Scoop20906 wrote:Is it true the KIMs don't receive duplicate clues? I didn't see that in the rulez but it would be an important dictinction to know. Grund?
Grundbegriff wrote:Here's the rule on duplicates:
(a) There are 20 clues, but only 18 are distinct; two are duplicates of 2 among the 18.
(b) All 20 clues are distributed across the 10 players randomly, with the exception specified below in (c).
(c) Speaking of teams strictly as 4GS, 4BG, and 2KIM, I ensure that none of these three teams has both instances of a duplicated clue. If a team possesses one of a matched pair of clues, then one of the other two teams possesses its twin.
Beyond this constraint, any distribution of clues is possible.
Clause (c) is the relevant one here. Thinking in terms of three teams, I ensure that no single team (whether Goldman Saxon or Blusterberg Group or KIM) has the same clue twice. That's the only constraint, as mentioned. Therefore, given clue 1a and its duplicate, 1b, all of the following combinations are possible
(1) GS has 1a and BG has 1b
(2) GS has 1a and KIM has 1b
(3) BG has 1a and GS has 1b
(4) BG has 1a and KIM has 1b
(5) KIM has 1a and GS has 1b
(6) KIM has 1a and BG has 1b
and all of the following combinations are impossible:
(7) GS has 1a and GS has 1b
(8) BG has 1a and BG has 1b
(9) KIM has 1a and KIM has 1b