Unusualsuspect wrote:You're referring to the MSSS and the C&CN, presumably, which state that they can both be used at the same time?
However, I'm coming to conclude that the wording is potentially ambiguous, and that in light of the FAQ and its broad language (Is the "unless explicitly stated" wording still there? I believe it is), ambiguous wording should not be enough.
"Can be used at the same time" could easily be meant to be understood as: when both Relic-wielders are part of the same unit, they can both be used during the same phase and the effects will stack.
More explicit language would have used the words "A model/The wielder can use both the MSSS and the C&CN at the same time..." or "...MSSS and the C&CN can be used by the wielder/model at the same time..."
Combine this with the fact that the wording for Relic list choices already tend to be ambiguously plural even in Codex: Space Marines ("may take items from the X, Y, and Relic lists"), and the special snowflake status of Tau Signature Systems seems harder and harder for me to justify (aside from some SS fluff, in which there are undoubtedly multiples of several Signature Systems floating around, though other Signature Systems - I'm looking at you, Talisman - are unique artifacts).
No I don't. I said what I'm refering to.
EDIT: Guess I was a bit fast with my reply.
I totally agree with your point about MSSS and C&CN. It was always just a hint but never a strong argument in favour of being able to take multiple ones.