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Subject: Technological Society and racial technologies rss

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Clemens Auburger
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When you land units on a planet with a Technological Society Domain Counter, your left neighbor must select a technology advance for which you have the necessary prerequisites. Can he select a race-specific technology if you are willing to pay for the additional cost?

The situation may be rare, but sometimes this would make sense. For example, the Hacan player might offer you Trade Goods if you select Production Centers instead of the useless Transfabrication.

The problem is: the rules want you to search a player's Technology deck, but is the race-specific technology a part of this? And even if it is, what would happen if you select it without the player's consent? He might refuse to pay the additional cost or not be able to do so.

What do you think about this?
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I would say that racial techs are not part of a players Technology Deck; they are separate entities.
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Transfabrication is far from useless.
It is situational of course, but it is not useless.
Think of the objectives that require trade goods.
12 trade goods is hard to collect for most races.
You can easily do this with Transfabrication.
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That's exactly the situation where I would prefer Production Centers.
 
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Belpfrafzibor wrote:
That's exactly the situation where I would prefer Production Centers.

Well, since 16 races are NOT the Hacan, that option may not be viable
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