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Subject: Settlement placement: clarification rss

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Matt F
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Just got Catan yesterday and we think we have nailed all the rules after checking forums etc except this:

You can only build a settlement at the end of one of your road systems (given you satisfy the distance rule).

You can't build a settlement in the middle of your road section after you have built it:

Simplified Example - I am placing the 2nd settlement



# = settlement
- = road


Right (putting a road at the end of a length of road)

#---#


Wrong (putting a road in the middle of an existing length of road)

#---#--





Is this correct?

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Jason Clague
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No. You can build a settlement in the middle of your own road, as long as it is at least 2 corners away from any other settlement/city.
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mr_wowtrousers wrote:

Simplified Example - I am placing the 2nd settlement

# = settlement
- = road

Right (putting a road settlement at the end of a length of road)

#---#

Wrong (putting a road settlement in the middle of an existing length of road)

#---#--



You can place a settlement in any legal place, which includes in between existing road segments. Strategy can include building roads past the space where you want to build to prevent your opponents from reaching these spaces.
 
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Matt F
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And you can go back and put a settlement on a viable intersection later?

That's a biggie!
 
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mr_wowtrousers wrote:
And you can go back and put a settlement on a viable intersection later?

That's a biggie!


Yes, that's right.
 
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Matt F
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Thanks for the input guys, next week's game should be a bit more dynamic now. We were kind of getting blockaded more than we thought we should have!
 
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I'll use / and \ for roads to reflect the shape of the hexes, and # for settlements as you did. And letters to label each corner. If you have:

#/a\b/c\d/e\f/g\h

You could build a new settlement at b, c, d, e, f, g, or h. You can't build a settlement at a. And if you build at c, you can't later build at b or d. You could potentially build four new settlements on this road, at b, d, f, and h.
 
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