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Can I play non-English cards in English tournament

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I have an official FFG card that is in Polish in one of my decks. Can I use official FFG cards in other languages in a tournament? I can always look up what the card says for anyone who doesn’t know. I’m thinking about getting more but want to make sure I can use them before I purchase more.

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The Aurabesh cards are allowed, and they arent English. I would say they would be fine to use, just make sure you have the English version(s) on hand if the TO decides you need them, or if a player wants to read the English version.

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There is no rule in the tournament regulations that makes a mention of the language on the card, as long as the card is an official FFG card it is OK.

However, there are rules that affect the use of proxy cards, so there is a bit of a grey area, in that the TO may consider in an English Speaking region that Polish cards are in his opinion a proxy. So my best advice would be to confirm with the TO of the events.

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Aurabesh cards aren't in some other language, all of them I've ever seen have been in English. Aurabesh is an alphabet not a language. I don't see how they are relevant to the question.

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On February 27, 2018 at 1:21 PM, Corban LaFon said:

I have an official FFG card that is in Polish in one of my decks. Can I use official FFG cards in other languages in a tournament? I can always look up what the card says for anyone who doesn’t know. I’m thinking about getting more but want to make sure I can use them before I purchase more.

Thanks!

I think so, just don't try anything slick like "This card says I win" it might be suspicious.

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I'll just say: I'd personally prefer you didn't, at least in any kind of decently competitive event. Or had an English copy on hand, but that then defeats the point of it (unless you happen to be Polish, and would prefer to play in your own language). 

The reason for this is pretty simple; if I'm not sure what a card does I want to be able to read it. Looking it up takes additional time, and it's also potentially gives away gameplay information that could impact the game (e.g. if I ask you 'What does X do', you know I'm probably looking to do something that depends on the answer). In comparison, it's quicker and easier to read a card, and check it without it being a 'tell'. 

Though again, if there's an actual language based reason for it, that's another thing entirely. 

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