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Subject: Rotating tiles - one little nuance rss

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Hello!
I haven't found one thing on BGG forums, and I found it ambiguous in the rules. Maybe it's just due to my poor english... modest Back to the point:

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"Rotation. The player rotates an area tile by 90 degrees (in either direction) or by 180 degrees, thus moving the wall to either block or open up a Detective's line of sight"


I can interpret it in three different ways:

a) player can rotate a tile by 90 or 180 with no restrictions and it may change the Detective's line of sight (that's the way people around me play)
b) player can rotate by 90 degrees freely, but for 180 degrees ONLY IF it changes the Detective's line of sight
c) player can rotate - by 90 or 180 degrees - ONLY IF it changes the Detective's line of sight (that's the option I would choose)

(It sounds like a detail but it can sometimes change the game - you can't prepare tile with proper rotation for later in the turn if it doesn't change the line of sight right now...)

How do you play?
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Mark Nicosia
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It's definitely A ... you can rotate a tile even if there is no detective looking at it to block or unblock.
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zenpunk wrote:
It's definitely A ... you can rotate a tile even if there is no detective looking at it to block or unblock.

I've always played it the same way, assuming the consequence of blocking a line of sight was offered as an explanation of why you might rotate the tile. I can see why someone parsing the English might assume that it was a necessary condition, however. The subtleties of language are manifold.
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Agree with all that's written above.....the wording was an attempt to explain the benefit of rotating....it was not imposing a restriction on rotating a tile.

As long as we're clarifying rules, I would also add that it would have been better to explicitly say that "you cannot rotate a tile 360 degrees."
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richcharters wrote:
As long as we're clarifying rules, I would also add that it would have been better to explicitly say that "you cannot rotate a tile 360 degrees."

Here's another: "During rotation the long axes of the tile must remain parallel with the table. For purposes of this rule, flipping tiles over is not considered rotation."

You can't be too careful.
 
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