Hey, I've created a video channel! Hover over my avatar to get more info! :) - Josh -
My video channel has a Facebook page - Find it by searching "Josh Yaks page" on Facebook
Find my video channel on YouTube as "Josh Yaks"!
4. You're correct - the rule book doesn't state what to use for the VP track. Andrei has made the official ruling that a cube is used, so each player only has 24 cubes for technology and population.
Actually, in his first answer within this thread...
...Andrei has stated that the VP markers do not have to be population cubes.