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Subject: Empty pastures and scoring rss

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Michele Bellana
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Hi, I have a question about the rules.
Can I build fences in order to create an empty pasture and avoid the -1 malus from those spaces? Even if I can't put animals in it?
And if I can avoid the -1 for every spaces filled with that empty pasture, does it also count as a pasture even if there aren't animals in it?

Thank you and sorry for if english is not that good
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Your English is far better than my... anything else. I think the English word for "malus" is "penalty."

Yes, a pasture is not an empty space. Any space enclosed by fences is a pasture and thus avoids the penalty and counts toward the number of pastures you have.
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wombat929 wrote:
Your English is far better than my... anything else. I think the English word for "malus" is "penalty."


Actually malus is an English word. It has a more specific than I guess other languages in that it seems to be only used in the financial system (banks and insurance etc).
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You can also build stables outside pastures to avoid the -1 penalty
 
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andyl wrote:
wombat929 wrote:
Your English is far better than my... anything else. I think the English word for "malus" is "penalty."


Actually malus is an English word. It has a more specific than I guess other languages in that it seems to be only used in the financial system (banks and insurance etc).


Huh, interesting! Looking it up, I can see that its origin is Latin and, as you indicated, it carries a specific meaning of financial penalty in English.
 
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Yes, a pasture still gives you points and prevents the negative empty space points, even if there are no animals in it.
 
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Michele Bellana
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wombat929 wrote:
Your English is far better than my... anything else. I think the English word for "malus" is "penalty."


Thank you!

Thank you everybody for the answers
We've made a lot of mistakes playing Agricola for the very first time, but this has been one of the few things we did right ahahah

This fantastic thread already answered many questions I had about the rules but this one wasn't specified
 
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