I browsed by here as I was contemplating plunking down $15 for Intrigue. When I played Crusade awhile ago, I distinctly remember the ethical choices were sometimes broken and sometimes crashed my game--even reproducibly. In fact I distinctly remember the Elemental-M issue.
This OP is dated back in June 2018. Yet I see no response from a Stardockian, or any indicator of a fix (or explaining why it's not broken) at all. This has swayed me not to buy Intrigue. I don't like to buy broken stuff, and instead of getting support I only get offers to sell me more broken stuff. I'm disappointed, but I'm out.