This also supports that Val's ability is a single effect (not additional effects) and all aspects would be nullified at failure to initiate as such.
I see what you're getting at there. I'll admit I didn't understand it when I initially read your hypothetical card. If it were real, I'd suggest sending it to FFG directly, but I would argue that they are still "separate," despite not being in separate sentences, because there are two different verbs ("draw" and "stand") that are independently acting upon completely different objects (the top card of your deck and all characters in play). This is very different from Val where, despite there being two different verbs ("reveal" and "draw"), they are acting on the exact same object (the top card of your deck) in such a way that, while technically independent, forms a single "motion," if you will. Kind of a "draw so that everyone can see what you drew."
There is just no way of reading "draw a card and kneel every character in play" as a "single" effect because the two things the statement does are so dissimilar. It might need errata to correct it (I'd be shocked to see a card worked this way instead of "Draw a card. Kneel every character in play," really), though, which is why if it were real, I'd say to send it directly to FFG.
I don't even want to get into this, but page 14 also says, "Treat each separate effect as its own card." This would seem to imply that it would even get it's own save/cancel window as it says to treat each separate effect as it's own card. Unrelated, but unsettling to me.
OK, we won't get into it, but you are unsettling yourself. "Treat each separate effect as its own card" is illustrative. The only way that this implies that each would get its own save/cancel step is if you considered them to be triggered separately. Obviously, despite the separate effects, there is a single trigger - a single point of initiation. They initiate at the same time - so there is only one save/cancel step available, but they resolve separately (as if each were on its own card). I think you might be jumping at shadows with this one.
Edited by ktom, 10 September 2013 - 04:38 PM.