fubar awol wrote:
Can I use a card power of a certain phase if I do not perform the action associated with that phase? Assumed: the action has been chosen by one of the players. I do not perform the action. Do I still get the benefit listed on a card in my tableau if I do not perform the action?
the development phase: card to hand before development takes place.
the production phase. Certain cards award you 2 cards to hand with no prerequisite. Others give you prestige if you have the most "X" worlds in your tableau.
It really requires knowing what the icons mean. As discussed, "Public Development" requires that a development be placed before getting the "bonus" card, but "Interstellar Bank" always provides a "bonus" card at the beginning of the Development phase.
Another example that I think warrants mentioning are cards such as "Mining World," which require that a good be produced by that card in the Production phase before getting the "bonus" card. So if there's already a good on "Mining World" before the Production phase, you don't produce a good and don't get the "bonus" card.