This card is fine with me, i don't see much problem with this if able.
But if there was a card like:
Action: Choose an opponent. That opponent must sacrifice a character.
What happens when he has no characters? Is this card unplayable or does the second part simply do nothing and "if able" just confirms it. If all cards had if able on everything that can go wrong, or no cards had it and rules said only first part of effect needs to be possible to play the card… but now its mixed and i get confused.
This is a problem for example with Khopesh and wound cancelling and invoulnerability.
Is the ruling that Khopesh on invoulnerable character cant be triggered. But if you cancel the wound its fine… is this a consequence of some general rules, or just Khopesh only claryfication. This is similar to cannot question in Snow Graves vs Implant Fear, why is Khopesh not possible tofire and implant fear still playable?
Same happens when you play Small Price to Pay
Action: Choose a character you control and a character an opponent controls. Choose one of those characters to go insane, then wound the other character.
There is no if able here, but i guess you can still play it if the character cant go insane and you need to get rid of the card for some reason. And of you cant play it what is "then" on this card for.
Can you choose your invoulnerable one and opponents char to make opponents char go insane.
I think this should follow in a simple way from FAQ guidelines, and if it doesn't it should have per card errata, so that a new player has any possibility of playing this card the way it was intended to work.
Now FAQ has some contradicting rules scattered throughout the document, the card has no direct explanation… and this is a card from Core Set so new players are supposed to use it… it really irritates me.
There are to ways to deal with this:
- make FAQ clear enough so that cards like this can be understood easily
- make per card explanation of each complicated card
i find none of those done for CoC, even afer re reading and reordering FAQ i still dont know answers to those questions; so i come to conclusion thatCoC rules are a complete mess… but i like this game and want to get them