- Generally speaking, card effects only interact with cards that are in play. Cards that are out of play aren’t typically affected by card effects unless explicitly stated. So, even though you control the cards in your hand and deck, Crisis of Identity only ever discards cards from play, because it does not specify that it discards cards from your hand or deck.
Revelation - Discard all cards you control of your current role. Then, discard the top card of your deck. Switch your role to the class of the discarded card (if the discarded card is a weakness, switch your role to neutral).
This card's revelation ability now reads: “Discard 1 card in your hand or play area of your current role. Then...”
The most important word of this card is "Then". If Lola has a Permanent of her role (or a card that can't be discarded like Unscrupulous Loan), she will not discard all cards of her current role, and the second part of Crisis of Identity will not happen (no card discarded from deck and no role switch).
So, if you buy a Permanent of each class, half of your investigator weakness will be nullified. As a nice side effect, you will get full bonus from the Synergy cards, all of those (except Close the Circle) beeing events or skills and therefore immune to Crisis of Identity,
Edit : thanks to the latest taboo, this review has become irrelevant :/
I don’t see why this card gets so much hate. At some point during a campaign I’ll be in charge of enemy management and wish I was a seeker clue getter. Sometimes as a clue getter I’ll wish I could just go back to being a guardian and hit things.
This card solves that. Up to twice a game you get to switch things up and break the monotony. How anyone could justify playing a flex deck but spit on a great utility card like this is beyond me.
Lola Hayes' weakness has long been part of the reason she is never played. Not only is it bad, by nature of how Lola works she is almost always her own weakness. Until multiclass came out she st any given point in time could not use half her assets, but she's still bound to the same slot pressure of everyone else.
With multiclass cards being introduced and with her weakness being substantially nerfed in latest taboo, Lola may actually soon be a viable investigator.
Do you discard all assets in play, as well as cards of the appropriate color in your hand?
The rules about "Ownership and Control" mention: "A player controls the cards located in his or her out-of-play game areas (such as the hand, deck, discard pile)."