Forum Archive : Chouettes

Cube proxy

From:   Ilia Guzei
Date:   13 June 2003
Subject:   Local chouette rule question
Forum:   GammOnLine

In Madison we play consulting chouette but consulting begins only after
a cube has been turned.

Situation: During a chouette player A of the team goes to the bar and
leaves player B of the team in charge of his cube. Captain and Box are
going at it and at some point player B doubles the Box as himself and
player A by giving the Box two 2-cubes. The Box drops B's cube but takes
A's cube since he thinks it's a borderline take/pass and he wants to
exclude player B from future discussions.

Question: Since player B is in charge of player A's cube that was taken,
can B still consult? Or does he remain there just to make a cube
decision (until player A returns to the table anyway) when and if the
Box redoubles player A?


JP White  writes:

Player B is only in charge of Player A's cube. Since Player B is 'out of
the game' he cannot comment or consult. But if the box recubes A and A
still isn't around B can act as the proxy and make the cube decision for
him (however in this situation if I were B I'd yell for A to come back

Mary Hickey  writes:

Add Ohio to the chouette venues where a person acting as a cube proxy
cannot consult. If it were otherwise, consider the unforeseen consequences
that could arise, and you'll see what a can of worms it might become if
they could!

It's also considered perfectly OK for the Box to drop the present player
and take the absent one (the situation you describe) in order to prevent
whoever else is in the game from having someone to consult with.

If the cube gets large, the proxy usually makes some attempt to locate the
absent player, whether or not the proxy is still in the game.

It's also OK in most of our chouettes for the proxy to beaver his own cube
but just take for the absent player (though not the reverse). This means
we have a subtle difference in what the leaving player might say as he
appoints the proxy: "Handle my cube" doesn't mean exactly the same thing
as "I do what you do."
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