Frequently Asked Questions

“Do I need to announce Pivot when I pivot-attack?”

Yes! When you make a regular attack, you hold up the card (unseen by your opponent) and announce what the attack is – for example: “thrust to the gut.” You do this to conceal whether the attack is a feint – or for real. If you were making a pivot-attack, you would hold up both cards and announce “pivot thrust to the gut.” Clearly your opponent can see that you are moving your body. If the pivot-attack is a feint, you must still hold up and play the pivot card.

Remember, however, that a lunge-attack cannot be a feint, so if you are playing a lunge card, you can put your cards right on the table.

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