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Subject: Twilight Struggle Headline Defcon question rss

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First play, turn 5: defcon at level 3 after the beginning of turn increase. During headline phase, USSR plays 'We will bury you' card, while US plays Duck and Cover. USSR card resolved first due to 4 Ops number, degrades defcon one level to 2. Thereafter US card degrades defcon another, fatal, level. Result is Nuclear war and US loses??
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Nicola Gambetti
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Karan R
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Check twilightstrategy.com for a list of cards which could cause defcon suicide in headlines
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Thank you for the quick replies! Wow, I LOVE this game. A very surprising end to my first game though...
 
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Guy Rodgers
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Yeah, if you notice there's actually 3 straight upright DEFCON degraders like this in the game, and the "trump" passes from side to side.

In Early War "Duck & Cover", D&C can always be played safely in the Early War on the Headline without starting Nuclear War. US has the DEFCON "trump".

In Mid-War "We Will Bury You!" comes out, WWBY can be played safely on the headline. D&C is now dangerous because of the threat of WWBY. USSR has the DEFCON "trump"

In Late War "Soviets Shoot Down KAL-007", now goes before WWBY, making WWBY risky in the Late War. "Trump" passes back to US.
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UglyMug wrote:
Yeah, if you notice there's actually 3 straight upright DEFCON degraders like this in the game, and the "trump" passes from side to side.

In Early War "Duck & Cover", D&C can always be played safely in the Early War on the Headline without starting Nuclear War. US has the DEFCON "trump".

In Mid-War "We Will Bury You!" comes out, WWBY can be played safely on the headline. D&C is now dangerous because of the threat of WWBY. USSR has the DEFCON "trump"

In Late War "Soviets Shoot Down KAL-007", now goes before WWBY, making WWBY risky in the Late War. "Trump" passes back to US.


Olympic Games is also a risky headline.
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