Hello,But there is a penalty...
tonight we were wondering what to do when we play Band of Misfits as Death Cart. Since you don't actually take the Death Cart card I suppose you don't have to take those 2 ruins but it sounds slightly OP that I can get the +5 money without penalty. Well, of course if you don't have any other action cards you'll have to destroy Band of Misfits but still... temporarily +5 money with a card that costs only 5?
--it takes an action to play it (contrast to Treasures of course)
--If you have to keep buying more BoM, then that's 1 Buy and $5 coins you'll need to commit per instance, buys and coins that could've gone towards other cards, so there's that 'opportunity cost'.
--oh, and the BoM costs $1 more than the actual Death Cart itself, so that doesn't necessarily make it always better than the Death Cart + the 2 Ruins you gain from Buying it.
OK, "a penalty" wasn't exactly precise, but you get the idea
Yes, as a "windfall push", it's nice to get to higher cost cards. But it needs to be replaced, and not a permanent fixture in your deck.