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R Cook
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New player here, so apologies for what is probably a daft question.

Why bother with the political action: prepare an event, other than it gives you one off culture equal to age of the card - what are the other reasons for doing this? It leads to a face down event card being played, which may or may not benefit you more than the other players from what I can tell.

 
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David S.
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You play the event from your hand so you know how to prep to benefit from it. Plus it's points.
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David Barry
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Generally, you will want to play event cards that you think you can benefit from (more than other players will benefit), especially when it comes to the Age 3 bonus point cards. If the event is likely to burn you, or you don't know if you can adjust your civilization sufficiently to benefit, then don't play it.

There are also some rare situations where you know that one of your previous played events is in the current pile, and you want to flush it out NOW (by playing another event) rather than later on, when you might be worse off.

Generally though, after the Age A events have all appeared, if you are lowest on strength, you should NOT play an event card; and you should also think twice if you have unhappiness issues. This is where Joan of Arc can be very useful - she lets you know for SURE if the current event is safe to trigger or not.
 
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Alter Zausel
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Bertwald wrote:
New player here, so apologies for what is probably a daft question.

Why bother with the political action: prepare an event, other than it gives you one off culture equal to age of the card - what are the other reasons for doing this? It leads to a face down event card being played, which may or may not benefit you more than the other players from what I can tell.


Knowledge is power. That's why you want to know the events to come. And that's why you want to seed them in the first place. The points are just a marginal benefit.
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chris saman
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Agreed with all the above. Knowing what is in the event deck and being able to control it is very important aspect to the game. It also means your opponents are reacting to you which can slow down their plans as well.
 
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