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Subject: Do all players earn points if no one has placed influence in a region? rss

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Boris Dvorkin
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This came up in our first game and I was wondering if we handled it correctly:

Nobody placed any influence in Region 4 before the first scoring came up. It seemed to us, then, that the following was true:

1st place: Foreign companies, 12 influence
2nd place tie: all the players, 0 influence each

Is that correct? It seems to be so given the letter of the rules, but it's thematically wacky since it means we're being rewarded for doing literally nothing. Mechanically, it's usually irrelevant if all players get the same amount of points, but it becomes mechanically relevant if someone placed a boat in the region: they are technically tied for 2nd, so they earn their boat points.

Did we do right by the rules, or should common sense have prevailed?
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Nuno Bizarro Sentieiro
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You score Influence.
If your zaibatsu has no Influence (tile) in the region you score nothing.

Also Trains only add to Influence (+2 or +3). A train tile in a region with no influence (from your zaibatsu) is worth zero.

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How to improve train to +3? Using train action?
 
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When you get the correspondent Clocks factory (green) you flip over all the Trains still on your Player Board to the “+3” side. From now on when you place a train tile you will add 3 influence to the region.
 
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Thank You.
We are going to play Nippon for the first time today, so i read the rules and watched on youtube Rahdo and Gaming Rules!.
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Enjoy the game.
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