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Subject: Can you look through discards? rss

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David Gardner
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Some games explicitly provide rules about this (e.g. Combat Commander: Europe), but I did not see a dedicated ruling in the Twilight Struggle rulebook:

Are players allowed to review the cards in the discard pile?

In one game during Mid War, I could not remember whether or not a given Scoring Card had been played yet or not -- i.e. whether it was in the discards, or potentially in the draw pile (or my opponent's hand!).

Am I allowed to pick up the discards and cycle through them all, or should that be illegal?

Scoring cards are generally easier to remember than others, of course, so this situation is just as consequential when trying to remember some other given card, and whether or not IT has been played (and/or was played for OPS vs. played for event and now out of game, etc.).

An "official" ruling if one exists would be appreciated. Lacking that (I don't think I saw it in the FAQ), this must have been ruled on for the purposes of tournament play....

David
 
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brian
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When a discard pile is face-up, I play it as public knowledge and can be looked at at any time. Same for the cards that are removed from the game.
 
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Philip Thomas
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I beleive you can look through the discards. Otherwise SALT Negotiations and Star Wars would be shots in the dark...
 
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L. Scott Johnson
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There has been no official word.

See also this thread:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/142322
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Jogge Juul
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You are always allowed to look in the discard pile:
http://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/35268/twilight-struggle-fa...
 
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