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Offline jaina8851

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Prince + fool gives you extra boon
« on: 24 January 2019, 04:41:34 PM »
I didn't see this combo listed in the Prince or Fool sections of the known bugs.

If you Prince a Fool, there are two paths:

1. You already have the Lost In The Woods. In this case, it asks you (correctly) whether you want to discard for a boon or play the Fool first. It goes as you would expect.
2. You don't have Lost In The Woods. In this case, it does the wrong thing. It plays Fool, presents you with three boons, but then afterwards, it asks 'would you like to discard for a boon?' as if it were the beginning of a new turn. Based on the language on the Prince card, it doesn't say BEFORE your turn, it says "At the start of your turn", so this feels like incorrect behavior to me.

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Re: Prince + fool gives you extra boon
« Reply #1 on: 24 January 2019, 05:17:32 PM »
Thanks for the report, jaina8851

While it may seem strange, the behavior in case 2 is actually correct. Basically, as long as not all effects that trigger "At start of turn" have been completely handled, every newly appearing ability that triggers "At start of turn" will be added to the list of "things that need to be handled for Start of turn".

It starts with Prince, that happens "At start of turn". Prince plays Fool and gives you the "Lost in the Woods" state. But that state has an "At start of turn" triggered ability, and since you get that state before the Prince effect is over, the game sees this new "At start of turn" effect and adds it to the list of things to do. If nothing else triggered at start of turn, this would then happen automatically, as you described.

I understand that this may seem counterintuitive at first (it did to me), but is a consequent application of the general rules for triggered abiltiies. For example, take a look at this post on f.ds: http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=13104.msg486320#msg486320