Jargogle

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Jargogle • Logos • Creature • Uncommon • Elusive.

Play: Put a card from your hand facedown under Jargogle.

Destroyed: If it is your turn, play the card under Jargogle; otherwise, archive that card. • Artist: David Auden Nash • Card Number: AoA (131), WC (153)

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Elusive.

Play: Put a card from your hand facedown under Jargogle.

Destroyed: If it is your turn, play the card under Jargogle; otherwise, archive that card.

AoA 131
WC 153

FFG Rulings

  • Not usually. If Jargoggle was destroyed during your Step 3 you may not play or use any more cards—just finish triggering any more triggered effects and then move on to the next step. If Jargoggle was destroyed during your Step 1, however (for example, because you forged a key while Strange Gizmo (CoTA 134) was out), you only move on to Step 2, where you may then choose your house and move on to Step 3, where you are allowed to play and use cards again as normal.

    Source: Rulebook
If my Jargogle (AoA 131) is destroyed on my turn and its Destroyed: ability lets me play a card with Omega, can I still play cards afterwards?
Not usually. If Jargoggle was destroyed during your Step 3 you may not play or use any more cards—just finish triggering any more triggered effects and then move on to the next step. If Jargoggle was destroyed during your Step 1, however (for example, because you forged a key while Strange Gizmo (CoTA 134) was out), you only move on to Step 2, where you may then choose your house and move on to Step 3, where you are allowed to play and use cards again as normal.

Source: Rulebook
  • Not likely. If you have played, used, or discarded any cards already during step 3, the alpha command will prevent that card from being played. The resolution of the play fails, and the card remains under the Jargogle to be discarded when Jargogle goes to the discard pile. If the Jargogle was destroyed in step 3 prior to taking action, or is destroyed during a different step, the alpha restriction won't apply and the card will be played.

If Jargogle has an alpha card under it, is that able to be played by Jargogle's ability when Jargogle is destroyed?
Not likely. If you have played, used, or discarded any cards already during step 3, the alpha command will prevent that card from being played. The resolution of the play fails, and the card remains under the Jargogle to be discarded when Jargogle goes to the discard pile. If the Jargogle was destroyed in step 3 prior to taking action, or is destroyed during a different step, the alpha restriction won't apply and the card will be played.

  • No. According to the rules for Destroyed, the Unlocked Gateway has already tagged the cards that were in play when it was played for destruction, and will not continue to tag new cards that are played. The creature under Jargogle will be played, and then the cards that were tagged for destruction will finish resolving the destruction event.

If I destroy Jargogle with a board wipe such as Unlocked Gateway and it plays a creature, is that creature then destroyed by the Unlocked Gateway as well?
No. According to the rules for Destroyed, the Unlocked Gateway has already tagged the cards that were in play when it was played for destruction, and will not continue to tag new cards that are played. The creature under Jargogle will be played, and then the cards that were tagged for destruction will finish resolving the destruction event.

  • Jargogle's Destroyed: ability resolves once, allowing you to play or archive one of the cards underneath it (of the active player's choice).

If Jargogle ends up with multiple cards underneath it, what happens when it is destroyed?
Jargogle's Destroyed: ability resolves once, allowing you to play or archive one of the cards underneath it (of the active player's choice).

Commentary

Facedown cards are typically considered to be hidden information. In the original rulebook, Purge placed cards facedown and out of play. FFG changed this in Rulebook 1.3) to make them faceup, which seems to indicate that facedown cards (with the exception of the Archives) are not viewable by either player.

Outstanding Issues

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There is an outstanding issue concerning Jargogle.
  • Arcana Advises: Unlocked Gateway would first tag everything on the board for destruction. Then Destroyed: abilities (including Jargogle's) would resolve in the order of the Active Player's choosing. Jargogle's ability would play Wild Wormhole, gaining one Æmber and playing the top card of the deck. If this card is a creature, it would enter the battleline exhausted on the flank of the Active Player's choice. Wild Wormhole would go to the discard pile. If there are further Destroyed: abilities, those would resolve. Finally, all cards that are tagged for destruction will go to the discard pile. If nothing else tagged the creature that was played from Wild Wormhole for destruction, then it would remain in the battleline after Unlocked Gateway resolved.

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