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Subject: Does neural computing work with race tech?.. rss

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mikael mordai
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So you would get the discount?..
 
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mordai wrote:
So you would get the discount?..

I'm trying to remember the ruling. I *think* it was that you can get a discount on the "regular" amount, but that you still must pay a minimum of whatever is printed on the card (which is why even a "free" tech requires you to pay it).

I am not 100% certain on this, though.
 
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Neural computing would reduce the cost of racial tech.
Basically, figure out the total cost of the tech, and then apply discounts.

Neural computing would actually help the necro virus as well.
While they can't use tech discounts from planets, this one does not have a color and would apply to all purchases.
They would, of course, still only receive command counters in return, but it would be cheaper.
 
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DavidG55311 wrote:
Neural computing would actually help the necro virus as well.
While they can't use tech discounts from planets, this one does not have a color and would apply to all purchases.
They would, of course, still only receive command counters in return, but it would be cheaper.

I'm not sure I agree with that. Do you have a ruling confirming this?
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I agree with sigmazero.
To work out the cost of buying a racial tech, you work out what you would have paid for a technology, and then add the cost on the card.

"Whenever you
are entitled to purchase a Technology, you may purchase
your race-specific Technology instead. The cost
of a Race-Specific Technology is whatever you would
pay for a regular Technology at the time plus the cost
on the race-specific Technology card."


So if you have Neural Computing, then whatever you would have paid is indeed reduced by 2, and so the discount applies. However, the total cost you pay cannot ever go below what's printed on the card, as the cost you would have paid for a technology cannot go below 0.
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