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Lelo
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Just played this.

In player order...
Each player gets the chance to bid ONCE for TOTAL turn order and is allowed to bid UNDER or the SAME as previous bids. For bids that were the same amount, ties go to the former "Underling".


Example: –– –– ––––– New Turn Order

Former Player 1: $6 – 3rd
Former Player 2: $5 – 5th
Former Player 3: $5 – 4th
Former Player 4: $7 – 1st
Former Player 5: Pass – 6th
Former Player 6: $6 – 2nd

You may say that this takes too much money out of the game.

1. In my experience there's always plenty of money,
(I won once with 32 bonds)

2. Can always play the rule that only the top, or top 2 bidders pay.

3. Don't bid so much if you like money!

It's definitely more balanced than 2nd person is whoever is lucky enough to be left of Top bidder.
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Christopher M
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If you're changing the auction, why not go with the Age of Steam auction format? It's far more interesting.
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Liocorno Moonstone
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For those of us who don't own age of steam, how is the auction in it handled?
 
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I've used it. Works well.
Many have said it slows the game down too much though.
This auction is a faster option.
 
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Joe Mucchiello
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Just played this.

In player order...

Is that seating order or prior turn order?
 
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Prior turn order. So effectively it is difficult to hang on to top turn placement without paying for it.
 
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Guy Steuperaert
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You must have done some very uber playing to win with 32 bonds.
Not that i played so often but having three or more bonds over the others usually means bad things for us.
 
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Well, 2-Player game that one, I won by 1 point, Snatched up the obvious good spots, built like mad, AND I got my Baron's contract while the other player failed.

His contract was most links. I now like placing Baron's contracts as public targets (Like the Major Lines) for everyone to score off of because if 2 people pick fewest bonds and a third player chooses 2 points for every line into London...
 
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