Armus wrote: ↑Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:20 pmI have!jadziadax8 wrote: ↑Fri Oct 15, 2021 2:16 pm Sorry for the thread necro, but I was thinking about Zaldan this morning and was wondering if anyone had ever made a complete list of dilemmas like it which whiff due to lack of target. I seem to recall Center of Attention and Cardassian Trap being on the list.Berserk Changeling too, though in practical terms I've never seen it whiff for lack of target.
Empathic Echo is another.
Some of these dilemmas were clearly not designed for this rule. The "whiffs for lack of target" rule is actually relatively new; it showed up in the year 2000. Prior to that, Zaldan was actually a wall, even if you attempted with zero Diplomacy. This December 1999 DRG illustrates the point.
As far as I can tell, Decipher changed the rule because the relatively new affiliation was (ironically) getting perma-walled by Cardassian Trap (because no non-Cardassians were in the deck). Given Decipher's attitude toward errata, it's not particularly surprising that, rather than change the card text, they changed the whole rule and the behavior of several cards to make it "work" again.
I do wonder sometimes whether it would be a good idea to go back to the 1995-2000 rule. But that may just be my 1995 bias showing.
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