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Pokeweed Mitogen wrote:
It seems like the rules statements on p 16 and p 2 are contradictory.
Sounds like some confusion between "In Control" and "In Play" which are not mutually exclusive conditions.
RR pg. 4 wrote:
An investigator is permitted to activate abilities from the following sources:
* A card in play and under his or her control. This includes his or her investigator card. ...
This uses "In Control" and "In Play" as denoting the cards that are active in a player's area. The two separate conditions.
RR pg. 16 wrote:
A player controls the cards located in his or her out-of-play game areas (such as the hand, deck, discard pile).
Which now expands the definition of "In Control" to everything that is a player's cards including his deck. But there are cards "In Play" on the tableau and cards "Out of Play", i.e. hand, deck and discard.
Now using the following:
RR pg. 2 wrote:
* Card abilities only interact with the game if the card bearing the ability is in play, unless the ability (or rules for the cardtype) specifically references its use from an out-of-play area.
This is a restriction that a card's ability or text only interacts with cards that are "In Play" unless stated otherwise.
Crypt Chill wrote:
If you fail, choose and discard 1 asset you control ...
So when it states "1 asset you control" in it's ability, this by the pg 2 implicitly contains "In Play", so it becomes "1 asset you control in play".
Thus the rules do not conflict, they are just implicit.