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Subject: Rulequestion on Pirates rss

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Thomas Huter
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The pirates Event brings new pirate-token to every empty river region. Also every region adjacant to any pirate gives 1 less VP. Does this malus only count during the round this event is on or all the time (so also from the start on, when some pirates are in play)?
 
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Stoke Gifford
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The -1 VP rule applies as long as there is a pirate ship present on the adjacent river region.

From the rulebook:
Regions that are contiguously adjacent to at least 1 pirate ship score 1 less VC as long as the pirate ship remains there.
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Kurt Stassen
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This is very confusing, does that mean the start pirates also have that ability from the start of the game?

Does not feel balanced either, the players were not trying hard to clear the pirates because they would make things to easy for the other adjecent players.

If your are Lucky you are in decline when thi event happens and you can clear some part of the river next to your in decline race.
When this happens with only few offensive tokens left or when you want to go in decline you hare a serioes problem at hand.

Played with the house rule that it only has a effect when the pirates event is active.
 
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