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Subject: Cutting off opponents i corners... rss

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Christian Løvenkjær-Knudtzon
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First let me say I am completely new to Formula. Actually I recently bought Formula D so this forum may be the wrong place, but since the rules are so similar I thought I would give it a try here.

Last night I was running a test game to get a feel for the mechanics before playing for real.
A situation arised where a car(A) drove quite fast (purple dice I think) into a corner and made the required one stop on the first space of the corne on the very inside. One of thouse spaces where the arrows only lets you move through corner by staying in the same lane.
Another car(B) went by him on its turn and cut the corner and stopped 3 spaces in front of him in the same lane.
On car A's next turn he was stuck behind car B and had the coice of downshifting 2-3 gears to avoide having to burn all his brakepoints (he would problably not have enough) or downshifting one - and praying for a miracle.
My question is this:
Is this a valid tactic - cutting people off in the corners, forcing them to burn points by downshifting og crazy breaking? or both?

I can't find anything in the rules that forbid it.

When we were playin car A forgot that he couldn't go around in the corner and roled a 12...with only 3 spaces to move.

Thanks,
Christian
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Darrell Hanning
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Cars move in order, from the car in first place to the car in last place.

This keeps your situation from being a problem, as Car B will go before Car A, since it's now in front of it.
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DarrellKH wrote:
Cars move in order, from the car in first place to the car in last place.

This keeps your situation from being a problem, as Car B will go before Car A, since it's now in front of it.


Yes, but blocking (esp in corners) can be an effective tactic in the right situation.
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TracerBullet wrote:
DarrellKH wrote:
Cars move in order, from the car in first place to the car in last place.

This keeps your situation from being a problem, as Car B will go before Car A, since it's now in front of it.


Yes, but blocking (esp in corners) can be an effective tactic in the right situation.

Blocking is most effective with multiple cars lined up side to side in the lane preventing passage. Then crashes happen. Hulks of old cars sitting in the lane backwards, out of the game (sigh.)
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tmredden wrote:
Then crashes happen. Hulks of old cars sitting in the lane backwards, out of the game (sigh.)


That sigh as in "aah, good times" or "darn, out again" ?
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Dam the Man wrote:
tmredden wrote:
Then crashes happen. Hulks of old cars sitting in the lane backwards, out of the game (sigh.)


That sigh as in "aah, good times" or "darn, out again" ?

No, the sigh regards the poor OTHER players (not ME!) devil
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