Railways Through Time » Play By Forum » Game 1

Author: Ceej
Based on a very successful and fun play of Railroad Tycoon by forum (see the thread), I'd like to set up a game of Railways Through Time. I will attempt to run it the same way ideogram ran that game. The only real variant we used was a modified auction for turn order that allowed each player to send a single bid for speed's sake. [article=8542230]It's described here[/article]. The beauty of ideogram's mechanism is that it's possible to play the game entirely on the site; there's no real need to set up a physical copy of the board to play along unless you want to. You can even take turns from your smartphone (several of us did)!

I'll be happy to describe the rule changes between the base Railroad Tycoon / Railways of the World for those who haven't played Railways Through Time before. The most important one is that delivering over other players' tracks is not permitted. This is offset by the fact that due to the flexibility of the "time warps" (which are really time and space warps), lots of cities are adjacent to lots of other cities.

I also have the Railways of the World Event Deck; if you have any interest in adding that to the mix (or not), say so!

Please post here if you're interested! Also, if you have any specific time era boards you'd like to see, mention that. Once we have a final count, I'll post the initial board layouts.
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:32 am
Author: abodi
i'll play.
Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:44 am
Author: jpozsr
I would be interested but I only own RRT and Western US and the event decks. I am looking at the through time but not sure of it and would like to try it first but if I cant I understand
Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:22 pm
Author: manymoodys
Hi Ceej - really enjoyed the other game we played and would be up for another "basic" game on a different map, but not sure I have the time to wrap my head around a new rule set right now. Let me know if you opt for another standard game.
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:08 pm
Author: Ceej
John, Mark (and anyone else thinking about joining in) - FYI, the rule changes for Railways Through Time are pretty trivial. First is the "no deliveries on other players' tracks" rule. Second, there are "Time Warp" hex edges on all the maps. The rules for them are:

1. When building: it costs $1k to link to the warp, and you must stop building there. See this image (the red fuzzy hex edges are the time warps):


2. When delivering: you may move a goods cube through a time warp to ANY other link you have connected to a time warp on a different map. This counts as a single link (ie, 1 point, 1 engine level):


The only other detail is that you can't visit the same map twice on a single delivery, just like you can't visit the same city twice in the normal game.

The last rule change is for Major Lines. They're called "time lines" here, and there are one or two on every map (listed on the top of the map). The key differences are (1) they are only scored at game end, not during play, and (2) every Time Line you complete must be connected to each other via your tracks to count. If you complete 1/2/3/4/5/6/7 connected time lines, you get 1/3/6/9/12/16/20 points, so it's likely to be a fairly minor bonus. (I believe that the same time line CAN be scored by multiple players, but I'll have to check that.)

That really is it. It's a fairly small rules tweak all things considered.

I do believe, however, that ideogram was planning on setting up another Play by Forum game on either the classic Eastern US map or on the user-created Australia map as well,
Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:12 am
Author: jpozsr
You can count me in.
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:21 am
Author: Ceej
Ok, we've got four confirmed players - Ceej, abodi, ideogram, and jpozsr - and one possible - manymoodys. The suggested setup for this game is to pick one more map than the number of players. So to start, I'll suggest the following five maps (I've linked to their images here on the 'Geek, along with the city distribution for reference):

The Stone Age (1 black, 1 purple, 1 blue, two gray)
Ancient Greece (1 black, 1 purple, 2 yellow, 1 red, 5 gray)
The Medieval Era (1 black, 1 purple, 1 yellow, 4 gray)
The Old West (1 black, 1 purple, 1 blue, 1 yellow, 4 gray)
The Future (1 purple, 1 yellow, 1 red, 5 gray)

If we get a fifth player, I'd add Egypt or Napoleonic so we had a third red city.

I would like to play redtrain Red. Please let me know what color preferences you have.

Do we have any strong opinions one way or the other about adding the Event Deck into the mix? Let me know. I'll plan to put the initial maps with cubes and the opening set of Operations cards out some time on Thursday.

Let's roll! cool
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:14 am
Author: Ceej
ideogram wrote:
Will we be dealing out one operation card per player at the start and two per turn after that?

I'm happy to play with that variant - I do tend to prefer it. Any objections from the other players?
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:18 am
Author: abodi
Never heard of cards being dealt out in that manner before. but i'm fine with it.

Never played with an event deck, so no idea on preference.

I normally play red, so i'm happy to take any other colour that is left over.
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:43 pm
Author: manymoodys
You guys enjoy. Ideogram - let me know when you start the other. If you could geekmail me so I don't miss it that would be great.
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:20 pm
Author: jpozsr
I'll take Yellow

The random deck would be great.
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:20 pm
Author: Ceej
Ok, I've got the game all set up here and will shortly post the starting cards and maps.

For those who don't have the game, I suggest you read or at least skim EndersGame's A Comprehensive Pictorial Overview: Railways of the World successfully enters the Fourth Dimension by adding time travel. But, briefly, for your planning purposes:

1. I was wrong above - only one player may claim any given Time Line.

2. In the Operations Card deck, for each era in the game, there is:

- One hotel for a specific city in the era
- One "Service Bounty" for a specific city in the era
- One "Time Bounty" for the era

The Time Bounties award one bonus point for the first delivery to the specified era from some other era.

3. The Starting Bonus cards are the standard three for Railways of the World: "The Railroad Era Begins", "Speed Record", and "Passenger Lines", plus one more: "Time Blazer", which reads: "The first player to deliver a goods cube through time gains 2 additional points on the income track."

4. Take a look at the Scoring Track for this game - it is different than any other map. In particular, it only goes up to 60 points before looping back around. More interestingly, the maximum income is $20k from 30-35 points, not $25k like on most maps. So you may want to be a little bit more cautious than normal about issuing bonds.
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:53 am
Author: Ceej
We are also playing with the Event Deck. As above, I encourage you to read EndersGame's Ender's Comprehensive Pictorial Overview: Adding spice to my favourite train game! to get the idea there. But, again, briefly:

1. There are two spaces for Event cards to be played: The "Future Event" and "Current Event" spaces. At the beginning of the game, there will be one card in the "Future Event" space and none in "Current Event".

2. At the beginning of every turn (after the first), the "Current Event" card (if any) is discarded, and the "Future Event" card moves up to the "Current Event". A new Event card is drawn into the "Future Event" space.

3. Most cards only take effect when they are in the "Current Event" space. This means that, usually, you will see what is going to happen one turn ahead of time.

4. Some cards are marked "Future Event" - those cards take effect immediately when they are drawn! (And then do nothing while they sit in the "Current Event" space later.)
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:57 am
Author: Ceej
Like ideogram did, I will upload maps to my personal image gallery here on boardgamegeek.com. You can always go here to find the latest map. For now, there are two images there: The base map with no cubes on it, and the starting map will all cubes placed. (I included the base map for reference just in case a cube covers an interesting detail like whether a city has an exit track in a particular direction.)

Every so often I will post the latest map into the thread here as well. Like right now - here is the opening map, with cubes:



I'll post the "large" size, which if you zoom is just about readable while still fitting on a normal screen. You can always click the image to go to the image page, where you can get a crystal clear full-size (2670 x 2214) image.
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:14 am
Author: Ceej
Finally, here are all the starting cards! I have made an executive decision: For this game, we will NOT play with the two-cards-per-turn variant after all. The reason is that the Operations Card deck is quite small in Railways Through Time - with 5 maps, it is only 27 cards (plus the four fixed starting cards). With the variant, 4 (1x number of players) would have been turned up at the start, leaving 23, which means we'd run out at turn 13. That seemed a little quick. By turning up 8 initially (2x number of players) and then 1 per turn, we won't run out until turn 20, which is likely to be longer than the game.

Anyway, the main goal of that variant is to introduce a little more variability from turn to turn. The Event Deck will achieve that more effectively, I think!

By the by, as indicated on the score track, with 4 players we will play to 13 empty cities.

Ok, here goes: The initial Operations Cards!

The Railroad Era Begins
Speed Record
Passenger Lines
Time Blazer
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West); Pylos (Ancient Greece)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age)
Time Bounties: Medieval Era; Ancient Greece
Government Land Grant
New Industry
City Growth


And the initial Event Deck card:

Mountain Snow - "Any build that includes a mountain hex is a maximum build of 3 tiles."

Remember that this event will take effect next turn, so plan accordingly.
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:31 am
Author: Ceej
ideogram wrote:
Wow, that's beautiful.

Why thanks! I'm learning more about GIMP myself.

Hey, since you're up, ideogram: Would you mind running the blindrtbid auctions for this game? I'll do all the rest of the management stuff, but you already have the blind account set up and everything. If you'd rather not, no problem, I can set up an account too.
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:33 am
Author: Ceej
Oh, one final note: There are no Barons in Railways Through Time, so no hidden scoring bonuses. (A variant set of Barons has been proposed in this thread, but they are completely un-playtested and might be wildly unbalanced.)
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:39 am
Author: Ceej
Three additional quick rules clarifications, just in case:

1. Time Lines must be completed using only track in that era; you can't claim a single Time Line using any links through a time warp. So if you want to connect Argos to Potidea in Ancient Greece, you'll have to build around the lake.

2. In order to claim a Time Line after your first, it must be connected (through links you own, including links through time) to your first Time Line. (And, again, once a Time Line is claimed, no other player may claim it.)

3. Tracks built out of time warps must connect to a city. You can't connect two different time warp hexes directly. (Not sure why you would need or want to do that, but, you can't.)
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:08 pm
Author: Ceej
I don't see the phrase "home boards" anywhere in the rules... under "Starting the Game", it says: "Players begin by picking which time period boards they wish to play with. The recommended number of time period boards used in a game is equal to the number of players + 1." So we don't pick one board apiece for our own use; instead we collectively pick a set of boards that will form the game setup. From that point on, it's a free-for-all; we can all build anywhere we want, just like the base game.

I asked if anyone had any preferences for the eras to use in my initial message, but since nobody said anything I just picked these five because they looked fun (and had a reasonable distribution of city colors). I probably should have been more clear about what I was asking; sorry about that.
Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:06 pm
Author: Ceej
Assuming I'm not missing something about these "home boards", then it's time to send your opening bid!

