Agent attacks during site phase

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Agent attacks during site phase

Post by Theo » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:05 pm

MEDM wrote:Attacking With an Agent
During your opponent's site phase, each of your agents may attack a company if the following conditions are met:
  • The agent is at the same site as the company.
  • The company decides to enter the site.
This attack is declared and enacted at the start of the site phase immediately following any automatic-attack. If face-down, turn the agent face up.
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What sense of language is typically used for the underlined portion? If a site has no automatic-attack, is it impossible to declare and enact an agent attack through this rule? Or is the "any" interpreted in the sense of "any that exist", an ordering caveat rather than a necessary condition, since it is not among the bulleted conditions?
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Re: Agent attacks during site phase

Post by Bandobras Took » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:42 am

Yes, I think the intent is to indicate an order in case there are automatic-attacks.
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Re: Agent attacks during site phase

Post by the Jabberwock » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:41 am

I agree. I don’t think the AA is a requirement for an agent, or it would be a bulleted condition.

The “any” to me just reads as the sequence in which the agent attacks IF there are any AAs.


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Re: Agent attacks during site phase

Post by Theo » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:57 pm

I would totally agree (there is no ambiguity in my mind) if the phrase used plural automatic attacks as you both have done. It's that singular form that gives me pause. But I'm perfectly willing to go with it. Under that interpretation of "any", then, I would also expect that an agent couldn't attack between automatic attacks at a site with multiple automatic attacks.
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