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Subject: First turn no income penalty rss

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Gadi Oron
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Hi,

It is a bit unclear what happens after the first round income and dividend phases.

If I understand well, at the first income phase there will certainly be no income since you don't have any train yet - right?

So the "no income" penalty should drop your stock by 2 spaces with the exception of "if the a train is purchased on the first turn".

BUT: trains are bought only on the next phase!

SO: How much penalty one gets on the first round?

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Jack Neal
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The stock penalty is only one rung in the first round... after that, it gets more severe.

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Steve S
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regex wrote:
If I understand well, at the first income phase there will certainly be no income since you don't have any train yet - right?


Right - the first Operation phase will always end with no income because the company hasn't had a chance to buy a train yet.

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So the "no income" penalty should drop your stock by 2 spaces with the exception of "if the a train is purchased on the first turn".

BUT: trains are bought only on the next phase!


Ah - I can see how this can mess you up. Going strictly in the order written (Upgrade -> Determine income -> Pay/Withold -> Buy trains) you still wouldn't have that train yet at the time you adjust the stock price. Maybe that could be re-written as something like "If this is the first round and and a train will be purchased" or something along those lines.

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SO: How much penalty one gets on the first round?


Yep, as Jack mentioned, it goes down by 1 spot if you are buying a train after the first operating round (remember you don't have to buy a train for a newly started company until after it's second operating round, though waiting is generally not a good idea).
 
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Gadi Oron
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Thanks everyone for the help!
 
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