Please send a private GeekMail to:

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... just click on the little envelope there. Your bid should be something like "4 / 3 / 2", which is the number of dollars you would spend to go first / second / third. (There's no reason to bid for fourth position.) When you send the GeekMail, also leave a note here on the thread that you have sent your bid in.

Once all four players' bids are in, ideogram will read them and calculate who gets to go in what position, and how much they spend. For each position first / second / third, the winner will be the highest bidder, and they will spend $1 more than the second-highest bid for that position. If there is a tie for a position (including $0 bids), the winner is the person who was closer to last in player order the previous turn. In that case I believe the player pays their full bid price.

Note: When sending bid GeekMails, please include "Railways Through Time" in the subject line, because I suspect ideogram will also be handling the bids for his upcoming Railways of the World game via the same GeekMail account...
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:36 am
Author: Ceej
Huh! Just noticed something interesting while trying to decide where I want to build first. All of the Service Bounties in this game are gray cities. That means they'll need to be Urbanized before anyone can claim the bonus. Oh, as a note, all Service Bounties are 4 bonus points (the base game has some 3-point and some 4-point bounties).

Also, just a reminder: The Time Bounties are 1 bonus point to the first delivery into an era through time, not just the first delivery on the given board.
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:43 am
Author: jpozsr
I have sent in my bids
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:24 am
Author: Ceej
ideogram wrote:
Hmm, so it is possible for more than one player to start on the same board. I'll have to keep that in mind.

Not only possible but likely, I suspect. And anyway, in this game system there's no requirement for your tracks to all connect to each other, so where you "start" doesn't really matter much!
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:48 am
Author: Ceej
ideogram wrote:
We need an initial turn order in case there is a tie during the initial bid. Random would work.

Random would be fine, if you want to draw our names from a hat. Or go by order we signed up - me, abodi, you, jpozsr. (Being first is a slight disadvantage so I'm not setting myself up or anything.)
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:50 am
Author: Ceej
Sent in my bid!
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:53 am
Author: abodi
sorry guys i've been out of the loop the day and a bit.

i need to reread the bidding system. as i didn't really get it on my first quick read through.

so if i bid for first but don't get it. I possibly go last?
Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:23 am
Author: Ceej
Take a look at my first message on this page, that begins "Assuming I'm not...". That outlines the bid process. If it's not clear let me know!
Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:23 am
Author: abodi
my bid was posted last night.
Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:30 am
Author: blindrrtbid
The bids are: abodi 6/0/0, ideogram 4/4/0, jpozsr 1/1/1, Ceej 0/0/0. abodi pays $5, ideogram pays $2, jpozsr pays $1.

abodi you may take your turn.
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:01 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
greentrain abodi 0 1 $0 1 -$1
bluetrain ideogram 0 1 $3 1 -$1
yellowtrain jpozsr 0 1 $4 1 -$1
redtrain Ceej 0 0 $0 1 $0

Turn: 1 Round: 1 Action: greentrain abodi
13 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: None
Future Event: Mountain Snows (Builds including mountain hexes limited to 3 tiles)

Available Cards:
The Railroad Era Begins
Speed Record
Passenger Lines
Time Blazer
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West); Pylos (Ancient Greece)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age)
Time Bounties: Medieval Era; Ancient Greece
Government Land Grant
New Industry
City Growth
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:52 am
Author: Ceej
abodi, you said any available color was good, so I gave you green. Easy enough to change if you want something else.

FYI to all: the "Inc." column in the score chart (which I basically copied from ideogram) is what your income will be at the end of the turn based on your current score and number of bonds. That's why you're all negative at the moment.

Everyone: table talk is encouraged! Be chatty. When you actually post your move, please include the train icon of your color in the message so it's obvious that it's an action (and whose action it is). They're easy to insert: just type out eg.

:greentrain:

to get the green train.
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:57 am
Author: abodi
yeah 6 probablt wans't worth it, so long this since I played this version.

i'll build from hogar to urak, the top way for $4.
Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:47 pm
Author: jpozsr
I yellowtrain will take the Goverment Land grant

Next Ceej redtrain
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:22 am
Author: Ceej
redtrain Build Pylos to Sparta for $2k.
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:11 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
greentrain abodi 0 2 $1 1 -$2
bluetrain ideogram 0 2 $4 1 -$2
yellowtrain jpozsr 0 1 $4 1 -$1 Government Land Grant
redtrain Ceej 0 1 $3 1 $0

Turn: 1 Round: 2 Action: greentrain abodi
13 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: None
Future Event: Mountain Snows (Builds including mountain hexes limited to 3 tiles)

Available Cards:
The Railroad Era Begins
Speed Record
Passenger Lines
Time Blazer
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West); Pylos (Ancient Greece)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age)
Time Bounties: Medieval Era; Ancient Greece
New Industry
City Growth


Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:14 am
Author: abodi
I deliver the purple cube from uruk to hogar
Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:42 pm
Author: jpozsr
the yellowtrain will use his Goverment Land grant card and build a 4 track line from Azimo to Sagan in the future map using the clear hexes along the mountians

it is Ceej redtrain turn.
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:36 am
Author: Ceej
ideogram wrote:
Ceej wrote:
redtrain Build Pylos to Sparta for $2k.

Oh great, I knew that was gonna happen. Now I'll be playing catch-up all game again.

Heh! Hey, you know how I play. I don't think this is anywhere near as strong an opening move as the Triple Upgrade in our Railroad Tycoon was, though. I'm not sure where I'll go from here. Anyway...

redtrain Take New Industry card, turn Pylos Yellow. I'll use the BGG dice roller to draw the cubes. FYI, the bag currently contains 10 purple, 11 blue, 10 yellow, 10 red, and 13 black (wow, pretty even!) - the purple cube abodi delivered to Hogar is sitting in front of him, not in the bag, until somebody claims the Passenger Lines starting bonus.

Edit: Ok, two black cubes. Guess I'm gonna want to head to a time warp pretty soon since there's no black cities in Greece! Anyway, updated map and stats coming shortly.
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:44 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cubes Cards
greentrain abodi 2 2 $1 1 $2
bluetrain ideogram 0 2 $1 1 -$2
yellowtrain jpozsr 0 1 $4 1 -$1
redtrain Ceej 0 1 $3 1 $0

Turn: 1 Round: 3 Action: greentrain abodi
13 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: None
Future Event: Mountain Snows (Builds including mountain hexes limited to 3 tiles)

Available Cards:
Speed Record
Passenger Lines
Time Blazer
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West); Pylos (Ancient Greece)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age)
Time Bounties: Medieval Era; Ancient Greece
City Growth

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{10:purple;11:blue;10:yellow;10:red;11:black}


Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:04 am
Author: Ceej
If you'll all forgive a brief geek aside - ideogram, when you did the maps for the Railroad Tycoon game, how did you do the track lines exactly? The mechanism I'm using is proving to be exceptionally tedious, and I don't think the results are anywhere near as clear or easy to see as yours were. What tools/settings did you use to draw lines and curves?
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:11 am
Author: abodi
Green to deliver a black cube from Hogar to Uruk.
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:40 am
Author: jpozsr
the yellowtrain will deliver the :red cube: from azimo to Sagan.

I have a question as I dont have a copy of the rules yet (order the game should be in tomorrow or Wednesday) When you build to the time jump spots is that the end of your build or can you continue from a different time board with your four builds?

Ceej redtrain is next
Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:57 pm
Author: Ceej
redtrain Deliver Sparta to Pylos. 1 point for the delivery, 4 points for the Service Bounty.
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:34 pm
Author: Ceej
Everyone earns income and pays dividends! Here's the updated stats:

Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cubes Cards
greentrain abodi 3 2 $4 1 $3
bluetrain ideogram 4 2 $5 1 $4
yellowtrain jpozsr 1 1 $6 1 $2
redtrain Ceej 5 1 $9 1 $6

The new Operations Card is: Time Bounty: The Stone Age (first to deliver through time to any city in the Stone Age earns one bonus point).

The new Future Event Card is: Experimental Engine - Deliveries may be made at your engine level +1 during this turn. (May not be used to fulfill the 'Speed Record' victory card.)

Turn: 2 Round: bidding
13 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Mountain Snows (Builds including mountain hexes limited to 3 tiles)
Future Event: Experimental Engine (Deliver at engine+1 this turn; not for Speed Record)

Available Cards:
Speed Record
Passenger Lines
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age)
Time Bounties: Ancient Greece; Stone Age
City Growth

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{10:purple;11:blue;10:yellow;10:red;11:black}

Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:46 pm
Author: Ceej
Please send your bids for turn 2 to

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Remember to include "Railways Through Time" in the subject line, and to post a note here once you've sent your bid.

Remember that Mountain Snows is in effect for this turn!
Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:47 pm
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain bid sent
Tue May 1, 2012 5:27 am
Author: Ceej
Bid sent.
Tue May 1, 2012 6:34 am
Author: abodi
sent mine last night
Wed May 2, 2012 12:29 am
Author: blindrrtbid
The bids are: ideogram 2/2/2, jpozsr 1/1/1, Ceej pass, abodi pass. ideogram pays $2, jpozsr pays $1. ideogram to act.
Wed May 2, 2012 12:37 am
Author: Ceej
ideogram wrote:
bluetrain Build from Pylos the short way to Time. $3.

Grrr, I realized after sending my bid that you might do that. Now I have to think, darn it.

By the by, turn order is ideogram - jpozsr - Ceej - abodi (abodi and I tied so we flip places). jpozsr, you're up!
Wed May 2, 2012 1:27 am
Author: jpozsr
Sorry guys fell asleep on that one, I was waiting for the turn posting like last time my fault I saw it earlier

yellowtrain Build track in the future from Azimo to Time line
Thu May 3, 2012 3:43 am
Author: Ceej
jpozsr wrote:
Sorry guys fell asleep on that one, I was waiting for the turn posting like last time my fault I saw it earlier

Yeah, so far I'm just posting a status update after each complete round. I probably should post a brief status for new turn order and money after the bidding, though; I'll do that in future.

