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Question about The “Age of Enlightenment” Expansion Sages - How do I use the sages? In particular: Where are the sages at the beginning of the game (in which stack?), and how do I get them? Are they drawn randomly?

Answer

In the Theme Game and the Duel, the sages are in the draw stacks of the Sages set. In the Tournament Game, you must include the sages in your deck, where they are contained in one of your 4 stacks. From there, you draw the sages into your hand. During your action phase, you can pay the building costs for the sages and then place them. Alternatively, you can use Traitors to steal sages from your opponent's hand.