Okay, I know these questions have come up before, as I have read the threads. However, I just wanted to ask for clarification about them again, since the threads I read were from several years ago and I saw that the decision had been reversed, so not sure what the current status of these are.
Firstly, can a shaman who is in a location you don't control place a totem through the general store? According to page 24 of the revised 2017 rulebook, "If that new card is a goods or a spell, a dude can attach it even when booted and/or in a location you don't control." From this, it looks like confirmation that they can, but my understanding is the ruling said they couldn't. If that is the case, can someone please explain to me why that is the case, since it definitely doesn't seem to match the letter of the rules? Also, this is a little harder and not explicitly stated but, if shamans can attach totems in these conditions, can totems be attached to town square, since the totem rules only refer to locations, not deeds?
Also, is it still the case that kung fu dudes can't perform kung fu when unprepared is used on them? Again, if so, what is the specific interaction causing this? Unprepared stops the dude from using their abilities, but the kung fu moves are abilities on action cards, not on the dude itself. Neither does the card ever attach. If the ruling is that they can't use the ability on the card, how is that different from an unprepared dude using the ability on Faster on the Draw, Magical Distraction, Missed, or The Law Goes Underground? It's still using an action ability, but through one of your own dudes.