Quote:
yellowtrain Build track in the future from Azimo to Time line

I assume you mean the shortest way possible, due north, for $3. You now have $2 cash remaining, FYI.

redtrain Build Sparta direct to Argos, for $2.

abodi, you're up!
Thu May 3, 2012 5:33 am
Author: abodi
Sorry guys been crook the last couple days.

green will build track from Pylos (yellow) Greece south to the warp for $3.
Fri May 4, 2012 3:47 am
Author: Ceej
Sorry, abodi, ideogram already built that route. If you want to connect Pylos to Time you'll need to go north, which will cost you $8. But that would leave three of us all connected there which I don't think goes well for anyone...
Fri May 4, 2012 5:17 am
Author: abodi
ok i'll go form uruk to the grey city north (northen route) for $4
Fri May 4, 2012 5:38 am
Author: Ceej
Ok, here's the latest:


Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cubes Cards
bluetrain ideogram 4 3 $0 1 $3
yellowtrain jpozsr 1 1 $2 1 $2
redtrain Ceej 5 1 $7 1 $6
greentrain abodi 3 2 $0 1 $3

Turn: 2 Round: 2 Action: yellowtrain jpozsr
13 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Mountain Snows (Builds including mountain hexes limited to 3 tiles)
Future Event: Experimental Engine (Deliver at engine+1 this turn; not for Speed Record)

Available Cards:
Speed Record
Passenger Lines
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age)
Time Bounties: Ancient Greece; Stone Age
City Growth

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{10:purple;11:blue;10:yellow;10:red;11:black}




Note: Please spot-check my math every so often; I'm not trying to cheat, but it'd be easy for me to overlook a point or a bond or something. I believe the above is all correct through ideogram's turn.
Fri May 4, 2012 6:41 am
Author: Ceej
ideogram wrote:
Issue a bond, build Nottingham NW, N to Time. $5.

Oh, and... grrr! *shakyfist*
Fri May 4, 2012 6:42 am
Author: jpozsr
the yellowtrain will build a line from Sagan to McFly for $2. Claim the link on the top of the board

Ceej is Next redtrain
Fri May 4, 2012 1:59 pm
Author: Ceej
ideogram wrote:
Ceej wrote:
Oh, and... grrr! *shakyfist*

Lol. I think my other options would have been a lot more annoying

Actually, I think I figured out that this wastes you an action compared to what I thought you were going to do, so hey, have at it. cool

redtrain Build north from Argos to Thebes for $4.
Fri May 4, 2012 3:55 pm
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cubes Cards
bluetrain ideogram 4 3 $0 1 $3
yellowtrain jpozsr 1 1 $0 1 $2
redtrain Ceej 5 1 $3 1 $6
greentrain abodi 3 2 $0 1 $3

Turn: 2 Round: 3 Action: bluetrain ideogram
13 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Mountain Snows (Builds including mountain hexes limited to 3 tiles)
Future Event: Experimental Engine (Deliver at engine+1 this turn; not for Speed Record)

Available Cards:
Speed Record
Passenger Lines
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age)
Time Bounties: Ancient Greece; Stone Age
City Growth

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{10:purple;11:blue;10:yellow;10:red;11:black}

Fri May 4, 2012 4:02 pm
Author: jpozsr
the yellowtrain will deliver a purple cube from Sagan to Azimov

Ceej redtrain in next
Fri May 4, 2012 8:31 pm
Author: Ceej
redtrain Upgrade to level 2 engine for $5k, taking 1 bond.

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Sat May 5, 2012 7:26 am
Author: abodi
i'll build form verne to the closest time rift for $3
Sat May 5, 2012 7:34 am
Author: Ceej
Whoops - guys, we messed up and skipped greentrain abodi's second-round action somehow. My fault, I think - I listed ideogram as the next player when I posted the most recent status update. Very sorry about that.

Fortunately, none of our three actions this round affected the board - yellowtrain and bluetrain made deliveries, and redtrain upgraded engines. So, let's pretend abodi's build from Verne to Time happened before those, and now he can take his third action for the turn. Will that majorly affect anyone's strategy?
Sat May 5, 2012 7:34 pm
Author: jpozsr
No problem for me
Sat May 5, 2012 10:39 pm
Author: Ceej
None for me either. Ok, abodi, action 3 for you, then income and dividends!
Sat May 5, 2012 11:40 pm
Author: abodi
I'll build from the top gray city in stone age to the warp for $4.
Sun May 6, 2012 3:58 am
Author: Ceej
Ok! Everyone gets income and pays dividends. Start of Turn 3!

Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cubes Cards
bluetrain ideogram 6 3 $5 1 $5
yellowtrain jpozsr 2 1 $3 1 $3
redtrain Ceej 5 2 $7 2 $4
greentrain abodi 3 4 $4 1 $1

The new Operations Card is: another Government Land Grant.

The new Future Event Card is: Bailout Plan - The player or players in last place gain a cash bonus equal to $1k times the number of points he/she trails the next player.

Remember that Bailout Plan will occur at the beginning of next turn. This turn, Experimental Engine is happening! Please plan accordingly.

Turn: 3 Round: 0 Action: bidding
13 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Experimental Engine (Deliver at engine+1 this turn; not for Speed Record)
Future Event: Bailout Plan (Last-place player(s) get $1k for each point they trail next player)

Available Cards:
Speed Record
Passenger Lines
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age)
Time Bounties: Stone Age
City Growth
Government Land Grant

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{10:purple;11:blue;10:yellow;10:red;11:black}

Sun May 6, 2012 8:56 am
Author: Ceej
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Sun May 6, 2012 8:57 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain has sent in his bid
Sun May 6, 2012 3:31 pm
Author: Ceej
Bid sent.
Sun May 6, 2012 5:21 pm
Author: Ceej
ideogram wrote:
Ceej I think your income is incorrect: 5 vp = $7 - 2 bonds = $5.

Whoa. Thanks for pointing that out. Not sure what my brain did there. So I have $8 cash at the moment.
Mon May 7, 2012 12:06 am
Author: abodi
bid sent - sorry i'm always forgeting to post once i've bidded.
Mon May 7, 2012 2:35 am
Author: blindrrtbid
The bids are: Ceej 12/12/0/0, abodi pass, jpozsr pass, ideogram pass. Ceej pays $1.
Mon May 7, 2012 3:58 am
Author: Ceej
Cool - glad I had that extra $1 ideogram found for me! cool

redtrain Deliver black from Pylos to Thebes for 3 points. I do not collect Speed Record, nor do I pass Go or collect $200.

If I understand the bidding process, the fact that you all passed means that you all reverse places in turn order. So the new order is Ceej - abodi - jpozsr - ideogram.
Mon May 7, 2012 8:29 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cubes Cards
redtrain Ceej 8 2 $7 2 $8
greentrain abodi 3 4 $4 1 $1
yellowtrain jpozsr 2 1 $3 1 $3
bluetrain ideogram 6 3 $5 1 $5

Turn: 3 Round: 1 Action: greentrain abodi
13 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Experimental Engine (Deliver at engine+1 this turn; not for Speed Record)
Future Event: Bailout Plan (Last-place player(s) get $1k for each point they trail next player)

Available Cards:
Speed Record
Passenger Lines
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age)
Time Bounties: Stone Age
City Growth
Government Land Grant

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{10:purple;11:blue;10:yellow;10:red;11:black}

Mon May 7, 2012 8:31 am
Author: abodi
Being that we are at +1 delivery length, i'll deliver from Verne (future) the black cube to Uruk (stone age)

Don't know if that scores me the stone age time bounty, because I can't remember how they work.
Tue May 8, 2012 12:05 am
Author: Ceej
Yep, it does. 2 points for the delivery, 1 point for the bounty. Nice move.

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Tue May 8, 2012 12:39 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain Delivers purple cube from McFly to Azimov 2 links using random event movement

bluetrain Ideogram is next
Tue May 8, 2012 5:10 am
Author: Ceej
redtrain Deliver black from Pylos to Thebes for 3vp. Pylos is now empty.
Wed May 9, 2012 12:47 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cubes Cards
redtrain Ceej 11 2 $7 2 $9
greentrain abodi 6 4 $4 1 $4
yellowtrain jpozsr 4 1 $3 1 $5
bluetrain ideogram 7 3 $5 1 $6

Turn: 3 Round: 2 Action: greentrain abodi
12 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Experimental Engine (Deliver at engine+1 this turn; not for Speed Record)
Future Event: Bailout Plan (Last-place player(s) get $1k for each point they trail next player)

Available Cards:
Speed Record
Passenger Lines
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age)
City Growth
Government Land Grant

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{11:purple;11:blue;10:yellow;10:red;13:black}


Wed May 9, 2012 12:52 am
Author: abodi
I'll upgrade my train to level2 for $5.
Wed May 9, 2012 1:42 am
Author: Ceej
Dang, you ain't afraid of taking out bonds, are you?...
Wed May 9, 2012 2:22 am
Author: abodi
not overly
Wed May 9, 2012 5:29 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain will take out a bond $5

Build Track in the mountain from the time line to Jurth (Blue City) in the Stone age cost $4.

bluetrain Ideogram is up next
Wed May 9, 2012 2:24 pm
Author: Ceej
jpozsr wrote:
yellowtrain will take out a bond $5

Build Track in the mountain from the time line to Jurth (Blue City) in the Stone age cost $4.

That will actually cost you $5 since you connect to Time. Still want to do it?
Wed May 9, 2012 6:39 pm
Author: jpozsr
Yes I still want to do it, I forgot about that extra $1
Wed May 9, 2012 8:04 pm
Author: Ceej
redtrain Deliver red from Thebes to Sparta. 2vp.

