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When playing a 5 or more player game of Twilight Imperium and someone is completely removed from the game, do you revert to picking two strategy cards each as per a 4 player game?

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This is covered in the FAQ on Fantasy Flight's website –  The Chaz 2.0 Apr 14 at 4:57

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No, nothing changes. The TI3 FAQ puts it fairly straightforwardly on the left hand side of page 2:

Elimination

A player who controls no planets and has no units on the board is eliminated from the game. He cannot play Action Cards or choose Strategy Cards. After a player has been eliminated, the other players continue the game normally, with no changes to the number of Strategy Cards taken, etc. When a player is eliminated, all his Action Cards are discarded and all of his race's Trade Agreements are removed from the game.

Once a player's eliminated, everyone plays by the same rules as they have been the whole game. You don't revert to rules for the current lower number of players.

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As far as I know, a player cannot be eliminated from the game. He can lose all of his plastic figures, but still after each round he participates in the strategy- and action card distribution, by which he can affect the gameplay.

Conclusion from this would be that if the house wants to enable dropping a player, then it's house-rules specific.

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Players do get eliminated completely; it is in the rules. –  doppelgreener Apr 18 at 10:41

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