I have two Assembly-related questions.
1) The AC Determine Policy states "Choose any agenda from political deck or discarded politicals or from current laws in table. Council votes on this rather than draw new one."
So to me that seems to indicate:
- Normally, the current player would determine the card to be played on (and it is random: drawn);
- Now, the player drawing this AC (which may or may not be the current player) instead determines the card to be played on (and it is not random: it is chosen)
Both the "draw PC" part and the "determine which card we're gonna vote on" are superceded by the AC.
If you play with the Strategy Card Assembly II, the primary ability is:
- The current player *draws* 2 Political Cards.
- The current player *points to a player* who will play a Political Card from his hand (he may choose himself).
- Finally the current player also gives the Speaker Token (to any player, including himself, but not the same player as the one chosen to resolve a PC). This part is not relevant to the question.
My question is: is the *draw 2 PC* part of Assembly II SC also superceded by the "Determine Policy" AC? I have people saying the draw part is not superceded (even though it says so on the AC) but only the PC the AC player chooses will be voted on instead.
Which is it?
2) Hypothetical situation: L1Z1X only has their Home Planet 0.0.0 with, appropriately, 0 votes. They choose to send their +4 Councilor.
Do they now have 4 votes (0 from 0.0.0 + 4 from Councilor = 4), or 5 votes (0 votes from planets, but minimum 1, so 1) + 4 from Councilor = 5?