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Michael Schwerdtfeger
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I just read through the rules, and I can't quite figure out what neutral walls do. As I understand it, when you break down a wall, you replace it with a "neutral" wall. Why? What effect does this have?
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Allen Doum
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It means that a new wall on that side will be more expensive. Costs for building walls are based on the number of walls that have ever been built on a side. The cost for tearing down a wall is based on how many are being torn down at once.

so ultimately, the game is on the side of the destruction of walls, where building them get more expensive.
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Michael Schwerdtfeger
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Oh, so you can build another colored wall on top of a neutral wall?
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Yes, you put the colored wall on top of the neutral wall.

Details:
- The neutral wall shows that there is no longer a wall there, and that anyone can pass through.
- It also shows that there is rubble remaining there so that the next wall will be tougher.
- When a player builds over it, they use stone to make a double strength wall, adding one wall of their color.

Example:

bbbbbbbb = Blue wall using 1 stone
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V
nnnnnnnn = Neutral wall when yellow uses 2 wood
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V
yyyyyyyy = Yellow wall using 2 stone
nnnnnnnn
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V
nnnnnnnn = Neutral wall when blue uses 3 wood
nnnnnnnn
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V
bbbbbbbb
nnnnnnnn = Blue wall using 3 stone
nnnnnnnn


Typlically followed by yellow just walking around the other edge.

Another example:

bbbbbbbb = Blue wall using 1 stone
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V
bbbbbbbb = Blue strengthens wall using 2 stone
bbbbbbbb


Note: At no time will you see a blue wall and yellow wall on the same wall edge. That is not possible!
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Doesn't it really mean that the walls will always cost more to replace but will also always be tougher to tear down? Ultimately I think this balanced, not in favor of destruction of walls because the cost of destroying walls will remain roughly in balance with the cost of rebuilding them.

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