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Subject: Playing cards in combat rss

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Baldy Pat
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Is the only restriction to playing a card in combat that of resource level? My understanding is that it does not cost a resource action to play the card, you can play it as long as your resource level is equall to or greater than that printed on the card.
 
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Tom Maertz
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Benjamin Lindvall
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You have that right, which is one of my quibbles with the game. Combat cards have the reputation points on them as well as the cards that have to be played out of combat. Combat doesn't take an action to get into, so it lets you play cards without having to spend an action, and get more points.

It seems unbalanced at first glance.. but then I realized that it encourages combat, as you want to get your cards played perhaps even more than destroying an enemy ship or anything like that. A faster path to victory would be to make sure you're getting to play both combat and non combat cards as often as possible.

Seems to be in the spirit of the game.
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Ryan Wolfe
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JumboCactaur wrote:
A faster path to victory would be to make sure you're getting to play both combat and non combat cards as often as possible.


That is my intent at least, though different groups can have very different feelings about direct player conflict. You do have to work to get the cards first, and keep in mind that the defender may also be hoping for a fight so they can increase their reputation as well. You don't want to attack someone and end up helping them more than you help yourself!

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