In regards to playing the First player card and you happen to choose a bluff token, does this return to the owner's Pool or Hand?
The rulebook clearly states discarded bluff tokens are always returned to their owners’ hands. But as the First player card is written it isn't really a discard.
Would they effectively "lose" their bluff token until they potentially drew it from their pool in a future upkeep phase?
Official answer from FFG:
"That’s a great question. If you choose the bluff token, it is returned to its owner’s hand, but set aside until the next round; they cannot use it this round. I would recommend having them place it faceup in front of their daimyo screen for the duration of that round to ensure they don’t accidentally use it."