I'm in Las Vegas at the moment, heading home tonight. I'll update the status and map either late tonight or tomorrow.
Fri May 11, 2012 4:54 am
Author: abodi
I'll deliver te purple cube from Verne to hogar for 3 vp.
Fri May 11, 2012 10:34 pm
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain Deliver the Blue cube from Sagan to Jurth for 2 link using the random event movement this turn

Ideogram is up next
Sat May 12, 2012 12:18 am
Author: Ceej
Sorry for the delay, here's the stats and map:

Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
redtrain Ceej 13 2 $7 2 $10
greentrain abodi 9 5 $4 2 $5
yellowtrain jpozsr 6 2 $3 1 $6
bluetrain ideogram 12 3 $5 1 $9

Turn: 3 Round: 3 Action: bluetrain ideogram
11 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Experimental Engine (Deliver at engine+1 this turn; not for Speed Record)
Future Event: Bailout Plan (Last-place player(s) get $1k for each point they trail next player)

Available Cards:
Speed Record
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age)
City Growth
Government Land Grant

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{15:purple;13:blue;12:yellow;12:red;16:black}

Sat May 12, 2012 2:27 am
Author: Ceej
jpozsr - please confirm that I put your new track out of Jurth where you intended it to go. Thanks!
Sat May 12, 2012 2:27 am
Author: jpozsr
That is fine
Sat May 12, 2012 4:09 am
Author: Ceej
Everyone earns income and pays dividends!

The new Operations Card is Hotel: Calico (Old West).

I initially drew an Event Card that said you could pay $1k to the bank instead of giving one point to another player for using one of their links to deliver. However, since you can't use other players' links in Railways Through Time anyway, I drew another card.

The new Future Event Card is Small Market Incentive: Each grey city a player connects to this turn earns the building player a $1k cash bonus (only paid once per grey city for each player). That will take effect next turn.

This turn, Bailout Plan takes effect now: jpozsr gets a $3k cash bonus since he is in last place and trails the next player by 3 points! This is reflected in the updated stats, coming next message.
Sat May 12, 2012 11:45 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
redtrain Ceej 13 2 $17 2 $10
greentrain abodi 9 5 $9 2 $5
yellowtrain jpozsr 6 2 $12 1 $6
bluetrain ideogram 12 3 $9 2 $9

Turn: 4 Round: 0 Action: Bidding
11 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Bailout Plan (Last-place player(s) get $1k for each point they trail next player)
Future Event: Small Market Incentive (Earn $1k when you connect to a grey city - once per city per player)

Available Cards:
Speed Record
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age); Calico (Old West)
City Growth
Government Land Grant

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{15:purple;13:blue;12:yellow;12:red;16:black}


No new map necessary at this moment.
Sat May 12, 2012 11:45 am
Author: Ceej
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Sat May 12, 2012 11:49 am
Author: Ceej
Bid sent.
Sat May 12, 2012 11:56 am
Author: abodi
Bid sent
Sat May 12, 2012 7:09 pm
Author: jpozsr
bid sent
Sat May 12, 2012 8:10 pm
Author: blindrrtbid
The bids are: ideogram 8/3/0, Ceej 8/8/0, jpozsr 1/1/1, abodi pass. ideogram pays $8, Ceej pays $2, jpozsr pays $1. ideogram to act.
Sun May 13, 2012 10:31 am
Author: Ceej
Let's try something new.

redtrain Build from San Francisco S S SW to Calico for $6.
Mon May 14, 2012 9:48 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain Upgrade to Level 2 Train pay $5
Mon May 14, 2012 2:57 pm
Author: abodi
I build from Uruk to what that grey city is below it for $2, that should also complet my time Lin I believe unless I'd done it previously.
Mon May 14, 2012 10:25 pm
Author: Ceej
abodi, I presume you mean from Hogar (not Uruk) to Ugg. That would indeed complete the Time Line. Please check the map I'll post shortly to ensure that I put your track in the right place.
Mon May 14, 2012 11:34 pm
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
bluetrain ideogram 12 4 $0 2 $8
redtrain Ceej 13 2 $9 2 $10
yellowtrain jpozsr 6 2 $6 2 $6
greentrain abodi 9 5 $7 2 $5

Turn: 4 Round: 2 Action: bluetrain ideogram
11 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Bailout Plan (Last-place player(s) get $1k for each point they trail next player)
Future Event: Small Market Incentive (Earn $1k when you connect to a grey city - once per city per player)

Available Cards:
Speed Record
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age); Calico (Old West)
City Growth
Government Land Grant

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{15:purple;13:blue;12:yellow;12:red;16:black}

Mon May 14, 2012 11:42 pm
Author: abodi
yup thats right my apologies
Tue May 15, 2012 12:08 am
Author: Ceej
redtrain I'll take the Calico hotel.
Tue May 15, 2012 12:18 pm
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain will take the goverment land grant


greentrain abodi is up
Tue May 15, 2012 3:26 pm
Author: abodi
greentrain I'll build in the wild west from the southern most warp into tombstone. Which I should equal $5.

I'll co e out of the northern side of the warp to do that.
Tue May 15, 2012 10:50 pm
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
bluetrain ideogram 12 5 $2 2 $7
redtrain Ceej 13 2 $9 2 $10 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
yellowtrain jpozsr 6 2 $6 2 $6 Government Land Grant
greentrain abodi 9 5 $2 2 $5

Turn: 4 Round: 3 Action: bluetrain ideogram
11 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Bailout Plan (Last-place player(s) get $1k for each point they trail next player)
Future Event: Small Market Incentive (Earn $1k when you connect to a grey city - once per city per player)

Available Cards:
Speed Record
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age)
City Growth

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{15:purple;13:blue;12:yellow;12:red;16:black}

Wed May 16, 2012 2:26 am
Author: Ceej
redtrain Build from Thebes SE SE to Athens for $4k.

yellowtrain jpozsr up!
Wed May 16, 2012 11:43 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain will build from Azimov to Verne SE,SE,S,S using the goverment land grant card

greentrain Abodi next
Wed May 16, 2012 2:41 pm
Author: abodi
greentrain deliver black cube from wild west to Uruk for 2vp
Wed May 16, 2012 9:57 pm
Author: Ceej
Ok! Sorry for the delay, for some reason I didn't get an email notification about the messages after mine so I didn't know you all had moved. Anyway.

End of turn 4! We all earn income and pay dividends.

The new Operations Card is: Hotel: Sagan (The Future)

The new Future Event Card is: Bond Shortage - "Bonds issued during this turn only provide $4k in cash." Ouch!

Remember, Bond Shortage will be in effect next turn. This turn, Small Market Incentive is in effect!
Thu May 17, 2012 8:55 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
bluetrain ideogram 14 5 $10 2 $8
redtrain Ceej 13 2 $15 2 $10 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
yellowtrain jpozsr 6 2 $12 2 $6
greentrain abodi 11 5 $8 2 $6

Turn: 5 Round: 0 Action: Bidding
11 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Small Market Incentive (Earn $1k when you connect to a grey city - once per city per player)
Future Event: Bond Shortage (Bonds only provide $4k)

Available Cards:
Speed Record
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age); Sagan (The Future)
City Growth

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{16:purple;13:blue;12:yellow;12:red;17:black}

Thu May 17, 2012 8:58 am
Author: Ceej
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Thu May 17, 2012 8:58 am
Author: abodi
sent
Thu May 17, 2012 1:22 pm
Author: jpozsr
sent
Thu May 17, 2012 2:28 pm
Author: Ceej
Bid sent.
Fri May 18, 2012 1:28 am
Author: blindrrtbid
Bids are: Ceej 10/0/0, ideogram 10/0/0, jpozsr 1/1/1, abodi pass.

New turn order: Ceej (pays $10), jpozsr (pays $1), abodi (pays $0), ideogram (pays $0).
Fri May 18, 2012 1:31 am
Author: Ceej
Updated stats:

Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
redtrain Ceej 13 2 $5 2 $10 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
yellowtrain jpozsr 6 2 $11 2 $6
greentrain abodi 11 5 $8 2 $6
bluetrain ideogram 14 5 $10 2 $8

Turn: 5 Round: 1 Action: redtrain Ceej
Fri May 18, 2012 1:33 am
Author: Ceej
redtrain Upgrade to level 3 engine, for $10k (taking one more bond).

yellowtrain jpozsr up!
Fri May 18, 2012 1:34 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain delivers yellow cube from Jurth to Verne for 2 VP

greentrain Abodi next
Fri May 18, 2012 2:30 pm
Author: abodi
greentrain deliver black cube from uruk to tombstone for 2vp.
Fri May 18, 2012 2:47 pm
Author: Ceej
redtrain Deliver from Athens to Sparta. 3vp + 3vp for Speed Record.
Sat May 19, 2012 8:52 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
redtrain Ceej 19 3 $0 3 $12 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
yellowtrain jpozsr 8 2 $11 2 $8
greentrain abodi 13 5 $8 2 $7
bluetrain ideogram 14 5 $0 3 $8

Turn: 5 Round: 2 Action: yellowtrain jpozsr
11 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Small Market Incentive (Earn $1k when you connect to a grey city - once per city per player)
Future Event: Bond Shortage (Bonds only provide $4k)

Available Cards:
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age); Sagan (The Future)
City Growth

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{16:purple;13:blue;13:yellow;13:red;18:black}

Sat May 19, 2012 8:54 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain delivers yellow cube from Jurth to Verne for 2 VP

greentrain Abodi next
Sun May 20, 2012 5:51 am
Author: abodi
i'll build from newcastle up into the warp for $5.
Sun May 20, 2012 6:13 am
Author: Ceej
redtrain Take 1 bond, build SF to Reno. I get back $1 from the current event. Sorry, won't have time to make an updated map until late tonight.
Sun May 20, 2012 7:11 pm
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain will take the Hotel from the future Sagan

greentrain Abodi next
Sun May 20, 2012 11:25 pm
Author: abodi
greentrain black from Newcastle to Uruk for 2 vp.
Mon May 21, 2012 4:06 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
redtrain Ceej 19 4 $2 3 $11 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
yellowtrain jpozsr 10 2 $11 2 $9 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
greentrain abodi 15 5 $3 2 $8
bluetrain ideogram 17 5 $0 3 $9

Turn: 5 Round: 3 Action: bluetrain ideogram
11 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Small Market Incentive (Earn $1k when you connect to a grey city - once per city per player)
Future Event: Bond Shortage (Bonds only provide $4k)

Available Cards:
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age)
City Growth

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{16:purple;13:blue;15:yellow;13:red;19:black}

Mon May 21, 2012 6:16 am
Author: Ceej
End of Turn 5! Everyone earns income and pays dividends.

