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"When...would" text is only applied when the event specified actually would occur; if it is impossible for any reason, then the conditional is ignored. The following is the relevant section in the FAQ: 19.2 "When would" An ability that happens when an event would occur (such as when you would gain a card), happens before the event actually occurs ...


Unfortunately, the clerk was mistaken. From Rio Grande Games' website: Dominion: Hinterlands is an expansion, and cannot be played by itself; to play with it, you need Dominion, or a standalone expansion to Dominion (e.g., Dominion: Intrigue). Those provide the Basic cards you need to play (Treasure, Victory, and Curse cards), as well as the full rules ...


No Per the Hinterland Rules, Chancellor does not trigger Tunnel This ability does not function if cards are put into your discard pile without being discarded, .... when your deck is put into your discard pile, such as with Chancellor


No, The single Treasure map will get trashed first before you can Scheme it. From the Seaside rules: Treasure Map - You can play this without another Treasure Map in your hand; if you do, you trash this and gain nothing. Scheme reads: At the start of Clean-up this turn, you may choose an Action card you have in play. If you discard it from play ...


No, the clerk was wrong and you cannot play Hinterlands with just what comes in that box. You will need what are referred to as the Base Cards in order to play. These come with the original Dominion, they also come with Dominion: Intrigue (perhaps your clerk confused Hinterlands and Intrigue), or they can be purchased on their own.


No. Per Dominion base Rules: "Discard" – unless otherwise specified, discarded cards are from the player’s hand. When a player discards a card, he places the discarded card face-up onto his Discard pile. When discarding several cards at once, the player need not show all cards he is discarding to his opponents, but player may need to show how ...


"When you would gain a card..." (source - Trader card) The condition "would gain a card" is not satisfied when there is no card to gain. Hence, there is no reason to think that you should gain a silver. Key word: instead. Your reasoning doesn't make any sense. What could it possibly mean to gain a curse from an empty curse deck? GAIN: take a card and ...

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