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« on: April 06, 2013, 12:25:57 pm »
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I think I would like it better if the special achievements said "you may claim this immediately...". Just because in IRL games that means that if you don't happen to notice e.g. that you've got three of each icon, then you're playing illegally; and then if someone else happens to claim Empire when you should have already had it, the game's a trainwreck. "You may" would make explicit that if you don't notice you qualify for an achievement, you're out of luck, but you don't have to cancel or backtrack the game.
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 01:08:54 pm »
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I think that would damage IRL games by causing people to slow down a ton to make sure they don't lose a special achievement just because they forgot to claim it. 

And "may claim this immediately" also leads to a first-to-shout-UNO race, that I dislike.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 01:16:02 pm »
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I think that would damage IRL games by causing people to slow down a ton to make sure they don't lose a special achievement just because they forgot to claim it.

Hmm, maybe. But couldn't that happen anyway?

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And "may claim this immediately" also leads to a first-to-shout-UNO race, that I dislike.

That's a good point.
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Re: Non-optional
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 02:16:25 pm »
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I think I would like it better if the special achievements said "you may claim this immediately...". Just because in IRL games that means that if you don't happen to notice e.g. that you've got three of each icon, then you're playing illegally; and then if someone else happens to claim Empire when you should have already had it, the game's a trainwreck. "You may" would make explicit that if you don't notice you qualify for an achievement, you're out of luck, but you don't have to cancel or backtrack the game.
If it only matters IRL games, you can just agree on a house rule.
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