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John Miller
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I really love The game, but noticed something odd. The city of Dover has two links, one headed NW into the map, and one headed SE, into the ocean! There is no way that I can see to use this link. Is this an oversight in the design of the Dover space, or the map displaying the coastline?
 
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Jens Hoppe
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Well, there is a land hex to the SE of Dover. Personally, I guess it's merely a matter of artistic consistency, marking all cities with track leading towards all their adjacent land hexes.

But yes, I can't see it being useful for anything...
 
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Mik Svellov
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The hex grid has several inconsistencies. Some places have been left without a grid even though they could (theoreticly at least) be used and some useless spaces have a full hex grid.

Look at the two hexes NW of Toronto. Can't be used for anything else either. Same with the hex NW of Buffalo. There is a hex on a peninsula 6 spaces N of Milwaukee - and then, of course, is there the entire area Florida S of Jacksonville. Although someone could tecnically build there no-one in their right mind would ever do that.
 
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Bob Wilson
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I agree that the road to nowhere from Dover heading Southeast is essentially useless... with one possible exception:

If a player doesn't wish to issue stock on a given Round or Turn, and they have just a little cash, but not enough to make a meaningful link, they might want to build a single section of $2,000 track, with the understandiing that it will vanish at the end of Round Three. For that purpose, the road to nowhere from Dover would suffice, but so would something built off of Milwaukee or Dallas or some other godforsaken city.
 
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Milwaukee or Dallas or some other godforsaken city.


Hey! Milwaukee is the greatest town on earth!

And Dallas is the home of BGG and BGG.Con... laugh
 
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Bob Wilson
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Unintentional insults :-(
My goodness!!
I didn't even realize how I was slighting the real-world cities with my comment. I meant "GODFORSAKEN" in terms of the game... (Milwaukee gets a link to it sometimes, but has anyone ever made a link to Dallas?).

My appologies to all the Shlitz beer and J.R. Ewing fans gulp

Thank you Doktor Glaze & His Sidekick Donut Boy for the correction.

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