We played with the Invader last night, and two rules questions came up:
1. When you draw the Invader destiny card, does that count as a separate encounter, or an event that happens in the middle of the regular encounter? Here’s the situation we ran into:
a. I start my turn with two cards. I can’t refresh my hand (obviously) because I have encounter cards.
b. I draw the Invader destiny card.
c. Invader attacks me, and plays a Negotiate.
d. Invader goes to the Warp, and takes my two cards as compensation.
e. I now continue my turn, but I have no encounter cards available.
According to a strict reading of the rules, I can’t draw a new hand, because it’s not the start of my turn. But I also can’t continue, because when the offense has no more encounter cards available, his turn ends immediately. It seems like I should be able to draw a new hand, because it seems against the spirit of the Invader power that it would replace my turn, instead of just interrupting it.
2. Does the Invader take a ship from the warp after the Invader destiny card is drawn?