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Rick Byrens
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If "Walesa" is in the discard pile, and "Dash for the West" is played, can the Democrat trigger Walesa even though Solidarity has not yet been legalized? The card does not make any reference to prerequisites

Thanks for any help!
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Ted Torgerson
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No Walesa cannot take place prior to Solidarity Legalized.

Events that have a pre-requisite that has not taken place cannot be triggered by Dash for the West.

The Solidarity Legalized event represents the decision to allow opposition voices and even a partially free election (though this is an element of the Roundtable Talks event too).

Walesa event represents him as the leader of the opposition party visiting and making campaign speeches.



Every candidate for Solidarity had a campaign poster of themselves standing with Walesa.



These were plastered everywhere, along with the famous High Noon poster, with Gary Cooper holding a Solidarity ballot. Solidarity ran an amazing campaign. Very creative and funny. The Communists's campaign slogan was "With us, it's safer." They were trying to appeal to people's fears that Solidarity would put in place harsh economic reforms. But to most people it sounded like an advertisement for a prophylactic. Solidarity won in a landslide.
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Rick Byrens
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Great stuff, thanks Ted. The only confusion comes from the card text, which says to play a starred event in the discard pile - no reference as to whether or not *if* it can be legally played. In some games, as you know, the card text allow other rules to be broken! But obviously the ruling makes perfect sense.

It was my daughter that made the case for being able to play it - a budding rules lawyer!
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Ted Torgerson
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Is she available to playtest? No one else noticed that oversight in 2 years.
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