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Bob Synnott
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What is the artifact key tech used for ? Do some tiles contain an artifact symbol. Confused?
 
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Rules pg 12:
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Artifact Key: You must immediately take 5 Resources for each Artifact on your hexes. The Resources can be either Money, Science or Materials, in groups of five.
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Robert Clevidence
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And, yes, some tiles have artifacts.
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Peter Bakija
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BSynnott wrote:
What is the artifact key tech used for ? Do some tiles contain an artifact symbol. Confused?


Yeah--go look at the map tiles. Some have artifact symbols on them (little grey diamonds over the VP symbol). You buy the Artifact Key and get 5 resources of your choice for each artifact symbol you have on a sector you control. If it is late game and you have a lot of science on the third row, you can spend 7-8 (7 is the minimum cost with science rebates) science, buy Artifact Key, and get a big boost in other resources. If you are doing well and are reasonably lucky in sector draws, getting 15-20 points of resources is not at all unreasonable, and as a trade for 7 or 8 science, that is a good deal.

A lot of time, this is used to get a last turn boost in materials (brown) to allow you to either build a big fleet to go and crush your neighbor, or to build a number of Monoliths for a big VP boost. Or if you are trying to max out your science track, you spend, say, 7 science on Artifact Key, fill out the third track for maximum VPs there, and then get 15-20 more science to fill out your other tracks.
 
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Bill Collins
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Even the Ancient Orbital has an artifact key. It's a little bit of a "rich get richer" tech. You can use it to build monoliths, instafleet, or to get tons of science. All sorts of things to round out your position. I like it. It's worth getting if you're not hurting for other resources anytime you have three or more keys. Really worth it at 4-5 stars.
 
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