From: Sydney, Australia
ORIGINAL: Marshall Ellis
Gotchya! I'll leave this as is for now!
Except one change needs making:
If player A requests access in the diplomacy phase, and later in that phase player B grants access, then at the end of the diplomacy phase access should be granted. The current situation is that since player A requests access before player B grants it, access is not granted and the players have to wait an additional month before access is granted.
Players should be able to accept an alliance, request an alliance, grant access, and request access, in any order in the diplomacy phase, and it should all be resolved at the end of that phase. You need a method to request an alliance, accept an alliance, grant access, and request access, all in one step in the diplomacy phase.
Marshall, not to be rude, but have you ever played EiA? This is pretty fundamental to the game.