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Old 06-26-2019, 04:20 PM   #21
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There is 30 years of experience with this system for this sort of issue to be known. Why wasn't this ambiguity dealt with? I find this disheartening.
People want different levels of precision and complexity. But at this point any ruling they make will essentially tell half of the players that they've been having fun the wrong way for 30 years and they have to stop. I don't see them doing that.

Best to keep the house rules you like and enjoy the new *content*, which I believe is the emphasis of the new release.

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Old 06-27-2019, 11:30 AM   #22
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People want different levels of precision and complexity. But at this point any ruling they make will essentially tell half of the players that they've been having fun the wrong way for 30 years and they have to stop. I don't see them doing that.
Agreed. Also, someone telling me I've been having fun the wrong way for 30 years will have little effect and certainly won't erase the fun.

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Best to keep the house rules you like and enjoy the new *content*, which I believe is the emphasis of the new release.
Respectfully, I disagree. If there is something that needs to be fixed, fix it. If the 30 year veterans don't like the fix, then that's where their ability to house rule "the old way" should come in.

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Old 06-30-2019, 02:35 PM   #23
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I don't think this issue was ever actually an issue in any game I ever played. We assumed that forced retreat was not "turning around and running away" but rather was "backing up." (Which seems to be the clear intent of the rule.) Based on that, the figure's facing remained what it was before the retreat was forced. Therefore, there wasn't any need to overanalyze the situation.
This is they way I always looked at it. I thought there would be specific wording if a character "turned and fled".
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:27 PM   #24
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I always played it that the play forcing the retreat chose the hex (had to force a disengage, so not an adjacent hex) and the player retreating chose the facing.

The rules state who picks the hex.

Since it did not mention facing, it seems to me that the retreater gets to chose his own facing. This makes sense to me: some one has injured you and forcing you back, you can choose to keep your eye on him or watch out for a worse threat.
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