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Subject: Alien Metabolism and stealing costumes rss

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Matt J
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Alien Metabolism: Buying cards costs you 1 less energy

Costumes: if a monster ends his roll with at least 3 claws he can steal Costumes from any Monster he damages by paying the Monster the cost of the Costume in energy.

Can a player that has Alien Metabolism steal costumes form monsters he damages at a discount? I lean towards "no" because Alien Metabolism refers to buying rather than stealing.

However, none of the terminology is consistent in this area, since Parasitic Tentacles says "purchase" rather than the "buy" on Alien Metabolism.
 
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I wouldn't think so, no.
 
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I would also say no. You are not 'buying' the costume, you are 'paying' the current owner the cost printed on the card.
 
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jonahmaul wrote:
I would also say no. You are not 'buying' the costume, you are 'paying' the current owner the cost printed on the card.

Agreed. Purchasing is limited to the cards in the "river".
 
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Huuuze wrote:
Agreed. Purchasing is limited to the cards in the "river".


So are you saying that cards bought from other players using Parasitic Tentacles are also bought at full price even if you also have Alien Metabolism? Our group has always allowed those two cards to work together.
 
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StrykerJ wrote:
Huuuze wrote:
Agreed. Purchasing is limited to the cards in the "river".


So are you saying that cards bought from other players using Parasitic Tentacles are also bought at full price even if you also have Alien Metabolism? Our group has always allowed those two cards to work together.


What is the wording on Parasitic Tentacles?
 
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The wording is "buy" not "steal", so Alien Metabolism doesn't work when you steal a costume.

Thematically Mimic and Unstable ADN shouldn't work either, but the woring doesn't clearly states the target is a Keep card and not a Costume (they didn't exist at that time). It would be great Iello gives us an offical ruiling about that.
 
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