Mattias Persson wrote:
In our recent game we had one player being hit by accidents three times in a row without being able to respond: Lay out sets - accident: pay 10, back two steps. Reshuffle. Lay out sets - accident: pay 10, back two steps. Reshuffle. Lay out sets - accident: pay 10, back two steps. Reshuffle. Lay out sets - pick a set and try to recover. That was a bit too much I think.
I'm not sure what set of rules you have Mattias, but reading from the Rio Grande English rules, they state that after the accident is resolved the dealer continues laying out the combinations. It does not say reshuffle.
Then at the end of the turn, when the start player changes, the deck is reshuffled if there has been an accident that turn. So it is possible for there to be an accident once every turn, but not more than once.
One unclear point is where the deck is exhasuted while dealing out combinations. The rules say that the discard pile is reshuffled and dealing continues. We add that if an accident has already occured that turn it is not shuffled back in at that point. The whole deck is then reshuffled at the end of the turn.