Greg Bigler
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Occasionally it may be in the best interest of the Mayor to not put extra colonists on the ship, so they could 'forget' to count the empty spaces on the buildings. My rules state that when this error is discovered later, you place colonists that equal the number of players on the ship.
However, it may be the best interest of another player to place extra colonists on the ship. Can that player remind the Mayor of his duty before the next role is chosen and force them to do so?
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Yes, anyone can remind the group that the ship should be refilled.

To my mind, deliberately "forgetting" is, if not outright cheating, at least unethical.
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Umm, yeah, putting the colonists back on the ship is mandatory. "Forgetting" is definitely cheating. Regular old forgetting (no quotes) isn't cheating (since it isn't intentional), but hopefully someone else will notice, and if they never do, the game was not played correctly (no that that's the end of the world, but it's still the case).
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gregbigler wrote:
Occasionally it may be in the best interest of the Mayor to not put extra colonists on the ship, so they could 'forget' to count the empty spaces on the buildings. My rules state that when this error is discovered later, you place colonists that equal the number of players on the ship.
However, it may be the best interest of another player to place extra colonists on the ship. Can that player remind the Mayor of his duty before the next role is chosen and force them to do so?


The Mayor can't just intentionally choose to put the wrong number of peeps on the ship. That rule is there in case you accidentally forget and it's impossible to figure out how many peeps should be on the ship. It's fairly common to have to remind the Mayor to put colonists on the ship at the end of the Mayor round (sooo easy to forget). So in that sense, yes, you can "force" the Mayor to put the right number on the ship.
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Another question.

Sometimes there is one player wanting to end the game, and another wanting to retard it. The former may want to put as few colonists in buildings as he can, but of course he also may want keep some of them working, while the latter may want keep plantantions/quarries working.

So, it would be very useful if one could wait until the other finish his changes in colonists. How should this be played?
 
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PauloSantoro wrote:
Another question.

Sometimes there is one player wanting to end the game, and another wanting to retard it. The former may want to put as few colonists in buildings as he can, but of course he also may want keep some of them working, while the latter may want keep plantantions/quarries working.

So, it would be very useful if one could wait until the other finish his changes in colonists. How should this be played?


Normally, we just do this in player order (starting with the Mayor) if it actually matters to anyone, such as in the situation you describe. I can't recall if that's in the rules or not. Although I believe it is, just as building/settling/shipping is done in player order. It's just no one bothers normally with Mayoring except for in limited circumstances like this.

Edited to add from the rulebook:
Usually, all players place/move their colonists at the same time. If, however, the players feel that their placement decisions may depend on other’s placements, the players should place their colonists is the following order: first, the mayor and, then, the others in clockwise order from the mayor.
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PauloSantoro wrote:
Another question.

Sometimes there is one player wanting to end the game, and another wanting to retard it. The former may want to put as few colonists in buildings as he can, but of course he also may want keep some of them working, while the latter may want keep plantantions/quarries working.

So, it would be very useful if one could wait until the other finish his changes in colonists. How should this be played?


Choosing the resources that will spoil and the places of the colonist is usually independent of what your opponent does, but when it is player order should be respcted.
In our group we just go ahead and do it but a player may wait for other players that are earlier in player order to finish to proceed.

Just confirming what others said, it is not an option to count the spaces.

Enjoy this awesome game, you will probably like it.
 
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