I play a lot of 2-player with my wife so we're definitely interested in trying this variant. I love making use of those bonuses in games with 3+ so it sounds like a great idea!
Do you recommend we use it only with V:EE or did you use it with Tuscany:EE also?
The Tuscany board actually moved some of the bonuses to the 2 player spots so I'm not sure if it would work as well in that sense. It feels like it would be more special as a V:EE variant.
I wonder if my girlfriend would be into trying it.