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I consider these in the following order, mostly because those listed first are more obvious and easier to assess: resources production rates spacing / room to expand resource conversion potential at ports (trading with the bank) dependence of strategies on trading sizing up opponent Adding up the dots on the dice roll chips to get an idea of the ...


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I try to get a rock wheat intersection. I find I win more often if I can get cities up fast. Then I collect double on the good middle numbers as opposed to expanding to less desirable numbers. A harbor with a couple of good sources is good too. One good source is not enough as the other players can keep the robber on it if you are ahead and they work agaisnt ...


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This is a problem with this scenario in its current form. Sebastian Rapp, Catan's Product Manager, suggests lowering the points required to 8 since the point of this scenario is more to build ships and defeat pirates that to develop the starting island. Your idea of being able to build on the pirate islands is another fix, possibly with the stipulation that ...


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Changes to the base game The biggest change in the base game is that the name has switched from "Settlers of Catan" to just "Catan". They've also updated the art (citation). Changes to seafarers Many of the scenario maps are different. It seems they used the maps from the 2008 German printing of seafarers when making 5th edition. The big change is that ...


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From the rules to Sefarers, page 6: If you roll a "7" during your turn, you may elect to move the pirate INSTEAD of the robber. From the Cities and Knights rules, page 5: The robber cannot be moved until after the barbarians reach the island of Catan for the first time. Since the robber can't be moved until the barbarians attack, neither can ...


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A strict reading of both the Seafarers and Cities & Knights rules says that the rule for waiting until the first Barbarian Attack applies only to the robber, and not the pirate, although there is a small ambiguity in that when you roll a 7 you may move the pirate instead of the robber, but technically you cannot move the robber until the first attack. ...


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There are no official "sequels" but there is some stuff you can find online. Though so far I only know of two libraries for scenario ideas: http://menzgaming.com/settlersofcatan/settlers-catan-board-setups/ contains about a dozen cool-looking scenarios. I have only tried the Race to Cities of Gold one, but they all look fun. http://www.catanmaps.com/ seems ...


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There were slightly different sets of scenarios across the versions of Sefarers, but there has not been a scenario expansion book that I know of. The scenarios included in the 2009 edition have a variable setup options, allow them to be replayed to some degree. Also, scenario 9: New World has players collaboratively set up a map. The solution we use is to ...



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