# House rules

## Scoring system

The algorithm for scoring a game first assigns each player a pre-score,
based on their SC count at the end of the game and the last year played
(or year of elimination for an eliminated player). The pre-scores are then
scaled by a common factor so that the average score in each game is
*50.00*. The formula for the pre-score of a player is

3α((x - (σ - σ_{m})/2 + 1)
^{2} - 1)
+ (1-α)(x^{2} + 3x + 5)

where x and σ denote the final and starting SC counts of the player,
and σ_{m} the average starting SC count, all expressed as a
fraction of the average number of SCs available per player in the variant.
α is (3/4)^(#years played - 1).

## Convoys

A convoy is successful if there is at least one unbroken convoy
for the army from its origin to its destination.

If a convoy paradox arises the convoyed army does not cut support
given by a unit in the destination province to an attack on a fleet
necessary for convoying the army.

## Variants

**Octarine:** The starting units in Hung Hung and Terror Incognita
are armies.

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