Various arguments over what game to play next, who's going to play what, how long this is all going to take, etc.
Attempt to find suitable location to play, determination of whose copy of the game is going to be sacrificed.... er, used, argument over scenario to be played, whining about the last time the scenario was played, attempt to decipher the screwy counter storage scheme, arguments over orientation of map(s), finally, actual set-up.
Outbreak of inter-player strife over exact set of optional and advance rules, philosophical/ political arguments engendered by this, attempt to establish house rules to correct system faults.
This actually occurs during any other phase of the game, and may reference either actions during the current game, or in any previous game involving one or more players. Usually does not occur during the Gastronomic Interphase.
Engendered by kibitzers commenting on player strategies. Frequently reverts to phase 5.
Attempt to remedy player supply situation. May feature the special Spill Recrimination Phase.
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