CS Game Terminology - Spend
Take the 5 Resource dice and roll them in front of you to form your Resource Pool, which contains the Resources you can spend this turn. If you start your turn on a Hex tile that grants you a specific Resource, add the corresponding Resource token to your Resource Pool. You may also gain Resources using Resource cards in your Spell Book.
When you spend a Resource, remove that Resource from your Resource Pool. You will need specific combinations of Resources during your turn to Collect and Cast Spells, so manage your Resources wisely!
Frequently asked question regarding resources
Q: Any info from the creator regarding the "scarcity of resource tokens" issue that backers have been commenting on?
A: This shouldn't be an issue, the most common note that people are mentioning are 2 things...
1) people are using the tokens as their main resources (roll then take whats on the dice in tokens) these tokens were meant for using to represent SPELLS that have been used to supplement the resource pool
2) People holding onto the resources after their turn ends. This is not how resources are used. Once your turn ends, your resource pool empties completely and all tiles/dice are returned to their respective locations.