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Subject: Play a card section in the rule book rss

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Stephen Teixeira
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Hi, I have been reading through the rule book after just picking up a copy of the game and have a question about the wording in the play one card section.

This is taken from the rule book:
1) PLAY ONE CARD
• You must play one card at the beginning of your turn (either a Sin, a Pardon,or a Relic).
• If you cannot (or choose not to) play a card on your turn, then you must pay a penalty of 3 gold to the supply (or all your gold if you have less than 3 gold remaining). Then discard as many cards as you like (place them face-down next to the appropriate stacks), and immediately Redraw.

My question is how can you choose not to play a card as per point two when it states in point one that you must play a card - what am I missing here?
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Haha, nevermind, they clearly just got the words a little convoluted there.

It just means you must either play a card or pay three gold which lets you get new cards. You have to pick one of the two - you can't skip your turn or play more than one card (unless the card says you can)
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Great, thanks for the reply.
That makes much more sense, I wondered if it may have been badly worded!
 
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As convoluted as that may be, some of the other rules are made more convoluted by the attempt to write them in "theme"
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