If only one prospector is chosen during a round, does the other one get a coin placed on it?
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Any role not chosen at the end of the round gets a coin placed on it.
I can't find the official rules online, but I can point you to the Universal Head rules summary, which says, under "Reset the Roles":
Although "prospector" seems like one role, there are two people playing it. Call them prospector 1 and prospector 2.
If prospector 1 is chosen for the current round and prospector 2 isn't, prospector 2 will get a coin placed on him. Meaning that he will be chosen the next time someone needs a prospector.
The prospectors were inserted in the game as a "mechanic" to keep the number of agents greater than the number of players by three. There are no prospectors in a three person game, one in a four person game, and two in a five person game.
From the rules, pg7 under "A new round ..."