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Let's play In the Year of the Dragon: There will be unemployment

karzac

(he/him)
Oh shit, it's one person from each palace? I thought it was just 4 people in total. Well, there goes my whole strategy. I will lose the Young Monk, the Builder, the Farmer and the Pyro
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Moderator
Just realized we're waiting on me! I've made the person changes, but I don't want to do scoring on my phone, so bear with me as I post a non-update.

Patrick 🧑51 👑75
💰0 🍚0 🎇0 🐉3

🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯
🧾___ 👨‍⚕️👩
👨‍🎓️👨‍🎓️


Sarcasmorator 🧑44 👑32
💰4 🍚0 🎇0 🐉1

🏯🏯
🏯🏯
🏯🏯
___ 📚
🧾
👩🧓


Karzac 🧑43 👑54
💰5 🍚0 🎇0 🐉0

🏯🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯
🧓___ 🧾📚
🧓___ 👩


aturtledoesbite 🧑34 👑53
💰8 🍚0 🎇1 🐉0

🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯
👩👷‍♀️📚
👩👴🧾
👷‍♀️🌾


rkdn42 🧑28 👑50
💰6 🍚5 🎇0 🐉1

🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯🏯
🧓🧾🧾👩 🌾
👷‍♀️ 🧨🌾
📚

Peace - Peace - Contagion - Mongols - Festival - Drought - Contagion - Mongols - Tribute - Festival - Drought - Tribute

Unemployed: 👴👴👨‍🎓️👨‍⚕️👨‍⚕️🧨👨‍🚒👨‍🌾👨‍⚕️🎆👨‍🚒💉💉💉💉👨‍🚒👨‍🚒👨‍🚒⛑⛑👷‍♀️🌾👷‍♀️🧨👷‍♀️👨‍🚒👨‍🌾🎆👴👷‍♀️
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Moderator
Right, yes.

  • Patrick gains 8 points (4 palace, 3 privilege, 1 lady).
  • Sarcasmorator gains 4 points (2 palace, 1 privilege, 1 lady).
  • Karzac gains 5 points (4 palace, 1 lady) and loses a palace floor.
  • aturtledoesbite gains 5 points (3 palace, 2 lady).
  • rkdn42 gains 7 points (5 palace, 1 privilege, 1 lady).

Patrick 🧑51 👑88
💰0 🍚0 🎇0 🐉3

🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯
🧾___ 👨‍⚕️👩
👨‍🎓️👨‍🎓️


Sarcasmorator 🧑44 👑36
💰4 🍚0 🎇0 🐉1

🏯🏯
🏯🏯
🏯🏯
___ 📚
🧾
👩🧓


Karzac 🧑43 👑59
💰5 🍚0 🎇0 🐉0

🏯___ 🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯
🧓___ 🧾📚
🧓___ 👩


aturtledoesbite 🧑34 👑58
💰8 🍚0 🎇1 🐉0

🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯
👩👷‍♀️📚
👩👴🧾
👷‍♀️🌾


rkdn42 🧑28 👑57
💰6 🍚5 🎇0 🐉1

🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯🏯
🧓🧾🧾👩 🌾
👷‍♀️ 🧨🌾
📚

Peace - Peace - Contagion - Mongols - Festival - Drought - Contagion - Mongols - Tribute - Festival - Drought - Tribute

Unemployed: 👴👴👨‍🎓️👨‍⚕️👨‍⚕️🧨👨‍🚒👨‍🌾👨‍⚕️🎆👨‍🚒💉💉💉💉👨‍🚒👨‍🚒👨‍🚒⛑⛑👷‍♀️🌾👷‍♀️🧨👷‍♀️👨‍🚒👨‍🌾🎆👴👷‍♀️

[Rice - Fireworks]
[Books - Privilege]
[Build]
[Parade]
[Yuan]


Back to @Patrick.
 

