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Tom Ballou
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Well we played our first game with 3 players. Alot of fun! All the players liked it.

A couple of questions came up during play.

1 When placing a new preformance counter in a city with a previous existing preformance counter and a special character counter. Does the special character remain in place or is he/she moved to the talent bank?

2 Since there is no tax penalty at the end of the game in the 3-5 player game, there seems to be no penalty for building up a giant circus train and avoiding paying them at the end of the game. Is this correct? It seems easy to avoid the last wage card, by either banking or resuing a card at some point in the game.

Just courious, why are there two exclusive preformance markers?
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Michael Jean
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Gavanized Yankee wrote:
2 Since there is no tax penalty at the end of the game in the 3-5 player game, there seems to be no penalty for building up a giant circus train and avoiding paying them at the end of the game. Is this correct? It seems easy to avoid the last wage card, by either banking or resuing a card at some point in the game.


You're right, but in the last 2 months there are no bankrupt circus counters, so less talents to hire.

Gavanized Yankee wrote:
Just courious, why are there two exclusive preformance markers?


It's for a special event card.
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Tom Decker
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Gavanized Yankee wrote:
Well we played our first game with 3 players. Alot of fun! All the players liked it.


Glad you enjoyed the game!


Gavanized Yankee wrote:
1 When placing a new preformance counter in a city with a previous existing preformance counter and a special character counter. Does the special character remain in place or is he/she moved to the talent bank?


The special character is placed back in the bank.

Gavanized Yankee wrote:
2 Since there is no tax penalty at the end of the game in the 3-5 player game, there seems to be no penalty for building up a giant circus train and avoiding paying them at the end of the game. Is this correct? It seems easy to avoid the last wage card, by either banking or resuing a card at some point in the game.


Yes, as atomike mentions above, it's difficult to build a big circus late in the game. And you cannot delay playing cards by collecting money in the final two months and replaying cards costs you valuable victory points. There could be an interesting strategy in trying this, but by no means should it be dominant.

Gavanized Yankee wrote:
Just courious, why are there two exclusive preformance markers?


Exclusive Engagement is for an Event Card, but there should be 5 of the markers, not just two.
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Tom Ballou
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On exclsive engagement counters, I ment why two per color. But I understand now. Thanks
 
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