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  1. I agree, but they did 1x of the neutral provinces in CotE so I don't have much hope.
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    Set Legality for Children of the Empire

    Answer is: it's complicated. By printed rules, CotE should be legal immediately for Elemental Challenges (they're a formal level event) but 11 days later for Koteis (they're a premiere level event). However, OP has tweeted/posted on Facebook that CotE would not be legal for Elemental Challenges until 11 days after release (while also stating that those remain formal level events). Do Tweets count as official rulings overriding printed rules? Most would probably go with the tweets, but it certainly puts whomever is running the events in a weird place.
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    Children of Tradition

    The bully is insecure beneath his bluster. Doesn't make him less of a bully, but does a good job making him human instead of a caricature.
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    Seeking the Truth & Display of Power?

    Answered in the rules forum, but the answer is that Display is weird. It is played when its triggering condition occurs (ie when you lose the conflict) but its effects don't actually happen until a couple of steps later (when your opponent goes to resolve the ring effect).
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    Seeking the Truth & Display of Power?

    Display of Power is played first. From RRG pg 21 (or 23 if you want more detailed explanations) conflict resolution follows this flow: 3.2.3 Compare Skill Values - this is where winner is decided and then where Display of Power could be played if you lost and it was unopposed. 3.2.4 Apply Unopposed 3.2.5 Break Province 3.2.6 Resolve Ring effects - this is where Display of Power's delayed effects kick in and cancel the ring effect, allow you to resolve it instead, and then claim the ring. 3.2.7 Claim Ring (this is where the ring would normally be claimed by the winner) 3.2.8 Return Home
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    Sincere Challenger & Duel Bidding?

    Bob just got 1 honor from Dave and nobody won the duel. Edit: typo fixed
  7. You may also notice that FFG cannot actually sell IA on their website (and if you've been to GenCon, they don't carry it at their booth there either). IA stepping on the "board game" territory has been an issue for them since it launched.
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    Card Sleeves

    My experience using FFG sleeves with SWLCG was that their sleeves were actually just slightly on the large side and that the edges/corners tended to get beat up pretty easily. I've had much more luck with Dragonshield sleeves for longevity.
  9. dbmeboy

    "house" question

    I think here is the misunderstanding. You can only Play or Use cards from the house you've chosen, where Use means Reap/Fight/Action. Constant effects (as printed on Upgrades) still work, destroyed effects still happen on cards outside of your chosen house, etc.
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    Taryu-Jiai and the new dueling rules?

    It’s a bit of a mess. The old duels still initiate a duel, but they don’t Initiate a Duel with the rules baggage that comes with that phrase. I would have supported errata of the old duels to the new template, but oh well.
  11. dbmeboy

    Stay Your Hand doesn't do anything?

    Two observations: -New duels will all use the initiate a duel wording -While the old duels don’t have the implied/included rules of the initiate a duel wording, they still do initiate and then resolve a duel. See wording of the Duel entry.
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    Taryu-Jiai and the new dueling rules?

    Being civil is the samurai way? 😁
  13. dbmeboy

    Taryu-Jiai and the new dueling rules?

    English is fun 😁
  14. dbmeboy

    Taryu-Jiai and the new dueling rules?

    Sorry... outside a conflict as in involving characters not participating, not outside the timing of a conflict.
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    Taryu-Jiai and the new dueling rules?

    Worth noting that RAW actually prevented Taryu-Jiai from working with characters not participating previously but RRG stealth edited the Duel entry to allow it. Old RRG: Duel Some card abilities initiate a duel between two characters participating in a conflict. For the rules on how to resolve a duel, see “D. Duel Timing” on page 24. New RRG: Duel Some card abilities initiate a duel between two characters. For the rules on how to initiate and resolve a duel, see “D. Duel Timing” on page 25. EDIT: wording changed for clarity.