The Mysterious Fossil says *sound effect*

Discussion in 'Cards: Strategy and Rulings Discussion' started by Dek, Sep 12, 2003.

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  1. Dek

    Dek New Member

    Well, after having a nice time at the Sandstorm Prerelease, I got my 9 boosters, opened them up, and I got the Sandstorm version of Mysterious Fossil... Well, um... here's teh text for those of you who dont have it:

    Mysterious Fossil- HP 10
    Trainer

    Play Mysterious Fossil as it if were a Basic Pokemon. While in play, Mysterious Fossil counts as a (Colorless icon) Pokemon (instead of a Trainer card). Mysterious Fossil has no attacks of its own, can't retreat, and can't be afftected by any Special Conditions. If Mysterious Fossil is Knocked Out, it doesn't count as a Knocked Out Pokemon. (Discard it anyway.) At any time during your turn before your attack, you may discard Mysterious Fossil from play.

    Now here's the Fossil/LC version:

    Mysterious Fossil- 10 HP
    Trainer

    Play Mysterious Fossil as if it were a Basic Pokemon. While in play, Mysterious Fossil counts as a Pokemon (instead of a Trainer card). Mysterious Fossil has no attacks, can't retreat, and can't be Asleep, Confused, Paralyzed, or Poisoned. If Mysterious Fossil is Knocked Out, it doesn't count as a Knocked Out Pokemon. (Discard it anyway.) At any time during your turn before your attack, you may discard Mysterious Fossil from play.

    Well, here's the pitch. Same picture, same HP, same actions, but different text and a different way of showing HP. it's a close game where the Positives are winning 3-2. What's the verdict judges?
     
  2. Orange Soda

    Orange Soda New Member

    My virdict: Doesn't make much difference. If some in-game effect does things to colorless Pokemon, then Mysterious Fossil counts this time, wheras before it had no type.
     
  3. yoshi1001

    yoshi1001 New Member

    Of course the new wording overrules the old one, so it's not a huge issue anyway. Heck, it doesn't even matter for Chain Lightning or Unown N.
     

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