The new Operations Card is: Hotel: Newcastle (Medieval Era).

The new Future Event Card is: Fuel Shortage: Deliveries are made at your engine level -1 for this turn. Minimum delivery of 1 link (i.e. - level 1 engines are not reduced).

Yuck! Remember, that takes effect next turn. This turn we have to deal with the Bond Shortage.
Tue May 22, 2012 8:10 am
Author: Ceej
Latest stats:

Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
redtrain Ceej 19 4 $13 3 $11 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
yellowtrain jpozsr 10 2 $20 2 $9 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
greentrain abodi 15 5 $11 2 $8
bluetrain ideogram 20 5 $11 3 $11

Turn: 6 Round: 0 Action: bidding
11 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Bond Shortage (Bonds only provide $4k)
Future Event: Fuel Shortage (Deliveries at engine level -1)

Available Cards:
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
City Growth

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{16:purple;13:blue;15:yellow;14:red;19:black}


No new map at this point, only difference is the red cube gone from London.
Tue May 22, 2012 8:11 am
Author: Ceej
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Tue May 22, 2012 8:12 am
Author: jpozsr
sent
Tue May 22, 2012 2:24 pm
Author: abodi
sent
Tue May 22, 2012 9:43 pm
Author: Ceej
sent
Tue May 22, 2012 10:40 pm
Author: blindrrtbid
Bids are: ideogram 0/0/0, jpozsr 1/2/1 (intriguing), abodi 1/1/1, Ceej 5/3/0.

New turn order is: Ceej (pays $2), jpozsr (pays $2), abodi (pays $1), ideogram (pays $0).
Tue May 22, 2012 10:42 pm
Author: Ceej
redtrain Build from Knossos SE to Time, $3.

yellowtrain jpozsr up!
Tue May 22, 2012 10:46 pm
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain will spend $10 and make McFly a Blue City and draw 2 cubes

greentrain Abodi next
Wed May 23, 2012 3:48 am
Author: Ceej
Rolling dice to draw cubes...

Update: OK, expand the "[+] Dice rolls" below this message for the rolls. Two black cubes in McFly.
Wed May 23, 2012 8:05 am
Author: abodi
I'll upgrade my train for $10
Wed May 23, 2012 12:18 pm
Author: Ceej
redtrain Build Reno SW S to Time. $5.
Thu May 24, 2012 8:01 pm
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
redtrain Ceej 19 4 $3 3 $11 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
yellowtrain jpozsr 10 2 $8 2 $9 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
greentrain abodi 15 5 $0 3 $8
bluetrain ideogram 20 5 $8 3 $11

Turn: 6 Round: 2 Action: yellowtrain jpozsr
11 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Bond Shortage (Bonds only provide $4k)
Future Event: Fuel Shortage (Deliveries at engine level -1)

Available Cards:
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
City Growth

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{16:purple;13:blue;15:yellow;14:red;17:black}

Thu May 24, 2012 8:03 pm
Author: Ceej
Guys - FYI I'll be at Kublacon this weekend, from basically tonight until Monday evening. I'll be running some games of Railways of the World if any of you are in the SF Bay Area! But, I am not sure what kind of internet access I'll have. I should be able to take moves from my phone, but I might not be able to upload maps and stats. Sorry if that causes any delays.
Thu May 24, 2012 8:11 pm
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain will deliver a blue cube from Azimov to Mcfly for 2 VP

greentrain Abodi next
Thu May 24, 2012 8:36 pm
Author: abodi
i'll take a bond and connect connect from the southwest warp to mcfly for $3
Thu May 24, 2012 10:10 pm
Author: Ceej
redtrain Deliver from Knossos to Calico. 3vp + 1vp for my hotel.

Welcome back from the holiday weekend, everyone!
Wed May 30, 2012 4:58 pm
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
redtrain Ceej 23 4 $3 3 $13 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
yellowtrain jpozsr 12 2 $8 2 $10 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
greentrain abodi 15 6 $1 3 $7
bluetrain ideogram 23 5 $8 3 $12

Turn: 6 Round: 3 Action: yellowtrain jpozsr
10 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Bond Shortage (Bonds only provide $4k)
Future Event: Fuel Shortage (Deliveries at engine level -1)

Available Cards:
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
City Growth

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{16:purple;1:5blue;16:yellow;14:red;17:black}

Wed May 30, 2012 5:01 pm
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain will take another bond and upgrade to a level 3 train

greentrain Abodi is next
Wed May 30, 2012 6:56 pm
Author: abodi
I'll take the hogar(?) hotel card
Thu May 31, 2012 11:25 am
Author: Ceej
End of turn 6! Everyone note that we're down to 9 empty city markers, so the end is already on the horizon.

Everyone earns income and pays dividends.

The new Operations Card is: Service Bounty: Clarke (The Future)

The new Future Event Card is: Urbanization Incentive: Cities Urbanized this turn cost: 1st City - $6k; 2nd City - $7k; all other Cities - $8k

Remember, that is next turn. This turn, we've got a crappy Fuel Shortage.
Fri Jun 1, 2012 1:55 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
redtrain Ceej 23 4 $16 3 $13 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
yellowtrain jpozsr 12 3 $11 3 $9 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
greentrain abodi 15 6 $8 3 $7 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
bluetrain ideogram 26 5 $21 3 $13

Turn: 6 Round: 3 Action: yellowtrain jpozsr
9 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Fuel Shortage (Deliveries at engine level -1)
Future Event: Urbanization Incentive (1st New City: $6k; 2nd: $7k; others: $8k)

Available Cards:
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West); Clarke (The Future)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
City Growth

New City markers: 2-yellow; 3-black; 3-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{16:purple;16:blue;16:yellow;14:red;17:black}

Fri Jun 1, 2012 1:58 am
Author: Ceej
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Fri Jun 1, 2012 1:58 am
Author: Ceej
Bid sent.
Fri Jun 1, 2012 10:59 am
Author: abodi
bid sent
Fri Jun 1, 2012 1:24 pm
Author: jpozsr
Bid sent
Fri Jun 1, 2012 2:55 pm
Author: blindrrtbid
Bids are: jpozsr 1/1/1/0, all others pass.

New turn order: jpozsr (pays $1), ideogram, abodi, Ceej (all pay $0).

yellowtrain jpozsr up!
Fri Jun 1, 2012 9:17 pm
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain take city growth card
Fri Jun 1, 2012 10:36 pm
Author: jpozsr
Ops I did,yellowtrain will take the city growth card

What was wrong with me yesterday? DA!! Please place them in Sagan
Sun Jun 3, 2012 6:05 am
Author: abodi
Just confirming we are waiting on John right?
Tue Jun 5, 2012 10:11 am
Author: Ceej
Yeah...

yellowtrain jpozsr, you have to tell us what city to add two cubes to using the City Growth card. It takes effect as soon as you take the card. I will do the dice rolls for selecting the cubes once you do.
Tue Jun 5, 2012 10:17 am
Author: jpozsr
Sagan Please
Tue Jun 5, 2012 4:30 pm
Author: Ceej
Drawing cubes...

Edit: There you go (click "[+] Dice rolls" below to see them).

One black and one purple cube added to Sagan.

bluetrain ideogram up!
Tue Jun 5, 2012 11:14 pm
Author: Ceej
Drawing cubes...

Edit: Ok, blue and red cubes added to Jerome.

greentrain abodi up! And, ah... abodi... look closely. ninja
Thu Jun 7, 2012 11:50 am
Author: abodi
I'll build from Tombstone to Jerome for $2.

I also apologise for the delay.
Sat Jun 9, 2012 1:44 am
Author: Ceej
Aww, too bad. I don't think abodi saw what I did.

I'm curious, ideogram - do you see it?

Anyway, since everyone else is doing it:

redtrain Urbanize Reno to blue.

Edit: Yellow and purple cubes added to Reno.

yellowtrain jpozsr up! New map and stats coming in a few minutes.
Sat Jun 9, 2012 9:28 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
yellowtrain jpozsr 12 3 $10 3 $9 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
bluetrain ideogram 26 5 $11 3 $13
greentrain abodi 15 6 $6 3 $7 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
redtrain Ceej 23 4 $6 3 $13 Hotel: Calico (Old West)

Turn: 7 Round: 2 Action: yellowtrain jpozsr
9 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Fuel Shortage (Deliveries at engine level -1)
Future Event: Urbanization Incentive (1st New City: $6k; 2nd: $7k; others: $8k)

Available Cards:
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West); Clarke (The Future)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
City Growth

New City markers: 2-yellow; 2-black; 1-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{14:purple;15:blue;15:yellow;13:red;16:black}

Sat Jun 9, 2012 9:34 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain build from Azimov S, S through mountians to Clarke $6

bluetrain Ideogram is next
Sat Jun 9, 2012 3:44 pm
Author: abodi
arh bugger, I saw it. but I overlooked both cities were black so i can't deliver through it.

I screwed that up big time.

i'll deliver black from ugg for 2vp
Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:09 pm
Author: Ceej
ideogram wrote:
Hi Ceej, yeah I am pretty sure I know what you are talking about. I knew abodi could score but I was really worried about you getting it, so I figured better him than you.

I was gonna get it sooner or later; guess I waited too long. I was just surprised you Urbanized first rather than building in first. That seems safer... but, hey, it worked out for you. cry

Ah well. redtrain will build SE from Bradbury to time. $3k.

By the by, I just made a couple minor corrections to the cube bag. Looks like ideogram was right that it's a pain to maintain. Doubt it majorly affected anything though.

yellowtrain jpozsr up!
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:56 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
yellowtrain jpozsr 12 3 $2 3 $9 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
bluetrain ideogram 26 5 $6 3 $13
greentrain abodi 17 6 $6 3 $8 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
redtrain Ceej 23 4 $3 3 $13 Hotel: Calico (Old West)

Turn: 7 Round: 3 Action: yellowtrain jpozsr
9 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Fuel Shortage (Deliveries at engine level -1)
Future Event: Urbanization Incentive (1st New City: $6k; 2nd: $7k; others: $8k)

Available Cards:
Service Bounties: Jerome (Old West); Clarke (The Future)
Hotel: Hogar (Stone Age); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
City Growth

New City markers: 2-yellow; 2-black; 1-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{13:purple;15:blue;15:yellow;13:red;17:black}

Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:56 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain deliver yellow cube from Clark to Vern 2 VP

bluetrain Ideogram is next
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:30 pm
Author: abodi
deliver black from mcfly to uruk for 2vp
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:05 pm
Author: Ceej
redtrain Build from Ugg to time for $3k.
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:31 am
Author: Ceej
End of turn 7! Everyone earns income and pays dividends.

