1. What constitutes a neutral province? Would any empty province count as neutral - even a "savage" one?
2. How do you militarily attack a neutral province?
3. In a 2-3 player game, what happens to objectives or other type of cards that have to be accomplished in the region no-one's playing?
4. Is the first player always the Conan player? Seems that this is not always so (some parts of the text contradict this)
#1: p. 6: "- A neutral province is any province that is neither friendly, nor enemy." Friendly and enemy are defined above that.
#2: p. 11: "Players attack by moving an army located in a province into one adjacent neutral
or adjacent enemy province to start a military contest there, or
by starting a military contest in a province already containing a
friendly army on campaign. Military contests are described on page
#3: IIRC, Conan can move to out-of-play areas for his quests. For objectives, I'd say this applies:
"If no player completes a given objective, the objective remains in play during the next age." (p. 19)
#4: p. 10: "At the start of the game, the Conan player takes the
fi rst turn, followed by the player to his left, and so on around
the table. If gameplay is ever interrupted due to the end of an
adventure or an age change phase, the player who would take the
next turn takes the fi rst player token. Once gameplay resumes, the
player with the fi rst player token takes the fi rst turn and gameplay
continues as normal."
Should point out that my answers are from just reading the rules, AoC is still on my to-buy list, just that other games got in the way (Arkham Horror, Talisman, Man O War, etc.) .