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Paul Sauberer
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I finally played this for the first time last night and have a question for anyone who might be able to answer it.

On some of the Episode Cards the text calls for an Icon Flip. The rules say that it is against the Current player, which makes sense, but doesn't specify a) the target of the Icon Flip or b) if there is a choice of target, who gets the choice.

We played that the Current player gets to choose who takes the Icon Flip. Giving the choice to the challenging player seemed to make the cards too powerful, as did having the Icon Flip apply to the entire landing party.

Does our solution seem to be the correct one?
 
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John Hooper
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From the FAQ (http://www.jklm.net/atn/tosfaq.html):

"Icon flips resulting from Episode Cards (e.g., 2XC, Icon Flip from the Shore Leave Plot Card) and Wild Cards (e.g. the Unknown Virus Wild Card) force the current player to select a member of the landing party as the target. The current player selects the targeted crew whether s/he plays the episode card or the opponent plays it on top of a default. The current player then draws one card from the top of his/her draw pile to indicate the result of the icon flip: A red phaser (Combat) means the targeted crew is killed; a yellow Federation shield (Humanity) means the targeted crew is neutralized for the remainder of the episode; a blue Vulcan greeting (Logic) means the targeted crew is not affected (i.e., very lucky!). Note that if two or more Icon Flips are required by an Episode Card, the current player must choose a different member of the landing party for each icon flip, and each flip is resolved with a separate card draw.

Some successful challenges also result in an icon flip (Ambush, Attack, Fatal Allure, Mind Control, and Outwit). The target of this icon flip is the crew who lost the challenge, and it is handled as above."

Hope this helps!

John
 
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Robert Taylor-Smith
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And thus the 'all Logic Icon Decks' have broken this game.
 
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