I'm really liking that FLAC has two modes of play, but last weekend during our games day, we wondered about Panic (poor skill) and simultaneous mode of play. How does it work?
This is a special case. Before players reveal their plots, check for any Panic. On a 4, 5, 6, continue as normal (don’t change your plot). On a 1, 2, 3, your opponent picks your maneuver (but not a Straight), and you must then re-plot using that maneuver. After all panic checks, players reveal their plots and continue as normal. This is also the procedure you use for any Malfunction special damage (optional rule).