I am not sure what the protocol will be here on the Wiki, but here's a forum post about my game Emu Ranchers. I entered it into the Wiki yesterday.
I thought this forum would be a good way to announce new games and where designers can talk about them (design choices, thoughts, etc…) at the same time…
It is slightly more convenient than searching the Recent Changes page for new games, although right now, with few users, it's not that bad :)
Ultimately, I guess we'll all create the protocol as we go along…
Well, I guess I'm REALLY late to this dance! But I just recently dived into the Decktet world, and even more recently tried my hand at Emu ranching. My wife and I played it for the first time last night and had a blast. I just wanted to kinda double check something…
Am I correct in understanding that playing an Ace or a Crown on a previously established bird effectively closes off any further play on that bird?
As I indicated, we only have a few hands of playing experience, so I haven't yet worked out the best strategies (i.e. starting most birds with either an Ace or a Crown hoping to get the 5 point bonus) but it seems like a game with a lot of replayability.
Thanks for your hard work.
Correct: When you play a Crown to an increasing stack or an Ace to a decreasing stack, then you can't play any more cards on that stack.
Welcome to the world of the Decktet. I'm glad that you are enjoying Emu Ranchers.