First rule: the gamehostess is always right
Second rule if the gamehostess is wrong the first rule applies
damn straight ;)
This game is intended to be fun, to encourage wild releasing and creative themed releases. If you are enjoying it, and not stopping the enjoyment of others, then, as I see it, that's good enough for me
I don't *really* like the idea of people making multiple releases to see what gets caught, I agree with Prachi and others that it is a little unfair. I tried to discourage it when the idea was first suggested before we began to play, but as I said then - I cannot police that, so it is up to each team how to play - 'sneaky' or not. I may not like it, but it doesn't break any rules. I also don't like people who talk loudly on mobile phones on the train, but there's nothing I can do about that either.
I decided not to try to prevent it, or to invent elaborate rules to stop it, before we started play, and it would be vastly unjust of me now to go back on that by changing the game so far in (especially given that people were honest enough to point out the loophole and ask if they could use it. It would have been fairly easy to cover up the tracks of this tactic and just claim incredible good luck, so I appreciated that no one was trying to be dishonest). I am, I must confess, a little disappointed that so many people are using the loophole - but I am still enjoying watching (and stealing for my own releases) the awesome ideas people come up with, so I am not overly worried about it.
I suggest that, if you have been enjoying the game to date, then you don;t need to worry about it either :) There have been some brilliant ideas generated, and I can tell by the bits of communication I get from you guys that there have been some BC friendships formed. What more could I ask for, eh?
If, on the other hand, you have not been enjoying the game, *then* we have a problem...