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Brian Rodenbeck
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I am just loving this game and have been playing it a ton since I got it. I tried a strategy where I actually ended up using all of my discs for train stations and deliveries. I had come close on a play of this before as well. What happens when you go to the next train station and have no disc to put in that spot? More importantly, what if I make it to Kansas City without a disc to place at a city?

Is there an official rule for this that I am missing?
Does anyone have a house rule suggestion?

NOTE: This actually happened in a 2-player game. I can only imagine that it is even more likely (although not common) in a 3 or 4 player game with more time and more rounds.
 
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I don't have the rulebook to quote, but it happened in one of our games also. You can take a disc from any train station (usually the first low point ones) and place it in the new spot. Notice the disc you take is from a train station, not a city.

I think you can find the rule on the lower right corner of the back of the rulebook if my memory is correct.
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rodenbeckb wrote:
I am just loving this game and have been playing it a ton since I got it. I tried a strategy where I actually ended up using all of my discs for train stations and deliveries. I had come close on a play of this before as well. What happens when you go to the next train station and have no disc to put in that spot? More importantly, what if I make it to Kansas City without a disc to place at a city?

Is there an official rule for this that I am missing?
Does anyone have a house rule suggestion?

NOTE: This actually happened in a 2-player game. I can only imagine that it is even more likely (although not common) in a 3 or 4 player game with more time and more rounds.


You must place a disc into a City Space when you go through Kansas City steps. If you do not have a disc on your player board, you must choose one from a Train Station, remove it and place it into a city space.
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FROM THE VERY LAST LINE OF THE RULE BOOK:

If you are supposed to place a disc
onto a space with white corners but only happen to have discs on disc spaces with
dark corners le, you are allowed to place a disc from a disc space with dark corners
onto a space with white corners. If you are supposed to place a disc but are unable to
(because you have none le or cannot pay for them), remove one of your discs from
a train station of your choice and place that one instead.
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Exactly my issue with the game, which is why I think it needs an expansion with more meaningful spots to pull disks off of on an extended player board.

As its stands, late on in the game I don't care where the disks come from (their bonuses are usually meaningless) I just want to place a disk somewhere else to mark possession / claim ownership.
 
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moocifer wrote:
Exactly my issue with the game, which is why I think it needs an expansion with more meaningful spots to pull disks off of on an extended player board.

As its stands, late on in the game I don't care where the disks come from (their bonuses are usually meaningless) I just want to place a disk somewhere else to mark possession / claim ownership.


A large part of the "game" is spending/managing your discs. You have a limited amount, and if you rush and spread yourself too thin, you might hurt your late game options.

Sometimes restriction is a tacked on mechanism, but in this game it's done beautifully.
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jmathias wrote:

A large part of the "game" is spending/managing your discs. You have a limited amount, and if you rush and spread yourself too thin, you might hurt your late game options.

Sometimes restriction is a tacked on mechanism, but in this game it's done beautifully.


You're missing my point (I think). Later on I don't care where the disks come from off the player board as I've already removed the key ones to implement whatever strategy I've chosen. So any I need are just pulled willy-nilly which is hardly a "beautiful restriction" in my book ..
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moocifer wrote:
jmathias wrote:

A large part of the "game" is spending/managing your discs. You have a limited amount, and if you rush and spread yourself too thin, you might hurt your late game options.

Sometimes restriction is a tacked on mechanism, but in this game it's done beautifully.


You're missing my point (I think). Later on I don't care where the disks come from off the player board as I've already removed the key ones to implement whatever strategy I've chosen. So any I need are just pulled willy-nilly which is hardly a "beautiful restriction" in my book ..


Ok.
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