Two rules questions:
1) On cards that refer to their own name with no other explanatory text, do they refer to themselves only or any card with that name? One example is the classic Terror of the Tides, which gives The Terror of the Tides 4 wounds. I've seen a lot of discussion in the archives, but not the resolution. On the assumption that giving wounds is a "then" effect, not a cost, can it affect another card named "The Terror of the Tides?" (I know that costs can only be paid by cards you control, but I'm referring to effects that are not part of a cost. Besides, I interpret the wounds as *not* being part of a cost. If someone thinks it is part of the cost, that doesn't dodge the issue -- could I wound another copy (potentially already wounded) that I control, since it is not unique?) In short, does it need to target itself, a card with that name that I control, or any card with that name? There are other examples, but that's the most classic one that illustrates the question.
2) Do you control cards that are in out of play areas? In particular, does "every card you control" (especially "if every card you control is <faction>") only refer to cards that are "in play" and not cards that are resourced, in discard, etc? The core rulebook states "When a card comes into play, it does so under the control of its owner, unless otherwise specified by the effect bringing the card into play. Some effects also allow a player to take control of an opponent’s cards." On the other hand, the FAQ states: "You may only pay costs with cards you control. You may never exhaust, drain a domain, drive insane, sacrifice, or
otherwise use or alter the game state of any card you do not control, as the means of a paying the cost of an effect." The former implies that cards come under control when they enter play (what about when they leave play?). The latter implies that you control your resourced cards. Presumably, there is an interpretation that everyone uses, even if it's not explicitly clear in the rules/FAQ, but I don't know what that is. In short, what cards does "every card you control" count?