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Subject: Are you meant to read the effect text of event cards aloud? rss

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Chris J Davis
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The rulebook says that you should read the italicised text aloud but doesn't say whether you should read the main effect of the card aloud. I'm wondering specifically about the event card...

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...where there is no die roll to keep secret. Does the first player to draw this card read the effect out loud? Does it make a difference depending on which option they choose on the card?

Confused because some cards explicitly state "do not read this card out loud", but unsure what to do when a card doesn't explicitly state this.
 
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Rob Daviau
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Yes, all cards are public in their entirety unless the card tells you otherwise (and there are only a few of those).
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Ivan Esteban-Garcia
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When playing normal betrayal, I insist on a house rule that the effects on event cards are not read aloud.
It adds a bit more tension to the game when you don't know all the possible outcomes.
Oh, and I also houserule that only the outcome that actually takes place is read aloud.
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David Jack
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The rules actually state (At least in Betrayal Legacy) that you should not read the outcomes of the rolls on the card aloud.
 
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Wil Morgan
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(With the original and Balder's Gate versions too)
I've always houseruled that the player to the left of the turn taker reads their event card to them, it adds excitement as the player gets told what's happening to them and it means you stop reading when a dice roll happens and only read the outcome to the player.
It also means that the player who's turn is next is already engaged and paying attention and so already ready for their turn.
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