I am trying to work my way through 14.1.01, Turn 1B: The Ostracism of Thucydides but I am having immediate conceptual difficulties. The scenario in question reads:
"Game Length: This is a training scenario that commemorates
an important political fight that saw Pericles (Aristocrats) consolidate
power by exiling his political opponent Thucydides
(Demagogues; not the historian Thucydides). This is played
out as a single hand, where the Aristophanes card Frog C puts
Ostracism on Thucydides’ 1 space.
Aristocrats: Card 10 and Card 16, deal 7 random cards.
Demagogues: Card 1 and Card 13, deal 7 random cards."
I have no idea what the part in bold means. As far as I can tell each side receives 9 Athens cards. Why is the bolded section referring to an aristophanes card?
Go into the Aristophanes deck and pull out the card titled 'Frogs C' (the name of the play is Frogs and this is one of three variants of it in the game.)
If you do what the card says to do, you will be putting the Ostracism issue onto the track.
Then fish out the cards indicated and deal out the remainder randomly.
Play a hand of cards.
Does that help,