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Subject: Special Sauce rss

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Abby Townsend
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Hi, I was hoping you may be able to clear up some questions we're having about special sauce.

In the rule book it says that: "Special sauce can be used to replace any other ingredient in the game except bread. As special sauce is wild, it can be played at the same time as any other ingredient. You don't have to declare what the special sauce is until you close the sandwich".

The question that comes up is how this relates to the "if you have more than one of the same ingredient you may play it at the same time" rule.

For example, please imagine a scenario where there was the Cheese Steak sandwich (Bread, Beef, Cheese, Bread) and a player on his turn played Beef and Special Sauce together and on the next turn closed the sandwich claiming it was the Cheese Steak sandwich.

This kind of move has split the table as we've have one half saying the rules from the special sauce rules say it can be played alongside other ingredients without it being declared as anything, with the other half of the table half claiming the special sauce must be beef in this incidence otherwise it would break the rules stated under "play an ingredient".

We can see how playing with an ingredient would help in the multiple fillings orders, but with the regular sandwiches it seems ridiculously powerful and could allow a player to finish a larger sandwich considerably faster than a player playing with regular ingredients. If a player played 3 special sauces and one regular ingredient and then claimed a four ingredient sandwich for considerable amounts of noshbucks it leaves other players a bit hard done by.

Does playing Special Sauce at the same time as another ingredient still mean its wild or is it the same as whatever ingredient has been played to conform with the playing multiples of the same ingredient rule?
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David J. Mortimer
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Interesting. We've been playing it that if you play special sauce then that is the type you are playing. Ie you can play add many special sauces as you like.

In effect the mimicking kicks in when you close the sandwich not when you play it.

This feels more balanced than the way you've been playing.

Will be interested what the designers have to say.
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Alice White
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Special sauce can be played as a mystery ingredient, you don't have to decide what it is until you close the sandwich. Therefore you can play multiple special sauce cards that will substitute different ingredients, all at once
We are totally up for people taking on their own rules though, so if you prefer it a different way then go for it!
 
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Abby Townsend
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Sorry, my query wasn't about Special Sauce played on its own, I was more looking for clarification of playing it alongside another ingredient in the same action.

i.e if a player plays cheese and special sauce in the same action claiming the multiple ingredient rule, surely their claiming it as cheese or they're playing two different ingredients in one turn effectively?

Or should special sauce only be used on its own?
 
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Alice White
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Special Sauce is a mysterious, ever-changing liquid that takes on the properties of any ingredient. So you can indeed sneak it into a sandwich when you play your Cheese card. However you don't have to decide what it is substituting until you close your Sandwich, as it continues to evolve and change whilst your Sandwich is open! So if you play it with other cheese cards, it can totally be a ketchup or a ham later on
As I said before, if you prefer to play it differently then go for it! We had a lot of fun developing Sandwich Masters, and if you have a different take on the game then we hope you have fun doing that too!
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Nik K

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Thanks Alice! You've settled an issue that was threatening to derail our New Year'a Eve games night!
 
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