In the Excavation Phase, players take turns picking dice from the mountain.
The starting player goes first. Turns go clockwise around the table.
When it’s your turn, choose one die from the mountain. The die you choose must be “on top,” which means that no other dice are above it on the mountain.
When you choose a die, it joins your trove — the collection of dice you’ve chosen — on the table in front of you.
When you choose a die and add it to your trove, leave it on the same face as when you took it. That is, the side that was facing out when it was on the mountain stays the same when you add it to your trove.
The Excavation Phase continues until the mountain is empty.