Scotland

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The Kingdom of Scotland
BASE DIFFICULTY 1
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Additional Loss Condition
Trade Hub: If the number of Coastal lands with City is ever greater than (2 x # of boards), the Invaders win.
Escalation Escalation
Ports Sprawl Outward: On the single board with the most Coastal Town/City, add 1 Town to the N lands with the fewest Town (N = # of players.)
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Level
(Difficulty)
Fear Cards
Game Effects (cumulative)
1
(3)
10 (3/4/3)
Trading Port: After Setup, in Coastal lands, Explore Cards add 1 Town instead of 1 Explorer . "Coastal Lands" Invader cards do this for maximum 2 lands per board.
2
(4)
11 (4/4/3)
Seize Opportunity: During Setup, add 1 City to land #2. Place "Coastal Lands" as the 3rd Stage II card, and move the two Stage II Cards above it up by one. (New Deck Order: 11-22-1-C2-33333, where C is the Stage II Coastal Lands Card.)
3
(6)
13 (4/5/4)
Chart the Coastline: In Coastal lands, Build Cards affect lands without Invaders, so long as there is an adjacent City.
4
(7)
14 (5/5/4)
Ambition of a Minor Nation: During Setup, replace the bottom Stage I Card with the bottom Stage III Card. (New Deck Order: 11-22-3-C2-3333))
5
(8)
15 (5/6/4)
Runoff and Bilgewater: After a Ravage Action adds Blight to a Coastal Land, add 1 Blight to that board's Ocean (without cascading). Treat the Ocean as a Coastal Wetland for this rule and for Blight removal/movement.
6
(10)
16 (6/6/4)
Exports Fuel Inward Growth: After the Ravage step, add 1 Town to each Inland land that matches a Ravage card and is within 1
Range
of Town/City.
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Design Lore

Ruler: King James VII, son of King Charles II (House of Stewart)

Scotland’s position in northern Britain has always been a balancing act. King James VII plays this role well, playing the larger and more populous Kingdom of England to the south against the Kingdom of Sweden across the North Sea and the powerful Kingdom of France on the European mainland. His efforts are aided by the recent success of the Darien colony on the Isthmus of Panama. Thanks to distrust and rivalry among the major naval powers of England, Sweden, Spain, and France, Scotland has emerged as the primary broker of international trade.

The Kingdom of Scotland is currently in a tenuous alliance with Spain, France, and England against the northern European alliance of the Sweden, Habsburg, and Prussian Kingdoms. However, Scottish merchants frequently carry Swedish goods on the side, rendering any attempt to blockade the North Atlantic largely moot.

Scotland controls the key colony of Darien, allowing Scottish merchants to transfer goods from the Atlantic to the Pacific without traveling thousands of miles out of their way around South America. With the unique ability to rapidly ship goods to the Pacific, Scotland has begun to quickly settle the Pacific Rim, establishing colonies in other key trading locations throughout the region.

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General Strategy

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Links to Strategy Guides

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Rulings for Scotland

Ports Sprawl Outward (Loss Condition)

  • Trade Hub cares about the current number of Coastal lands with City, and the current number of boards. If the number of Coastal lands, or the current number of boards, changes for any reason, Trade Hub takes the new number of Coastal lands and/or boards into consideration.

Ports Sprawl Outward (Escalation)

  • Scotland's Escalation effect happens before Exploring.