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Subject: Clarification on Cards to Score rss

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Gillum the Stoor
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Is the general idea that, if you win a round with scoring, you score the largest set of cards from your palette that meet the current rule and, if there is more than one such set, the one with the highest aggregate value?

Red: the single highest card
Orange: the largest set of one number; if more than one such set, the one with the highest number
Yellow: the largest set of one color; if more than one with the highest number (and second highest, etc.)
Green: all even cards in the palette
Blue: the highest card of each color
Indigo: the longest run; if more than one such run, the one with the highest number
Violet: all cards below 4

There can be ties:

Red: red 7 and orange 7
Yellow: red 7-5 and orange 7-5
Indigo: two 7's, two 6's, two 5's

One could break such ties by color, as follows:
Red: highest single card in highest color, if tied
Yellow: largest set, breaking ties by number, then color
Indigo: longest run, breaking ties by number, then color at each rank

Or does the player get to choose?

The game uses value then color to break ties between players.

It is generally to a players advantage (scoring-wise) to pick the highest value for cards to score - but color has no benefit for scoring.

A player who wins red with a red 7 and an orange 7 may see an advantage to scoring orange and keeping the red 7 in play. Would this be allowed?

Consider this also: suppose the rule is indigo, and no other players have a run with length greater than 1. The winner has a 7-6 run and a 1-2-3 run. Can he score the 7-6?

Edit: I do see that similar questions were asked and answered here: Advanced Scoring Question - Which Cards Go To Score Pile

That said, I wonder whether I might have raised a few new points in my often pedantic way. (Also, not sure whether all answers in the other thread, as sensible as they likely are, were officially confirmed.)
 
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Richard Baker
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I'd say you have no choice; you score the largest set of cards from your palette that meet the current rule, breaking ties by number then color.

Edit: changed rank to color.
 
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ontguy wrote:
I'd say you have no choice; you score the largest set of cards from your palette that meet the current rule, breaking ties by number then rank.

By rank you mean color?
 
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gillum wrote:
ontguy wrote:
I'd say you have no choice; you score the largest set of cards from your palette that meet the current rule, breaking ties by number then rank.

By rank you mean color?


Yes. I've edited my reply.

To add some more, I think the scoring rules imply taking the best set of cards that meet the current rule despite the points they are worth. Setting up your palette in such a way that your scored cards give you the most points is apart of the game's challenge.
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