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JSnova
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victory tokens

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The rules state that you can get a victory token if you have 3 the same or 5 diffrent.

now it seems that the game auto buys them for you.

As far as I always understood the rules, you where aloud to use a potion for either 3 diffrent or 5 the same and you may chose to do so or to wait till you have for example 3 the same, but you may only use it onces.

Can someone explain this to me ?
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Re: victory tokens

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JSnova wrote: 29 July 2022, 12:09 The rules state that you can get a victory token if you have 3 the same or 5 diffrent.

now it seems that the game auto buys them for you.

As far as I always understood the rules, you where aloud to use a potion for either 3 diffrent or 5 the same and you may chose to do so or to wait till you have for example 3 the same, but you may only use it onces.

Can someone explain this to me ?
The rules are pretty clear that skill tokens are awarded upon completion of one of the two criteria, in both the original rules linked on BGA and the current rules.
Original Rules:
For each kind of Potion, when you complete your 3rd Potion of that kind (i.e.,
with the same power), you automatically receive a Skill token (but you don’t
gain another token if you complete 6 Potions of the same kind).
Also, when you complete your 5th different kind of Potion (i.e., completing
Potions with 5 different powers), you automatically receive a Skill token (but you
don’t gain another Skill token if you complete a second set of 5 different Potions).
Current Rules:
Whenever a player completes at least 3 Potions of one same kind (i.e., with the same power) and/or at least 5 different kinds of Potion (i.e., completing Potions with 5 different powers), that player automatically receives a Skill token from the "countdown" stack (or from the general pool if the "countdown" stack is empty). Each Skill token is worth 4 points at the end of the game.
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Re: victory tokens

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JSnova wrote: 29 July 2022, 12:09 As far as I always understood the rules, you where aloud to use a potion for either 3 diffrent or 5 the same and you may chose to do so or to wait till you have for example 3 the same, but you may only use it onces.
As a beginner I thought the same, but it's not like this. Let's say you have A, A, A, B, C, D, E - then you will get 2 skill tokens: 1 for A, A, A and 1 for A, B, C, D, E. The A counts for both!
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