The new Operations Card is: New Industry. Hmmm!

The new Event Card is: No Event: No Event. (This card cancels a 'Future Event' card that is revealed while this is the Current Event.)

That means we don't have to worry about any disasters next turn; nothing good or bad will happen next turn. This turn, we have the Urbanization Incentive.
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:34 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
yellowtrain jpozsr 14 3 $12 3 $10 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
bluetrain ideogram 32 5 $21 3 $15
greentrain abodi 19 6 $15 3 $9 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
redtrain Ceej 23 4 $13 3 $13 Hotel: Calico (Old West)

Turn: 8 Round: 1 Action: Bidding
9 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Urbanization Incentive (1st New City: $6k; 2nd: $7k; others: $8k)
Future Event: No Event

Available Cards:
New Industry
Service Bounties: Clarke (The Future)
Hotel: Newcastle (Medieval Era)
City Growth

New City markers: 2-yellow; 2-black; 1-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{13:purple;15:blue;16:yellow;13:red;19:black}

Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:37 am
Author: Ceej
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Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:38 am
Author: Ceej
Bid sent. abodi sent his too, just need jpozsr.
Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:03 am
Author: jpozsr
Bid sent
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:19 pm
Author: blindrrtbid
The bids are: ideogram 3/3/0; abodi 6/0/0; Ceej 1/1/0; jpozsr 3/2/1.

The new turn order is: abodi (pays $4); ideogram (pays $3); jpozsr (pays $1); Ceej (pays $0).

greentrain abodi up!
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:40 am
Author: abodi
i'll take the new industry card.

(i'm playing very poorly.)
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:29 am
Author: Ceej
New Industry takes effect right away - what grey city do you want to Urbanize?
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:33 am
Author: abodi
oops sorry

the city at the top of stone age to yellow please.
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:59 am
Author: Ceej
Rolling for cubes...

Edit: Red and Blue cubes added to Olduvai. Two of each there now.
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:56 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain will pay $6 to industralize Clarke to a Black city

redtrain ceej is next
Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:43 pm
Author: Ceej
Rolling for cubes...

Edit: Purple and black cubes added to Clarke.

Also, please note: there is only one yellow, one blue, and one black "New City" marker left, so any more Urbanizations of those colors will be the last! Still three Purple left, though.
Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:40 am
Author: Ceej
redtrain Deliver yellow from Ugg through time to Calico. 3vp + 1vp for hotel.

Ugg is now empty. At some point I forgot to update the Empty City marker count, but with Ugg empty and Clarke no longer empty, we are currently at 8 empty city markers remaining.

greentrain abodi up!
Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:49 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
greentrain abodi 19 6 $11 3 $9 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
bluetrain ideogram 32 5 $14 3 $15
yellowtrain jpozsr 14 3 $5 3 $10 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
redtrain Ceej 27 4 $13 3 $15 Hotel: Calico (Old West)

Turn: 8 Round: 2 Action: greentrain abobi
8 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Urbanization Incentive (1st New City: $6k; 2nd: $7k; others: $8k)
Future Event: No Event

Available Cards:
Service Bounties: Clarke (The Future)
Hotel: Newcastle (Medieval Era)
City Growth

New City markers: 1-yellow; 1-black; 1-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{12:purple;14:blue;17:yellow;12:red;17:black}

Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:51 am
Author: abodi
ugg into the warp for $3
Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:31 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain will deliver black cube from McFly to Clarke

redtrain Ceej is next
Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:47 pm
Author: Ceej
redtrain Build Potidea (Ancient Greece) to time, $3.

greentrain abodi up again!
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:28 pm
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
greentrain abodi 19 6 $8 3 $9 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
bluetrain ideogram 32 5 $11 3 $15
yellowtrain jpozsr 20 3 $5 3 $13 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
redtrain Ceej 27 4 $10 3 $15 Hotel: Calico (Old West)

Turn: 8 Round: 3 Action: greentrain abobi
8 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Urbanization Incentive (1st New City: $6k; 2nd: $7k; others: $8k)
Future Event: No Event

Available Cards:
Hotel: Newcastle (Medieval Era)
City Growth

New City markers: 1-yellow; 1-black; 1-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{12:purple;14:blue;17:yellow;12:red;18:black}

Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:30 pm
Author: abodi
Black from McFly to Uruk for 3vp
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:02 am
Author: Ceej
Whoooops! Yeah, I moved the wrong cube. Sorry. I'll fix the map later tonight.
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:46 am
Author: abodi
ok i'll build from ugg to jurth

$6
Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:27 am
Author: Ceej
Ok, here's the fixed stats and map, including the two latest actions. Thanks for the catch again, ideogram.


Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
greentrain abodi 19 6 $2 3 $9 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
bluetrain ideogram 32 5 $1 4 $15
yellowtrain jpozsr 21 3 $5 3 $13 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
redtrain Ceej 27 4 $10 3 $15 Hotel: Calico (Old West)

Turn: 8 Round: 3 Action: yellowtrain jpozsr
8 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Urbanization Incentive (1st New City: $6k; 2nd: $7k; others: $8k)
Future Event: No Event

Available Cards:
Hotel: Newcastle (Medieval Era)
City Growth

New City markers: 1-yellow; 1-black; 1-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{12:purple;14:blue;17:yellow;12:red;18:black}

Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:32 pm
Author: Ceej
P.S. abodi, there were two ways to build from Ugg to Jurth; I don't think it matters much, but if you had meant to build into to the south entrace of Jurth instead, let me know.
Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:37 pm
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain build out of McFly S, SE into Vonnegut add bond pay 6$ leaving me with 4$. Claim the future connection into Vonnegut

redtrain Ceej is next
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:15 pm
Author: Ceej
redtrain Build from Potidea to Delphi via the only sensible route for $8.

End of turn 8! New cards, stats and maps coming up shortly.
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:42 am
Author: Ceej
All earn income and pay dividends!

The new Operations Card is: Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece)

The new Future Event Card is: Free Trade: Cubes delivered this turn may pass through a single city of the matching color en route to the final destination. The player must pay $1k times the number of links in the delivery.

Interesting! So, that will take effect next turn. This turn, we have No Event!
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:49 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
greentrain abodi 19 6 $11 3 $9 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
bluetrain ideogram 32 5 $16 4 $15
yellowtrain jpozsr 21 4 $16 3 $12 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
redtrain Ceej 27 4 $17 3 $15 Hotel: Calico (Old West)

Turn: 9 Round: 0 Action: Bidding
8 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: No Event
Future Event: Free Trade (Deliver through 1 matching-color city by paying $1k * #links)

Available Cards:
Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
City Growth

New City markers: 1-yellow; 1-black; 1-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{12:purple;14:blue;17:yellow;12:red;18:black}

Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:51 am
Author: blindrrtbid
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Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:51 am
Author: Ceej
Bid sent.
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:17 am
Author: Ceej
ideogram wrote:
If No Event says "This card cancels a 'Future Event' card that is revealed while this is the Current Event" then doesn't that mean the next card that is revealed (in this case Free Trade) is also cancelled?

No... the terminology they use is confusing. Some small number of the cards - generally disasters, like Landslides - are actually labelled "Future Event". What that means is, they take effect while they are in the "Future Event" pile. In other words, you can't plan for them, like you can plan for normal events; they occur as soon as they're turned up.

So the "No Event" card is saying that if it just so happens that one of these "Future Event" cards shows up while the "No Event" card is in the "Current Event" pile, it will also cancel out the "Future Event".
Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:38 am
Author: abodi
Sent
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:37 am
Author: jpozsr
bid sent
Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:33 pm
Author: blindrrtbid
Bids are: All players pass.

New turn order: Ceej; jpozsr; ideogram; abodi.

redtrain Ceej up!
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:28 am
Author: Ceej
redtrain Build from Delphi to Thebes for $6. Completes both Time Lines in Ancient Greece.

yellowtrain jpozsr up!
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:33 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain will take red cube from Vonnegut and deliver it to Sagan, 2VP for Cube, 1 VP for Hotel

bluetrain Ideogram next
Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:52 am
Author: Ceej
Crap. ideogram's about to deliver all three cubes from Sagan for 5 points apiece. That'll pretty much wrap up this game, I think. jpozsr, you could take the black one; I'm not sure if anyone else can do anything - I can't, as far as I can tell. I guess I could Urbanize Wells to purple, but that could easily give him two more four-point deliveries... shake
Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:38 am
Author: abodi
blue from jerome to jurth for 3vp
Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:47 am
Author: Ceej
redtrain Build from Salt Lake City to Reno along the northern edge of the board. $8k. Completes SLC-Calico Time Line.
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:05 pm
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
redtrain Ceej 27 4 $3 3 $15 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
yellowtrain jpozsr 24 4 $16 3 $14 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
bluetrain ideogram 32 5 $1 5 $15
greentrain abodi 22 6 $11 3 $11 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)

Turn: 9 Round: 2 Action: yellowtrain jpozsr
7 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: No Event
Future Event: Free Trade (Deliver through 1 matching-color city by paying $1k * #links)

Available Cards:
Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
City Growth

New City markers: 1-yellow; 1-black; 1-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{12:purple;15:blue;17:yellow;13:red;18:black}

Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:12 pm
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain deliver black cube from Sagan to Clarke 2 VP

bluetrain Ideogram next
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:29 pm
Author: abodi
jerome to jurth again please
Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:33 pm
Author: Ceej
ideogram wrote:
Tsk. Ceej, why does your table talk always end up conspiring against me?

