I just began a game in the Arena, and the player immediately asked me if I would agree to the 'restart code of honor for a first round Mistress.' Ordinarily when I play, I do not ask to restart if a Mistress is pulled against me in the first round. My feeling is that sometimes it happens, I view it as a bit of a challenge for the rest of the game, and I don't ask for restarts. But also in normal play, if the person I'm playing asks me for a restart because I've drawn the Mistress, I always grant it. It's just a game after all, and I want everyone to enjoy playing it.
However, in the Arena format, it seems wrong to me to restart a game in this situation. I'm not really sure why it changes for me there - it's still just a game, no one is going to win anything other than bragging rights. (And by the look of things, that certainly won't be me.) But somehow making it a more competitive format implies to me that the game shouldn't be tinkered with.
Just wondering how you all feel about restarting in the Arena.
Thanks for your input!