Two related engineer questions:
- May an engineer who owns a schematic (say, spring) use that schematic to make 2 springs in one BGS, assuming they have 2 uses of Craft Basic Engineering Schematic and turned in the right number of resources at check-out? Or would they need to own two spring schematics?
- May two engineers share a schematic that one of them owns (assuming the owner is willing), such that each of them makes one spring from the same schematic during the same BGS? Or would each of them need to own the spring schematic?
You may make as many copies of engineering items as you wish, using a single schematic.
You may not share schematics between engineers in a single BGS cycle. However, you may trade them at game.
Just out of curiosity, could this be “worked around” with focus? Could one of them use their focus to coordinate with the other person and use the same schematic?
You could use focus for one to create a part that could be used by the other in one of their schematics, but they may not share the same schematic.
In the way that the challenge of Apothecary is discovery, the challenge of Engineer is coordination and planning (with discovery being far more linear).
Interesting. How does this apply to Research Assistant?
Once per BGS period, you may choose another player with a header-based BGS skill (i.e. Research, Experimentation, any Schematics skills, any Vial or Component Chemistry skills, and any additional BGS that may be unlocked as advancements in headers) and provide as many additional uses of that skill as you have purchases of Research Assistant.
But not profession based BGS, like Legal Research?
“a header-based BGS skill”
Yes; I read the description. I just want to clarify if the Scholar also needs their own copy of the schematic in order to provide those additional uses. I assume not?
The key piece is that the scholar only gives the Engineer extra uses of their skill, they don’t do or make anything themselves, so the schematic is not needed.