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Subject: Solo Game - Capt. Prepare/Launch rss

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Donny Behne
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I'm playing against Starbuck and his heading is to Prepare and Launch (I believe that's what those two ship symbols are, though one is grayed out). Does he place a worker on a prepare or launch action space or does he just do it?
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kelann08 wrote:
I'm playing against Starbuck and his heading is to Prepare and Launch (I believe that's what those two ship symbols are, though one is grayed out). Does he place a worker on a prepare or launch action space or does he just do it?


Always place a worker on the appropriate space, no matter the action, according to the Captain's Order list on that Captain's board.

Edit: If you are able. If not, proceed to the next available action according to the Captain's Order List. Prepare and Launch actions are pretty much always available, though, so you shouldn't be blocked from the Dockyard and City Pier in any game. There may be instances when a particular action calls you to use an owned Building tile or an opponent's that is blocked, depending on the Captain.
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100% what Chris said.
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I'm confused here too.


I assume the captain takes two actions each round, correct? Since he has two workers. If you get Starbuck's prepare & launch, does this use both his workers?

If yes, what happens if this his second heading of the round?


Or does a Captain have only one heading and use both workers on it? Or just one heading, but sometimes use 1 and other times use 2 workers per round?
 
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Two actions, one at a time. So if the heading is prepare/launch, then following the rulebook, look for an action space that prepares a ship. If you can't prepare a ship, you then look for a launching action space. If the dry dock is available, the captain would be able to do both at once. But otherwise, it's just like a player preparing or launching a ship.
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Follow up:

Do I crisscross the two actions, or captain gets 2 than I do?

Second: for Captain (Starbucks I think) that can only prepare 1 ship at a time: can he prepare the second if the first has been launched, or can he basically only ever use 1 ship?


I played the game 2 man and enjoyed it very much. Thanks in advance.
 
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Alternate, Captain, you, Captain, you.

Starbuck can prepare the second ship once the first has been launched.
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