# Pilgrimage World with Consume 2x action--how many points?

When consuming 4 goods on the Pilgrimage World using the 2x VP consume action, what is the total number of points that should be received: 6 or 7?

The Card: "Discard all remaining goods to gain that number -1 VPs"

The Instructions: "Discard all goods (possibly after using other consume powers) to gain VP chips equal to one less than the number of goods discarded"

Consume Card: "Receive twice as many VP chips as you would have normally received in this phase"

# My interpretation

Six points. Determine how many victory points that you will receive normally, and then double them. You would normally receive 3 VP, so it should now be 6.

# My wife's interpretation

Seven points. You would normally take 4 VP, then return one. So now you should take 8 and return one.

I'm smart enough to know that my wife's interpretation is right. But who's actually right?

• Yeah, the second interpretation is wrong because it's added in a step of taking the VPs and then returning them. The consume ability doesn't say take 1VP for each, then return one; it says take one less than the number. You won't get 7 because you wouldn't have received 8 in the first place. May 5, 2015 at 11:59