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Offline Woodall

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Re: Age of Steam game
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2017, 12:19:42 PM »
Shares raise $5 worth of capital in AOS, I believe.


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Re: Age of Steam game
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2017, 12:35:43 PM »
Shares raise $5 worth of capital in AOS, I believe.

This is correct. At game start, everyone has already issued 2 shares ($10). Everyone then decides how many additional shares to issue. We each issued 2, giving everyone an additional $10 and a total of $20.

 

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Re: Age of Steam game
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2017, 12:36:07 PM »
I bid $3.

Offline Woodall

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Re: Age of Steam game
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2017, 12:37:32 PM »
Ah! I should read the rules. I played this once like 5 years back, but I don't really remember the details. For instance, why I would bid for turn order on Turn 1.
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Re: Age of Steam game
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2017, 12:49:00 PM »
2 reasons probably--1) so you can get the action that you want and 2) so you will build first/earlier and get the route that you want.

If you don't have a particular plan, or you have 4 or more starting options in your mind, then bidding for 1st turn may not be all that important.

At Christmas, I got to play with some people, one of whom had played AoS quite a bit previously (though not recently, I think). On his bid in the 1st turn, he passed, saying "I can see at least four things I could do on my first turn" (It was 4-player). I'm not that good. I can see a couple of plays that seem better than the alternatives, so it's worth it to me to spend a bit to try to get it.

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Re: Age of Steam game
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2017, 03:15:56 PM »
I bid 4

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Re: Age of Steam game
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2017, 07:18:24 PM »
I haven't really looked at anything but for the sake of aggressive investors everywhere... 6!

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Re: Age of Steam game
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2017, 07:26:21 PM »
Pass!
A)bort, R)etry, I)nfluence with large hammer

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Re: Age of Steam game
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2017, 07:41:33 PM »
Mike will be 4th then, and owes nothing. The next person to drop out will owe 1/2 their bid. The final 2 will owe their full bid.

I think I'll pass and go third. I owe $2 (I bid $3, the rule is you round your payment up...the general rule of thumb in AoS is the game hates you, when in doubt about a rule, choose the option that is worst for you).

l'amour/Woodall will owe their full final bids, whatever those may be.

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Re: Age of Steam game
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2017, 11:56:36 AM »
I will pass

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Re: Age of Steam game
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2017, 12:19:47 PM »
Turn Order/Payment Owed

Woodall:  $6
l'amour:  $4
Rex:        $2
Mike:       $0

Woodall is up to select an action.

Offline Woodall

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Re: Age of Steam game
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2017, 12:33:24 PM »
I'll take Locomotive (if that's what the action is called)

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Re: Age of Steam game
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2017, 12:40:24 PM »
Yes. That increases your engine level by 1.

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Re: Age of Steam game
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2017, 12:41:19 PM »
That's the one, I've always wanted a bigger engine.

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Re: Age of Steam game
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2017, 01:25:00 PM »
I'll have build first, please.