Let me argue again for dropping the gold credit.
I know it is meant to encourage participation in the Times, but all it
encourages are worthless "journal entries" and the like. I'd rather
see a Times with less of that sort of participation, and I've heard
many others express the same opinion. If you want, give everyone 25
gold credit a turn, but don't make it a bounty on a Times submission.
If you want to be really cool, implement some kind of polling system
that rewards articles that people really like. That can be abused by
having your friends/allies vote for you, but it might still be a neat
And it might be easier if you drop the 25 gold into the faction's
CLAIM pile, rather than have to do with specifying a particular unit.
-- Scott T.