...i've had a stupid doubt when having today's game. We made a game of 3 players using the core Set and 3 chapters adds, Randomly, a freind picks Stark, me Tagaryen and my brother Lannister. Just to straight up something:
You can have (maximum) 8 Cards in play being them Characters and/or Locations (excluding attachements) or being them Standed or knelted. You can't just bring any more Characters/locations cards into play. Right?
More precisely, the doubt started when, My brother had 8 cards in play being one of them "Hidden Vale Pass" with the text:
"Any Phase: Kneel Hidden Vale pass to put a Clansman character into play from your hand, knelt as an attacker during any challenge you have initiated. At the end of the challenge, discard that character from play if it is still in play"
He knelted the card and tried to bring another "clansman" card from his hand. Me and my friend argued that since he has already 8 cards in play he can't bring another one, even being an effect of his locations. His justification was the card he brought now would be substituting the knelted location, so he still has 8 cards in play (not counting the knelted location). My understanding is that this isn't possible, only if the location was in that moment discarded.
Can we discard freely cards from hand to the discard pile? And cards in play can they freely be discarded by the player or they must be discarded only after a result of an action (or death)? Also, we don't have a maximum number of cards in hand, right?
I know this are very noobish questions.