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Oct
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comment Is bribing off the robber a good addition to Settlers of Catan?
You make a good point about potentially not being able to hinder the leader in the game. If the leader is offering the bribe the player placing the robber will have to determine if the bribe being offered is sufficient to merit the risk. Often they will only accept the bribe if it obviously hurts the leader or allows significant building.
Oct
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comment Is bribing off the robber a good addition to Settlers of Catan?
For us bribes often occurred before the robber placement was even seriously considered. As soon as it was clear that it would be placed often at least one player would offer up a bribe, sometimes several players. Sometimes the bribe would occur as the player was moving to position the robber. It worked not only to keep the robber off their land, but also to protect certain cards in their hand from being robbed.
Oct
25
comment Is bribing off the robber a good addition to Settlers of Catan?
Often a player likely to have the robber placed on them would rather give up a resource or two so that the robber is not placed on them rather than be potentially stuck with it. Sometimes a player will have an abundance of a resource and be more than willing to give up a resource so that the robber can be on another player. Sometimes multiple payers will give up resources limiting the robber placement options.
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revised Is bribing off the robber a good addition to Settlers of Catan?
Clarification.
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