The failure to load card during scripting error can be reproduced in single player with the following steps.

Start a game with the "Secret Hitler: Remastered" linked below.

[url]http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=664301195[/url]

Edit the script and go to the startGame function and change the following line from this

setup(num_players)

to this

setup(5)

Make a save and reload it.

Click the start button in the middle of the table and you should get the following error message.

"Error in Lua coroutine setup2: Object reference not set to an instance of an object
Failed to load Card. Object reference not set to an instance of an object."

Rewinding or reloading the save will several times will eventually allow everything to work correctly.

I don't believe this is new issue and I think it has existed since at least version 7.1.

I posted a video reproducing the steps to YouTube here:

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1-GLyAc8nk[/url]