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Subject: Two players, four player setup? rss

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John
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In most variants for two players I see that all the basic locations are used, just like a four player game.
Would'nt it be better to throw out the 4th player locations? That way you'll get less duplicated cards in hand.
 
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Vangelis Bagiartakis
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A lot of the game's basic location have abilities that get better the more copies of them you have. That means that having 4 copies increases your chance of getting lots of them.

That being said, the Revival 2-player rules (which are fully backwards compatible) do exactly what you say: they do not use the 4th player locations.
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I think it is to balance out the fact that you can't get more than 1 point from cards that give you points for other's stations. There is only 1 other station that can have more military than you, or not have a council room, etc.
 
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