Smoke Rings & Weigh All Things to a Nicety

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Re: Smoke Rings & Weigh All Things to a Nicety

Post by gkg » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:48 pm

I disagree with the stated status quo listed (maybe it is a US status quo?). Since MEWH came out, I always played this and saw it played according to option B (throughout Europe).

To me B is both correct and the status quo.

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Re: Smoke Rings & Weigh All Things to a Nicety

Post by Konrad Klar » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:58 pm

gkg wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:48 pm
I disagree with the stated status quo listed (maybe it is a US status quo?). Since MEWH came out, I always played this and saw it played according to option B (throughout Europe).

To me B is both correct and the status quo.
I second that.
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Re: Smoke Rings & Weigh All Things to a Nicety

Post by the Jabberwock » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:28 am

gkg wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:48 pm
I disagree with the stated status quo listed (maybe it is a US status quo?). Since MEWH came out, I always played this and saw it played according to option B (throughout Europe).

To me B is both correct and the status quo.
I don't believe this is specific to the USA, so far as I know. I believe Shapeshifter (and maybe Thorsten) said something about it, so perhaps they can shed more light on their perspective.

In any event, this wasn't given the label of a "Status Quo" ballot item, so even if the comment made in the Additional Comments section is inaccurate, Council Member votes will not be more heavily weighted for this ballot item.

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Re: Smoke Rings & Weigh All Things to a Nicety

Post by Shapeshifter » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:28 pm

gkg wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:48 pm
I disagree with the stated status quo listed (maybe it is a US status quo?). Since MEWH came out, I always played this and saw it played according to option B (throughout Europe).

To me B is both correct and the status quo.
This surprises me. I don't really recall how those two cards were played back in the ICE days (1995-1998). What I can definitely say is, since I came back to the game in 2004, that I never saw anybody play it like suggested in option B. And I attended a lot of tournaments throughout Europe (including Worlds) since then - mostly I played FW myself.

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Re: Smoke Rings & Weigh All Things to a Nicety

Post by Thorsten the Traveller » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:23 pm

That is true, afaik option A (can't use Smoke Rings to pull minion resources/characters) is the current practice during larger tournaments.
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Re: Smoke Rings & Weigh All Things to a Nicety

Post by gkg » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:45 am

I certainly never stopped my opponent doing option B and never was stopped from doing option B. That being said, I am far from active tournament player last ~10 years.

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