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Subject: Simultaneous turns rss

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Ray Zhang
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Does anyone have ideas for a simultaneous-turn variant?

Something along the lines of:
Players take their turns simultaneously. Each player draws the top card from the raider deck. Players choose simultaneously whether to flip over the card they drew, or place it face down on the intruder deck without looking at it. Anyone who flipped over their card can look at what everyone else has done and what enemies they flipped before deciding what to do with their enemy card. Players who had put their card on the intruder deck choose at this time to support or pass. Everyone does their turn, and everyone draws a new card from the raider deck to start the next turn. Do any raider penalties that apply at the start of each turn.
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j k
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Sound interesting and I think I will try this after getting a few plays in with standard rules.

The only issue I see is that often the decision if you want to support someone depends on the cards he has next to him RIGHT NOW.

The order of actions you propose would lead to the situation that you have decide to support someone (who?) without knowing what cards will be next to all the other players when they recieve your support.

So I would propose this order of actions to make the circumstances of the decision as clear as in the standard rules:

1. Player can declare that they want to support another samurai this turn. If they do so they put a card on the intruder deck and give their support token away.

2. All penalties are now resolved (support tokens that allow to ignore a penalty come now in use).

3. Players can now declare that they want to pass.

4. All remaining players now draw a card and resolve it (with use of support tokens)

5. All support tokens are returned and the next round begins.

I think this could work well, but I may have missed something.

Another question would be in what order you resolve talents and Kiais.
If you let players choose in what order they use them it would make the game at least a little easier I think.

As I said I will probably try this out sometime in the future and report back.

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