In order to settle the Penn-Jersey region, you need the game pieces and cards from The Settlers of Catan game. You also need additional markers for iron commodities and victory point tokens; you can use Catan chits from the Seafarers expansion, coins, or whatever else is handy. The standard Settlers of Catan rules apply to this scenario, with certain exceptions.
Pennsylvania (The “Keystone State”)
Originally dubbed “L’arcadia” (wooded coast) by the Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524, regions of Pennsylvania were claimed by the British, Dutch and French at various points in its rich history. Its transition into modern statehood began on March 4, 1681, when William Penn was given the largest land grant ever by King Charles II of England as payment for a £16,000 debt owed to William’s father. Penn founded a colony here as a place of religious freedom for Quakers and named it “Sylvania,” the Latin word for woods. Under Penn’s governorship, the region prospered and Philadelphia grew into a major colonial port
New Jersey (The “Garden State“)
Originally colonized in the 1630s by the Dutch New Netherlands colony in the north and Swedish New Sweden Colony in the south, the British seized control of the region in 1664. King Charles II granted it as a colony to two supporters from the Channel Islands, who called it New Jersey.
In order to settle the region of Delmarva, you need the game pieces and cards from The Settlers of Catan Base Game.
You will also need additional markers for seafood and coal commodities and victory point (VP) tokens; you can use Catan chips from the Seafarers expansion, or alternatively coins. The standard Catan game rules apply to this scenario, with a few exceptions.
Delmarva stands for “Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.” It often refers to the peninsula east of the Chesapeake Bay. Greater Delmarva includes these states, Washington DC, and West Virginia. This “mid-Atlantic“ region is marked by 4 distinct geographic zones (East- West): the wetland Tidewater area, including the penisula, the rolling lands of the Piedmont, the Blue Ridge (including the Shenandoah Valley), and the Allegheny Highlands (including the Allegheny Plateau and the parts of Appalachia to the north and west). It is one of earth‘s oldest and most diverse ecosystems.
"That’s right, oil has been discovered on the island of Catan! And after many years of study, the great engineers of Catan have learned ways to improve production using this valuable new resource, both by converting it into other resources and enabling the upgrade of cities into metropolises.
But oil is scarce and its use does not come without cost. Using oil produces pollution, as well as climate changing emissions, which bring with them the threat of coastal flooding—and absolute disaster. With the discovery of oil on Catan, its inhabitants face a new challenge: deciding whether the common good is worth limiting oil usage or whether the pursuit of victory is worth the risk of ruin.
Come and test your hand at Catan: Oil Springs and see how the discovery of oil affects life of Catan!"