites revert back?
I'm saying I think site alignments should be swapped if and only if the current combination of effects requires a different site alignment than what is currently in play. The original proposal wording would revert the site back when one of two in-play Heart Grown Colds is removed, even though there is a remaining Heart Grown Cold that prevents that alignment, and doesn't speak to what action to take to resolve this illegal state since there is no new card play that changes the type of sites that your companies may use.

New version seems better but still fragile. I could see it being argued that only the first Heart Grown Cold had a chance to change the type of sites that your companies may use. Perhaps the culprit is really that this rule is framed only with "The play of certain cards", rather than "The effects of certain cards". Refocusing on effects seems to resolve more naturally; the first Heart Grown Cold might cause the site to revert, but then an existing second Heart Grown Cold would mandate an immediate re-exchange. Thoughts?
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Re: Reversion of Site Types

Post by Konrad Klar » Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:08 am

Effects of certain cards can change the type of sites that your companies may use (e.g. Plotting
Ruin, Heart Grown Cold, etc.). When the effects and/or their additional conditions appear or disappear in play, immediately exchange any affected site cards already in play with the corresponding site cards of the proper type.
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