I just got my new copy of the game, am not disappointed but do have a question.
Do revolts happen all that often? It just seems like from my initial rules reading that revolts can be prevented with proper province play.
Am I wrong in this?
I believe revolts are triggered by 2 situations
1) if you collect food or tax AND there's at least one token present
2) can't feed in winter, therefore. x revolts
Remember that this will increase revolts (on average) in a 5 player game vs a 3 player game, since one will have less counties...which will increase the likelihood that you'll want to risk the 'high' income/food counties (especially if you're down to 6 counties by Autumn of the first year.