pfti wrote: ↑Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:52 pm
BCSWowbagger wrote: ↑Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:19 am
How do we know when an Icon is distributed?
Boffo97 wrote: ↑Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:46 pm
On Library Record Tape, does a Computer Skill personnel need to have to gain Anthropology or Stellar Cartography?
Yes. That's a distributed icon.
I'm prepared to be wrong about this, but my initial impression is that, in general, we resolve ambiguity about distribution in favor of distribution. When we don't
want an icon to be distributed, we generally move the second term back before the icon. So, for this card, if we wanted the
icon to not apply to Computer Skill, it would read:
Once each turn, you may select Anthropology OR Stellar Cartography. Until re-selected, your Computer Skill personnel and OFFICER personnel present gain that skill. (Unique.)
Again, I'm prepared to be wrong about this. I've probably just forgotten a dozen ambiguous cards that are traditionally resolved the other way. But I've edited enough cards where we've made exactly
that kind of change, precisely
to avoid ambiguity about distributed modifiers, to make me think that this is generally how it works.