Thanks for the response.
A similar followup question - how much do the winning shaft auctions typically go for? Again, just looking for a rough average, so we can get a decent first play of the game without money being expended too quickly or slowly.
This one, perhaps, quite obviously varies depending on whether the computer (PC version downloadable from the Ludoarts website) has the venturer or not - 30-35 if it does, early twenties if it doesn't.
In the proper game this is lowered by about 20% but does depend on how much cash is available. They can still sometimes go for 30-36 in the last round, but low to mid 20s is more typical.