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There's a shape called "The Golden Rectangle". Have you heard of it?
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The rules are clear that they are not broken because of this, but it seems thematically inconsistent if they're relying on coastally imported opium.
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I take your point.

As per the rules, the internal chain is not broken. This is for both reasons relating to game balance and because a lot of the opium in the interior was locally grown after the initial flood of Indian opium.
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There's a shape called "The Golden Rectangle". Have you heard of it?
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Thanks.
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Cole Wehrle wrote:
I take your point.

As per the rules, the internal chain is not broken. This is for both reasons relating to game balance and because a lot of the opium in the interior was locally grown after the initial flood of Indian opium.


Furthermore, this ends up being one of the best strategic opportunities. If I am reading the rules correctly, players who have a complete coastal supply chain supporting an internal supply chain gain 1 revenue for each counter they have in the coastal chain designated to act as the source to the internal chain (in addition to the normal revenue they may get if they have counters in the internal chain).

However, there is no board state accounting for this bonus, and it becomes ambiguous as to which coastal region is supporting the internal chain because there are between 2 and 4 coastal chains per internal chain.

If the internal chain is broken, the 1-revenue/enterprise bonus that players in the designated coastal source chain receive for completing the internal chain doesn't go away. And if the coastal chain is broken, because there's no accounting for the bonuses tied to whichever chain was designated as the source, there's no removal either. The implications of the rules are that the revenue is permanent.

Cole, is that what you intended?
 
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