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Donsol is a solitary card game in which you must go through the deck in sequences of 4 cards. · By Rek & Devine

What does "shuffle to the bottom of the deck" mean?

A topic by eyciye created Jan 14, 2017 Views: 627 Replies: 4
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I can't figure out what to do with the leftover cards after escaping. In typical card games, the options usually are:

1. To place them at the bottom of the deck, in any order.

2. Insert them anywhere into the deck, then shuffle the whole deck.

I understand "place them at the bottom of the deck" (option 1) and "shuffle them into the deck" (option 2) but not "shuffle them into the bottom of the deck". Could you clarify please? Thanks!

OK, after watching the gameplay video, I think option 2 is correct ("shuffled into the deck"). This is because in the video, the second donsol reappears in the next room right after it was escaped in the previous - this would not have been possible in option 1.


Oh that's quite interesting.

When I play with physical cards, I just shuffle them and put them at the bottom of the deck. But the game puts them in the deck and shuffles the deck. I can't quite tell what's the better option for the narrative aspect of the game. Shuffling the deck means that the monsters move to a different room, shuffling the remains of the room and putting it under deck means that you eventually return to that room.

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I agree that gameplay-wise shuffling into the deck is better. Otherwise, becoming good at the game means having to memorise the positions of all the cards you have escaped! I'm not sure I find that fun :D

From a narrative point of view, I don't find it a problem - you could say that monsters are roaming. In any case, 'put at bottom of deck' doesn't ensure you get the same rooms, since you don't always escape a full room. So the current narrative of "returning to the same room" is sort of broken already.


updated the guide and removed "at the bottom of the deck