MC Shudde M'ell
The Old Man wrote:
I wish I knew why the word, "commit" is not in the glossary. Am I correct that if you commit Dr. Christopher, and win, you do not get his Reaction Trigger.
That is correct, Committing that card at the beginning of one Skill Test grants +1 Intellect for that test only, with no other effects. Christopher goes to Discard with no attention paid to the body of the text. The only Cards that do something other than contribute their Skill Icons when Committed are Skill Cards (Identified by the word Skill in the upper left).
If you commit him from your hand to a skill test, then you get to count his 2 icons on your skill test and then he goes to the discard pile. If he is in play, then he provides a passive +1 but you do not get his icons.
The icons are only used when you commit a card to a skill test, not when you play them or have them in play.
For a Skill test, he has 1 Icon. The +1 in the text is not an icon for Commitment purposes.