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)

A wise decision.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Moderator
Patrick 🧑51 👑88
💰5 🍚0 🎇0 🐉3

🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯
🧾___ 👨‍⚕️👩
👨‍🎓️👨‍🎓️


Sarcasmorator 🧑44 👑36
💰4 🍚0 🎇0 🐉1

🏯🏯
🏯🏯
🏯🏯
___ 📚
🧾
👩🧓


Karzac 🧑43 👑59
💰5 🍚0 🎇0 🐉0

🏯___ 🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯
🧓___ 🧾📚
🧓___ 👩


aturtledoesbite 🧑34 👑58
💰8 🍚0 🎇1 🐉0

🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯
👩👷‍♀️📚
👩👴🧾
👷‍♀️🌾


rkdn42 🧑28 👑57
💰6 🍚5 🎇0 🐉1

🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯🏯
🧓🧾🧾👩 🌾
👷‍♀️ 🧨🌾
📚

Peace - Peace - Contagion - Mongols - Festival - Drought - Contagion - Mongols - Tribute - Festival - Drought - Tribute

Unemployed: 👴👴👨‍🎓️👨‍⚕️👨‍⚕️🧨👨‍🚒👨‍🌾👨‍⚕️🎆👨‍🚒💉💉💉💉👨‍🚒👨‍🚒👨‍🚒⛑⛑👷‍♀️🌾👷‍♀️🧨👷‍♀️👨‍🚒👨‍🌾🎆👴👷‍♀️

[Rice - Fireworks]
[Books - Privilege]
[Build]
[Parade]
[Yuan]


@Sarcasmorator next.
 

rkdn42

Lichotaur
(he/him)
I misread the value of Rice before in the rules, but it still looks worth more to me than Books, so lets fill the palaces nearly to the brim with Rice.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Moderator
I'll pay 3 Yuan to hit the Books as well
Hey, on inspection, with only 5 yuan left and tribute coming up, the 4 points you'd get off books would be canceled out by the loss of two persons (worth 2 points each at the end of the game). Are you sure you want to do this?
 

karzac

(he/him)
Oh shit, I forgot that people are worth points at the end of the game. I'll just build a new story Pala Cr instead, if that's okay.

Sorry, the length of this game has made remember the rules really hard.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Moderator
I'm not sure that's much good, either, since empty palaces will fully degrade before the final scoring round.
 

karzac

(he/him)
Right I don't have a builder anymore. I'll do it anyway, because as far as I can tell there's no other action that will make me points
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Moderator
Paying to take the Yuan action nets you a point thanks to your taxman. All empty palaces blink out of existence prior to the end of the round, so even a Builder wouldnt get you anything.

In the interest of keeping things moving (and because, as far as I can tell, there is no better move for you), I'll give you the yuan. Here's the player summary just prior to resolving Tribute:

Patrick 🧑51 👑88
💰5 🍚0 🎇0 🐉3

🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯
🧾___ 👨‍⚕️👩
👨‍🎓️👨‍🎓️


Sarcasmorator 🧑44 👑40
💰4 🍚0 🎇0 🐉1

🏯🏯
🏯🏯
🏯🏯
___ 📚
🧾
👩🧓


Karzac 🧑43 👑59
💰7 🍚0 🎇0 🐉0

🏯___ 🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯
🧓___ 🧾📚
🧓___ 👩


aturtledoesbite 🧑34 👑62
💰5 🍚0 🎇1 🐉0

🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯
👩👷‍♀️📚
👩👴🧾
👷‍♀️🌾


rkdn42 🧑28 👑57
💰6 🍚10 🎇0 🐉1

🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯
🏯🏯🏯🏯🏯
🧓🧾🧾👩 🌾
👷‍♀️ 🧨🌾
📚

Final unemployment pool: 👴👴👨‍🎓️👨‍⚕️👨‍⚕️🧨👨‍🚒👨‍🌾👨‍⚕️🎆👨‍🚒💉💉💉💉👨‍🚒👨‍🚒👨‍🚒⛑⛑👷‍♀️🌾👷‍♀️🧨👷‍♀️👨‍🚒👨‍🌾🎆👴👷‍♀️


Final scoring incoming!
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Moderator
All players pay 4 yuan to make the emperor happy.

