EQUIPPING A TRAIT, MILITARY, OR TECHNOLOGICAL CARD

In Econ Island v3, several types of cards are “equipped” to kingdom plot sheets. Cards that can equipped are Military Defense, Military Offense, Military Special Forces, Technological Evolution and trait cards (Way of the Foundry, Way of the Plowshares, and Way of the Sword. To equip a card, a player must pay the recipe costs to the teacher detailed on the card and then attach the card to their kingdom plot sheets in the appropriate location using glue stick, tape, or staples. That’s it. When an equipped card is replaced by a better card, simply peel the old card and attach the new one. When an equipped card is destroyed, simply peel the old card off.

Example:


The above card has the following recipe cost:

2 Pages of Forgotten Lore

2 Realm Point Construction Cost

Must be Realm Rank 10 to equip

In other words, the player must have found or purchased from other players 2 Page of Forgotten Lore. Additionally, the player must have 2 Realm Points to spend (earned from assignment, assessment, or task completion) and must be Realm Rank 10 to equip. If the player satisfies these requirements, he or she may purchase Tilled Earth from the teacher or the teacher’s designee. Once purchased, Tilled Earth should be played (taped, glue-sticked, or stapled) to one of the kingdom’s trait spots on the back of the plot sheet.

 


Use the same process for equipping any Military Defense, Military Offense, Military Special Forces, Technological Evolution and trait cards (Way of the Foundry, Way of the Plowshares, and Way of the Sword.



The above kingdom has a Total Military rating of 19. When traits are equipped, they will often modify the Military ratings. If, for example, a player equipped the trait: Way of the Plowshare, Tilled Earth

 


Tilled Earth modifies the Offensive and Defensive ratings, Technological Evolution and Food/Water requirements.

By equipping Tilled Earth, the player loses -5 Total Military Offense rating while gaining +5 Total Military Defense. The above military calculations changes in the following way:


The player is giving up the ability to attack his or her neighbors for a higher Total Military Defense rating.

Additionally, equipping Tilled Earth will reduce the cost to technologically evolve the kingdom by -1 and reduce the food requirements by -4. The improvement in farming techniques leads to a higher water requirement for irrigation and consequently water requirements increase by +2,

The same process is used for Military Defense, Military Offense, Military Special Forces, and Technological Evolution cards.