Hi, I noticed on this forum, some confusion about when to rotate cards or how to calculate damage.
I want to put forth some examples of what I believe are correct interpretations and hope I can get some constructive criticism from others.
to my understanding, you do not "rotate" a card with a rider attached to it, you place the rider underneath the card in the damage stack, meaning that the card can still be rotated up or down from it's initial value.
if a slip behind is used on a 30, then you put it in the stack under the 30 card to show as 30 * 2 = 60.
if someone uses twist the knife to rotate it upward
that would turn it to 60*2 = 120.
now the card is turned to it's highest value and can no longer be rotated via a second twist the knife card.
from the rule book it shows a 30 with focus strength attached making
it reads as 30+30 = 60
rotated lower it reads as 15+30 = 45.
rotated higher it reads as 60+30 = 90
there is "focus strength" first then a "slip behind" under a 30
then it would read as (30+30)*2 = 120...
rotated up it would read as (60+30)*2 = 180
and rotated down it would read as (15+30)*2 = 90
there is a "slip behind" first then "focus strength"
it is read as (30*2)+30 = 90
rotated upward makes it (60*2)+30 = 150
and rotated downward makes it (15*2)+30 = 60
there are two "focus strength" cards on a 30
it reads as 30+30+30 = 90
rotated lower : 15+30+30 = 75
rotated higher : 60+30+30 = 120
two "slip behind" cards on a 30: from the rule booklet "two slip behinds would only allow one 2x modifier"
it still reads as 30*2 = 60 making one of the slip behinds go to waste.
That all looks correct to me...
In example 2 the rule book says attack card & rider are rotated.