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Subject: Simplifying the money handling. rss

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Evelin Auger
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I play with poker money and this game asks for too different kinds of money.

Here is an idea:
Use the same money for both the players and the corporations until you think that the bank is running out of money. Then change all the poker money that is held by the corporations for the company credits and finish the game with the too kinds of money. This way you can save a little time by playing most fo the game (even all the game) handling just the poker money
 
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J C Lawrence
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Or do as we (and I think the designer) do and just use the same poker chips throughout and just tally up and subtract the company treasuries whenever there's concern over the bank sizing.
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Charlie Wilson
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Or, as we do, use 2 (different) sets of poker chips!
This has the (small) advantage that we then have two bankers - one for the players (retail?) and one for the companies (corporate?) - which spreads the workload around a bit.
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Eric Flood
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CharlieWilson wrote:
Or, as we do, use 2 (different) sets of poker chips!
This has the (small) advantage that we then have two bankers - one for the players (retail?) and one for the companies (corporate?) - which spreads the workload around a bit.


Even this is a bit much. The cases where the amount in the companies will ultimately make or break the bank are exceedingly rare, to the point where ignoring it until you find yourself in one of those situations is optimal. It typically runs either rather quite over or rather quite under the break amount by the end of the game.
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CharlieWilson wrote:
Or, as we do, use 2 (different) sets of poker chips! :D
This has the (small) advantage that we then have two bankers - one for the players (retail?) and one for the companies (corporate?) - which spreads the workload around a bit.


Why not let everyone bank for themselves? Just put chip supplies about the table so that everyone can reach them easily.
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