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Subject: Majority Bonus (still haven't found answer) rss

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Eric Bryant
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I like have rough knowledge of rules before buying a game.
Because there has been much discussion over this game about misinterpreted rules, I thought I'd look a bit deeper.

This has been the biggest question for me and I have yet to see any clarification;

The rules say;

2) Majority Bonus: The player that has the most Train dice
along a completed Route between two cities gains the
bonuses listed for each of the connected cities. Bonus (white)
dice do not count toward any player’s majority. If multiple
cities are connected during a turn, the player who receives
the Majority bonus for each completed Route is determined
for each of the completed Routes. The bonus is either
additional VP, a Power card, or a Bonus die. The player
whose turn it is breaks all ties (even if that player is one of
those tied). If you are awarded Bonus dice or a Power card as
a majority bonus and none are available, you receive nothing

Does this mean that if there was a route that had 3 red dice + 3 blue dice + 1 white dice and I (as yellow), completed the route by placing my 1 yellow dice on my turn, I would get the majority bonus (because I broke the tie)?
 
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Eric Selander
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No, "breaking the tie" just means getting to decide which of the tied players gets the bonus.
 
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Eric Bryant
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Thank you.
It's confusing that some respected reviewer say it's a good game and others say it's broken. I'm hoping to give this a go soon and decide for myself.
 
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Eric Selander
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Some plays may very well feel kinda broken, or just "off." But there's a lot of fun possible, maybe by implementing house rules if you're so inclined. My strong suspicion is that Eric Lang designed a solid game but the publisher messed with it and caused some problems in development that weren't recognized. There are rumors that he may revisit it to fix the issues.
I think the best use for it anyway is to use the dice to make a rethemed version of Ra: The Dice Game.
 
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