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Question about The Starfarers of Catan Flight Phase - I built a trading outpost at outpost intersection 1, and I have a freight ring. However, I want to use the “Wear and Tear” encounter card to remove the freight ring – may I do that? If yes, what happens to the trading outpost?

Answer

As in all Catan games, you must meet the requirement only when you build. You don’t have to reverse previous building activities if later in the game you no longer have the things needed to meet the requirement.