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Luke Jaconetti
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Just something which came up as my brother and I were playing. If the players put their Monster cards face down on the table then flop them, you don't need to all throw simultaneously.

This is also means that you can then deal out the Building cards face up. It has the same result -- the players make their choice of Monster card before they see the Building cards -- but it's less clunky.

So the new procedure would be:
-All Players put their Monster card face down
-Dealer deals the Building cards face up
-Players flop their Monster cards and game proceeds as normal.

Just some thoughts. What do you guys think?

Also, considering that the Monster cards do not interact with the Building cards, it's very simple to make your own Monster cards from card stock. Just find some art and put some numbers on there and print them out. Instantly, you have King Ghidorah, Gigan, and others ready for combat!
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I don't think I understand.

Aren't the building cards supposed to be face-up anyways? In other words, you and I both see the building cards and then we each secretly decide which monster card to play from there.
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The rules as I read them were that the Building cards are dealt face down. Then all players put down their Monster cards face up at the same time. Then the Building cards are flopped. The idea being that you decide what Monster card to play before you can see what the Buildings are for this round.

The way my brother and I were doing it had the same effect but seemed to flow better since each player flips their one Monster card instead of the dealer having to flip 4 or more Building cards. Plus the players can throw their Monster cards at any time and then flip them at the same time.
 
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RobBartel wrote:
I don't think I understand.

Aren't the building cards supposed to be face-up anyways? In other words, you and I both see the building cards and then we each secretly decide which monster card to play from there.


Yeah, that's how I've always seen it played. I think it adds a lot of strategy that would otherwise be missed.
 
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That's entirely possible. But I was going by the rules as printed.

Either way adds some element. With deciding on the Monster card before you see the Building cards you are essentially wagering your choice against what Buildings might be there.
 
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I'll have to check the wording in the rules but the buildings should be dealt face up for all to see.
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Well if that's the case then it doesn't really matter.

I still think from a simple mechanics standpoint throwing your Monster card face down and then flipping it is easier than "Everyone puts down their Monster card simultaneously" because then you have the "Are you ready? Are you ready?" like John McCarthy in a UFC fight.

If I am understanding, the actual procedure is that the Building cards are dealt face up, then everyone picks and throws a Monster card?
 
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ljacone wrote:
Well if that's the case then it doesn't really matter.

I still think from a simple mechanics standpoint throwing your Monster card face down and then flipping it is easier than "Everyone puts down their Monster card simultaneously" because then you have the "Are you ready? Are you ready?" like John McCarthy in a UFC fight.

If I am understanding, the actual procedure is that the Building cards are dealt face up, then everyone picks and throws a Monster card?


Yes. All monster cards are revealed simulataneously.
 
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MK-Ultra71 wrote:

Yes. All monster cards are revealed simulataneously.


Well at least I had that part right. Still think players can put their Monster card face down while waiting on others.

And custom Monster cards are still a reality.
 
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The cards are placed face up, per the rules:

"At the beginning of each round, draw two more Building cards than there are players in the game, and place them, face up, at the center of the table."

The monster attack cards are placed face down per the rules:

"Each player now selects one of their Monster Attack cards for hte round, and places it face down in front of them."

This is done after the building cards are drawn face up. Otherwise you would only be guessing, there would be no tactics at all.
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