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Question about General Questions Versions of the game - Introductory Game - In the Introductory Game, do I have to adhere to the region setup as specified there?

Answer

The setup specified in the rules is the best option for beginners. Of course, once you have become more experienced, you can try to gather additional expertise by using different setups. In that case, however, you should add the Theme Sets, because there you can arrange the regions at your convenience.