Newcastle Upon Tyne
there is only one thing that I can not understand with the game thematically, and that is why is that player get to use the export and import market to pay for the crisis without having to pay for them. I would figure that players would have to pay half of the cost for the resources instead of taking them for free. I am not complaining about it, I just do not understand how that works thematically with the game. Maybe I am missing something and if I am could some one point it out for me that would be great.
Hi Jacob. I always assume that the crises are increases in demand that need to be satisfied by those markets. If some or all of the resources are already at the market then there isn't a problem, although to meet the demand those goods in the market will disappear (be used, consumed). If that isn't enough to satisfy the crisis then players can contribute from their own stocks. If they don't do so then those unsatisfied demands lead to an increase in rebels, so the players give this for free (similar to foreign aid for example.)