Changing Map/Board owner - card drafting

Hi,

The idea is to have a Map/Board with a few cards in it, keep one to your hand, then pass the map to another player, for card-drafting.

Is it possible to transfer the ownership of a map? To abandon visibility on it, and some other player takes it ?

Thanks for help and suggestions.

What is the game mechanic you want to use?

Sometimes it is a lot easier to do something different that has the same
effect, rather than trying to do things exactly as they are done in a board
game.

So do the players pick the cards blindly from the set of cards?
Does the drawing player get to see which cards are available before picking?
Do the other players get to see which cards is chosen?

On Sun, Apr 12, 2020, 2:06 PM kerkael kerkael@gmail.com wrote:

Hi,

The idea is to have a Map/Board with a few cards in it, keep one to your
hand, then pass the map to another player, for card-drafting.

Is it possible to transfer the ownership of a map? To abandon visibility
on it, and some other player takes it ?

Thanks for help and suggestions.


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I would echo the suggestion to think about different ways of accomplishing the end goal. Regarding the initial question, the configuration of a private map window (or player hand) where you specify which player sides can access it is not something that can be modified at run-time.

You could have a bunch of GKCs with Send to Location traits on your cards so that you can send them anywhere they need to go. Imagine all players have a private hand or regular map window only they can access. All private hands have a deck or a zone in them in which they place the card they want to keep, then by menu button in their player hand they could send all the rest of the cards shooting off to a named region or XY coordinate on another player’s private window. That player repeats the process, keep going around until all cards are claimed.

Thanks.
I will move to some different mechanic as I can’t transfer ownership (that’s what I thought)
The game play is, for N players and X cards :

  • each player picks blindly X cards from the deck
    [- keeps 1 to hand
  • gives the remaining X-1 to next player
    ] repeat until everyone has X cards in hand

Decks and buttons sending to a named region seems fine to me.
I’ll decide if I use N private windows with X regions, or 1 big public windows with N*X regions.
Issue with 1 big public windows may be with cards being unmasked by mistake … or I can apply a GKC to pieces arriving on that window to mask them …

Can I have mask and unmask with 2 different keystrokes, instead of 1 keystroke alternate between the 2 ?

Use decks to remove ownership. Create a player window owned by all with deck spaces for each player that they all can access. After they select their card they discard the drafted cards to their space on that window (set always to face down). And whoever needs to pick them up next can. Rinse repeat till all are drafted
On Monday, April 13, 2020, 04:53:58 AM CDT, kerkael kerkael@gmail.com wrote:

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Thanks.
I will move to some different mechanic as I can’t transfer ownership
(that’s what I thought)
The game play is, for N players and X cards :

  • each player picks blindly X cards from the deck
    [- keeps 1 to hand
  • gives the remaining X-1 to next player
    ] repeat until everyone has X cards in hand

Decks and buttons sending to a named region seems fine to me.
I’ll decide if I use N private windows with X regions, or 1 big public
windows with N*X regions.
Issue with 1 big public windows may be with cards being unmasked by
mistake … or I can apply a GKC to pieces arriving on that window to
mask them …

Can I have mask and unmask with 2 different keystrokes, instead of 1
keystroke alternate between the 2 ?


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https://forum.vassalengine.org/t/changing-map-board-owner-card-drafting/10387/4

Oddly it does not seem to remove ownership for me if I send a card to a deck w/ e.g. ReturnToDeck.

But if the player drags it there the ownership seems to clear properly.

It should work. Done it before, there may be a special step I forgot, been so long
See my blood bowl team manager module. It’s in there and some other card tricks as well
On Monday, April 13, 2020, 10:33:53 AM CDT, Cattlesquat brian@brianreynolds.net wrote:

Oddly it does not seem to remove ownership for me if I send a card to a
deck w/ e.g. ReturnToDeck.

But if the player drags it there the ownership seems to clear
properly.


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https://forum.vassalengine.org/t/changing-map-board-owner-card-drafting/10387/6