I have an question I'm growing pretty frustrated about, right now I'm testing 7th Continent for the first time and it isn't totally clear to me on how you can apply effects from your item cards. I'm talking about the brown squares with icons.
For example: I'm taking a Spot/Observe action which requires 1 action card drawn (no success needed).
I own the Spiky Conch with 2 effects: Music which gives me -1 action card or a star and a Fight action which gives me a star.
My question: can I use the BROWN effect of Music to reduce action cards to zero? And why?
This is super confusing because I thought the BROWN action symbol must be the same as the WHITE action symbol.