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Subject: Game 3 (Variant): ideogram, manymoodys, Bugaffi, Boss Trojan, bigbadbanker rss

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OK I will need to use a different dummy account for this game, so that I don't accidentally see the wrong things from one game while updating the other. So please be sure to geekmail bids and advance orders to this account.
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Please geekmail your opening bid list
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Bid sent. So I guess we just do a blind bid and the highest bidder gets it? Still learning, first time in this format
 
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Having just started my first PBF game, there area few things to know.

Here are some off the top of my head.

1. Subscribe to this thread.

2. I think it's always helpful to use the train purpletrain redtrain blacktrain icons in your post to mark both your move and to state whose turn is next

3. With 5 players, the blind bid should read a/b/c/d where a represents your bid to play first, b second, c third and d fourth. Bids are resolved starting with first turn order through fourth. The price you pay for a won bid is one more than the second highest bid for that same turn order spot.

I think the best way to see how this works is to look at some of the previous play by forum games where all the bids are revealed.

4. Ask if you need clarification on any of the rules. There are now a lot of changes in this variant versus a standard ROTW.
 
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Bid sent.

Since I didn't play last time, appears a bit has changed.

How many points for the service bounties? They will all be for Gray cities (so first you have to urbanize them obviously)?

How can you tell with this map where the exits of cities are? I know took some off NY and New Orleans, but how do we tell what sides are usable?

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Quote:
How can you tell with this map where the exits of cities are? I know took some off NY and New Orleans, but how do we tell what sides are usable


Maybe if there is adjacent hex that means it is buildable?
 
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manymoodys wrote:


How many points for the service bounties? They will all be for Gray cities (so first you have to urbanize them obviously)?

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4 points. Yes, you have to urbanize first, and note that if you use an urbanize card to do this, you are forced to use the color on that urbanize card (for instance we have a blue urbanize card in this game)

 
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manymoodys wrote:
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How can you tell with this map where the exits of cities are? I know took some off NY and New Orleans, but how do we tell what sides are usable


Maybe if there is adjacent hex that means it is buildable?


That looks like a safe bet.
 
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Thanks - I've grown rusty after missing one game.
 
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Bugaffi wrote:
manymoodys wrote:


How many points for the service bounties? They will all be for Gray cities (so first you have to urbanize them obviously)?

Thanks


4 points. Yes, you have to urbanize first, and note that if you use an urbanize card to do this, you are forced to use the color on that urbanize card (for instance we have a blue urbanize card in this game)



Doesn't that mean it if you urbanize someone else could steal your service bounty?
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I really appreciate that clarification. It makes much more sense now
 
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I will stand
 
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I sent a second email to include my bid list, I stand by my bid I just added 2nd/3rd/4th amounts to it. blacktrain




 
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The bids are:

blacktrain bigbadbanker 10 4 2 pays $6
yellowtrain Boss Trojan 5 5 3 2 pays $5
greentrain manymoodys 3 2 1 pays $1
purpletrain Bugaffi
bluetrain ideogram 5 5

blacktrain bigbadbanker to act.
 
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Should be an interesting first round, given the board. Good luck to everyone and have fun!
 
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blacktrain

Build New Haven to Providence. Need 2 bonds to pay for build and opening bid.
 
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yellowtrain builds NO toward MOB: (NO) -> W - NW - NE - NE ($8, take 3 bonds, paying $5 for bid also) yikes!

greentrain manymoodys is next
 
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ideogram wrote:
That build is actually $9 because the first hex out of New Orleans is a river hex.


I thought I'd be parallel and not crossing over, so it'd be ok. But that's fine, with the big bucks already being spent in this game, what's $1...?
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greentrain Build from Philly to Baltimore. Cost is $2 - take bond - $3 left.

purpletrain up

 
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purpletrain build Philadelphia to New York.

bluetrain ideogram is up
 
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manymoodys wrote:
greentrain Build from Philly to Baltimore. Cost is $2 - take bond - $3 left.

Actually you also need to pay $1 for your bid so you have $2 left.
 
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blacktrain Builds Providence to Boston

Scotty up next!


I knew that variation on Service bounties would bite me. I screwed the pooch on that. My mistake, oh well it's all in good fun you live and learn.
 
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Northwest please
 
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yellowtrain finishes NO -> MOB link (-$2)
 
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