Big Bad Lex wrote:
I'm not entirely understanding your point about gold. Why would anyone want to spend 6 dice pips on one gold resource at the start of the game when it will get you 3 wood? Those three wood will get you the first two cards on the track but a gold only gets the first. Yes gold is worth 6 points if spent on huts but that is a mid to end game strategy once you get your engine going with workers and food.
I think if anyone seriously targets gold as a resource from the start of the game, then either they are misunderstanding the rules or are failing to grasp the obvious flow of the game.
I think that might be the point he's trying to make?