Bandobras Took wrote:I would say you don't have to declare which site until:
1) The company attempts to move there; or
2) The site would otherwise be removed.
A card is, or is not, protected from something (e.g. from discarding), independently from fact whether that something just has to happen, or not.
It is protected simply because an effect that protects it is in force, whether it is convenient for any player, or not.
moment when a site already in play becomes protected from removing from table, is when it is chosen as a new site.
During organization phase a company may decide that it will move to a site already in play.
Any company may declare as its new site a site already on the table. That site will
remain on the table at least until the end of that company's movement/hazard phase
If "a" and subsequent "that" have any meaning:
company may decide to move to any of
("a") reachable sites already in play, but ("that") chosen site is protected from being removed from table.
There is no time between decision about moving to a site already in play and start of
Also a decision about moving to a site already in play cannot be postponed to a beginning of
M/H phase, otherwise any company that has decided to move elsewhere would change its mind.
MELE rule is quite different from CRF rule.
I do not think that CRF rule is addition to MELE rule. I think that CRF rule replaces MELE rule.
Not only because that it specifies different period of
protection; that one only could be considered as a correction.
MELE rule restricts a site already in play to be "the
current site card for the
non-moving company". However it does not make any restriction to company that declares moving to the
site ("other [than non-moving]" is hardly any restriction).
CRF rule says "Any company may declare as its new site a site already on the
table". This statement does not address any previously existing restriction.
If it is not convincing argument, then consider a sense of
phrases "this site is never discarded (or returned to location deck)" in text of
If some company is at, or moving to/from, a site the
site card is not discarded/returned too, with or without mercy of
But if no company would be at/moving to or from, a site with such event, what would be a purpose of
keeping such inaccessible site in play?
only purpose would be a hosting of