# Procession and pillage interaction

If I use Procession on Pillage, what happens? I'm guessing that I would gain 4 Spoils, but no action worth 6, since the Pillage was already trashed by the time Procession finished resolving?

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This is the best I can find, which seems to be a definitive answer. The text in the Dark Ages rulebook is enlightening (page 7):

(emphasis mine).

This seems to say that the Pillage card goes into effect twice, even though it has been trashed at the end of the first time it goes into effect. So yes, you get 4 Spoils (assuming there are enough Spoils left in the supply).

From the explanatory text for Procession (page 16):

[...] then gain an Action card costing exactly more than it (even if somehow you failed to trash it). Gaining a card is not optional once you choose to play an Action card but will fail to happen if no card in the Supply costs the exact amount needed.

Which is to say, the text on the card doesn't say if you trash it, gain a card, only that you both a) trash the chosen card (if possible), and b) gain an action card costing one more than the chosen card (if possible). So yes, you do in fact gain an action card costing (6) in this case.

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You are correct. The end result is that Pillage's attack happens, the Pillage ends up in the Trash, you gain 4 Spoils, and you gain a \$6 Action card. It's just like Throne Room-ing a Feast; because gaining the \$6 Action card from Procession is not dependent on Trashing the Pillage (there is no "if you do" clause), then you must still gain the \$6 Action card even though the Pillage is already in the Trash when Procession tries to trash it. – philosophyguy Aug 31 '12 at 20:48
Thanks to Caleb for the very detailed analysis and to philosophyguy for adding a little detail pointing out the "if you do" clause. – Marcin Sep 1 '12 at 18:54