John Rogers wrote:
Okay so I know I must be missing these somewhere either within the rules or in the FAQs but I can't seem to find them regardless.
1) Can cities and production chits share the same space within a province? I don't believe they can but I want to double check.
2) Do cities block production chit expansion on every side? For example, in the province of Java Timur, there is a space toward the north where a city chit could go but two spaces beneath for production chits. Can chits of a company go under the city and continue to expand or does the city act as a barrier no matter what.
3) Can two different production chit types share the same province space, example a rice and spice chit, or do spaces only hold one production chit?
One thing per space. Always. Plantation chits can't share spaces with other chits or with cities.
Edit After I understood question 2 better: Cities only prevent you from placing plantation tiles on their precise space. It is totally legal for them to be completely surrounded by plantations. Java Timur is a good example of how city placement can affect the game quite strongly. A city on the northern tip (on its own tiny island there) allows the Rice plantation to the south a lot more room to expand. But a city in the southern part rather stunts that plantation's growth.