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Subject: Murmansk - Lieksa variant rss

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Why not discard the artificial 4-1 swap and 3-1 ferry swap rules and make the Murmansk - Lieksa line either a ferry with three locos or a tunnel.

What do you think?


 
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That does make a change, but I don't see how the change is useful or helpful. You need to explain.


 
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It streamlines the rules. There are too many exceptions and iffy rules in this edition.

If the makers wanted to make the 9 line more flexible, there's no need for a 4-1 special rule; simply allow the use of locos by making it a tunnel or ferry.

Also, the 3-1 ferry swap is unnecessary.

 
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I think making it a tunnel or a ferry makes it a lot easier to complete.
 
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seppo21 wrote:
I think making it a tunnel or a ferry makes it a lot easier to complete.
But are you then thinking that makes it better? or worse.

 
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There are too many exceptions and iffy rules in this edition.
How so? Exceptions to its own rules? I think not.

Or might you be reacting to deviations from others in the TtR series?



 
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TVis wrote:
seppo21 wrote:
I think making it a tunnel or a ferry makes it a lot easier to complete.

But are you then thinking that makes it better? or worse.

I think TTR Nordic is pretty much perfect as it is, so this would make it worse.
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I've always considered the reasoning behind the special Murmansk - Lieksa rule is as follows:

• you cannot use locos as wild on normal routes
• if you want/need to collect specific colours then you often end up pulling many cards 'blind' from the top of the draw deck
• you can end up with many assorted cards and not laying many trains during this period

So the Murmansk - Lieksa route provides a way of using the many cards gained this way, plus laying many trains all at once compensates for the period when you were mainly drawing cards. Personally, I like this balancing option and strongly prefer it to the proposed variant.
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