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When do the Pyxis Unity gain/generate their transmatter?
I've played a few games where they generate them before you pay upkeep costs, but upon further thinking, this seems wrong, if not entirely broken/op.
Huh, good question. Took a quick scan through the rules and didn't see anything there. I would argue that it's essential to get at least some of the resources before paying upkeep. So your options are to either get it all, or split it up. Splitting brings a host of problems, so I guess you get it all?
I honestly don't remember how we did it last time.
I'm not sure what the confusion is here. If at the upkeep step you generate 20 transmatter and owe 17, you gain 3. It works the same way it does for all other species. There is no gain then spend, you get the balance and then find out if you have enough, if not bankrupt. If you are playing other species that you gain money then pay upkeep you are playing wrong.
If you are playing other species that you gain money then pay upkeep you are playing wrong.
This is completely wrong and people get this rule wrong a lot. You actually gain your money, then pay up keep, then if you are not bankrupt, you gain science and materials. Page 24 direct from the game manual "Collect your income and then pay your civilization upkeep cost. After paying the civilization upkeep cost, collect the science and materials production."