'cause you're always in the lead! (Or at least neck-and-neck.) I would have thought that was obvious. whistle

(...is it possible to conspire with myself? ninja ninja)

Quote:
For you I see 9 points in Time Line bounses, plus 3 points Reno-Calico, 4 points Bradbury-Calico, 4 points Potidea-Calico, 4 points Knossos-Calico, and even more. Every yellow cube on the board is 3 or 4 points for you. So this game is far from over.

Mostly true... but I see at least several other 4 and 5 point deliveries you could set up too. If I'm knocking out 3-4 a turn and you're doing 4-5, plus you're starting 6 points ahead... well, let's say the math favors you.
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:05 am
Author: Ceej
redtrain Delivery Knossos to Calico, 3vp + hotel = 4vp.

yellowtrain jpozsr up!
Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:49 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain Deliver red cube from McFly (empties city) to Sagan 1 VP for Cube, 1 VP for Hotel in Sagan

bluetrainIdeogram is next
Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:48 am
Author: Ceej
Close enough - I think you forgot the red cube jpozsr delivered right before you, so there should have been one more red in the bag.

Weird... I uploaded a new status and map after my last turn, but the message didn't appear. I wonder what happened to it?...
Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:52 am
Author: abodi
upgrade to level 4 train.
Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:19 am
Author: Ceej
End of turn 9! All earn income and pay dividends.

The new Operations card is: New Industry.

The new Future Event card is: Mountain Snow: Any build that includes a mountain hex is a maximum build of 3 tiles.

That will be next turn. This turn, we've got Free Trade!.
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:22 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
redtrain Ceej 31 4 $19 3 $16 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
yellowtrain jpozsr 28 4 $31 3 $15 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
bluetrain ideogram 37 5 $15 5 $14
greentrain abodi 25 6 $13 4 $12 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)

Turn: 10 Round: 0 Action: Bidding
7 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Free Trade (Deliver through 1 matching-color city by paying $1k * #links)
Future Event: Mountain Snow (Builds with mountain hexes are max. 3 tiles)

Available Cards:
New Industry
Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece); Newcastle (Medieval Era)

New City markers: 1-yellow; 1-black; 1-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{13:purple;15:blue;17:yellow;14:red;19:black}

Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:26 am
Author: blindrrtbid
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Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:27 am
Author: Ceej
Yeah, there are duplicates of a number of events. I was a bit disappointed to discover that myself. I guess you could make a unique-only version of the deck; I don't know how big it would be...
Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:50 am
Author: Ceej
Bid sent.
Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:01 am
Author: abodi
sent
Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:44 am
Author: jpozsr
bid sent
Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:42 pm
Author: blindrrtbid
The bids are: ideogram 9/0/0 (pays $2), jpozsr 1/1/1 (pays $1), abodi pass, Ceej pass.
Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:29 pm
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain buils SE out of Clerke to Verne.

greentrain Abodi is next
Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:39 pm
Author: abodi
blue from olduvm to jurth for 4vp
Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:16 am
Author: Ceej
redtrain Build Wells NW to Time, $3k.
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:13 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
bluetrain ideogram 37 5 $13 5 $14
yellowtrain jpozsr 28 4 $28 3 $15 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
greentrain abodi 25 6 $13 4 $13 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
redtrain Ceej 31 4 $16 3 $16 Hotel: Calico (Old West)

Turn: 10 Round: 2 Action: bluetrain ideogram
7 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Free Trade (Deliver through 1 matching-color city by paying $1k * #links)
Future Event: Mountain Snow (Builds with mountain hexes are max. 3 tiles)

Available Cards:
Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece); Newcastle (Medieval Era)

New City markers: 1-yellow; 1-black; 0-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{13:purple;15:blue;17:yellow;14:red;18:black}

Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:16 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain I will upgrade my train to Level 4 I think that is $15.

greentrain Abodi next
Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:11 pm
Author: abodi
blue from olduvm to jurth again for 4vp
Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:29 am
Author: Ceej
Sorry, folks, life gotten real busy the last couple days. I'll try to get an updated map late tonight, but I'll at least make my move now:

redtrain Deliver from Wells to San Francisco for 2vp. Costs me $2k to use Free Trade.

Round 3 begins - bluetrain ideogram up again!

By the way, jpozsr, upgrading to level 4 engine is only $10k.
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:46 pm
Author: abodi
Thats ok, ve been real busy myself, my first son was born yesterday!!!
Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:05 pm
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain will deliver blue cube from Jurth -Azmov-Sagan-Mcfly 3 VP

greentrain Abodi next
Wed Jun 27, 2012 12:25 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
bluetrain ideogram 45 5 $13 5 $10
yellowtrain jpozsr 31 4 $18 4 $16 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
greentrain abodi 33 6 $13 4 $14 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
redtrain Ceej 33 4 $14 3 $16 Hotel: Calico (Old West)

Turn: 10 Round: 3 Action: greentrain abodi
6 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Free Trade (Deliver through 1 matching-color city by paying $1k * #links)
Future Event: Mountain Snow (Builds with mountain hexes are max. 3 tiles)

Available Cards:
Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece); Newcastle (Medieval Era)

New City markers: 1-yellow; 1-black; 0-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{13:purple;18:blue;18:yellow;14:red;19:black}

Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:27 am
Author: Ceej
And congratulations abodi!!
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:28 am
Author: abodi
Thank you Chris.

I'll deliver yellow from tombstone to olduvm for 4vp
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:25 pm
Author: Ceej
redtrain Deliver from San Francisco to Wells, paying $2k for Free Trade through Reno. 2vp.
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:01 am
Author: Ceej
End of turn 10! All earn income and pay dividends.

The new Operations Card is: Boost (A future Engine Upgrade action costs $5k less).

The new Future Event Card is: Engine Auction: Immediately after the turn order auction, auction off the right to purchase an engine upgrade (no action required)

Interesting! That'll be next turn. This turn, Mountain Snow is back in effect.
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:05 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
bluetrain ideogram 45 5 $23 5 $10
yellowtrain jpozsr 31 4 $34 4 $16 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
greentrain abodi 37 6 $26 4 $13 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
redtrain Ceej 35 4 $28 3 $16 Hotel: Calico (Old West)

Turn: 11 Round: 1 Action: Bidding
5 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Mountain Snow (Builds with mountain hexes are max. 3 tiles)
Future Event: Engine Auction (Auction right to purchase engine upgrade with no action)

Available Cards:
Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
Boost (future engine upgrade action costs $5k less)

New City markers: 1-yellow; 1-black; 0-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{13:purple;19:blue;19:yellow;14:red;19:black}

Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:07 am
Author: blindrrtbid
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Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:09 am
Author: Ceej
Bid sent.
Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:18 am
Author: jpozsr
Bid sent
Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:50 pm
Author: abodi
sorry for the delay again.
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:02 am
Author: blindrrtbid
Bids are: jpozsr 1/1/0, all others pass.

New turn order is: jpozsr (pays $1); Ceej; abodi; ideogram (all pay $0).

yellowtrain jpozsr is up!
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:22 am
Author: Ceej
By the by, the next turn event involves a secondary auction. Here's my proposal on how to handle that: After the normal turn-order auction is resolved, we'll have another blind bid (send another email to blindrrtbid). Each player will send exactly one number as a bid, since there's only one position being bid for. The tie-breaker will be whoever is higher in the newly-set turn order, rather than who was lower the previous turn - that will give a little extra incentive for bidding in the first auction.

Make sense?
Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:25 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain builds out of York SE, SE to time line cost $7

redtrain Ceej next
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:42 am
Author: Ceej
Hmm... I'm pretty sure that if game-end is triggered this turn, ideogram wins. He can just do 6 deliveries for 23 points and I at least can't earn enough to top that. I'm not sure any of us can overtake him with another turn either, but it at least keeps it interesting. So as much as I'd like to steal that last blue cube in Wells to keep 5 points from him, with only 5 empty city markers left I don't think that's wise. So......

redtrain Upgrade to level 4 for $10k.

greentrain abodi up!

I'll be out of town over the weekend. I should be able to take my next turn if we get to it, but won't have access to my computer to update the map, so I'll upload one now.
Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:35 pm
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
yellowtrain jpozsr 31 4 $26 4 $16 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
redtrain Ceej 35 4 $18 4 $16 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
greentrain abodi 37 6 $26 4 $13 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
bluetrain ideogram 45 5 $23 5 $10

Turn: 11 Round: 1 Action: greentrain abodi
5 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Mountain Snow (Builds with mountain hexes are max. 3 tiles)
Future Event: Engine Auction (Auction right to purchase engine upgrade with no action)

Available Cards:
Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
Boost (future engine upgrade action costs $5k less)

New City markers: 1-yellow; 1-black; 0-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{13:purple;19:blue;19:yellow;14:red;19:black}

Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:37 pm
Author: abodi
Build from McFly to Nagan for 6$
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:02 am
Author: Ceej
I'm flattered. There's certainly something to be said for leaving cubes on the table for as long as possible, as long as you don't run out of time to capitalize on all of them. To be honest, that's a trick I learned from you - you surprised me a couple times in the last game by leaving a cube I felt sure you were planning on delivering, and instead building into somewhere that totally messed with my plans. And it totally made sense when I looked at it again; why deliver a "safe" cube now when you could probably do it later, and do something more useful now?

I'm not as sure as you about this game, though. I think I left things too long. If you deliver for all three actions, it'll only take two more deliveries by anyone to trigger end-game, so I can't get my 7 points. If abodi or jpozsr deliver more than once, I'd even need to Urbanize something to delay things. And I am only at a level 4 engine. I haven't done the math, but abodi at least still has some decent deliveries to make too, and he and I are tied at the moment. So.... we shall see!
Mon Jul 2, 2012 11:17 pm
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain will deliver a red cube from York to Sagan 2 VP pluse 1 VP for hotel

redtrain Ceej is next
Tue Jul 3, 2012 1:25 am
Author: Ceej
redtrain Deliver purple from Reno to Athens for 4vp.

greentrain abodi up.
Thu Jul 5, 2012 2:06 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
yellowtrain jpozsr 34 4 $26 4 $16 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
redtrain Ceej 39 4 $18 4 $14 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
greentrain abodi 37 6 $20 4 $13 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
bluetrain ideogram 50 5 $23 5 $7

Turn: 11 Round: 2 Action: greentrain abodi
4 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Mountain Snow (Builds with mountain hexes are max. 3 tiles)
Future Event: Engine Auction (Auction right to purchase engine upgrade with no action)

Available Cards:
Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
Boost (future engine upgrade action costs $5k less)

New City markers: 1-yellow; 1-black; 0-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{14:purple;20:blue;19:yellow;15:red;19:black}

Thu Jul 5, 2012 2:09 am
Author: abodi
build from warp to sparta for $4
Thu Jul 5, 2012 9:15 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain will convert Vonnegut into a Black City (needs two cubes)

redtrain Ceej is next
Thu Jul 5, 2012 4:27 pm
Author: Ceej
Rolling for cubes...

