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Subject: Is the game better without Foreign Aid? rss

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Vladislav Goldakovsky
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I'm interested if anyone compared how the game dynamics change when you play without Foreign Aid action, like it's implemented in the Android version.

Is it better and more balanced?
Do you feel that it takes some depth from the game?
Or nothing changed essentially?


 
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Andrea R
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I believe the whole game is simply unchanged without the Foreign Aid.
Mainly the Foreign Aid is used as soon as the Duke is out of the game.

It speeds it up a lot toward the end.. but except for that i don't think it would change much
 
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Roel van der Hoorn
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Several tactics that involve taking Foreign Aid:
* You have two Dukes. For your first action you take Foreign Aid. Probably only the "real" other Duke will block you.
* People keep stealing your coins with the Captain. You take Foreign Aid, a Duke blocks it. No Captain can steal your 0 coins. So, you've effectively passed.
* You have the only Duke left and it is your turn: you take Foreign Aid. Player 2 takes Foreign Aid. Player 3 takes Foreign Aid. You block them. See the surprise on their face.

And last, at the end of the game when all Dukes are gone, the game goes faster with Foreign Aid.
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Carl P (Chazzmo)
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RvdH83 wrote:
Probably only the "real" other Duke will block you.


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Roel van der Hoorn
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chopsueycop wrote:
RvdH83 wrote:
Probably only the "real" other Duke will block you.


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Eh? Most people are hesitant to block Foreign Aid if they have no Duke.
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