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Day 13 is Sunday, December 5th, 1982 in story mode. Following a terrorist attack the day before, the new M.O.A. director institutes stricter protocols.

Rules in effect[]


  • After the second entrant, Calensk shows up and pays the inspector 5 credits for every 2 people detained in the past two days. He will not pay more than 10 credits regardless of the number of people detained.
    • Calensk counts as an entrant because he increases the number at the bottom of the screen by 1.
  • The sixth entrant (including Calensk; see above) is Filipe Hasse. He has lost his ID card and gives the inspector his Arstotzka Arskickers pennant.
  • The seventh entrant is an engineer who can be given one of Messof Anegovych's business cards. Their papers are always valid, but the inspector may have to correct something they say in the audio transcript.
  • The ninth entrant complains about the new ID supplement requirement and says it would be faster to just bribe the inspector. Their papers are not always valid and it is possible to detain them (no unique dialogue is generated on detainment.)
  • Letting a randomly generated smuggler (i.e. a person with invalid weight) through can lead to a terrorist attack, cutting the day short at some point after the ninth entrant.
  • If the inspector did not burn the 1,000 or 2,000 credits brought by the strange man earlier, the neighbors file a report and extra credits are confiscated at the end of the day by the Ministry of Income.
    • The end of day screen states: The neighbors have reported your new wealth. The Ministry Of Income has confiscated your savings pending investigation.
    • EZIC will offer help to solve the issue on day 14.


Seventh entrant (an engineer)[]

If given a business card:

  • What is this?
  • [one of the following]
    • Oh. Huh.
    • Huh.
    • They are hiring?

If given another card once:

  • I have already.
  • [gives the card back]

If given another card the second time:

  • Stop giving to me.
  • [gives the card back]

If given another card the third time:

  • Forget it, take them both. I don't want.
  • [gives two business cards back and will not accept more – this prevents getting the Arstotzka token]

Ninth entrant[]

Introduction (after regular Q/A):

  • This id supplement is total pain.
  • Was not easy to get and only lasts few days.
  • You Arstotzkans just make it harder and harder.
  • Why even have open border?

Upon approval:

  • Bah.
  • Would be better to spend money on bribe.
  • Less trouble and faster.

Upon denial:

  • Bah.
  • I knew it would not even work.
  • Would be better to spend money on bribe.

The Truth of Arstotzka headlines[]

  • Another Bomber Slips Through! Immigrant Screening Falls Short
  • M.O.A. Gets New Director. Stricter Protocols Promised at Border