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Michael Blargh
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I was curious about the possible rules and etiquitte when it comes to an opponents cards. Are you allowed to view your oppoents cards once its on the table or can you not until the card affects you in some way?
 
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You can look at/read them whenever you want. You have to be able to check his point value is correct and know what his cards do.
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There was a tourney I went to where the norm was that before the match each player gave their opponent a quick run down of what they were using. If someone wasn't sure what something did they could read the card or the player would read the card aloud to them.
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Logan8 wrote:
There was a tourney I went to where the norm was that before the match each player gave their opponent a quick run down of what they were using. If someone wasn't sure what something did they could read the card or the player would read the card aloud to them.


This, especially with the new ships hitting. There are people who have never heard of certain cards. It is just common courtesy to inform them of what cards are.
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Bert McCloud
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As the rules have been covered I'll mention etiquette.

Always ask to read the cards. And if your oponent asks to look at your cards, allow them to.

Kinda goes for every game really, don't just assume and grab people's cards, ask and allow them to present the card to you for viewing.
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BertMcCloud wrote:
As the rules have been covered I'll mention etiquette.

Always ask to read the cards. And if your oponent asks to look at your cards, allow them to.

Kinda goes for every game really, don't just assume and grab people's cards, ask and allow them to present the card to you for viewing.

As others have said--rules-wise, it's open information.

Etiquette-wise, I don't even wait for my opponent to ask. Before I so much as pick up an asteroid, I always run my list down for my opponent, and present any interactions or rules issues that might be a little unusual or controversial.
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Cletus Van Damme

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Before every game I'll ask if the other player wants to switch tables sides for a bit to look over each others upgrades. Quick, simple and we dont need to add more time reading off text of cards we probably already know. Plus a visual reference is easier to remember than listing stuff off aloud.
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Big Dogg Rulzz
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I always desribe my fleet to my opponent before the match and then pass over cards that they havn't seen or arn't sure of the description or action of the card. I don't generialy describe combo's that may be present in the cards. I think thats live and learn.
 
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Davyd A
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Locally, we make a point of listing off we've each brought, but not going into detail unless the other player asks "what's that do?"

Sometimes you do want to see the exact wording on the card, and then I'll either ask them to read it aloud, or - for a couple players who have challenges with reading it word-for-word - ask to see it.

Certainly one should never just grab it. While the game information on the card is public knowledge, the card itself is that person's property, and that fact must be respected.
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On either side of the equation, be polite. I think any more conversation on the subject is...well...

 
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