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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…


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).


      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.


    February 5, 2012 at 11:40 am

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