Here are the steps in each country’s move:* [ Revision note: Need to simplify and follow some kind of narrative.]*
**1. Draw option cards.**
If your standard of living is 1.0 or 1.5, draw one option card.
If your standard of living is 2.0 or 2.5, draw one option card for each ten population counters.
If your standard of living is 3.0 or 3.5, draw one option card for each six population counters.
If your standard of living is 4.0 or higher, draw one option card for each four population counters.
(The richer you are, the more options you have.)
**2. Play all the bad news cards. **
Your standard of living cannot go below 1.0.
**3. Trade, play, or hold onto the remaining cards. **
Place the ones you play face up in your country. Negotiate trades with the other countries if you see advantages in their cards.
**4. Water evaporates from your dams. **
Remove one water counter from your country for each dam. (This happens for everyone.)
**5. Figure your water needs. **
Multiply your standard of living by your population counters to determine the number of water counters you will use for the decade.
**6. Reduce your water consumption. **
Apply any water conservation cards you have played.
**7. Generate pollution. **
Put into the Quint River pollution counters equal to half of the water you
consume.
**8. Reduce pollution. **
Apply any pollution reduction cards you have played. (Why 8 after 7?)
**9. Consume water. **
Remove the water you need from the Quint River. If you do not have
enough, reduce your standard of living by a point, but never below 1.0.
**10. Send on your water. **
If you have reservoirs, you can leave up to four counters in each. If you
pollute, you have to leave some pollution in each reservoir. The rest goes
downstream.
**11. Increase your population. **
As before, use the Population Growth Table to determine how much your
population will grow this decade.
**12. Discard cards that are not permanent.**
Look over the remaining cards for your country. If they are marked “one
decade only” remove them. If they are marked “permanent,” leave them.
Shuffle the discarded cards into the pile of OPTION cards.
Return to Upstream Downstream Index |