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Subject: Using Heart cards ability? rss

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Kristo Vaher
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Osprey rulebook has an image that shows Heart Cards being part of poem row.

And it then says that you can use an ability of any card in poem row.

Thus, can I use heart cards ability? Thus forsaking the card from being scored?
 
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Simon Lundström
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Slashdoctor wrote:
Osprey rulebook has an image that shows Heart Cards being part of poem row.

And it then says that you can use an ability of any card in poem row.

Thus, can I use heart cards ability? Thus forsaking the card from being scored?


According to the original rules, no, you can't. I don't think this is an intentional change in the Osprey rules.

However, it's not a very big problem. You don't want to sacrifice cards from being scored anyway, so having a rule that you can use the heart cards (if they're face up and not "used") is probably perfectly OK for the game.
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Filip Falk Hartelius
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No you may not ever use the ability on a Heart card; sorry for the confusion
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Filip_FH wrote:
No you may not ever use the ability on a Heart card; sorry for the confusion


Thank you! It almost seemed like an intentional rule to make it so clear in the rulebook.

Are there any drawbacks to using Heart cards? Since it seems like a variant that reduces fiddliness in rules explanation because Heart Cards, when face up, act like any other card in the poem row.
 
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Slashdoctor wrote:
Are there any drawbacks to using Heart cards? Since it seems like a variant that reduces fiddliness in rules explanation because Heart Cards, when face up, act like any other card in the poem row.


It might make the game slightly easier - especially in the third dream. If you try it out, let us know what you think!
 
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Slashdoctor wrote:
Are there any drawbacks to using Heart cards?


If you play with that you can use them, you'll tap them and hence won't score them, which is bad news for the third dream.

So I don't see it breaking the game. I mean, you WANT to score as much as you can, so you're sacrificing future possibilities to evade a catastrophy. I wouldn't use the Heart cards that way even if I could.
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Slashdoctor wrote:
Are there any drawbacks to using Heart cards? Since it seems like a variant that reduces fiddliness in rules explanation because Heart Cards, when face up, act like any other card in the poem row.

You cannot eliminate this "fiddliness," at least not before the last dream.

You always have to treat Heart cards differently from other cards in the Poem rows if only because they can be scored.
 
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