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Martin Swift
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1. With solo movement is pushing the car in front 3 points ( as in Thunder Alley)or 1 point in a conditional link?

In 7. Solo Movement it states

A Conditional Link can only be created when a car is utilizing Solo or Lead Movement. These cars may link up with cars in front of them and push that car or row of cars one space forward per movement point. The Conditional part comes from the fact that unlike Line or Pursuit Movement, the active car may choose to stop pushing the cars in front of it and change lanes.


2. Slight ambiguity in the rules. Is pitting under a yellow flag and a green flag now the same procedure with the red flag acting as a modified Thunder Alley yellow flag pitstop?
 
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Punk Reaper wrote:
1. With solo movement is pushing the car in front 3 points ( as in Thunder Alley)or 1 point in a conditional link?

In 7. Solo Movement it states

A Conditional Link can only be created when a car is utilizing Solo or Lead Movement. These cars may link up with cars in front of them and push that car or row of cars one space forward per movement point. The Conditional part comes from the fact that unlike Line or Pursuit Movement, the active car may choose to stop pushing the cars in front of it and change lanes.


2. Slight ambiguity in the rules. Is pitting under a yellow flag and a green flag now the same procedure with the red flag acting as a modified Thunder Alley yellow flag pitstop?


1. There is now no 3 MP forward movement. All movement types can push ahead for 1 MP. Conditional links can be left at any time.

2. Yellow & Green flag pits will be the same. Red flags will look like Thunder Alley yellows and there will be far fewer of them.
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Thanks, will give it a try later...
 
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Jeff Horger wrote:
Punk Reaper wrote:
1. With solo movement is pushing the car in front 3 points ( as in Thunder Alley)or 1 point in a conditional link?

In 7. Solo Movement it states

A Conditional Link can only be created when a car is utilizing Solo or Lead Movement. These cars may link up with cars in front of them and push that car or row of cars one space forward per movement point. The Conditional part comes from the fact that unlike Line or Pursuit Movement, the active car may choose to stop pushing the cars in front of it and change lanes.


2. Slight ambiguity in the rules. Is pitting under a yellow flag and a green flag now the same procedure with the red flag acting as a modified Thunder Alley yellow flag pitstop?


1. There is now no 3 MP forward movement. All movement types can push ahead for 1 MP. Conditional links can be left at any time.

2. Yellow & Green flag pits will be the same. Red flags will look like Thunder Alley yellows and there will be far fewer of them.


So if you are blocked by cars in front of you, you must conditionally link them, move them at least enough to move around them, and then continue? I see nothing about how one must move when there is no legal move, if you chose not not link in a conditional link.

Does that make sense? You must move, and if you can't due to the movement type, you must conditionally link to get them out of the way?
 
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Conditional linking makes it so there will always be a legal move. So, yes, there are times when you will Conditional Link to the cars in front of you in order to push them out of the way (since it does not cost you anything extra in movement points in order to move them) and then, if you wanted to pass the line you just pushed you could.

You could not CHOOSE not to Conditional Link, it's an automatic process if you have cars in front of you and are moving forward into them. If you didn't Link and "draft" with the cars in front of you it would be called an "accident", and nobody wants that in racing.
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Makes sense. The reference in the rules talks about 1MP to move forward, regardless if the space is occupied or unoccupied, unlike Thunder Alley, but I could find nothing that would describe what a move to an "occupied" space would be, or how it would be implemented...
 
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Jeff Horger wrote:
Punk Reaper wrote:
1. With solo movement is pushing the car in front 3 points ( as in Thunder Alley)or 1 point in a conditional link?

In 7. Solo Movement it states

A Conditional Link can only be created when a car is utilizing Solo or Lead Movement. These cars may link up with cars in front of them and push that car or row of cars one space forward per movement point. The Conditional part comes from the fact that unlike Line or Pursuit Movement, the active car may choose to stop pushing the cars in front of it and change lanes.


1. There is now no 3 MP forward movement. All movement types can push ahead for 1 MP. Conditional links can be left at any time.


Aha. Came here with this exact question. The rule book is a bit hard to unravel here.

I think the applicable rule is this (pertinent sentence bolded):
Rule book wrote:
6.3 Conditional Linking
A Conditional Link can only be created when a car is using Solo
or Lead Movement. Cars may Link with cars in front of them
and push those cars one space forward per movement point.
Unlike ordinary Linking, the active car in a Conditional Link
may choose to stop pushing the cars in front of it and change
lanes.
Cars behind the active car are never conditionally Linked.
Conditional Linking may be started or stopped at any time and
any number of times during a car’s movement.


BTW, it would be nice to have a more descriptive thread title.
 
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