Tyberius_Deangelo wrote: ↑Tue Apr 27, 2021 12:34 pm
Coming in late in the discussion. After watching Hoss-Drone's game with Maggie, am I correct in reading the Sheliak only goes off if the planet where the dilemma is encountered is at the very end of the space line? If that is the case, then how often does that happen in game where your opponent places one of their planets a the space line's end?
That's not quite true. If at the end of a turn the Sheliak stops at the planet it was encountered at, then it goes off. However, this didn't happen because Hoss-drone missed something about the new Sheliak - it no longer targets the original mission. In addition this rule about
dilemmas is also important.
Rulebook wrote:When a card moves, it moves its full available RANGE toward the far end of the spaceline.
The Sheliak no longer targets the original mission like it did before, so when he seeded it where he did, it moved past the original mission. IIRC, my missions had the following spans:
     
He seeded it at Exo III, shown above (sorry, spacing is weird on the icons). The far end of the spaceline was to the left.
     
At the end of my turn, it moved a full RANGE of 6 to this location
     
At the end of his turn, it moved its full RANGE of 6 again, which meant it flew by Exo III.
     
If he had seeded it instead at Mudd's Planet, which was the 2nd mission from the left, this would have been a whole different ballgame. It would have started at the right, moved 6 the first turn and at the end of his turn, would have hit Mudd's Planet because that's where it stops.
As I argued in the video, I played the online Masters with a Hirogen Obsession deck and never had a problem with finding a location on the spaceline where the Sheliak would hit. Kevin made a mistake in assuming that the Sheliak targets the original planet as the original did and that left him a little salty.