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Martin Lafrenière
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Can someone explain the Adaptation Technology card (Effect: Your global requirements are +2 or -2 steps, your choice in each case.)?

So... the images on the card show Oxygen / Ocean / Temperature: +/- 2.

I don't know why... I can't understand the meaning of this card !

Thanks !
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So, for example, if a card says it has to be at least -4 degrees, you can play it when it's -8 degrees. All of your card limitations can be pushed two steps in your favor.
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Martin Lafrenière
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Yes !! Thanks ! Clear now ! Back to the game !!
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Jacob Randolph
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Does that mean if a card requires 3 oceans to be placed you can play it when there is only one? (assuming you have Adaptation Tech out)
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Jeff Thornsen
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yes.

Plus or minus 2% Oxygen
Plus or minus 2 Ocean Tiles
Plus or minus 4 degrees (each "step" is 2 degrees).

And it also works for cards with a requirement in red (like MAX 6% oxygen). You can pretend the current value is lower so that the card is still playable.
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Bill Buchanan
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It was mentioned above, but I think it's worth repeating for emphasis ...

It's 2 STEPS, so when considering Temperature it's 4 degrees +/-, not 2 degrees.
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Jacob Fryxelius
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There are 3 cards with this effect, and they stack.
I still long for the day when I will see Inventrix play Adaptation Technology and Special Design, followed up by Kelp Farming (requires 6 oceans) - on the first generation!

Cheers!
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Leslie Hay
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Faranim wrote:
yes.

Plus or minus 2% Oxygen
Plus or minus 2 Ocean Tiles
Plus or minus 4 degrees (each "step" is 2 degrees).

And it also works for cards with a requirement in red (like MAX 6% oxygen). You can pretend the current value is lower so that the card is still playable.


Is it 2 only or up to 2? So if the card requires 8% oxygen, can I only play it if the oxygen is at 6%, 8%, or 10%? Or also including 7% and 9%?
 
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Georg D.
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it is 'up to'.
In TFM there are only minimum and maximum requirements - never exact values. So the cards which modify the requirements only set a new minimum or maximum value.
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