Lv 30 Lawful/Evil Human Dungeon Master
In Toruk's name!
I played this for the first time yesterday and we had lots of rules questions, most of them have been answered in other threads but I couldn't clarify the following:
1. When a company is in receivership and doesn't have a train it can loan one from the bank:
a) Is the train loaned at the start or end of an operating round?
Loaned at the start of the companies turn, the company doesn't have to pay the £10 leasing fee until after it's run and withheld any revenue (so that companies that are totally broke can still get back on their feet
b) If there is a choice between a 3T, a U3 or a 5/7 train, which one does it loan, the cheapest? Does it need to buy the cheapest as soon as possible? If it gets enough money to choose then can the player with the Priority Deal choose which one to buy?
The rules aren't clear but we've always played that the 3T and U3 trains are 'alternatives' rather than the main train purchasing line, therefore it would be the 2,3,4,5 or 7 depending on whichever is the next in line from the bank
c) Can a company in receivership buy a train from another corporation?
The rules aren't super clear - arguably rule 6.4.2 (company assets my not be transferred) could allude to this. Again, we've always played no
2. If a company under player control has no train is it forced to buy one from personal money (or optionally paid for out of personal money), can it loan a train or can it do neither and just lose value until you sell it in to receivership where it can then loan a train?
The latter, there is no personal funding of trains in the 1825 units, you are stuck with a dud company until the SR when you can dump it into receivership.