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Subject: Timing issues when placing your card rss

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Kevin Gordon
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I've found that placing your face down card in the slot for the action you're going to take can cause some issues, namely when there will be a potential contest for catching a wave. A player who is wondering if another player is going to catch the wave, wait, or paddle can simply delay their choice until they see what action the other is going to take. Seems like a good way to do the action selection might be to have everyone select a card without placing it in the action slot, then simultaneously reveal and place them by the action they're going to take.

Anyone else run into this issue? What'd you do? Am I over thinking this?
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Baker Odom
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When there's an issue like that I've had the cards placed in turn order. I'm not sure the rulebook specifically addresses that issue but it does say timing issues should be resolved in turn order. Usually this applies to stoke cards but seems logical it would apply to this issue too.
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Cody Miller
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kevster wrote:
I've found that placing your face down card in the slot for the action you're going to take can cause some issues, namely when there will be a potential contest for catching a wave. A player who is wondering if another player is going to catch the wave, wait, or paddle can simply delay their choice until they see what action the other is going to take. Seems like a good way to do the action selection might be to have everyone select a card without placing it in the action slot, then simultaneously reveal and place them by the action they're going to take.

Anyone else run into this issue? What'd you do? Am I over thinking this?


Hey Kevin! This is something I've taken into consideration, as I know many gamers enjoy this kind of rules clarity. The First Player token is intended to resolve any conflicts of this nature. Much of the time, your action selection will have little effect on other players - but there are certain cases in which it's very important information. In those cases the first player token is used to resolve action selection based on turn order.

pg 4 - First Player Token: "If there are any timing conflicts, these are resolved in clockwise order starting with the first player."

Thanks for the question Kevin!!

Cheers, -Cody
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Kevin Gordon
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Thank you Cody. We played again last night and this is how we resolved it. Works great.

And honestly, I like this game more and more each time I play it. In addition to it simply being an enjoyable experience, there are so many fun things that can happen. Like last night, I had a competition with a friend to catch a perfect 5 wave. I won the competition, only to realize that I didn't pay any attention to the wave card and wiped out. Then, another player had a competition with that same player the next turn, and did the exact same thing. We were laughing at how in real life, it'd be like this good surfer losing awesome waves to these amateurs, then just laughing to himself after watching them wipeout immediately
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kevster wrote:
Thank you Cody. We played again last night and this is how we resolved it. Works great.

And honestly, I like this game more and more each time I play it. In addition to it simply being an enjoyable experience, there are so many fun things that can happen. Like last night, I had a competition with a friend to catch a perfect 5 wave. I won the competition, only to realize that I didn't pay any attention to the wave card and wiped out. Then, another player had a competition with that same player the next turn, and did the exact same thing. We were laughing at how in real life, it'd be like this good surfer losing awesome waves to these amateurs, then just laughing to himself after watching them wipeout immediately


Bahaha! I bet your friend was really enjoying him self by that point!
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