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Subject: Ancient Technology rss

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Hello :)

Just played my first game of Eclipse and I just love it.

But I just got one maybe stupid question about the "Ancient Technologys". Can you choose between the different technology tracks and take the cheapest one - that you don't own from that track. Or is it just the cheapest of all the Technologys you don't own?

Thank you in advance :)

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You gain the cheapest tech you don't have that is available for purchase. If there is a tie, you can choose between the tied technologies.
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What about discounts?

Imagine this situation:
The player has just flipped an Ancient Tech discovery tile.
The player has already researched Neutron Bombs and Gauss Shield in previous turns.
On the supply board, there are no Nanorobots tiles available.
On the supply board, Starbase is available.
The player does not have Starbase yet. The cost would be 3. (4/3 discounted -1)
On the supply board, Fusion Drive is also available.
The player also does not have Fusion Drive yet. The cost would be 4. (4/3 with no discount)

Would the player be forced to take Starbase, or is this still considered a tie between Starbase and Fusion Drive because they are both "2nd column technologies" ?

EDIT: edited for clarity/typo
 
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