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With writing you can cancel a city action of another player. Do I have to do that directly after his action or am I allowed to react later in my city action time or in the city action time of another player? In this case I would interpret the city action as a phase in which all players can do city actions like this at any time.

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Where is the 2 in the title of the question coming from? There are a lot of Civilization board games, but I'm not aware of any that are referred to as "Civ 2". –  bwarner Aug 11 at 17:28
    
I'm guessing it's refering to the board game based on the computer game, rather than the original board game that the computer game was based on. –  xorsyst Aug 15 at 16:21

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With writing, you can deploy a diplomat to cancel another player's city action (at least that's the mechanic in the computer version). The diplomat can be deployed at any time on one of your turns, and will operate on an opposing city action that is underway on that turn.

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Which "computer version" are you referring to? –  bwarner Aug 11 at 13:24
    
@bwarner: Civ II. I'm assuming that the OP is referring to the board version of the game, whose rules are analagous to, but obviously not the same as, the computer version. –  Tom Au Aug 11 at 13:53
    
I assume you mean Civ V, which is the version the boardgame referenced by the tag is based on. That game does have a Spy unit (and in recent expansions, a diplomat unit), but it doesn't work at all analagous to how the boardgame unit does, so I don't think it is worth referencing. –  bwarner Aug 11 at 17:35

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