Ellison Humboldt and Matteus, flesh sculptor
Bloodartist wrote: I don't think a single person would realize this without having in-depth knowledge of the rulebook. You are basically forced to know the rule in the rulebook. This is not good design.
I feel like I must be parsing your point incorrectly, as you seem to be saying that you think it's bad design for people to need to know the rules of the game to play the game.
Kushiel wrote: I feel like I must be parsing your point incorrectly, as you seem to be saying that you think it's bad design for people to need to know the rules of the game to play the game.
Rules should be obvious from the cards as much as possible. Card text should definitely not be misleading people away from the correct rule interpretation.
"Do you believe in the power of the night?
If you want to go with me, refuse the light"
- Blutengel, Soultaker
Bloodartist wrote: In comparison, Magic the gathering uses wording "at the beginning of phase X, this happens". With this wording, the timing of automatic triggers is not uncertain. First these things happen, then players can do things. If multiple automatic triggers happen, the player who controls them chooses the order. While VTES ruling for these is similar, this is not immediately obvious from the wording, which is my main criticism.
"At the beginning of phase X" could equally imply they all happen simultaneously, because after you've done the first one you're no longer at the beginning of anything.