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Fridjof B
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Before taking an object cards, is it allowed to take a peek through my own deck?
 
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greetingsfrombergen wrote:
Before taking an object cards, is it allowed to take a peek through my own deck?


You can look through your discard pile, but you can never look through your own deck.
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Thanks! (written on the last page of the rulebook)
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General rule across all games:

Unless a card or rule is specifically telling you to look through a shuffled deck, you cannot look through it, or peek at the top or bottom, or otherwise reveal any information from it.
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You can always agree at the start of the game that you'll be able to do that... Or you can get a piece of paper and write down the objective cards you picked up
 
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If you'd rather not slow the game down by forcing people to take notes, you can allow players to check their draw pile. Of course they have to shuffle it anew after checking.

In a light game it may be ok to make memorization a part of the required skill (most card games, or games like Memory ), but in a complex game I find it annoying if information is kept secret or unavailable even though those keeping notes (or with great memory) will have the information.
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I'd probably allow it for the first game or two (Shuffling after), as remembering such things (And the default cattle composition) is tough before you've fully learned the games iconography/setup.

After that though, I wouldn't allow it.
 
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I allow it, even encourage it. Hidden trackable information is stupid in my book, rules or no rules.
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Grr to hidden but trackable...GRRRR!

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JumboCactaur wrote:
General rule across all games:

Unless a card or rule is specifically telling you to look through a shuffled deck, you cannot look through it, or peek at the top or bottom, or otherwise reveal any information from it.


Not true for most deck builders (which GWT is, more than it's anything else.) Every one I've played allows looking through the discard pile as long as it doesn't delay the game.
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Matt_W wrote:
JumboCactaur wrote:
General rule across all games:

Unless a card or rule is specifically telling you to look through a shuffled deck, you cannot look through it, or peek at the top or bottom, or otherwise reveal any information from it.


Not true for most deck builders (which GWT is, more than it's anything else.) Every one I've played allows looking through the discard pile as long as it doesn't delay the game.


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I always ask one of my opponents to check. It doesn't give them any essential information they don't already know and can be easily done in seconds, eg "do you see at least 2 3s in my deck?".
 
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The heretic says: if it is trackable, it is open.
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