the Jabberwock wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:16 pm
Text of Variags of Khand also does not state that an untapped site is required for play.
For a reason; this is default.
Just that; this is default... for factions.
If the default for factions (items) would be automatically applied to short-events that allow to play a faction (item), then "Playable ... during site phase" in text of Old Road (Bounty of the Hoard) is redundant.
In my opinion, if conditions written on a resource short-event card are met, then the short-event card may be played and the card causes what it states.
If an action that the short-event causes otherwise would have additional conditions, the conditions are ignored. They do not need to be explicitly overridden.
If a resource short-event card is not limited by its text to any phase and causes an action otherwise possible in X phase, it may be played in any phase and causes the action in any phase.
If a resource short-event card does not require untapped site and causes an action that otherwise requires an untapped site, it may be played and causes the action regardless of tapped/untapped state of a site.
I want to stress that the question: whether a site, where influencing character is present, taps or does not tap after successful attempt, is separate thing (separate from mechanics of a resource short-events).
Because it is not matter of a conditions, but matter of a results.
It depends on consideration: whether an attempt is considered to be performed at site, or the attempt is merely performed by character at site (but attempt itself is not performed at any location).