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Anson Bischoff
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Is the canal any different than a river?

Can both players import from the same foreign city (essentially making the other foreign city useless?

Is the first cube added to the foreign cities during the first phase of the first turn or at the end of the first turn?
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Angus G
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biscuits409 wrote:
Is the canal any different than a river?


I play using the canal the same as a river. I couldn't find any official answer in the rules, and we've had some debates about why they would put in a canal specifically if it's just the same as a river. We came to the conclusion that it was put in there for "geographical accuracy" as opposed to any effect on the game play.


biscuits409 wrote:
Can both players import from the same foreign city (essentially making the other foreign city useless?


Yes.


biscuits409 wrote:
Is the first cube added to the foreign cities during the first phase of the first turn or at the end of the first turn?


Each foreign city starts with a cube initially (and the supply tracks are full). A cube is moved from the supply track into the foreign city at the end of each turn. The last cube gets moved from the supply track at the end of turn 6. Because of this the supply track is a good way to keep track of how many turns are left in the game (empty supply track = one last turn).
 
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Erik Twice
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Canals only matter in the incoming Great Britain expansion as far as I know. Otherwise they are identical to rivers.
 
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Actually I found in this thread Unclear city colors on 2-player map the designer himself says canals are the same as rivers.
 
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G K
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Noticed tonight it's kind of annoying to have the canal artwork on this map now that the canal rules are available for the GB map in expansion 2. Guess this "canal" doesn't connect anything, but it still stands out after looking for the chevrons on the other map.

Wonder why the canal artwork was used on this map. With this, and the color mixup, I hope there is a corrected reprint at some point in the future.
 
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