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Subject: New playtest rules rss

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Tom Hudson
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Rules posted here:

http://gracegamesco.com/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&v...

Changes:
1. Delisting removed as an action
2. Modified the way companies are foreclosed during setup
 
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J C Lawrence
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Why was delisting removed? We found that one of the more interesting portions of the game.
 
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I'm glad you like delisting. Delisting was created to address one of 18OH's peculiar aspects: due to the large number of companies, the proportion of cities that were home stations (hence reserved) compared to open cities was heavily weighed toward the home stations. This meant that 18OH could get extremely congested even if a lot of companies never opened. Delisting a company was one way to clear a path by freeing-up one of those reserved spots.

Version 0.5 removed 4 companies from the game and released some of that congestive pressure, so to speak.



 
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What we liked was the competitive pressure to charter a good company vs delist it in order to ensure a better route for another company. It regularly made for dramatic & difficult moments.
 
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Compromise:

The number of companies that can be delisted depends on the number of players in the game. The number of allowed delistings is equal to half the number of players (round up). So in a five-player game, three companies can be delisted.

A player can delist a company once during the game. Once a player delists a company, she can delist no others for the remainder of the game even if the number of allowed delistings has not been reached.

 
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I like.
 
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