The new rule “The Bet” can be read in a couple of ways. Since triggering it under the superficially intended reading would reveal secret information, I thought I’d check which interpretation was intended by its proposer, and (perhaps more importantly) what an informal consensus thinks.
From the rules, we’ve got:
- Cuddlebeam gains Eternal Torment “if any remedy has the potential to Cure the Black Death”.
- “Each Remedy has the potential to Cure one Disease”
- “When a Remedy is Tested, there is a 50% chance that the Remedy now Cures a random Disease”
If a Remedy exists which has been Tested and was found not to Cure a random Disease, does it still “have the potential” to Cure the Black Death? (In plain English every Remedy has the potential to do anything, because we’re playing Nomic, but even regarding it as a strict keyword and reframing it as something more like “each remedy has an empty cure slot”, do such test-failed Remedies still “have the potential”?)