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Philip Morton
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This came up in another thread. The library-book results in the app show the chosen ingredient, so they clearly aren't meant to be shown to the other players, but the golem-test result screen doesn't have any ingredient information on it. Are the results of tests on the golem supposed to be public knowledge, like base-game tests, or not?
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Rafaël Theunis
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since it wasn't mentioned in the rule you would actually share this, I'd say no. That's how we played it anyway.
 
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Matúš Kotry
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No, you don't show golem test result to your opponents.

Such information would not have much value for them anyway.
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ko3matus wrote:
No, you don't show golem test result to your opponents.

Such information would not have much value for them anyway.


I suppose this is also answers the question whether you can use the periscope to spy golem tests. How about animating? I guess no.
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RolexiH wrote:
ko3matus wrote:
No, you don't show golem test result to your opponents.

Such information would not have much value for them anyway.


I suppose this is also answers the question whether you can use the periscope to spy golem tests. How about animating? I guess no.


I don't have the card in front of me, but if the periscope card text specifically mentions "potion" then I would say it can't be used with any Golem tests.

As for showing the animation result, since animating has an audio component I'd say yes. It's fun to share the anticipation.
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Philip Morton
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bryanwinter wrote:
As for showing the animation result, since animating has an audio component I'd say yes. It's fun to share the anticipation.

Animating the golem clearly has to be revealed because it affects the board (you move your golem-activity marker to the top line, indicating that you get points during the second conference / end of game).
 
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Aleksi Hynönen
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bryanwinter wrote:

I don't have the card in front of me, but if the periscope card text specifically mentions "potion" then I would say it can't be used with any Golem tests.

As for showing the animation result, since animating has an audio component I'd say yes. It's fun to share the anticipation.


I meant spying an ingredient used in the golem animation with the periscope but it's true that the card says you can only use it when someone is selling or testing a potion.
 
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RolexiH wrote:
I meant spying an ingredient used in the golem animation with the periscope but it's true that the card says you can only use it when someone is selling or testing a potion.

Animating the golem doesn't use ingredient cards. How would the periscope work, physically? There's nothing going to the discard pile to peek at.
 
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Chrondeath wrote:
This came up in another thread. The library-book results in the app show the chosen ingredient, so they clearly aren't meant to be shown to the other players, but the golem-test result screen doesn't have any ingredient information on it. Are the results of tests on the golem supposed to be public knowledge, like base-game tests, or not?


We do it public, also you could do it both ways... But unless they can guess which ingredients you took, the information is completely useless (contrary to other experiments).

With the golem there is no GOOD or BAD results : every result gives you just as much information.
 
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Osuniev wrote:
With the golem there is no GOOD or BAD results : every result gives you just as much information.


There are good or bad pairs of results, though. E.g., getting the same result from two different tests is bad for figuring out how the golem works, but good for figuring out the alchemicals.
 
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