There are a few cards with text "when X would Y" like:
Disrupt: Exhaust Underground Asylum and pay 1 to cancel an effect that would cause a character to go insane.
While Vaporous Isle is ready, any character that would go insane is instead returned to its owner's hand.
• Library of Pergamum
Disrupt: Exhaust Library of Pergamum to cancel an effect just triggered that would destroy a Tome card.
Disrupt: When attached character would be destroyed, instead discard all wound tokens and attachments, including Abhorrent Spore, on attached character.
• Alyssa Graham
Disrupt: When a player would draw a card, drive Alyssa Graham insane to (choose one): discard that card, or place the top card of your discard pile on top of your deck.
• Charles Dexter Ward
Disrupt: If Charles Dexter Ward would go insane, choose another character instead. That character goes insane, if able.
Some are passives, some are disrupts; some are replacement, some are not.
I have a few questions regarding those:
First: what is the timing?
Passive abilities sometimes change the effect and sometimes are resolved after effect takes place.
Disrupts are played before effect resolves, but their condition depends on sth happening in the effect.
Does this refer to a possibility of sth happening, or do both players state their choices in initiation period and only if initiated unchanged effect would do X i can respond to X. Its especially wierd for me with effect:
"Characters committed to the same story as Kaleidoscope of Calyptra that would go insane are instead wounded."
[i asked this also in another thread]
Does it change all go insane to wound (and this can be targeted on characters with T/willpower), or only character that would actually go insane without this card will be wounded. (and if it cant be wounded is it considered as a targetting requirement of going insane in the first place)
What happens when replaced effect is followed by then, like Small price to pay on Charles Dexter Ward. Is the then part executed or not. (Replecement says the replaced effect doesnt happen, but new effect happens instead, is this substitution ok for then to resolve?)
Do cancels like Library cancel whole effect or only the part that would do what they state? (i think all, but im not sure, especially with multiple effects on many sentences)
Can those cards influence cost? Like vaporous isle ready when Lunatic like Crazed arsonists drives himself insane. Does he go back to hand (i think not but want to make sure)