We need an impartial explanation on how to use this card "the SYCOPHANT". The card states " Any other player that uses the take 1 grain action space must first pay you one food. In addition, you receive 1 food from the supply, even when you take the grain yourself.


Whenever anyone takes the "Take 1 Grain" action space, they must first pay the Sycophant 1 food. After receiving this payment, the Sycophant then (also) receives 1 food from the supply.

When the Sycophant uses the "Take 1 Grain" action space, they (also) receive 1 food from the supply.

Source: compendium v9.0


who intrepreted this card this way? For myself i understand it that the person who takes a grain must first pay a food to the player with the sycophant card. The owner of the card will get a grain themselves out of the supply when they take a grain for themselves. It's very clear to me. I challenge this. Is this a tournament rule ?

  • What are you challenging? The card is clear: "In addition" so it's on top of the payment, made even more clear with "even when you take the grain yourself" clarifying that this applies even when you take it and not another player. – Alex In Paris Apr 10 '14 at 8:27
  • yes exactly. In addition to the other player paying a food, the additional benefit of the card is that even when you take a grain for yourself you get paid a food from the supply. Anyone else agree with this intrepretation? – user7350 Apr 10 '14 at 23:49
  • You can clearly see that the answer is "no". As I explained, "even" implies that that extra grain is not just for when you take the action. – Alex In Paris Apr 11 '14 at 9:19
  • to make that true , there would have to be a period after " you recieve one food from supply" BUT since it's a comma, it' s a continuation of the same thought. – user7350 Apr 13 '14 at 13:49
  • The second sentence would have been simpler: You receive 1 food from the supply when you take the grain yourself. – Alex In Paris Apr 14 '14 at 12:22

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