I'm on my second pass through the rules, and I'm getting ready to join my first LOD PBEM game. I had a thought/question about the BS card: Is it possible to use one's own BS card to nullify your own event card for which you are first eligible?
I could see the French doing this with TOA, but I haven't imagined any situations (yet) where other factions would opt to step on their own card as first eligible. I'm not seeing anything in the rules to prevent it, unless I'm missing something.
Has anyone done this or seen it done in a game yet?
Nothing prevents it.
Who knows? Thousands upon thousands of specific situations.....
What if you were also first Faction on the next card- or thought you were close to a WQ card and by playing the Brilliant Stroke you could win?
I also enjoy watching player's use the Brilliant Stroke threat as a way to force their opponents to trump them thus using their only Brilliant Stroke. Just be ready for them to call your bluff!