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So the Corn Profiteer. Are we playing it right? The wording is a bit odd:

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You can convert 1 grain to 3 food at any time. Any
other player can prevent this by buying the grain
from you for 2 food. If more than one player wants
to buy, you choose one of them.


So if we read this correctly, you can basically convert unlimited grain?

So basically it's a cooking hearth that doesn't require a Bake Bread action?

 
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Mike Flynn
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Yes, you are correct.
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Yes, your understanding is spot on. But it also has the slight drawback of having the grain converted to two food if another player so chooses to do so. This shouldn't be too big a problem from mid-game onwards though.
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Yes, it's like a cooking hearth that doesn't require a bake bread action, but if your opponents are on the ball they will probably buy at least some of that grain from you. Works well with Market Crier.
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Jonathan Lee
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smcmike wrote:
Yes, it's like a cooking hearth that doesn't require a bake bread action, but if your opponents are on the ball they will probably buy at least some of that grain from you. Works well with Market Crier.

Not probably. They WILL. You're basically giving everyone free grain (well not free but they still save an action every time). Who wouldn't wanna get on that gravy train? The fact that they can BLOCK you from getting that extra food is quite ridiculous, which makes the Corn Profiteer the worst card in the game.
 
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This isn't the worst card in the game. Far from it. If you have grain cart and Corn Profiteer, you have one of the most powerful food strategies in the game. It works great with Educator.
 
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