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Old 08-13-2014, 10:21 PM   #1
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Default Penny Arcade card...

I emailed about this and was told to post it here (really annoying by the way to have to do that. What's the point in having an info email if you don't get information!)


I bought the penny arcade add on awhile back. I am still confused
about the "but there's still no cake" card.

What is the charity phase? how do you use this card properly?

Thanks for the help
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:36 PM   #2
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I'm not a speaker for SJGames, but they are a gaming company, with all the bureaucracies that come with that. Their e-mail contact is for company related issues, the person who answered you may not even play the game. The official place to discuss rules and gaming issues is the forum. Which is standard for gaming companies, as far as I know.

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What is the charity phase? how do you use this card properly?
The rulesheet describes on page 2 all the phases in a turn. They are numbered from 1-4. Charity is phase 4, it's the last phase of your turn, when you give cards to the player(s) with the lowest Level, if you have more than the max you can hold.

But There's Still no Cake allows you to have a second turn immediately after you finish the current one, after you have completed all the four phases in the previous turn.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:27 AM   #3
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Also posting to the forum allows others who may have the same or a similar question find the answer. Your question and the answer to it become a resource for all of us.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:02 AM   #4
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Default Re: Penny Arcade card...

To speak to some of what Igor (bonetm) said: Every rules sheet, at least for each core set (the ones in the bigger boxes) points to these forums as the place to speak with fellow players and company staff about Munchkin. Beyond that, the Contact Us link at the bottom of every webpage takes you to a page that offers this information (with links):

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If you have a rules question about any other game, check out the netreps page and forums. Please note: We don't answer individual rules questions by email. We ask that you read that game's FAQ, if one exists, and then post the question to the game's official forum or mailing list so everyone can benefit.
So, to be fair to SJG, they do try to point people in the right direction with respect to answering rules question for their games.

Igor's response is correct, but if that isn't enough of an explanation, let me know here and I'll try to give some deeper detail.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:07 PM   #5
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Okay thanks folks. So this card really isn't helpful unless you get it right off the hop it seems.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:58 PM   #6
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Okay thanks folks. So this card really isn't helpful unless you get it right off the hop it seems.
Why do you say that? Taking an extra turn can be useful at many points in a game. For instance, if you are at Level 9, fought a monster, and everybody threw everything they had at you to stop you from winning, you could play this, take another turn immediately, and hope to draw another monster, when nobody has anything left to stop you with.
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:39 AM   #7
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. . . and hope to draw another monster, when nobody has anything left to stop you with.
Or, better, not find a Monster and look for trouble against a weak Monster in the hand.
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Old 09-07-2014, 07:38 AM   #8
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Or, better, not find a Monster and look for trouble against a weak Monster in the hand.
Except you had to discard your whole hand to use the card...
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:18 AM   #9
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Right. This thread started a while ago, so I didn't look at the card recently. There are sooooooo many. . .
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