Karzac's second palace falls into a parallel universe.

End-of-round scoring:
  • Patrick gains 8 points (4 palace, 3 privilege, 1 lady).
  • Sarcasmorator gains 4 points (2 palace, 1 privilege, 1 lady).
  • Karzac gains 4 points (3 palace, 1 lady).
  • turtle gains 5 points (3 palace, 2 lady).
  • rkdn gais 7 points (5 palace, 1 privilege, 1 lady).

Final scoring:
  • Patrick gains 10 points from remaining persons.
  • Sarcasmorator gains 10 points from remaining persons.
  • Karzac gains 10 points from remaining persons, 12 points from Monks, and 1 point from leftover resources for a total of 23 points.
  • turtle gains 16 points from remaining persons and 3 points from Monks for a total of 19 points.
  • rkdn gains 18 points from remaining persons, 6 points from Monks, and 7 points from leftover resources for a total of 31 points.

    Patrick 🧑51 👑106
    💰1 🍚0 🎇0 🐉3

    🏯🏯
    🏯🏯🏯🏯
    🧾___ 👨‍⚕️👩
    👨‍🎓️👨‍🎓️


    Sarcasmorator 🧑44 👑54
    💰0 🍚0 🎇0 🐉1

    🏯🏯
    🏯🏯
    🏯🏯
    ___ 📚
    🧾
    👩🧓


    Karzac 🧑43 👑86
    💰3 🍚0 🎇0 🐉0

    🏯___ 🏯
    🏯🏯🏯
    🏯🏯🏯
    🧓🧾📚
    🧓👩


    aturtledoesbite 🧑34 👑86
    💰1 🍚0 🎇1 🐉0

    🏯🏯
    🏯🏯🏯
    🏯🏯🏯
    👩👷‍♀️📚
    👩👴🧾
    👷‍♀️🌾


    rkdn42 🧑28 👑88
    💰2 🍚10 🎇0 🐉1

    🏯🏯
    🏯🏯🏯🏯
    🏯🏯🏯🏯🏯
    🧓🧾🧾👩 🌾
    👷‍♀️ 🧨🌾
    📚



    Congratulations! Patrick as the winner was a foregone conclusion for most of the game, but it was a battle for second place, and rkdn just pulled it out thanks to his year of plenty.
 

karzac

(he/him)
Great game, thanks for running it Mogri! I feel like a bunch of rules mistakes cost me a ton, but honestly, none of us contested Patrick enough on person points or Privileges early, and so he ran away with it. Well done!
 

Patrick

Magic-User
(He/Him)
Thanks! And thanks for running, Mogri!

Yeah, I picked my first four people just for the person points. From there my goal was to get as many recurring points as possible. I think that the length of the game helped me a lot, because I could work out what was coming for the next few rounds and which of my people were easiest to fire. I don’t think I would have done as well in real time.

That’s a neat game. I’m going to keep an eye out for other games by Feld.
 

karzac

(he/him)
I recommend Rialto and Die Spiecherstadt - those are the other two of his that I like. Some people really enjoy Castles of Burgundy and his more point-salad sort of games, but I do not.
 

Daikaiju

Rated Ages 6+
(He, Him)
rkdn42 was appointed as Superintendent of Waterways and Parks. The position was later downsized
aturtledoesbite was given the title of Provincal Governor of Yong. Much tax bounty is expected for the Imperial coffers
Karzac was made Court Architect. They were ordered to add more dragons to everything
Sarcasmorator ascended to Excellency of Works. He decided things need more dragons

And finally Patrick... elevated to Chancellor. Anything that goes wrong is his fault.

SO DECLARES THE EMPEROR.

 

rkdn42

Lichotaur
(he/him)
Thanks for running this, Mogri! Fun, interesting game. I think I might have been able to close the gap (at least some) if I had understood earlier the value of soldiers and not somehow misread "Yuan" as "Points" about 3 or 4 times.
Congrats, Patrick on the win!
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Moderator
Ah, sorry, but that year is over. It's the year of the snake now.
 
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