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When i play a skill that say "max 1 commited per test",
I assume i cant commit any other card for this test but can an other investigator still help?
 
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I guess I thought it was just one of those cards.. But I am not sure now.
 
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nightwishpower wrote:
When i play a skill that say "max 1 commited per test",
I assume i cant commit any other card for this test but can an other investigator still help?


Yes, it just means only one copy of that card can be committed to a test. You can also play other cards, just not two copies of a max 1 one.
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What Kelly said. One of that card, by title. You can add any number of other cards unless other limits are in effect.
 
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I assume it applies to the whole group. If you commit Guts, neither you nor any other player can commit Guts to the same skill test.
 
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Poor wording on the card i think.
Why not something like max 1 commit of this card per test ...
 
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“Max X per [period]” imposes a maximum across all copies of a card (by title) for all players. Generally, this phrase imposes a maximum number of times that copies of that card can be played during the designated time period. If a maximum includes the word “committed” (For example, “Max 1 committed per skill test”), it imposes a maximum number of copies of that card that can be committed to skill tests during the designated period.
Rules Reference, page 14
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nightwishpower wrote:
Poor wording on the card i think.
Why not something like max 1 commit of this card per test ...

Actually "Max 1 of this title committed per skill test." would be closer.

As to why, I think there is a mindset among card game designers and developers that with limited space they must reduce everything to as few words as possible and then write paragraphs of technical explanation in the rules instead.

This view seems to hold sway even when there is room on a card for more text because you just never know when some card will run out of room and therefore to be consistent with the wording (which IS important), they try to minimize every statement as much as possible on every card.


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Thank you, my next game will be easier now lol
 
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SirRoke wrote:
nightwishpower wrote:
Poor wording on the card i think.
Why not something like max 1 commit of this card per test ...

Actually "Max 1 of this title committed per skill test." would be closer.

As to why, I think there is a mindset among card game designers and developers that with limited space they must reduce everything to as few words as possible and then write paragraphs of technical explanation in the rules instead.

This view seems to hold sway even when there is room on a card for more text because you just never know when some card will run out of room and therefore to be consistent with the wording (which IS important), they try to minimize every statement as much as possible on every card.




I feel like making it "Unique" would have made it more obvious. But, then there would be inevitable questions about it staying in play.
 
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The wording of these cards always read weird to me. I wish they worded it better and actually used the card name as well instead of the generic wording they have now. Example: Unexpected Courage could read: "Only one Unexpected Courage can be committed per test". Much clearer IMO.
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