Restarts in Arena?

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debjwillis
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Restarts in Arena?

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Hi all,

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!
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Ranior
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You're under no obligation to restart and I most likely wouldn't.
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Redwoods
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I agree with Rainor.

I've seen multiple top 25 or so players do this AFTER the mistress comes out against them, then throw a fit if you won't abandon the game. It's embarrassing.
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RicardoRix
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At the very least you have to agree to this before the game starts (as with all house rules), otherwise it's a big fat no.
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Redwoods
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Exactly.
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Alexandr Darius
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Post by Alexandr Darius »

No restarting unless the player explicitly states his intention to use special rules at the start of the game. And never in Arena.
Well, I've offered several times to some inexperienced players to abandon the game in case they had like really bad luck.
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Eat corn boy
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A fair game is more fun A game that is doomed from the start is no fun ;)
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