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There is a rule that a player who has a Swiss Bank (i.e. controls no government) can prevent a country from passing over the Investor space on the rondel.
Quoting the rules: "The owner of a Swiss Bank may force nations on the rondel not to pass over Investor if the government intends to do so."

When playing the variant without the investor card, does this specific Swiss Bank rule still apply?
 
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I thought the swiss bank was for Imperial 2030...
 
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Romain wrote:
I thought the swiss bank was for Imperial 2030...


Yep.. nothing in the Imperial rules about the "Swiss Bank". I just searched the PDF.

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Re: No Investor Card and Swiss Bank Rule
Well, Author wrote a variant here:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/203350/swiss-bank-varian...
 
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The copy of Imperial (not 2030) that i picked up a few weeks back has the Swiss bank cards and rule associated text. There is a section in the rules that speaks to the changes in this edition of the game as compared to the original printing. Unfortunately I cannot find a copy of these rules anywhere online.
 
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shreyank wrote:
The copy of Imperial (not 2030) that i picked up a few weeks back has the Swiss bank cards and rule associated text. There is a section in the rules that speaks to the changes in this edition of the game as compared to the original printing. Unfortunately I cannot find a copy of these rules anywhere online.


Interesting... it would be nice if these updated rules would be added to Rio Grande's web site. It is the Rio edition?

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shreyank wrote:
The copy of Imperial (not 2030) that i picked up a few weeks back has the Swiss bank cards and rule associated text. There is a section in the rules that speaks to the changes in this edition of the game as compared to the original printing. Unfortunately I cannot find a copy of these rules anywhere online.


Thanks for the information. I did not know that the swiss bank was now integrated as a variant of Imperial. My guess would be that it is the same as Imperial 2030, but you probably want a more official answer than my guess.
 
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Yes, I have the Rio Grande edition. The Swiss Bank rule is listed under the Investor section. Later in my copy of the rules is a section titled "New Edition Rule Changes". I am including this sections text below because I cannot find this version of the rule book available for download.

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New Edition Rule Changes

Swiss Bank
This new edition introduces the Swiss Bank. Players who do not control any government get a Swiss Bank instead. In addition to additional chances to invest (as before), this also gives the right to prevent other nations from passing over the Investor space on the rondel if the nation's treasury contains sufficient cash for all payouts.

Bonds
Each nation has an additional bond of 30 million (interest 9 million) available. Now it takes longer for all bonds of a nation to be sold out.

Flags
Tax regions are marked with a flag (there are 15 flags per nation instead of 10 chips).

Starting distribution of bonds
Each player starts with two bonds of 9 and 2 milliopn, and 2 million cash as additional starting money. Now it takes longer for a change of government to be possible. The special rule of the second edition (which required paying an additional 1 million when taking over the last government before it had taxed) is no longer applied. The variant for experienced players remains unchanged.

 
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It is the same as I2030. So to answer your initial question, it does not matter if you play with or without the investor card. If you have the swiss bank and a country is trying to bypass investor, when there is enough money to pay the dividends of all bonds, you can ask him to stop and pay the dividends.
 
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Thanks Romain. That would make the most sense.
 
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