10/4/2004 It does not target the opponent, but you choose an opponent to do the targeting.
10/1/2008 You target an opponent when you cast Forgotten Lore (...)
So does it target or not?
According to the oracle text of the card, you target an opponent, but the card chosen in your graveyard is not targetted. Seems like the 2004 ruling is obsolete, but it would be good to get confirmation of that. I don't know if it's policy to leave obsolete rulings up or remove them.
The 2004 ruling appears out of date. The current Oracle wording backs up the 2008 rulings. Given how old the card is, it's understandable.
FL only targets the opponent. If you somehow inform some member of the Wizards staff, they will soon delete this oudated ruling.
Rulings dated 10/4/2004 were imported from Crystalkeep on that date.
The ruling now says this/
I also monitor the Rules Theory and Templating Forum, but sometimes I miss threads so a PM is the best way to make sure that errors in the Gatherer Rulings will be fixed.
Forgotten Lore's 2004 ruling will be removed with the next update. It was a general ruling assigned to Forgotten Lore , Null Chamber , Fatal Lore , and Cuombajj Witches . All of those cards will have the ruling removed or updated.
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