Eric wrote:

> The second example can look monty, but really, how often will that happen.

You'd be surprised what the players can do sometimes. :0

Another option you may wish to consider is one I use in my PBeM, and I have
seen in a few others too. Base the trade route income off of the average of
the guilds themselves. If guilder Bob has a level 2 guild in province A and a
level 4 guild in province B, then the average is 3 GB.

This keeps the income down to a 'respectable' level, while creating the guild
rivalry I think you're looking for.

At least, that's the way I see it.

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