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Luiz Cláudio Silveira Duarte
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We played our first game a few days back. My fellow gamers are a fiercely competitive group, and I was surprised when one of them (playing as an investor) proposed to a manager: "I'll pay you one half of the earnings. If they're negative, I'll pay the full cost." The manager accepted, and soon all investors were making similar proposals.

Is this legal, I wonder? It seems to me that the whole point of the game is to put the burden of risk in the investors's hands, but with these agreements this is somewhat lessened, or at least shared, with the manager.
 
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lclaudius wrote:
We played our first game a few days back. My fellow gamers are a fiercely competitive group, and I was surprised when one of them (playing as an investor) proposed to a manager: "I'll pay you one half of the earnings. If they're negative, I'll pay the full cost." The manager accepted, and soon all investors were making similar proposals.

Is this legal, I wonder? It seems to me that the whole point of the game is to put the burden of risk in the investors's hands, but with these agreements this is somewhat lessened, or at least shared, with the manager.


Of course it is legal, but I wouldn't say it's ENFORCEABLE because you're only allowed to write a number in the box.
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I imagine that it isn't in the intent of the rules, however your group should play the game as they wish.

Personally I wouldn't like it because it allows for lazier bidding if the players are bidding percentages. It removes some of the evaluation and risk management from the investors.
 
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lankyb wrote:
I imagine that it isn't in the intent of the rules, however your group should play the game as they wish.

Personally I wouldn't like it because it allows for lazier bidding if the players are bidding percentages. It removes some of the evaluation and risk management from the investors.


So don't let your investors make that deal.
 
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