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Subject: PlayTest: Language change for route calculation rss

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J C Lawrence
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I suggest changing:

Although a company's president determines which routes to use, if another stockholder points out a higher-valued route, the president must use it.

to:

Although a company's president determines which routes to use, if another player points out a higher-valued route, the president must use it.

Reason: It is ambiguous whether the indicating player must be a stockholder in the operating company and limiting the rule to only shareholders affords no improvement in gameplay.
 
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Devin Smith
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The 'stockholders only' rule has some application, especially if the president is the only one and is trying some Shenanigans. It's also got historical precedent: it's present in at least a few other 18xx games.

That said, I haven't play 18io yet
 
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J C Lawrence
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The cases where there's value in under-reporting revenues are rare as hen's teeth. More simply, if PlayerX, who is not a shareholder in CompanyA reports a higher revenue route, must the president of CompanyA wait until one of his shareholders (admittedly perhaps himself) also points out the same route before he's forced to comply? That seems somewhere between ridiculous and gamey.
 
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Joshua Gottesman
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I assume you mean "use" and not "sue."
 
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