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  1. Although they may look accurate, all the paintings are faked. The game publisher didn't want to pay anyone for the rights to use them. So you won't find any famous paintings that look exactly like that. These four are in the style of Monet/Van Gogh, Kandinsky, Degas and Mondrian, left to right.
  2. Haha! I don't find out about most games, but of the ones I know probably the record holder is your first game.
  3. Yes Also @AgentB could have had Clay or Calhoun make a speech, free, or done something else.
  4. They can only defer on the first round, though. After that it's back to regular order. So deferring wouldn't appear to make much difference in this election.
  5. Maybe I can help, by quoting the FAQ... Q. If we resolve the End Slavery Issue, does this mean that resolution of the Extension of Slavery Issue is no longer a prerequisite for the Maine and Missouri State Admission Issues? Yes https://upandawaygames.com/FoundingFathers/faq.pdf
  6. Hi, note that if trying to use the NORTH CAROLINA DIVIDES ITS VOTE card, that card expired with Era A and should be removed from play and a replacement drawn.
  7. Are you all Ohioans? If so, may appreciate this story. I was at a convention playing the game with three ladies from Ohio. An Issue came up and one of them realized that a certain response had an effect on Michigan. "Is it true that if we pass this Michigan will never exist?" she asked. "Yes" I said. It passed unanimously! Probably the high point of their game!
  8. Didn't these games used to assume people would use their free speech opportunities automatically as a way to speed things up? (He has Fisher Ames.) @Actinguy
  9. Tip: when you get to Generation II, be sure to remember to shuffle the Generation I discards back into the deck. Seems like this was omitted last time, causing statesmen to appear earlier than necessary.
  10. Tariff II has a Difficulty of 3, but Monroe's Ability is 2.
  11. No, play it as written: only cancels gains. Still cancels the Public Support changes.
  12. Psst, he's really with his mistress. - a little birdie
  13. Though if you're using the rule Jefferson ought to have had the option of not running. By the way, just to be clear, he would not retire retire; he just could n't run again. He would still be a faction member.
  14. Amusingly, looks like that candidate would have been Gallatin.
  15. You would defer to the next most popular politician in the party, who cannot decline.
  16. Thanks, yes, unfortunately they have run out of 10mm white cubes. We hope they will find some more soon, but could take a few weeks. Did @vcczar announce the optional two-time loser rule was in use? I don't recall that. If it were, Jefferson would have been given the option to defer to a less popular candidate this time around. So my suspicion is that you're not using that rule.
  17. Just a suggestion, but if someone has a card, they may not know whether it will be useful to play it until they see how the election plays out. Many of the cards require the presence of a cube in a particular location before it can be played. The states that are available at that time determine whether it is wise to do so. At the same time they might not want to tip their hand that they have a card as it could help the opposition in future elections in case they do not play it. Bottom line: it may be fairer to just play out the election.
  18. Thanks, great to hear! Thanks for your purchase.
  19. Then while John Adams is alive, only the John Adams player can play her Statesman card.
  20. Yes, the President votes last to give them a little advantage in getting things passed, and as something of a representation of the prestige of the office.
  21. Regarding Abigail Adams,yes, she should have started as John's spouse, actually, but the game should work fine with her as a card that others can play as well.
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