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JIM SMITH
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While considered a tournament rule, in my games we like to reveal the held card to show that we're not holding any scoring ones. What can I say, we like rules.

What we do though is we cover the card with our hands and show just the bottom of the card where the text "may not be held" would be visible if we're holding a scoring card. This prevents us from seeing what the card actually is, but also proves we're not holding a scoring card. Ok, that's nice.

However, it does show whether you're holding a starred event or not. We don't consider this a big deal, though I'm just curious if anyone has some thoughts about how you can show you don't have a scoring card, but also don't get away *any* information about what card is being held.

Thoughts? and thanks!
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FYI, it's no longer deemed to be a tournament only rule.
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jim90808 wrote:
While considered a tournament rule, in my games we like to reveal the held card to show that we're not holding any scoring ones. What can I say, we like rules.

What we do though is we cover the card with our hands and show just the bottom of the card where the text "may not be held" would be visible if we're holding a scoring card. This prevents us from seeing what the card actually is, but also proves we're not holding a scoring card. Ok, that's nice.

However, it does show whether you're holding a starred event or not. We don't consider this a big deal, though I'm just curious if anyone has some thoughts about how you can show you don't have a scoring card, but also don't get away *any* information about what card is being held.

Thoughts? and thanks!


This is the way I've always done it at WBC and sometimes casually as well.
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Interesting. I've never done the "show card" rule. I just assume we are both following the rules. No problem with it, just have never done it.
 
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positivelyrob wrote:
Interesting. I've never done the "show card" rule. I just assume we are both following the rules. No problem with it, just have never done it.


For me, it depends on if I'm playing someone who also plays in/has played in a tournament. I ignore it oftentimes in casual play as well, but I think Lawcomic was saying that a player who wishes to use the policy should get his way.
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One of the designers posted a couple of months ago that the reveal is now considered part of the normal rules.
 
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positivelyrob wrote:
Interesting. I've never done the "show card" rule. I just assume we are both following the rules. No problem with it, just have never done it.

That's the only way I play TS.
 
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MD1616 wrote:


For me, it depends on if I'm playing someone who also plays in/has played in a tournament. I ignore it oftentimes in casual play as well, but I think Lawcomic was saying that a player who wishes to use the policy should get his way.


I haven't ever played in a tournament...yet. And, in casual games with non-newbies, I tend to ignore this rule and just assume no one is cheating. But, you are right, if someone pushed it, they'd be within their rights to do so.
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JIM SMITH
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Solved it! I created a "cover" with a small slot/window on each side that will reveal the edges of the scoring card, but still obscures any text (including "Remove from play if used as an event.") on normal cards. I laminated them as well, and cut them to fit my sleeved TS cards. Starting using them today, and they're working well.



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I agree. If someone wanted to play that way, I would have no problem.
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