as a follow-up to this question : http://pokegym.net/forums/showthread.php?t=61004 Is sand damage "MANDATORY" like drawing prize cards or rolling for sleep? If I was judging an event, and it is noticed that a competitor has forgotten to take a prize card, they would HAVE TO draw it after the fact. Likewise, if they forget to roll for sleep, they MUST roll. If it can be agreed that X number of turns have passed, and after the players are given a caution for not paying proper attention to the game state, what would be the correct ruling? 1) sand damage is mandatory, and damage must be placed to the amount of X counters. 2) too bad, the player with the power didn't put down the damage, and sand damage is optional, no damage 3) rewind only for the turn that the mistake was noticed, one damage counter I realize the answer earlier was that the judge was to determine what the ruling is, but all three answers can't be correct. The facts are fairly simple . . . there should be one simple answer. Please help with a ruling. Thanks. p.s. I would have ruled #2, as I don't think pokebodies are mandatory. Please correct me if I'm wrong.