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Quick question: Is a transparent bonus marker removed if the respective input of a machine is later on reconnected in such a way that it is no longer supplied by another machine?
 
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The transparent tokens only go on the input of machines being supplied by other machines. I've played that they get removed if that condition is lost.
 
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Yes, only the connections at the end count. The transparent tokens are there to hold the situations clear. In theory they are not nescesary.
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Thanks for the authoritative response!
 
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I just wait to place them at the end of the game, it prevents a considerable amount of confusion.

They really aren't necessary anyway, I consider them "helper bits".
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Bagherra wrote:
I just wait to place them at the end of the game, it prevents a considerable amount of confusion.

Yes, it seems useful to place them during scoring to keep track of which connections have been scored, but during the game, they only serve to clutter the board and obscure the machines' input numbers.
 
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game_boy wrote:
they only serve to clutter the board and obscure the machines' input numbers.


Although the input numbers can always be implied by the bonus marker

5 = 1
10 = 2
15 = 3
 
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game_boy wrote:
Bagherra wrote:
I just wait to place them at the end of the game, it prevents a considerable amount of confusion.

Yes, it seems useful to place them during scoring to keep track of which connections have been scored, but during the game, they only serve to clutter the board and obscure the machines' input numbers.

Conversely, the people I play with tend to prefer placing them during play to avoid confusion about how many bonus points someone will probably be getting, and thus have a clearer idea of people's relative standings...
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russ wrote:
game_boy wrote:
Bagherra wrote:
I just wait to place them at the end of the game, it prevents a considerable amount of confusion.

Yes, it seems useful to place them during scoring to keep track of which connections have been scored, but during the game, they only serve to clutter the board and obscure the machines' input numbers.

Conversely, the people I play with tend to prefer placing them during play to avoid confusion about how many bonus points someone will probably be getting, and thus have a clearer idea of people's relative standings...

Would these people be AP+ by any chance?
 
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game_boy wrote:
russ wrote:
Conversely, the people I play with tend to prefer placing them during play to avoid confusion about how many bonus points someone will probably be getting, and thus have a clearer idea of people's relative standings...

Would these people be AP+ by any chance?

No, it's simply a way to decide if you want to play riskily (due to being way behind and having nothing to lose, so you may as well grab what looks like a promising machine quickly and hope it fits like you hastily think it will), or if you can be more calm and not too hastily grab a machine that might cost you points.

If that's AP, then your definition of AP is harsher than mine.
 
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