There's something that isn't clear in the rule book…
So, you're saying that when you play with someone, you each should have your own complete damage deck?
I was under the impression that everybody drew from the same damage deck…
Ok looked through both rule sets.
Standard Rulebook says nothing about it, Tournament Rules says:
When a player’s ship is dealt a Damage card, the card is dealt from that player’s own Damage deck.
Players must maintain their own discard piles for their Damage cards. Before shuffling, players may request to examine their opponopponent’s Damage deck to confirm its contents are correct. The TO may check Damage decks at any time.
So, should we take this inconsistency as "If you're playing with a friend for fun, share 1 damage deck, but if it's a tournament you need to bring your own damage deck"?
Doesn't this change the game somewhat? As was mentioned in another forum posting here on FFG, "If you have a deck of 100 unique cards, you have 1% chance of drawing a particular card." -response was "Until that card is drawn, then you have a 0% chance of drawing it again."
So, if you're sharing a deck, then your odds of drawing a critical card are X% with modification for another player drawing from the same damage deck, (I'm not a statistics whiz, you get my simplified point ;~} ) whereas if you've got your own deck, then your chances are simply X.
so as far as clarifications, should we all be playing with out own Damage Deck? no matter what?