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Notes on Game Updates
April 3, 2014
—Corrected an error on the Maine issue.
March 19, 2014
—Started a Players Notes section in the rules.
March 11, 2014
—Added a requirement that the president immediately appoint a Chief
Justice if the office is vacant and an issue subject to Judicial Review
March 7, 2014
—Clarified that taxes and tariffs do not count against the four
issues the president draws each turn.
December 3, 2011
—Added the "Less Negotiation" variant.
—Added an interest payment rule for when the Republic is carrying debt.
—Clarified that in the case of Single Party Dominance before passage
of the 12th amendment that candidates can share
—Clarified that failed state admission issues are shuffled into the next
—Added more information to the presidential aide.
—Minor edits to many of the cards.
The most significant changes are to the vote counts
for Era A in New England, New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Republic of Texas Established.
British Attacks on Shipping,
Buy Western Lands from Texas,
Extension of Slavery,
French Attacks on Shipping,
Indian Removal Act,
Land Act of 1820,
Napoleon Seeks Help,
Prevent Kansas-Nebraska Act,
Quasi-War with France,
War of 1812.
June 15, 2009
Provided Thomas Heaney's much more attractive version of the
Everyone is sure to appreciate these, Thomas. Thanks very much!
March 10, 2009
Changed Action cards in the
main cards file
to use the Generation Roman numerals rather than the
Added internal hypertext links to the four main sections of the
Changed rules around resignation of office holders slightly.
March 6, 2009
In the rules,
changed "Era" to "Generation" when applied to statesmen so as to reserve
"Era" for issues.
January 24, 2009
were edited for greater clarity, more explanation and more examples.
Fixed a typo on the "Pay Off War Bonds" card
main cards file
(change -22 to -2).
Added labeling to the boards
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