The Treasure Map text says:

Trash this and another copy of Treasure Map from your hand. If you do trash two Treasure Maps, gain 4 Gold cards, putting them on top of your deck.

If I manage to play both Treasure Cards as actions, do they both activate their full effects? That is: do I get 8 Gold cards?

Or, the moment I play the first, I have to trash the other one so preventing it for being played as an action?

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You play the first, performing its action of trashing itself and the second Treasure Map and gain 4 golds. You can't continue to play the second Treasure Map since it's no longer in your hand.

You also can't use Throne Room to gain more than 4 golds since the text states "If you do trash", and you can only trash a card once (I also tested on isotropic to make sure)

  • Thanks. That's was my impression too. Good catch about the Throne Room. Commented Apr 6, 2012 at 11:36
  • But, with three treasure maps and a throne room, you could throne the first and thrash the other two, gaining 8 golds?
    – Konerak
    Commented Apr 7, 2012 at 12:02
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    @Konerak: No, because the "if" clause only triggers if you trash two Treasure Maps. The first time you play the original TM, you would be able to do so. The second time, though, the original TM has already been trashed; you would therefore trash the remaining TM from your hand but not gain the Golds, because you hadn't trashed two TMs during that play of the original TM. Commented Apr 8, 2012 at 1:21
  • There are other cards whose abilities aren't affected by Throne Room. For example, Goons's +1 Victory token per card bought ability.
    – Powerlord
    Commented Apr 10, 2012 at 17:48
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    If your hand is Village and 4x Treasure Map, you're either doing something very wrong or very right.
    – Johno
    Commented May 24, 2012 at 12:08

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