Sorry Damon, thought I'd wrapped my head around the whole 'search' = 'shuffle' thing, but then I spotted this --
Museum Curator (The Yuggoth Contract, F70) reads:
"Response: After Museum Curator enters play, search the top 5 cards of your deck for a support card and put it into play. Put the rest of the cards on the bottom of your deck."
Q3.i) If a shuffle has to occur here too, due to searching (just like Arsene Renard) then the remaining cards would no longer be on the bottom of the deck - unless you shuffle all cards except "the rest" and then place them on the bottom. Or is this a case where one assumes a golden rule applies to prevent shuffling? Or should this be errated to use the words "look at" instead of "search" to prevent an unintended shuffling?
You would shuffle and then place the cards on the bottom of the deck.
Appreciate the information, Damon. Seems odd (to say the least) that you would shuffle the remainder of the deck, which hasn't been viewed... but it is what it is.
It does, but that is the proper way to fulfill both. It could probably use an errata to clean it up.
Q3.ii) So after searching, you have to shuffle the deck and put the 5 cards on the bottom. How are those 5 cards ordered? Are they:
a) ordered as chosen by the person who looked at the cards, then placed on the bottom of the shuffled deck?
b) ordered as chosen by the person who owns the deck (which in this case is the same person looking at the cards), then placed on the bottom of the shuffled deck?
c) ordered randomly (i.e. shuffled separately from the rest of the deck), then placed on the bottom of the shuffled deck?
IF the cards are not stated to change order they go on the bottom in the same order they came off, so the card in the first position, what had been the top position, is the first card added to the bottom of the deck, then the second card and so on and so forth.
Burglar Tools (The Key and the Gate, F55) reads:
"Attach to a character you control. Attached character gains the Criminal subtype.
Action: Exhaust attached character and pay 1 to reveal the top 5 cards of an opponent's deck. Choose a revealed non-Location support card and put it into play under your control."
Q4.i) Is "reveal" (and "look at") different from "search", or does the "search" rule that requires a deck shuffle apply to these terms as well?
Q4.ii) After revealing the top 5 cards, what happens to the remaining cards not put in to play? Are they:
a) ordered as chosen by the person who looked at the cards, then placed on the top of the unshuffled deck?
b) ordered as chosen by the person who owns the deck, then placed on the top of the unshuffled deck?
c) ordered randomly (i.e. shuffled separately from the rest of the deck), then placed on the top of the unshuffled deck?
d) kept in the original order as revealed, then placed on the top of the unshuffled deck?
e) shuffled back in to the deck?
Reveal and look at are not search, and trigger no shuffle.
Edited by jasonconlon, 27 February 2014 - 04:57 PM.