Why do people like Monarchy?

Originally posted by /u/TheFledglingPidgeon

I’m a bit confused, I’ve googled for advice on which policies to pick and I’ve found a lot of sources singing praises to Monarchy. But I get the impression that the leader bonuses are just… kind of negligible. Sure, Artisan helps a bit in the beginning, and it’s good for afk’ing with engineers, and scientist/philosopher are super helpful, but… the gold honestly seems more useful, and both of the other options at that cost seem better, especially in longer games. Eventually, the leader bonuses like Artisan just seem to be a minuscule fraction of the things they’re providing bonuses to.

Am I just misunderstanding something, or underestimating how monarchy works?

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TheFledglingPidgeon

Which bonuses would that be? The main one I use is Artisan and I don’t feel like an extra 5% would make that much of a difference when my base modifier is already over 600%.

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