Does the Transfiguration Proficiency allow you to search your deck for one of the starting cards? I thought it would, but my friend disagreed. He argued that since the starting cards don't have a reputation value assigned to them, they can't be obtained through the effect of the Transfiguration Proficiency. You are able to search your deck for a card with a reputation value of 5 or less. I assumed this applied to starting cards because starting cards have a reputation value of 0. My friend argued that the starting cards do not have a reputation value of 0 and instead have no reputation value at all, which means they can't be obtained through the Transfiguration Proficiency.
What do you guys think? Is there any official ruling on this?
Yes, you may Transfigure to get a starting card. They effectively have a value of zero, we just chose not to print a 0 value on the cards for aesthetic reasons.
Game Designer - USAopoly