Cool, thanks Zeb. I think the nature of debates can get heated, and i cannot speak for everyone involved, but i was never really angry or upset in the least.
From my perspective, i was never really disagreeing with coltsfan or thorgrim when they quoted the rules. The rulebook states in black and white that clues are only picked up in phase 2 and phase 5, whether i agree with it or not.
From the start i used words like "i think" or "in my opinion", and the only thing i was trying to dissect was kevins intent based on that original FaQ, as i felt kevin may have been adding a mini move phase in terms of monster combat when a card moves you, and i felt if it was his intent then that mini move phase might apply to clues.
Im happy that this discussion has accomplished something here. Since kevin has retracted that standing, i must now change my opinion and say if we do not allow monster combat from a card movement, then we should not allow clue pick ups, as thats only fair.
My opinion, if kevin does not allow monster combat in phase 3 from a card base move, then he will not allow clue pick ups either, although i will still post his reply when it comes in.
I still like the idea of clue pick ups from a card based move in phase 3 to be honest, so when i play i will probably just house rule it and play that way anyhow, and i am hoping kevin will allow clue pick ups in any phase so we can have it as an official rule.
God has to be all things to all people. Anything else would be less than perfect.