Gate Burst Monster Surges
We've got a discussion going in another thread, and I'd like to see about getting input from the man himself. Gate burst rules state:
"Certain mythos cards have their gate location colored red. This red coloring indicates a gate burst. A gate burst works the same as a normal mythos card in all cases except when the listed gate location has an elder sign token on it. When that happens, the gate bursts open, causing the elder sign token to be removed from the board. A gate then opens at that location and a monster appears there as usual, but no doom token is added to the Ancient One’s doom track, nor does this event cause a monster surge.
Additionally, whenever a gate burst is drawn, all flying monsters move, regardless of their dimensional symbol." (emphasis added for disputed text)
As written, it seems to say that if a gate opens after bursting an elder sign, it does not cause a monster surge. This seems redundant, as there would not have been a monster surge to begin with since there was no gate already open in the location.
My understanding was that if the location of the gate burst already has a gate, there is no monster surge, but there is disagreement based on the phrasing above.
So, is the intention that when a gate burst shows a location containing an already open gate there is or is not a monster surge?