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Samuli Rask
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Hi!

I´m new player of agricola and i´m confused about begging card rule...

Let´s say in harvest i must feed my 2 person family and i have only 1 food and 0 grain and vegetables.

So do i have to take 3 begging cards or just one?

Thanks!
 
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You must take a begging card for EACH missing food. So in this case, you would have to take 3.

Go fishing before letting this happen.
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1 for each food you are unable to provide.

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And you must ask yourself, why do you let them suffer so?
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apotheos wrote:
And you must ask yourself, why do you let them suffer so?

Because they are miserable serfs, and I am lord of the land. Duh.
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If you get stuck with a situation like this, it might be time to implement a Hannibal Lecter rule. Of course, if you eat one of the two family members, you would no longer be able to reproduce.

If you are playing a solo game, you would actually need 6 food to feed your family (3 per family member). If you are playing a multi-player game, don't forget that the starting player gets 2 food to start and every other player gets 3 food to start. If you only have 1 food by the harvest, I would guess you are playing with occupations/minor improvements. I would strongly suggest giving the family game a go first to get the hang of providing food for your family. Once you have that down, step up to the advanced game. Having to take a single begging card in a harvest is bad. Having to take multiple begging cards in a harvest is devastating.
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Okay.

My Agricola comes with 5 begging cards, so let´s say if i miss 6 foods
do i still count that i have 6 or are 5 maximum?

I know that is silly question but i wanna play it right

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You would count it as 6. However, there's a reason only 5 are provided- taking begging cards should be very rare!
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Agotha wrote:
Okay.

My Agricola comes with 5 begging cards, so let´s say if i miss 6 foods
do i still count that i have 6 or are 5 maximum?

I know that is silly question but i wanna play it right

Thanks!!!

The only components that are limited in Agricola are fences, stables, and family members. If you somehow gained 6 or more begging cards, you would have to use the multiplier tokens to indicate that you had multiple begging cards. But that would be very bad! Remember that begging cards are worth -3 VP each.
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Samuli Rask
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Thanks! Now i thinks i get it
 
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Agotha wrote:
Okay.

My Agricola comes with 5 begging cards, so let´s say if i miss 6 foods


...... don't!
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If you have to take 5 begging cards then quietly collect your pieces and politrly resign from the game, you are done.
 
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Shadrach wrote:
If you have to take 5 begging cards then quietly collect your pieces and politrly resign from the game, you are done.

Not if your opponent hasn't learned how to feed their family either, so they also take 5 begging cards.
 
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