1) Playing Hive with Trench, you should aim for a few small bonuses at first, and then go big or go home. One consolidated empire is best.
Playing un-trenched, small bonuses are better, since that means there are more territories that need to be taken to lower the bonus. You don't have to stay consolidated, especially in Adjacent.
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Educated people handle ideas more complex than this all the time. We have a more complicated understanding of football than we do genetics and evolution. Nobody thinks just the quarterback wins the game.