When you participate in a race, a magical watertight barrel will appear in the upper corner of the screen.
This barrel contains all the cards you need for navigating your boat using tools.
A countdown appear next to it showing the time remaining until its next opening. When the timer reaches 0, you can open the barrel. Two possibilities are offered to you:
- Obtain the 2 cards displayed to you*: you see which cards will be added to your deck (shown here are 1 Help card and 1 Waypoint card).
- Obtain 3 "surprise" cards*: You will obtain one more card, but you won't know what they are until you claim them.
It's up to you! Once those cards are added to your deck, you can use them throughout all the race or leg.
Once empty, the barrel is shown "greyed out" on your screen and the timer reappears. You have to wait until the end of the countdown to gain new cards.
*The number of cards you can obtain this way may vary from one race to the next.