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Subject: Is the 30 the maximum number of cubes you can have on the board? rss

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Mike Smith
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I can see that it might be possible to run out of cubes, given the fact that you only have 30 per player. Is the 30 a design limit, with a player not allowed to place more cubes if he runs out? Or, can you have more than 30 (by using those from a second copy, or improvising with other counters)?
 
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I think it's a limit.

In a 3/4 player game, choosing only one double-shard tile COULD run you out of cubes. If you never won an election and never "burned" cubes to deploy extra units, this might be a problem. In practice though, a player with a lot of cubes out will tend to win elections. And winning elections obligates you (somewhat) to fight. And in regard to fighting advantage, frequently choosing double-shard tiles is unwise due to the unit placement timing effect.

It balances out. I suspect that running out of cubes is never a problem when playing at least somewhat competently.
 
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I see what you mean, but some unusual circumstances could result in reaching 30 e.g. if you frequently missed out in elections (probably in a 4 or 5 player game) combined with a few of your city's locations going unattacked. This situation brought me close to running out in a game yesterday, hence the question...
 
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Martin Wallace
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30 is the limit, although you should be hard pushed to get that number on the board.

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