FIST Report Supplemental #4.1: On Pazaak
Potential Changes to Pazaak
After reviewing Pazaak Turbo Mode and its effects on time to cluster ratios, I have made my concerns to the rest of DC and am leaning towards one of the following changes. A decision hasn’t been made, but the DC is leaning towards one over the other.
Course of Action 1: Establish a “No Turbo Mode” Policy
This option essentially adds the requirement for you to utilize a side-deck whenever you play pazaak. You will still have the option to choose basic or advanced cards, but playing Turbo Mode will be considered a form of cheating.
Course of Action 2: Nerf Pazaak
This option will allow you to continue to utilize Turbo Pazaak, but at a cost to the cluster reward for the game. Currently, Pazaak provides .5 CFs per match, with a modifier for winning or losing. The change will reduce Pazaak cluster reward to .33 per Match and keep the modifier for winning and losing.
I am looking for member feedback on these two options. This is not a poll. Constructive feedback via email or in the comments section is fine. Feedback that benefits the group is good. Is there a third or fourth option that the DC and I aren’t seeing or thinking of?
Feedback that talks about how boring Pazaak is for you or how much you hate pazaak will be ignored with great prejudice.