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Subject: Companies play order rss

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Antongiulio Dona'
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The companies play order in the Italian transalation has a wording a bit unclear, I mean that the order of the three phases seems the opposite of standard PG:

Power Plant Buying: first the lower
Resources Buying: first the higher
Build cities: first the higher

It make sense, the powerful (richest) companies go first in the critical phases, is it right?

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Yes. Turn order is according to stock value: lowest to highest is first to last. If two companies are on the same space in the stock market their turn order goes from the bottom to the top (lower in the stack is earlier in turn order).

But, in usual Power Grid fashion, being first sucks: Auctions go first to last and both Resources and Building go from last to first.
 
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That is NOT what the English rules say! What you said makes sense and what I would expect, so do the rules have a mis-print?

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The company with the lowest share value will operate first (players
place a house/generator of that company’s color in the first space on the order track). ...
This is also reinforced where it talks about the Phase 2: Auction Power Plants, where it says

Quote:
This phase is played in company order, beginning with the first company on the order track (the company with the lowest share value).
Likewise the Resource and building phases saying they are "in reverse order, beginning with the last company on the order track (the company with the highest share value)."

This seems so backwards!
 
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HepCatChris wrote:
That is NOT what the English rules say! What you said makes sense and what I would expect, so do the rules have a mis-print?

Quote:
The company with the lowest share value will operate first (players
place a house/generator of that company’s color in the first space on the order track). ...
This is also reinforced where it talks about the Phase 2: Auction Power Plants, where it says

Quote:
This phase is played in company order, beginning with the first company on the order track (the company with the lowest share value).
Likewise the Resource and building phases saying they are "in reverse order, beginning with the last company on the order track (the company with the highest share value)."

This seems so backwards!
Its correct. Being lower in stock price means higher in player order, which results in a disadvantage when buying resource and building network.

Basically sucks to be a cheap stock company. But if you manage it properly, there will still be substanital earnings for its stockholders. Remember, its not the best company wins but the one with the most money wins.
 
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