Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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Some random questions
Good Neighbors - What happens if an Excommunication is placed on a face-up card and later removed again?
The face-up card remains face up under the Excommunication card. When the Excommunication is removed, the revealed card continues lying face up.
Production Buildings - In a city, do I have to place a production booster card directly adjacent to the region card or may I also place it on the 2nd building site, diagonally above or below the region card?
The card may also be placed on the 2nd building site.
Never. That’s because there is no Progress Card discard pile: played Progress Cards are placed under their respective supply stacks (yellow, blue, or green) and thus are always recycled back into the game.
Trade - If the robber is preventing a player from getting a resource, can that player make any trades for that resource with other players or the bank while the robber is preventing him from getting that resource?
Yes they can. The robber only prevents that hex from generating (when its number is rolled). Similarly, the other hexes of the same type will still generate that resource (even if they are the same number as the hex being blocked by the robber).
Pawnbroker - Can I combine the Pawnbroker with other rules options in such a way that I make a resource profit?
No. You can look through the discard pile not a draw stack. But you only can take an action without requirements card or unit.
Merchants’ Residences (general) - Do I have to rotate the commodities back to “zero” after the special action is performed?
No, the Plentiful Year only benefits regions adjacent to Abbeys and Storehouses.
Only if you have a Pilgrimage Site. Otherwise, you may not replenish your hand until the end of your next turn.
Note: The Pilgrimage Site belongs to the Age of Darkness expansion.
Settlements and Cities - How can I reserve an empty intersection as a building site for myself, so that no other player is allowed to build there?
It’s not possible. Catan is not a cruise ship, where you reserve a deck chair by placing your towel on it.