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Glenn Margewich
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1. Can the player coming from bottom left track upgrade the city tile in the upper right to connect to it, or does he have to be connected to it first?


2. When a player is forced to buy a train but the corporation does not have enough funds, that player must use their own money and then sell shares to make up the difference. When selling shares in this manner, does the share value drop for each 10% as it does while in a stock round?

3. Private company auction. We were really confused about how the Priority Deal moved during/after this auction. For the purposes of moving the Priority Deal marker, is there a difference between buying outright (the lowest face value) and winning an auction that you have previously placed a bid on? When does it move?

4. What's the purpose of the 4D trains. They seem like a downgrade from the 7. Wouldn't the larger numbered trains be preferable ?

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1. The corporation in the south-west can upgrade the city to connect into it (and to be clear, they cannot upgrade it in a fashion that would not connect to it). Remember that players do not interact with the map in any way. Only corporations do this. One player just happens to choose what the corporation will do.

2. When a player sells shares to fund a train purchase, the share price drops one space for each share sold but all the shares are sold at the initial price when the sale occurs.

3. Winning an auction you previously bid on is not an action. The PD should be sitting to the left of the player who took the last action (which is either a purchase or a bid on an unsold private).

4. Per the rules 4D trains double the revenue of large cities. This makes them more like an 8-Train except better because you don't need a long route to maximize profit.
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Eric Brosius
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My favorite 18xx game for six players is two games of 1846 with three players each.
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Here are answers, with references (I realize that the rules aren't always easy to interpret, but I thought I'd show you where to look to see the applicable rule.)

1. This is legal. (Rule 4.2.1 (j))

2. The share price moves in the same way. (Rule 4.2.5.2 (d))

3. It only moves when someone buys something outright. (Rule 3.1)

4. Not only does a 4D effectively give you money for 8 cities rather than 7, but the 7th city in a 7T run is often fairly poor, while the 7th and 8th city payment in a 4D run are both your 4th best city.
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Forrest & Ryan Driskel
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glenn69 wrote:
4. What's the purpose of the 4D trains. They seem like a downgrade from the 7. Wouldn't the larger numbered trains be preferable ?

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4 cities at DOUBLE value is often worth more than 7 cities at normal value, and it is more difficult to block (with tokens) a 4D than a 7.
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