I was wondering about the definition of a mechanism and, by extension, whether a scoring object could be considered part of a mechanism. Using the dictionary definition of mechanism, it seems like if a scoring object was to cause another object to react in a consistent manner then, that scoring object would be part of a mechanism. However, the rulebook seems to draw a clear distinction between a mechanism and a scoring object.
I guess what I really want to know is can a scoring object be considered part of a mechanism? If so, what makes a scoring object part of a mechanism?