Quoted from RGR:
Should the menu cards be pulled out during events like Pinburgh then??? I obvs dont think so but they too provide information about the game, however the question is how much info is too much info??? Heck for players that are not on this forum and who do not own an ACDC, hell there is no way that they would ever know about the song jackpot during multiball... If you were playing against them clearly you would have an advantage but knowing this strategy (which imo should be included in the status)...
I think to solve this problem, the status should update to inform you what song needs to be played to award the need song jackpot during album and tour MB. If a player fails to check that then thats their problem.
No, because menu cards are provided by the game. Any information provided by the game is clearly allowed. Otherwise, where does it end -- pull the pop bumper caps off so people won't know they're worth 1000 when lit?
The general idea here is for people to gather whatever information they can get, whether it's a rule sheet, video, cheat sheet, forum post, or a friend, and use that information to get better at the game. But when it's time to play, it's you and the machine. No coaching.
The fix you describe for AC/DC is somewhat in place; it will tell the player what album and tour are next. They still need to remember what song goes with what album or tour. I agree that this is a particularly esoteric piece of rules knowledge, but no more esoteric than the characters in Who Dunnit or the souvenirs in Road Show or the hidden features in Shaq Attaq. Players can learn those details if they want to, if they think it will help them, but I don't think you'll ever convince me that reference material should be used during a tournament.