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Anthony Rubbo
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Is the "Steam Powered Cranes" cash bonus +2 flat or +2 per?
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I'd say it's +2 gold per good.

If it were +2 flat, it would surely have been worded differently.

 
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Hmmm...as I look, the question appplies to the wording of a great many of the cards.
 
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I read it as:
(2 Gold and 1 VP) per good sold.

Question: How would you word it otherwise?

 
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Almecho wrote:
I read it as:
(2 Gold and 1 VP) per good sold.

Question: How would you word it otherwise?

Actually, it's (Normal Selling Price + 2 Gold + 1 VP) per good sold.


 
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Highland Cow wrote:
Almecho wrote:
I read it as:
(2 Gold and 1 VP) per good sold.

Question: How would you word it otherwise?
Actually, it's (Normal Selling Price + 2 Gold + 1 VP) per good sold.
*sigh*
This is offtopic.

The question of the TO is: 2 Gold fixed, or 2 Gold per good sold.
 
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Almecho wrote:
Highland Cow wrote:
Almecho wrote:
I read it as:
(2 Gold and 1 VP) per good sold.

Question: How would you word it otherwise?
Actually, it's (Normal Selling Price + 2 Gold + 1 VP) per good sold.
*sigh*
This is offtopic.

The question of the TO is: 2 Gold fixed, or 2 Gold per good sold.
Agreed. If it were (+2G, +1VP) per Good it would be phrased "Earn two extra gold and 1 VP per good sold". The actual phrasing of "Earn two extra gold and score one VP per good sold" says to me that you earn the +2 gold as a flat bonus and then score the VPs. Just think of the consequences of selling 3 or 4 goods if it was 2 gold per Good! Vastly OP compared to Screw propulsion for one. Also, compare it with British Empire where clearly you are meant to get gold and VP per Cube "Gain two gold and two VPs for each merchant cube you have in a cloth goods box"
 
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mccrispy wrote:
"Earn two extra gold and score one VP per good sold"

"Gain two gold and two VPs for each merchant cube you have in a cloth goods box"
I'm curious to know what distinguishes your two examples, that leads you to intepret them differently?

To me, they both say (thing and thing) per good.

I'm thinking that if the gold was supposed to be a flat +2, they would've worded it something like score one VP per good sold and earn two extra gold

I'm happy to admit there's ambiguity (hence the OP's initial question), so some official clarification on these would be welcome.





 
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Highland Cow wrote:
mccrispy wrote:
"Earn two extra gold and score one VP per good sold"

"Gain two gold and two VPs for each merchant cube you have in a cloth goods box"
I'm curious to know what distinguishes your two examples, that leads you to intepret them differently?

To me, they both say (thing and thing) per good.

I'm thinking that if the gold was supposed to be a flat +2, they would've worded it something like score one VP per good sold and earn two extra gold

I'm happy to admit there's ambiguity (hence the OP's initial question), so some official clarification on these would be welcome.
Certainly some punctuation would have helped

The reason that I read it the way that I do is the addition of "score" in the sentence, for me that reads as a separate clause (so there's an implied comma after the "and"). I'd have preferred "Earn two extra gold; score one VP per good sold". But contrasting it with British Empire, I have to assume that the phrasing is deliberate and is intended to convey something different as the British Empire is unambiguous.
 
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You take two gold AND 1VP per good sold, not a flat two gold. If you sold two goods you would earn an extra 4 gold and gain 2VPs.

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Frog1 wrote:
You take two gold AND 1VP per good sold, not a flat two gold. If you sold two goods you would earn an extra 4 gold and gain 2VPs.

Martin
LOL! Thanks Martin. That set me right
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