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Chuck Parrott
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Is passing on your development phase a possible action? We had a couple times where we had little or no cash left after building and weren't eligible to take any 'freebies' (mail, special route, subsidies).

But since it's not listed we weren't sure. I ruled you could pass on your turn as the only other no cost option you would have is to close a business and sell it to the bank. Perhaps that is intentional though.

Edit: I'll add in retrospect that in one instance, I could have just broken up a long build into 2 smaller builds which would have avoided the issue (and added an extra depot for end game so it would have been the wiser play).
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cparrott wrote:
Is passing on your development phase a possible action? We had a couple times where we had little or no cash left after building and weren't eligible to take any 'freebies' (mail, special route, subsidies).


Yes, you may pass if you wish.

cparrott wrote:
Edit: I'll add in retrospect that in one instance, I could have just broken up a long build into 2 smaller builds which would have avoided the issue (and added an extra depot for end game so it would have been the wiser play).


And the depots would have been worth what you paid for them, rather than one or more being worth less (as subsequent depots on the same build are more expensive.)
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In my 1st game we simply drew a card for an essentially pass option since we couldn't afford to build the card anyway
 
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JeffyJeff wrote:
In my 1st game we simply drew a card for an essentially pass option since we couldn't afford to build the card anyway


In Periods B & C, taking a card is a viable option to just passing, but yes, in Period A, do nothing.
 
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