I have an issues with my play group that When I use this card, Can I choose difference house card without discard two power tokens or discard only one if I have only one power token or dont discard any power token ? There 's one player in my group understand that he can either choose to discard two power tokens or not and take "choose difference house card" effect. Is he right ?
I think the correct way to read this would be:
- Discard 2 power tokens immediately
- Discard Aeron Damphair
- If able, choose a different house card from your hand.
Please note that step 2 can't be completed without step 1. Similarly step 3 can't be executed without steps 1 and 2.
This would mean that your friend is wrong as you have to discard 2 power tokens to even make it to step 3.
You must play a new house card if you have one in your hand and you've discarded your 2 power tokens and Aeron Damphair. The only time you shouldn't play a new house card is if there isn't one in your hand.
The 2 power tokens that need to be discarded also seem non-negotiable to me. If they don't have 2 power tokens to discard, they can't activate this card (unless another card says otherwise, but that's a little off topic).