If you go with Conan's home province (or the province in which he is during the bidding - which at the beginning of the game is closest to the purple and red players (forgot the kingdom names and am too lazy to look it up now). Which in turn would give purple and red an edge over yellow and green. Honestly, would you guys play a game that obviously favored some players over others for no apparent reason or without reimbursing the other players at some point in time?
It is quite possible (even if highly unlikely) that after all mentioned criteria for solving a tie there's still a tie:
- Both players played the same total amount in Strategy card value and bidding token value;
- both players have the same amount of Adventure tokens,
- both player kingdoms are the same distance from Conan's current location (and the location of his destination).
I have no idea what happens then...
I don't think the last point can happen. Conan's destination is determined by the adventure cards. I don't have my game in front of me right now, but I don't recall the destination ever being an equal number of regions between two or more kingdoms.
They needed a rule to deal with ties and this is it. It may not be fair, but that's no reason not to play the game. So yes, honestly, people would play a game that obviously favors one player over others.
In all the games of Conan I've played, it is very rare that a bidding tie was decided by Conan's location. It is usually decided by adventure tokens.