Decks, discarding and shuffling

marshal kt
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Decks, discarding and shuffling

Postby marshal kt » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:26 am

These are simple questions, but I don't see the answers.

When is the Drama deck shuffled?

When is the Cosm deck shuffled?

Are Destiny cards, that are played out of combat discarded?
When is the Destiny deck shuffled?

TIA.

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Re: Decks, discarding and shuffling

Postby DerHuthmacher » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:33 am

As far as I can see it, you shuffle the decks when you need to; there is no hard and written rule for that. :D

I shuffle the drama deck when I flip the last card, the Cosm deck whenever the characters venture into a cosm and the Destiny deck I keep the destiny stack until the last card is used, which happens seldom. I also shuffle both drama and destiny decks at the beginning of each game session.
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Re: Decks, discarding and shuffling

Postby Kuildeous » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:50 am

I do not believe there's a hard-and-fast rule on this, so shuffle when you feel the need to.

I haven't run out of Destiny cards yet, but I would be inclined to shuffle when it runs out. In a longer session with many scenes, this could happen in my game. The danger of shuffling this too often is that the Master Plan needs to be played on the last card discarded, and if the discard pile keeps disappearing, then Master Plan is harder to play. But usually, a card is taken with Master Plan shortly after it's played, so this is really only a slight inconvenience. You could have a situation where a Leadership is the last card played and then half an hour later someone draws a Master Plan and then takes the Leadership. Probably rare though.

I shuffle the Drama deck when I feel like it. When a new fight breaks out, I slip the old discards under the deck for convenience so I can do a round count (helps when a player asks how many cards he should've had in his pool). I'll shuffle before I run into the problem of cycling through the entire deck.

Cosm cards get replaced every act, so that's a good time to shuffle them. I wouldn't want to shuffle them too early because a player using the Attuned card might get a card that's already played, and I want to keep a variety of cards out there. As I recall, this one does have a rule since you collect the cosm cards after each act and shuffle them up.
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Re: Decks, discarding and shuffling

Postby marshal kt » Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:35 pm

Thanks for the answers, but there's one question missed.

When Destiny cards are played out of combat, are they discarded?

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Re: Decks, discarding and shuffling

Postby jhosmer1 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:44 pm

marshal kt wrote:Thanks for the answers, but there's one question missed.

When Destiny cards are played out of combat, are they discarded?


You play a card, you discard it, always, in or out of combat

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Re: Decks, discarding and shuffling

Postby marshal kt » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:08 pm

jhosmer1 wrote:
marshal kt wrote:Thanks for the answers, but there's one question missed.

When Destiny cards are played out of combat, are they discarded?


You play a card, you discard it, always, in or out of combat



I guess you mean, in combat, after you play it FROM your pool, you discard it, right? [making sure I got the timing down]

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Re: Decks, discarding and shuffling

Postby jhosmer1 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:46 pm

Yes

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Re: Decks, discarding and shuffling

Postby TorgHacker » Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:45 pm

marshal kt wrote:These are simple questions, but I don't see the answers.

When is the Drama deck shuffled?

When is the Cosm deck shuffled?

Are Destiny cards, that are played out of combat discarded?
When is the Destiny deck shuffled?

TIA.


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