Quick setup guide:
a Place the board with the desired side face up (thematic or symmetric). b Deal three prestige building cards to the adviser and proposal board. c Deal four adviser cards to the adviser and proposal board. d Place influence gems, money tokens, road tiles, completion markers, and building tiles to the side of the map board. e Randomly determine start player and give them the active player token.
Each player does the following:
f Take five action cards (six for 2 players), *7 in money tokens, and three vote tiles. g In player order, choose a race and place player mat with "a" side face up. h Take claim and delivery tokens of their color. i Place one claim token on the "0" spot of the score track. j Place one delivery token on the "1" spot of their income track. k Place three house tiles and three worker pawns on their player mat. l Place three bridge/gate tiles on their player mat. m Take the resource reference card for their race's resource. n In reverse order, choose one additional resource card following resource restrictions. (Repeat in player order for 2 players). o Take three trade stall tiles of each owned resource. p In reverse order, place one of their race's trade stall tiles on a starting grey space with a number equal to or lower than the player count. q Place a delivery token on the "own" spot of the race's resource on the tracking board