A couple more HfG questions from a n00b:
Rules of Play, Guarded wrote:
If another objective card comes up while attaching a card for the guarded keyword, place the second objective in the staging area, and use the next card of the encounter deck to fulfill the original keyword effect.
Q: Does the Guarded keyword trigger when the encounter card it’s on is “added” to the staging area (and not “revealed”)? A: No. In order for the Guarded keyword to trigger, the encounter card it appears on must be “revealed” from the encounter deck.
1. So that means the second objective card is unguarded?
Signs of Gollum wrote:
After the players quest successfully, the players may claim Signs of Gollum if it has no attached encounters.
The Hunt Begins wrote:
Forced: After the players quest successfully, the first player looks at the top 3 cards of the encounter deck. Reveal and add 1 of those cards to the staging area, and discard the other 2 cards.
FAQ 1.24 wrote:
As soon as the players determine that the total committed Willpower is greater than the total Threat in the staging area, they are considered to have quested successfully. Any Forced or passive effects initiated by questing successfully resolve before physically placing progress tokens.
2. So does the fact that "questing successfully" occurs before Forced effects mean that a Signs of Gollum card that is revealed by the Forced effect of The Hunt Begins cannot be claimed until the following round?
Edits: Formatting and added the answer to the FAQ from my first question.