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M. S.
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Hi,

I do not get the function of the "Sourcer".
Basically I´m adding another source to a machine (could be mine, could be from the opopnent).

"This does not consume a basic source in your supply"....what does this practically mean?

Please could you give ma an example?!

Thanks in advance

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Mario
 
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Clive Jones

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Each player has their own stock of basic sources that they've obtained by activating components such as the Miscellanerie.

Those basic sources can be Manufactured into devices, or used to Upgrade or Expand a device.

The Sourcer is different: you don't need to have a basic source in your stock in order to use it. It takes a basic source of your choice from the general supply and adds it to a machine.
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For a specific example: suppose Rowena has built a size-2 device consisting of a Clockwork Source and a Librarifier. This is a nice device but it's getting less useful now that the Age II belt is open. She goes and plays in Alice's Sourcer. Alice gets a clock counter and £1. But the result of that action is that Rowena gets to add a Steam Source from the general supply (not her own personal supply) straight into her Librarifier. Now the device has two ways in: a Clockwork Source for taking tiles from the blue Age I belt, and a Steam Source for taking tiles from the white Age II belt.

Edit: As Argenfarkle said. Originally my example used the Upgrader which is a great example of a component that benefits from the Sourcer, but its effect is somewhat similar and I didn't want to confuse things by implying that the Upgrader and Sourcer are related. They're just different ways to accomplish somewhat similar things.
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alextfish wrote:
straight into her Upgrader Librarifier.


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ok...got it: Many thanks for your feedback thumbsup
Now it`s clear to me.
 
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