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Subject: Blessings... rss

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Robert Aube
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Played this for the first time last night and a couple of questions came up:

Cobra: Can the other player protect themselves with a Cow against it? And if yes, does the player that played the Cobra (the active player) still have to discard 3 cards?
Comment: the cobras seem to be on the best cards... if you need to pay an action, loose a good card, the others can easily protect themselves with a cow and run the risk of losing 3 cards, I don't see the interest of using a cobra

Tiger: is the player that played the tiger also impacted? (the rule says "each player..."). And if yes, can the active player protect himself (with a cow) against his own tiger? (the cow says "...to avoid being affected by another player's blessing.)

Comment: if the active player is impacted but can't protect himself, the cost of an action, 1 card and losing cards in excess of 5, seems high when the others can simply drop a cow.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 
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j clowdus
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Great questions!

The Cow only protects a player from being affected by another player's blessing.

No, a player cannot play a Cow to avoid being affected by his Tiger.

Yes, any other player can play a Cow to prevent being affected by the Cobra except the player playing the Cobra. The player playing the Cobra must discard regardless.

 
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Thank you for the reply.

Is it me or the risk and cost associated with the cobra and tiger almost take all value away from these blessings? Do you have examples of when you recommend using them?
 
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Well, the different blessings are more important than others and less of a risk at different points in the game.

The Tiger and Cobra play a much larger role at the middle to end of the game, when players are forced to discard due to dwindling import cards, and are less likely to be holding a bunch of one sapphire Cow cards. Regardless, they are powerful and are definetly a gamble to use, but that was the way it was intended.

The Elephant and Monkey are viable throughout the entire game, but lose some of their power as there are less cards to draw towards to middle to end of the game.

Thanks for the question!

 
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