Joel Gabelman
United States University Heights Ohio

Just so I'm clear:
There are 3 bonus cities (A,B,C). If I connect two of them, I get $10 bonus (AB). If I connect 3 of them, I get $30 bonus (AB, and AC).
Do I have any incentive to connect AB, AC and BC?
I suppose I could get the bonus $30.00 by connecting AB and BC.
Please confirm!
Thanks!


Ingo Griebsch
Germany Bochum North RhineWestphalia
Coding Architect  Husband and father  Boardgame addict  Loves Clutch as well as Tricky
Coding Architect  Husband and father  Boardgame addict  Loves Clutch as well as Tricky

Hi,
you get an additional 10$ bonus if you connect two of the special cities.
If you connect ab and ac you have two connections made so you get an additional 20$ bonus.
If you connect ab and bc you have three connections made so you get an additional 30$ bonus.
If you connect ab, ac and then bc you have three connections made so you get an additional 30$ bonus.


Joel Gabelman
United States University Heights Ohio

d0gb0t wrote: Hi,
you get an additional 10$ bonus if you connect two of the special cities.
Scenario 1: If you connect ab and ac you have two connections made so you get an additional 20$ bonus.
Scenario 2: If you connect ab and bc you have three connections made so you get an additional 30$ bonus.
Scenario 3: If you connect ab, ac and then bc you have three connections made so you get an additional 30$ bonus.
I don't understand your comment above  it seems wrong to me.
This is how I'm looking at the connections:
AB and AC would look like this (rewritten: BA, AC)
B(1)A(2)C I see two connections.
Note: this is the same as your scenario 2 above, which you say is 3 connections and worth a $30 bonus:
A(1)B(2)C Either way, the connections are the same.
I see the only way to get two connections as follows:
A(1)B(2)C(3)A
What am I missing???
Thanks!


Tim Harrison
United States Cleveland Ohio
www.gamesonthebrain.com
www.gamesonthebrain.com

It sounds like you think it is a lot more complicated than it really is.
The order of the connections does not matter.
AB/AC is treated the same as AB/BC.
If one railroad connects 2 special cities, you get a $10 bonus.
If one railroad connects 3 special cities, you get an *additional* $20 bonus, for a total bonus of $30.


Joel Gabelman
United States University Heights Ohio

GamesOnTheBrain wrote: It sounds like you think it is a lot more complicated than it really is.
The order of the connections does not matter.
AB/AC is treated the same as AB/BC.
If one railroad connects 2 special cities, you get a $10 bonus.
If one railroad connects 3 special cities, you get an *additional* $20 bonus, for a total bonus of $30.
Ahhhhh!
I was thinking it was a $10.00 bonus per connection, not per city!
Okay  that makes much more sense!
I'm WAY over thinking! Too much time looking over loan documents at work.
Cheers!
Joel


Ingo Griebsch
Germany Bochum North RhineWestphalia
Coding Architect  Husband and father  Boardgame addict  Loves Clutch as well as Tricky
Coding Architect  Husband and father  Boardgame addict  Loves Clutch as well as Tricky

You are right, Joel! My example was wrong...
And thanks, Tim!


Brandon M
United States Branchburg New Jersey

elmsley4 wrote: Ahhhhh! I was thinking it was a $10.00 bonus per connection, not per city! Okay  that makes much more sense! I'm WAY over thinking! Too much time looking over loan documents at work. Cheers! Joel
It is per connection, not per city. Connecting two cities is only worth $10. But if you've made two connections, then you've necessarily made three connections.
If you connect New York to Chicago and Chicago to Atlanta, then you've connected New York to Atlanta, right? It doesn't matter how direct the connection is.


Joel Gabelman
United States University Heights Ohio

Yes.
I wasn't aware there were only 3 bonus cities.
If there were say... 4 bonus cities, you could connect differently.
After my first play through, I see my wrong assumption.
Cheers!



