What I really wish FFG would do is confirm design intent rather than relying on… Whatever process we used to arrive at this outcome. Fair enough, the card’s not even out yet—I fucking. hate. spoilers—but at least when something comes out I’d like to be able to understand how it was designed and tested.
What irks me about cards like Standoff is that they didn’t seem to know. It was a Damon card, he left, someone made a ruling (possibly a young M Boggs in his first week on the job) and then later realized “Wtf no.” Even without saying the obvious (“Let’s just call Damon and see what he meant”) do they not retain any documentary artifacts of the design process to refer back to? Seriously? (Note: Standoff has provided me hours of amusement both ways, plz never change FFG).
Also, I’m assuming every card in a cycle is read by playtesters? Why are so many cards apparently unambiguous during playtesting but ambiguous when revealed to the paying audience? Not looking for an answer here, but worth a thought.