- I was asked when I posted God Bless Bermuda why I didn't just have a
second copy of Power for Its Own Sake rather than Unmask! and Bavaria.
The answer is simple.
I don't like having duplicated Goals in my decks. You can't have
them both in your hand at the same time or you'll be DQ'd if caught.
Whereas, having Unmasked and one or two Illuminati in you hand is
perfectly legal. Plus if you also have the matching Goal, IT'S STILL
If you lose the Goal, it's gone. If you lose Unmasked, you can still
use the Illuminati cards as Agents, if the "real" Illuminati is in
Plus, there's the element of surprise. Almost no one expects Bermuda
to Unmask as Bavaria (or vice versa). Also, there is the fact you
can Unmask at any time during the game, not just at the end. You'd
be surprised how this throws your opponents off (especially if you do
it more than once in the same game).
Another thing is that there are Illuminated Special Goals that are
not covered by existing Goal cards (The Network is a good example of
this). In which case, it becomes almost necessary to Unmask rather
than use a Goal.
Don't get me wrong. I like Goals. I use them. I just would rather
not use a duplicate, when Unmasking serves the same purpose. Plus,
with my house rules, there are Plots that are more desirable to
Remember, with every deck I post, there is a method to my madness.