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Casey Lent
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Cleric Beast boss states, "Hunters cannot prevent damage with card effects."

Hunter's Dream says, "Any damage you take is halved (round down)."

So is the reduction of damage the same as the prevention of damage? Repeating Pistol says, "Ignore all damage inflicted on your Hunter this round." I argue (and feel most would) that "ignore" is closer to "prevent" than "reduce" is. The interaction here is easier to parse. But I feel my question remains: would I take full damage from the Cleric Beast if I played Hunter's Dream?

Anyone have an answer? Thanks in advance.

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I argue you wouldn't, since the words used are different, and mean different things. My competitors disagreed, but eventually came around. But I would rather play correctly than simply be vindicated.
 
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I don't know the game yet, but if Blood Rage is any indication, Eric Lang games aren't known for airtight templating of the rules. You have to use some logic rather than rely on word choice.
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Going by the text on Cleric Beast, the intention seems to be: ignore card text that would reduce your damage. I say you take the full damage with Hunter's Dream.
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Espinoza wrote:
Going by the text on Cleric Beast, the intention seems to be: ignore card text that would reduce your damage. I say you take the full damage with Hunter's Dream.


I quite agree. Again, these Lang games are not templated in such a term-specific manner as Magic: The Gathering is. You have to look at the intended spirit of the cards, and apply a bit of logic. The Cleric Beast's foiling of damage prevention cards would do nothing if you could use Hunter's Dream in this manner.
 
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I agree that is a compelling enough case, but that still doesn't change what the cards actually say.
 
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I feel it is very clear that you are preventing damage with the Dream card.
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Mmmm...actually, preventing damage could be interpreted as blocking damage; but with Hunter Dream you never block it, you do take damage from the boss, the card just determines how much you get.

I think we need a somewhat official decision on this, specially because Hunter Dream is kind of a special card to play.
 
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Hey guys,

the official answer is no prevention. Cleric Beast is supposed to be a pretty deadly boss

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Thanks!
 
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