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Public Works

Public Works are structures and real-estate granted to a planet by a House. They are a permanent and effective method of gaining influence on a planet.

Game Rules

In addition to building income-generating or other useful facilities on a planet, you can also boost your influence considerably by commissioning public works. These are expensive works that serve the good of the planetary populace, and their creation will bring a rise in popularity and hence in influence for your House. The work is named as you see fit, and cannot be destroyed - the populace is assumed to rebuild them in the event of a destructive event. Public Works have no in-game effect other than to grant an influence boost. The works available to build are listed below, together with the average build price. Note that there is no cost to maintain a Public Work, any such burden is taken on by the local Government or volunteers from the population.

  • Charitable Foundation Costs around $20000 to commission. Brings a small influence boost
  • Monument Costs around $20000 to commission. Brings a small influence boost
  • Hospice Costs around $30000 to commission. Brings a moderate influence boost
  • Library Costs around $30000 to commission. Brings a moderate influence boost
  • Museum/Gallery Costs around $50000 to commission. Brings a fairly large influence boost
  • Medical Research Centre Costs around $50000 to commission. Brings a fairly large influence boost
  • Planetary Reserve Costs around $100000 to commission. Brings a very large influence boost

Since the influence boost from construction of a public work reflects appreciation of the work by the populace, there is a rule of diminishing returns in place when it comes to building multiple public works on the same planet. The influence gain you will receive is considerably less for the second and subsequent public works on a planet, and if the same House builds many works there, that House will receive little or no benefit once the first few works are in place. This reflects the fact that once such works become commonplace, the impact of a new public work on the populace is much less apparent - “Oh, House <xxx> built another monument? Big deal”.

You can view the public works on a planet and commission new ones by following the 'Public Works' link from the main Planetary Information Panel for a planet (see section 3.2 below).

as seen in the Rulebook

Tips From Other Players

Example Public Work

  • Name of Public Work (given by sponsoring house)
  • Public Work Type
  • donated by House X

—————————Description of Public Work——————————-

  • Porrima Reserve
  • Planetary Reserve
  • donated by House Triak
  • This reservation is to preserve the mostly unsettled northern regions of Porrima. This will insure both the ancient forests and the sites of some of the oldest known human settlement are protected for the future generations.

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general/public_works.txt · Last modified: 2015/12/25 16:48 by cyaziris