I am really looking forward to playing this.
It is possible that some of the goods types you will never have access to. For example, if your fellow players take all the Cacao producing extensions and both the Cacao and Glass boats you will not have any Cacao or Glass all game!!! (Unless I am mistaken you can only get Glass via the Glass boat or trading Cacao in the forest)
There are 4 cacao-producing extensions plus 2 boats which give you access to cacao. I guess it is unlikely (but possible) that you won't be able to produce cacao and/or glass. Trading cacao for glass is a base-action available to everyone.
A simpler example would be using the 2 fish => 1 stone space. Getting two fish is impossible unless you (a) start as the fisherman, (b) start with a role which gives you a fish and then you get the fish boat, or (c) get one of the extensions which lets you gain fish.
If you don't have access to 2 fish, you will need to use one of the other extensions:
- Spend 2 coins for 1 cacao (market)
- Receive 1 cacao for 2 food (forest) or
- Receive 1 cacao for 1 food (forest)
It is your task (and your challenge) in this game to adapt to the different starting conditions and make the best (most points) of it! ;-)