If I'm playing someone who should know how to play the game, I won't warn them. If I am playing someone new, I might give them a heads up.
On that note, I have played CM Galactus at 1800 points and happily took 6 damage from Ziran at the beginning of the game. I was playing a new player, and maybe I should have warned him that taking 6 damage puts Galactus on his pulse wave clix where he can do a cosmic multi-attack for 9 penetrating damage a turn to everything within 8 squares. Poor guy gave up and conceded the match before I could finish my second turn.
As you sleep, I destroy your world....
If a mod deletes it, it never happened....
I don't warn people what is coming on my future clix, since they can't see those and legally can't check during a game. However, I do remind them of powers that are currently showing on my clix since the dials and cards can be hard to read from across the table and they may have forgotten what I have.
Just curious to get some opinions here and if there is a "rules" way of doing it - but I always struggle with allowing my opponents to make "uninformed" decisions.
What I mean is, lets say I have Captain America on his last click on the board. Near him, I have the Red Hulk who is on this power:
My opponent wants to HSS in and finish off Cap.
What do you do?
A) Sit quietly and afterwards say, "Oh, you take 1 penetrating because Intense Heat says so."
B) Point out that the attacker will take 1 penetrating if he does that.
What about using Outwit on Annihilator's Gladiator before any friendlies have been KO'd:
What do you do?
A) After they say they are moving a figure up to Outwit Charge you say, "Oh, My Confidence says he possesses the Power Cosmic team ability so your Outwit doesn't work."
B) When your opponent mentions moving a figure to Outwit Gladiator, you point out that Gladiator has the Power Cosmic Team Ability right now and the Outwit won't work.
As I type this I realize I choose B every time - but I always wonder what the rules allow?
I personally wouldn't be upset if someone "A'd" me but on the other hand the problem I have with Special Powers and Traits and Traits without stars is it is downright hard sometimes to recall everything without taking up too much time reviewing and asking questions.
I want my opponent to be at his / her best when I beat them and I feel (at least right now) that catching them misinformed isn't the same as outplaying them.
So are you an A or a B? Or both?
I will almost always let the opponent know. Exceptions are if the prize is something I *really* want/need or if my opponent is an ### or doesn't follow the same code I do. However, 99% of the time, I'll be courteous, allow take-backs and let my opponent know.
I play a game called Legend of the 5 Rings (L5R) and I've been knocked out of top 4/8/16 placings due to allowing these things. Of course, in those tournaments, we get beers afterwards.
EDIT: I should provide my reasoning for this. I don't do this because I want to beat my opponent at his best or for the sport of the game. I do this because I'm not a dick.
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