Lets start with the primary ones I am curious about -
Influence Checks against a Faction - Is an opposite alignment card allowed to modify the influence check for a faction? For example, can a player use Muster (hero) on Smaug Roused (minion)? In a separate thread, it was stated that Muster only targets/affects the influence check, not the opposite alignment resource. However, isn't the Influence check itself part of the chain of effects in resolving the Faction card?
Focus Palantir/Align Palantir - Do either of these allow the bearer to use an opposite alignment palantir? The wording on Focus Palantir seems to target the bearer whereas Align Palantir definitely seems to target the palantir.
A few others I need some clarification on -
Gold Ring tests - is an opposite alignment card allowed to initiate the test of a Gold Ring item? i.e. is the Ring the target of the card, or the character initiating the test? For example, can a player use Test of Fire (minion) to test a Beautiful Gold Ring (hero). Second example - Can Black Rain (minion) be used to play a hero ring card since black rain does target or affect a hero resource card? I assume yes based on the WH rules note on ring tests.
Catch an Elusive Scent/Hide in Dark Places/Hoard Well Searched/Bounty of the Hoard/Thorough Search - Since this card targets a Scout, can a player use this at an opposite alignment site? For Catch an Elusive Scent, would this allow another character play an opposite alignment Item?
Down Down to Goblin Town/Secret Passage - Since this card is played in the Organization phase targeting a company, does it matter whether the company moves to a hero or minion ruin & lair site?
Thing Stolen - Can this be used to play a hero minor/major item?
We Have Come to Kill/A Chance Meeting - Discussion for this one is already underway in a thread
Wisdom to Wield - Can this be played to allow the Sage to use a hero Dwarven Ring or hero Palantir?
Hour of Need - Can this be used with a Minion Faction or while a company is sitting at a Minion site?
Quiet Lands - Since this does not specifically target any site (Environment), does this affect minion Shadow-Holds and Ruin & Lairs?
Ringlore/Secrets of Their Forging - These must be played at the same alignment site (Ringlore - hero (i) site, Secrets - minion (i) site) but can test any hero or minion gold ring and allow the play any alignment Dwarven/Spirit/Magic/Minor ring per the ring test rules in the WH rules insert correct?
MEWH Rules insert:
PLAYING AND USING RESOURCES
Playing resources is handled normally with these exceptions:
Testing Gold Rings
Whenever a Fallen-wizard player tests a hero gold ring item, the roll is modified by -1.
Note: The restrictions below do not apply to Spells and Magic.
Targeting Site and Resource Cards1
1 NOTE: This rule does not appear as listed here in the rules insert with the booster packs. This rule is correct and should be considered as though it were printed in the rules insert.
MEWH Rules, v. 2.4 Last Edited 2 February 2007 by Mark Alfano
A hero resource event card may not target/affect a minion site card or a minion resource card.
A minion resource event card may not target/affect a hero site card or a hero resource card.
Playing Resources at a Site
In order to play a non-Fallen-wizard resource that would normally tap a site, either the site and the resource to be played must both be hero cards or they must both be minion cards. For these purposes, a Fallen-wizard site card (or any Wizardhaven) is both a hero site and minion site.
This applies to all factions, allies, and items; as well as other cards played during the site phase that tap the site.
Note: When the test of a gold ring indicates that a specific type of ring may be played, you may play either a hero or a minion ring of the appropriate type.
All non-Orc/-Troll characters may freely use both hero and minion items.