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Twilight Struggle is back for another year. Deluxe
edition will be used as the default; the FAQ, Q&A, and a
list of the changes from 1st to 2nd edition can all be found
at Consimworld.com, in the Twilight Struggle folder, and
on the Boardgame Geek. A list of card changes from 1st to 2nd
edition is in the same locations (and included in the FAQ).
Players should check the same two locations for changes to the
deluxe edition. Incomplete games will use final scoring rules.
If necessary to accommodate even numbers in the next round,
a player will get a bye. Past champion gets the first bye.
After that, byes will be determined randomly.
Balancing rules will be in effect. We will use the Chinese
Civil War option from the deluxe set as the default. Players
that do not have the Chinese Civil War variant and do not know
it may play 2nd edition rules instead. In either case, players
may bid PCs for sides. Both players roll a die. The high roller
gets the first bid or side preference (no minimum). From there,
simple auction bidding with the high bid taking the preferred
side. Losing bidder then receives the amount of the bid in additional
influence, placed after all other setup is complete, and only
in countries where the player already has influence.
A list of the card changes from 1st to 2nd edition can be seen