Been struggling with getting this right all night. But it FEELS SO GOOD WHEN IT WORRRRRRRRRRKS
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I was testing the skill over and over to make it work, and I found I was doing something completely unexpected: I was holding back the letters of the word "PENMER" as I knew those would be the ones charged.
I was playing my own game as if I was trying to win, the mechanics of the game starting my brain to form strategies. Awesome.