Just bought this and I've played four or five games and wrote down a few questions that I'm hoping to get some help with…
First. Cards like Cruel Interrogations, do they trigger before the game even starts? If one of my first Objectives is Cruel Interrogations, it "comes into play" before anyone takes their turn. So do I get the capture before the first turn, or during my first turn, or at all (since the game hasn't started yet)?
Second. How do you resolve a Conflict without an Objective? The situation was like this. I attacked with Red Five, declaring Take the Prisoner with five damage on it. My opponent declared a few defenders. During the Edge, I played Target of Opportunity, giving the sixth and final damage. However, my opponent insisted that we continued to the Striking part of the phase - which would've given them enough damage to kill Red Five. How does this work?
Third. On a similar note, since Red Five didn't Strike, he doesn't get a focus token, does he? I'll create a hypothetical for this. Say that I attack with a character with no icons (R2, for example). And my opponent has no defenders. R2 goes unopposed, dealing a damage to the Objective. But does R2 get a focus token for what he did?
And my final question, and this is more of a card-specific question. But Redemption saves every players characters?