Bring Our Curses Home + Ahunts

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Re: Bring Our Curses Home + Ahunts

Post by the Jabberwock » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:41 am

Okay, so you are looking to overturn the previous NetRep rulings then. Thanks for clarifying.

So a hypothetical vote then would be essentially:

Should BOCH be allowed to be played on an Ahunt Dragon manifestation:
- Yes
- No

(You are in favor of it not being playable at all with Ahunts)

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Re: Bring Our Curses Home + Ahunts

Post by Theo » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:58 am

I am looking to correct the previous CoE rulings. But that is not the vote I am proposing. I'm not sure how this was so confusing... :? See underlined portion:

"Bring Our Curses Home: If used on a hazard creature attack created by an event card, this will place the event card off to the side. However, Bring Our Curses Home will only cause additional attacks when the created attack in particular (not the event card) is playable."

I'd frame the vote more as:

"Is the creature attack created by Ahunts playable (for the purpose of BOCH)?"
- Yes; it should be considered playable whenever the condition that triggered its creation is satisfied. (CoE ruling)
- No; as a creature attack created by an effect, it is never itself "play"able. (literal interpretations)
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Re: Bring Our Curses Home + Ahunts

Post by the Jabberwock » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:21 am

Theo wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:58 am
I'm not sure how this was so confusing... :?
Apologies. I'm trying to absorb 100 proposals at the same time, so sometimes I forget something I read, mis-read something, or don't understand in the moment what is being suggested. Please bear with me. I will ask direct questions when needed to save time, and I appreciate patience by yourself and others when this happens and I am asking about something that has already been mentioned.

I understand your position now, thanks.

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Re: Bring Our Curses Home + Ahunts

Post by CDavis7M » Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:06 am

The CoE was mistaken.

Bring Our Curses Home CAN be played on a character facing an attack from an Ahunt Dragon, but the Ahunt dragon will never be placed with Bring Our Curses Home, nor will the Ahunt be placed off to the side, and the company can never face attacks from the Ahunt, because there is no creature for the attack to be from.

An Ahunt long-event cannot satisfy the active conditions of the action of "place creature's card with this card."

Still, Bring Our Curses Home can be played on a character facing an Ahunt attack and it will give the character 3 corruption points.

This can happen because a card may be played if its active conditions are met, as long as it has an effect on the game. If the active conditions of at least 1 effect is met or if the card has some effect on that game without any other specific action, then the card is playable.

So, what to do about the CoE Netrep? I agree with disowning those rulings.

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But what about the proposal?
Theo wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:58 am
Bring Our Curses Home wrote:Target character's company faces an attack from creature at the start of each movement/hazard phase if creature is playable.
The creature is an attack generated by a passive condition. The creature, then, is NEVER played/playable. The Netrep clearly confused this point, as shown below.
A creature is not an attack. A creature is a card that creates an attack. An attack is an action.

The attack from the creature is the triggerable action from a passive condition. A passive condition is an action. Here, the action that is the passive condition is the action of the company moving. The company moving is an action. And the movement-action of the company satisfies the passive conditions (for triggering the triggerable attack-action) if the creature is playable based on the movement (e.g., the regions, or site path, etc). If the creature is playable from the movement action, then the passive condition is satisfied and the attack-action is triggered and it will be declared in the next chain of effect.
Theo wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:58 am
"Is the creature attack created by Ahunts playable (for the purpose of BOCH)?"
- Yes; it should be considered playable whenever the condition that triggered its creation is satisfied. (CoE ruling)
- No; as a creature attack created by an effect, it is never itself "play"able. (literal interpretations)
There is no possibility of Bring Our Curses Home enabling hazard-creature attacks from Ahunts because Ahunt long-events cannot be placed with Bring Our Curses Home as discussed above. So, neither the YES or the NO vote make sense since the premise is incorrect.

If we wanted to make an Ahunt be able to be placed with Bring Our Curses, it would need much more work.

If we want to clarify, we could say:
May be played on a character facing an attack from an Ahunt dragon manifestation but the Ahunt long-event will not be placed herewith because it is but a creature card.

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Re: Bring Our Curses Home + Ahunts

Post by CDavis7M » Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:07 am

Update: There are some Digests on Ahunts and cards that are playable on hazard creature attacks and then refer to the "creature's card" like Foes Shall Fall, Regiment of Black Crows, that should apply to related cards (Curses,etc).

They seem to mostly say that the Ahunt would be able to be placed/returned/etc despite not being a creature (against what I was thinking). Nothing definitive about the attack though, which is where the card language really starts to deviate from how Ahunts work.

Here's the relevant Digests that I found:
ICE Digest 73 wrote: From: Chris Finley <cfi...@ior.com>
>Dragons Ahunt are now considered Hazard Creature attacks? The Last thing
>I remember was that they were attacks created by a long event.
As stated on the card, the attack is considered a hazard creature attack.


The card is not considered a hazard creature, and is not played as a
hazard creature, but the attack is considered a hazard creature attack
.
Easy enough.
ICE Digest 83 wrote:From: Martin Toggweiler <mtogg...@compuserve.com>
>>From: "Isaac S. Demme" <thrr-...@geocities.com>
>
>>>Can Foes Shall Fall be played on an attack from an ahunt dragon?

>
>>Yes.
>
>Does this mean that the dragon ahunt long-event ends when *Foes Shall Fall*
>is played and becomes only a hazard creature applying only according to
>Foes Shall Fall? If not, then what?


The Ahunt stays with Foes Shall Fall until the conditions of FSF
are met
.
Oh really? Even though it's the Ahunt is not a creature card? And well, how to determine the "creature's playability" for a long-event?
ICE Digest 109 wrote:From: Jean-Luc Bevierre <org...@yahoo.com>
>So a "a hazard creature attack" is different of a "creature hazard",
>isn't it?


To be specific, a hazard creature attack is different from a creature
hazard card. Stealth prevents the play of cards.
ICE Digest 111 wrote:>6) What effect does tapping RoBC have on an Ahunt dragon attack? Is the
>Ahunt long-event sent back to hand?


Yes.
So, Ahunts aren't creature cards for Stealth but they are for Foes Shall Fall and Regiment of Black Crows?

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Ok, we know Ahunts are long-events, and not hazard creatures, but they create hazard creature attacks. So they can still be played if Stealth is in effect, but then they count as a creature card for Foes Shall Fall and Regiment of Black Crows?

The Digests never addressed the issue of Ahunt attack playability for Foes Shall Fall, and didn't address Bring Our Curses Home at all. I think that the placement question is easy to gloss over. I wish someone specifically asked about the attack playability. Which is what this proposal is about.

As neat as I think it is to let these cards (Riddling Talk, Foes Shall Fall, Bring Our Curses Home, and Regiment of Black Crows) be played on a non-creature "hazard creature attack" (or any "attack" for Riddling Talk) to get some subset of effects, they probably weren't intended to be used this way and this "feature" should probably just be removed if anything, and not enhanced.

As for intent -- there is no specific antecedent for the term "creature" in the text of these card to determine what the "creature's card" is. But still, the only thing that "the creature" could possibly be referencing is the previously written "a hazard creature attack" presumably of a hazard creature.

If Ahunt's were intended to be usable to attack, Bring Our Cureses Home and Foes Shall Fall would have been worded differently in several ways.

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