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Subject: How does 'Mining Rights' work? rss

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Jon Pessano
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All,

How does it work? Do you put it somewhere on the board and then claim it? Do you put a cube on it?

Confused?

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You place the tile and mark it with your cube as it could potentially come into play for Most Tiles.
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senorcoo wrote:
You place the tile and mark it with your cube as it could potentially come into play for Most Tiles.


I am still confused by the symbols on mars. I thought covering symbols mean you get X steel/plant/etc. That card makes it sound like you increase your production.

If one puts that tile on a hex with 1 steel symbol, what happens?

What am I missing?

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Jack Francisco
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So with Mining Rights, if I recall correctly, it tells you that you must place it on a space with a steel or titanium placement bonus. You collect that bonus as normal and then increase the production of the material on that space by 1.
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Jack is exactly right. The card instructs you to place a tile on an area with steel or titanium bonus. As you always would when placing a tile on the board, you collect that bonus - one or two steel or titanium - immediately. If it happens to be next to an ocean, you also get 2 MC per adjacent ocean tile. Then, following the card text, you also increase your production of that resource by one.

In short, the card text doesn't replace the normal placement bonus, it augments it.
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And if there are no more areas free with steel or titanium bonusses you need not place the mining tile at all!
 
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papadjango wrote:
And if there are no more areas free with steel or titanium bonusses you need not place the mining tile at all!


As it is a requirement to place the tile, in that situation you can't play the card.
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Enjoy your 1 MC for selling it. That's part of the game too. You might keep certain cards, but the opportunity to play them passes you by at some point, leaving you with just the ability to sell it.
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DaveD wrote:
papadjango wrote:
And if there are no more areas free with steel or titanium bonusses you need not place the mining tile at all!

As it is a requirement to place the tile, in that situation you can't play the card.

This is correct, although not very likely to happen. There are 8 non-ocean steel/titanium bonus spots where you could place this tile - I don't recall them all taken in any game I've played. And if it does happen, then it's probably so late in the game that the card wouldn't earn you much anymore anyway.
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Note that its "corporate era" counterpart, "Mining Area" requires you to place the tile adjacent to a tile you already own
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