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Subject: A few questions regarding how mechanics relate to theme rss

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1) When you move ships to colonies, what are they doing there? Who are you paying the wine to? Why does the king give you a favor?

It seems like you're not actually colonizing the island since you can send workers there before ships arrive there.

2) Why do colonists give you VP when entering colonies if you have ships there?

3) What does the wood upkeep on ships represent? Just maintenance? Does not paying that mean you stole wood to fix them, or that people just think of you as pirate-y because your ships are full of holes?
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1)- The colonies are there, already exist. You don't discover them. You take part of an expedition there. Madeira was (is) strategical located in the Atlantic Ocean being part of the main route to the "unknown-new" world and also played an important rĂ´le on the colonization of distant lands. Lot's of people from Madeira were part of the colonization process of the Portuguese discoveries.

The wine represents-simulates two things:
1 - The main way to avoid scurvy in this era was to bring a large supply of wine in the long expeditions (also there's no such thing as too much wine ).
2 - The Madeira wine was actually discovered by chance, being on the ships in this long expeditions to warmer destinations the wine came back better then what it was... so "estufas" were made to keep the wine in warm places for it to fortify...

Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeira_wine

2)- It represents getting credit (Prestige) from the Crown of Portugal for helping the colonization of distant lands...

3)- After being on the Ocean for some time (a Round actually represents many-many years) you have to repair your wooden ships using Wood. Love your approach to the pirate-y look of the ships


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