Why Team Galactic's Wager needs errata

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by PokeWisconsin, Aug 16, 2007.

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  1. PokeWisconsin

    PokeWisconsin New Member

    The card "Team Galactic's Wager" makes the players play "Rock-Paper-Scissors." This was a terrible decision by the Japanese. As a judge I already know there will be players who will do their best to avoid losing the game by hesitating to make their decision. Also, games like this should never be incorporated into Pokemon because although it seems like it could be fun, it wastes valuable time when a simple coin flip would suffice. What are your thoughts?
  2. Pokekid

    Pokekid New Member

    Or highest roll.
  3. Absoltrainer

    Absoltrainer Active Member

    coin flip = 50 -50
    Highest roll has different odds depending on who went first and what they roll

    If I go first and
    get a 1 then you have 5 out of 6 chances of beating me
    If I get a 2 then you have 4 out of 6 chances to beat me
    If I get a 3 then you have 3 out of 6 chances to beat me
    If I get a 4 then you have 2 out of 6 chances to beat me
    If I get a 5 then you have 1 out of 6 chances to beat me
    If I get a 6 then you have 1 out of 6 chances to tie with me
  4. Yacine Machine

    Yacine Machine New Member

    im not sure if it has been ruled otherwise but all 'flip a coin' cards are now usually played as 'roll a die' so if both players agree can we not play this the same way...I mean there only two possible outcomes so as eric/matt has already said a 'coin flip would suffice'

    EDIT: by rolling a die, i mean as in evens=heads etc
  5. totoro

    totoro Active Member

    Ummm, this card is being discussed just down the page. Mods, pls lock.
  6. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Why is RPS so wrong for? Everyone knows how to play it (exceptions go to those living under a rock for all their lives I suppose), and by the SOTG ideas, you're not supposed to cheat on it. So I don't care what my opponent says, I'm going to make them play RPS.
  7. DragonairMaster8

    DragonairMaster8 Active Member

    "Screw the rules, I have money"

    but anyway, as much as we'd liek them to, SOTG doesnt matter to most players. It's liek the law. People know it's wrong, but if it gets them somethign tehy want, tehy will break it.

    also, yes. i know almost all my words are spelled wrong. i type fast :p
  8. Flaming_Spinach

    Flaming_Spinach Feature Editor

    And everyone knows that it is physically impossible to make any action that contradicts the SOTG.
  9. (TYranitarFReak)

    (TYranitarFReak) New Member

    duh why is RPS so hard? u dont even have to get a coin, u just need ur hand.
  10. DragonairMaster8

    DragonairMaster8 Active Member

    its not that its hard, its that everyone will cheat
  11. (TYranitarFReak)

    (TYranitarFReak) New Member

  12. Regis_Neo

    Regis_Neo Moderator

    Well, I know, it's just that you'd think players would be more honorable and stuff and not stoop to cheating just to win a card game...*gets laughed at by everyone*

    Back to back posts merged. The following information has been added:

    Funny thing is, if you both don't do it at the same time (even a second could matter), it's always possible to change what you pick. And adding to that, some people will go out of their way to make a vague shape that could be interpreted as something else.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2007
  13. Bolt

    Bolt New Member

    you KNOW people are gonna try things like "no i refuse to do anything else, it's printed this way! *cheat*" or "sure let's high roll *gets 1* JUUUUUDGE!"

    what a horrific way to have to play a card. all we ask for is a little disruption and we get this :(
  14. Chromecatz

    Chromecatz New Member

    whine whine whine
    Your all just lazy. Lift your hands up and THROW DOWN(lol).
    the play is always paper, duh.
  15. pichuman

    pichuman New Member

    ^ no actually its rock. let me put it like this. ive taken on my school in rock paper sizors and i would say almost all of them do sizor as there first pick. its how it is.
  16. Pidgeotto Trainer

    Pidgeotto Trainer New Member

  17. Flaming_Spinach

    Flaming_Spinach Feature Editor


    In fact, with practice, you can get your timing down to a half-second or less, making it very hard to catch cheaters in the process.
  18. The Phenom1993

    The Phenom1993 New Member

    High roll is the best thing to do when you play this card. Simple and fair.
  19. Dark Weedle

    Dark Weedle New Member

    that makes no sense at all. What your opponent rolls if you let them roll first has no influence on what you roll. The rolls will come out the same whether you roll at the same time or not.
  20. Adam Garcia

    Adam Garcia New Member

    its easier to predict in RPS trust me a friend and i figured out how to predict people.

    Remember kids only noobs use rock

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