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Some Event cards, such as Secret Weapon and Forewarned, are triggered by Dracula revealing an encounter.
These cards wrote:
Play this card after Dracula reveals an encounter in your location but before it takes effect...
Are you allowed to play these cards if the encounter has already been revealed (for example, due to Hired Scouts or having been already encountered by another Hunter)?
No. "Revealing" is flipping an encounter from its unknown back side to its known front. This can only be done once, so an already revealed encounter can not trigger one of these Events. Otherwise, these cards would say "begin" or "start" instead of "reveal".
Yes. "Revealing" is flipping an encounter to its known front side, no matter what side it started on. Thus either unrevealed or previously revealed encounters can trigger these Events.
Yes. Thematically, it makes no sense that having extra information about an encounter would prevent you from being "forewarned" or from having planned ahead to ready a "secret weapon". If anything, it should make them more effective.