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Rolling Stock PBF

Just a heads up, I’m in a PBF game of Rolling Stock. Since everything is online (rules, cards, etc) it’s pretty easy to follow the game.

Current game state is here, BGG PBF is here. It’s “Just” a training game. Of early note, it seems that at least two other people are willing to bid up to the max sale value of red certificates…

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Written by taogaming

February 4, 2012 at 11:23 am

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  1. Note that the maximum and minimum sale prices for companies apply only when a corporation is buying a company. When a player is buying a company from the bank, the minimum price is face value and there is no maximum price.

    Eric Brosius

    February 5, 2012 at 12:46 am

    • Yes, I just use that as shorthand. In fact, someone just bid $11 for the MHE [Face Value $8, Max Price $10]. There’s a lot of potential in owning two red companies (you sit on them for a turn or two, then use one to form a corporation to purchase the other for max price), but I’m not sure if bidding over the max price is a good idea.

      One thing I’m reasonably sure of is that owning a single company isn’t ideal, unless it’s exceptional. (Although getting the first yellow can be a good deal, as Eric knows form his session report).

      taogaming

      February 5, 2012 at 11:19 am

  2. Of course, my gut feeling that the sale price should be roughly equal to max is based on experience with the 3 and 4 player setup, so may be wrong. The additional player adds another auction a turn, but also $30 capital. Given that the first two turns auctions are for $5 and $15 items (on average) its possible that the extra capital would drive the price up.

    taogaming

    February 5, 2012 at 11:40 am


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