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Dan Moore
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Scoring is based on the difference between you and the lowest scored player - - This sounds good, and I thought I understood.
If I have 5 and my opponent 1, the score is 4:1.

But now I don't. If I have 13 and the lowest player has 10, then his score is 10 and mine is 3?
 
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No. I believe your score is 3 and the lowest player's is 0. Players' scores are the DIFFERENCE between highest and lowest in whatever category you're scoring. If you have 13 whisky barrels and the player with the fewest barrels has 10. You get 3 points, the player with the fewest gets 0, zip, nada. That's the way I remember it.
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So my first example would be a score of 4 - 0? That sounds better. The rules scoring example shows players with 'zero' items as a base, which lead to my confusion. Thanks!
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gamerbut wrote:
No. I believe your score is 3 and the lowest player's is 0. Players' scores are the DIFFERENCE between highest and lowest in whatever category you're scoring. If you have 13 whisky barrels and the player with the fewest barrels has 10. You get 3 points, the player with the fewest gets 0, zip, nada. That's the way I remember it.
It's that according to the chart on the board. A difference of 1 gets 1 point, a difference of 2 gets 2 points, 3 gets 3, 4 gets 5, 5+ gets 8.
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catmando wrote:
Scoring is based on the difference between you and the lowest scored player - - This sounds good, and I thought I understood.
If I have 5 and my opponent 1, the score is 4:1.

But now I don't. If I have 13 and the lowest player has 10, then his score is 10 and mine is 3?

Your score is indeed based on the difference between you and the lowest scored player.

What you seem to be forgetting is that this is true of all players, including the lowest scored player(s). So you need to subtract the lowest scored player's score from the lowest scored player as well (which of course results in 0), not only from all the other players.

Otherwise indeed it would be absurd, and the optimal strategy would be to have the lowest score.
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I think Jason's point needs to be emphasized here, you're scoring using the difference table shown below the market on the board, not just the difference between your points. If I have 20, and you have 15, a difference of 5 means I score *8* points. If I have 10 and you have 1, I still only gain 8 points.

It's very easy to forget to use the table for larger differences, because the points and the difference are identical for 1,2, and 3.



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Re: Differential Scoring Question?
Thanks, everybody. It's a good system, I think. The extra points as you go higher is an incentive to keep people interested in keeping up with other people, eh?
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