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Jim Lee

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I need help understanding how the deck gets recycled faster with the inclusion of the Joker Card rule if the card does not count toward either players card count limit and the card gets passed back and forth between players.

It is evidently too simple a mechanic for me to understand....

Can someone explain? THANKS
 
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GA Jim wrote:

I need help understanding how the deck gets recycled faster with the inclusion of the Joker Card rule if the card does not count toward either players card count limit and the card gets passed back and forth between players.

It is evidently too simple a mechanic for me to understand....

Can someone explain? THANKS


I think the concept is that you use the Joker card to bring back a unit, entrain an extra unit, counterblow etc. This then frees up your other cards to be played as events.
 
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GA Jim wrote:
I need help understanding how the deck gets recycled faster with the inclusion of the Joker Card rule if the card does not count toward either players card count limit and the card gets passed back and forth between players.


Did you read the card? You use it to discard cards from your hand and redraw from the deck. So if both sides are using it a lot, you go through the deck faster.
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Duh! That's obvious. Somebody delete this thread!

You guys are probably thinking, wow, if I ever wanna play an internet game of NR and want a sure win, I've got to play this guy.

Thanks David.
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SW_Cygnus wrote:
I think the concept is that you use the Joker card to bring back a unit, entrain an extra unit, counterblow etc.


I don't think you can actually use the Joker for entraining, counterblows, etc.
 
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DaviddesJ wrote:
SW_Cygnus wrote:
I think the concept is that you use the Joker card to bring back a unit, entrain an extra unit, counterblow etc.


I don't think you can actually use the Joker for entraining, counterblows, etc.


The Germans can.

From the Scenario Book:

(German Joker) Hitler’s War: Give this card immediately to
your Opponent if played. Play at the end of your Card Phase to
discard and redraw (once) any cards in your hand, or anytime as a
Normal Discard.
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(German Joker) Hitler’s War: Give this card immediately to
your Opponent if played. Play at the end of your Card Phase to
discard and redraw (once) any cards in your hand, or anytime as a
Normal Discard.


Thanks for pointing that out! I only looked at the Soviet side, I think. I didn't realize the two sides are different. How strange. I wonder what is the reason for that.
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IIRC the Soviet player can use it to rebuild an eliminated unit. I see it as yet another way of showing the different strengths of the two sides - Soviet manpower vs. German... "tactical flexibility" perhaps?
 
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