The rules on using tokens in the Gaean Reach are not consistent. There's the table on p. 24, which seems clear enough. But then the individual rules sections sometimes contradict it.
How much does it cost to make a Desperate Bid, using a skill you don't have, 3 tokens (p. 24) or 1 token (p. 32)?
How much does it cost to make a Fortunate Avoidance, 3 tokens (p. 24) or 2 tokens (p. 39)?
How much do ability increases cost, the amounts on p. 24, or the usually smaller amounts on p. 45?
How much does it cost to overcome an Obstacle, 3 tokens (p. 24) or a variable number (p. 34)? Actually, for this one the rules text clearly takes precedence: a fixed 3 tokens is way too little for short-circuiting the entire session or campaign.