Edit: Red and Yellow cubes added to Vonnegut.

And I have no idea what happens if game-end isn't triggered NEXT turn...
Fri Jul 6, 2012 7:30 am
Author: Ceej
redtrain Deliver DelphiPotidea to Calico for 4vp (3 links + hotel). Potidea empty. (Sorry, I was thinking for so long about what I wanted to do I ended up typing in the wrong one.)

I've been running numbers for far too long, and I think ideogram is likely to win. It depends a little bit on how the red cubes he's fighting with abodi for pan out - I'm very interested to see what happens on their next actions - but while an extra turn was good for me, I think it also gives ideogram enough time to find more points than I will. He's just too far ahead right now. But, we'll see how it shakes down!

greentrain abodi up!
Fri Jul 6, 2012 8:58 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
yellowtrain jpozsr 34 4 $26 4 $16 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
redtrain Ceej 43 4 $18 4 $12 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
greentrain abodi 37 6 $16 4 $13 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
bluetrain ideogram 55 5 $23 5 $6

Turn: 11 Round: 2 3 Action: greentrain abodi
3 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Mountain Snow (Builds with mountain hexes are max. 3 tiles)
Future Event: Engine Auction (Auction right to purchase engine upgrade with no action)

Available Cards:
Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
Boost (future engine upgrade action costs $5k less)

New City markers: 1-yellow; 0-black; 0-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{14:purple;20:blue;19:yellow;15:red;19:black}

Fri Jul 6, 2012 9:03 am
Author: Ceej
Argh, yes, round 3. Corrected, sorry.
Fri Jul 6, 2012 10:09 pm
Author: abodi
deliver red cube from olduvm to sparta for 4.
Fri Jul 6, 2012 11:43 pm
Author: Ceej
The official rule is that it wraps back down to $0 and starts going back up. I've never thought that made a lick of sense myself. I think I can see why you would be concerned about that, though...
Sat Jul 7, 2012 5:53 am
Author: Ceej
I'm happy to run it either way (constant $10 or exactly as printed on the board). As I said, I find the official rule at best rather odd. But, it IS the official rule, as confirmed by the original Railroad Tycoon rulebook and contact with the publisher, as outlined in this message and the following message in that thread.

Probably one of the most common house rules around is to hold income at the last printed level when you wrap on the score track, though...
Sat Jul 7, 2012 8:12 am
Author: Ceej
ideogram wrote:

BTW I think my income is $5 now.

Thanks for the catch. And sorry for the delay. Here comes the next turn!
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:44 am
Author: Ceej
End of turn 11! All earn income and pay dividends.

The new Operations Card is: Time Bounty (Old West)

The new Future Event Card is: Market Expansion - Future Event! Add an additional empty city marker to the supply.

Whoa. That could really mix things up here. Because it's a "future event", it fires off while it is in the Future Event card pile - ie, now. So, now there are 4 empty city markers instead of 3! It's actually vaguely possible that end-game won't be triggered this turn.
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:49 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
yellowtrain jpozsr 34 4 $42 4 $16 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
redtrain Ceej 43 4 $30 4 $12 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
greentrain abodi 37 6 $29 4 $13 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
bluetrain ideogram 55 5 $24 5 $5

Turn: 12 Round: 0 Action: Bidding
4 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Engine Auction (Auction right to purchase engine upgrade with no action)
Future Event: Market Expansion (One extra empty-city marker)

Available Cards:
Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
Time Bounty (Old West)
Boost (future engine upgrade action costs $5k less)

New City markers: 1-yellow; 0-black; 0-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{14:purple;20:blue;19:yellow;15:red;19:black}

Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:51 am
Author: blindrrtbid
Please send your bids to

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and please, remember to leave a note here once your bid is sent!

Also, remember: Immediately after this turn-order auction, we will hold another single auction. The winner of that auction may then purchase an engine upgrade without spending an action. Note that the cost of the upgrade is not included in the auction! The auction just gives you the option to buy an upgrade out-of-turn.

The tie-breaker for the upgrade auction will be whoever is first in the new turn order, so bid for turn order accordingly.
Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:54 am
Author: Ceej
Oy! Sorry again. Not sure why I keep missing things. I'll update the map.

Edit: fixed.
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:17 am
Author: abodi
bid sent
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:37 am
Author: jpozsr
bid sent
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:55 pm
Author: Ceej
Bid sent.
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:21 am
Author: blindrrtbid
The bids are: jpozsr 1/1/1; all others pass.

Turn order is: jpozsr (pays $1); ideogram; abodi; Ceej.

Now it's time for the Engine Upgrade auction. Please send a single bid to

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The winner of the auction may then choose to purchase an Engine Upgrade before the turn starts. Only the winner will pay their bid, and the tie breaker is current turn order.
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:22 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain delivers a yellow cube from Vonnegut to Vern for 4VP

redtrain Ceej up next
Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:34 am
Author: Ceej
jpozsr, we need to finish the Engine Upgrade auction before any actions...
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:22 am
Author: abodi
bid sent (or at least i hope it did)
Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:06 am
Author: Ceej
Bid sent.
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:04 am
Author: jpozsr
Ops forgot about that

bid sent
Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:26 pm
Author: blindrrtbid
The bids are: Ceej $35, ideogram $15, abodi $4, jpozsr $1. Ceej pays $16. Ceej may choose to purchase an engine upgrade now.
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:19 pm
Author: Ceej
Ceej indeed chooses to do so. Upgrade to level 5 for $15k, which means I'll need one more bond.

yellowtrain Ok, jpozsr, now you're up!
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:52 pm
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain delivers a yellow cube from Vonnegut to Vern for 4VP

bluetrain ideogram up next:
Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:56 pm
Author: Ceej
Actually bluetrain ideogram is next (turn order is jpozsr, ideogram, abodi, Ceej now).
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:16 pm
Author: abodi
Red from Uruk to future red city for 4.
Wed Jul 11, 2012 11:12 pm
Author: Ceej
abodi wrote:
Red from Uruk to future red city for 4.

FYI that's Sagan, where jpozsr has a hotel, so one more point for him too.

redtrain Deliver Delphi to Calico for 4vp + 1 for hotel + 1 for Time Bounty, total 6vp. Delphi now empty.

yellowtrain jpozsr up!
Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:02 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
yellowtrain jpozsr 40 4 $41 4 $13 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
bluetrain ideogram 60 5 $24 5 -$5
greentrain abodi 37 6 $29 4 $13 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
redtrain Ceej 49 5 $4 5 $8 Hotel: Calico (Old West)

Turn: 12 Round: 2 Action: yellowtrain jpozsr
1 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Engine Auction (Auction right to purchase engine upgrade with no action)
Future Event: Market Expansion (One extra empty-city marker)

Available Cards:
Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
Boost (future engine upgrade action costs $5k less)

New City markers: 1-yellow; 0-black; 0-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{14:purple;20:blue;21:yellow;17:red;19:black}

Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:06 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain Deliver red cube from Vonngut to Sagan 3 VP (2VP + Hotel)

bluetrain ideogram is next
Thu Jul 12, 2012 3:59 am
Author: jpozsr
I corrected it sorry
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:24 pm
Author: Ceej
jpozsr wrote:
yellowtrain Deliver red cube from Vonngut to Sagan

FYI to all: that triggers endgame. The game will end at the end of next turn.

abodi: There are five actions left in the game, and you're connected to 6 cubes. Only one of those cubes is also connected to anyone else's line, so it's the only one at risk. That cube is worth three points to you, where a couple of your others are only worth 2. So you may want to deliver that 3-pointer first before it's gone...
Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:17 pm
Author: Ceej
...yep, looks like you're right about that. Unfortuntely (for me, anyway), that would guarantee you win the game. Of course I think that's a done deal anyway at this point.
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:08 pm
Author: Ceej
If you simply didn't deliver the cube from Jerome, I would win by 1 point - assuming you did nothing of value with the extra action you got by not delivering that cube. But I suspect you can find some way to increase your score by 1-2 points with that action.

Edit: Would need to be 2 points, since I'm currently ahead on the first tiebreaker (number of track links).
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:22 am
Author: Bugaffi
Hey guys, I've been watching your game and I have a question:

Does the "must deliver a good via the shortest path" rule not apply in this game versus other ROTW games? For instance, I see goods are being delivered through three time zones when the same good could be delivered to the same city through two time zones.

I'm interested in the next play by forum if someone is up for another game after these two games are done. My local group has been playing this lately and I think I have an addiction . . .
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:03 am
Author: Ceej
Bugaffi wrote:
Does the "must deliver a good via the shortest path" rule not apply in this game versus other ROTW games?

There is no such rule, in any version of this game. What you're probably thinking of is the rule that says that you must deliver a good to the first city of the matching color that you come across - you can't deliver a Blue cube via a route that passes through a Blue city on its way to another Blue city. Other than that, any route you can take is perfectly fine as long as your engine level is high enough! For instance, if you had managed to build a complete circle of track, and you want to deliver a good from the top of the circle to the right-hand side, there's nothing stopping you from delivering it the long way 'round (counter-clockwise) even though you have a shorter option available to you.

The game in general does encourage a little bit of inefficiency in your routing. Railways Through Time encourages a LOT of inefficiency because there are so many options for routes. The trick ideogram did of having a couple short loops through a couple different maps gave him a ton of ways to maximize delivery lengths.

Quote:
I'm interested in the next play by forum if someone is up for another game after these two games are done. My local group has been playing this lately and I think I have an addiction . . .

I suspect we'll be setting up another one in fairly short order - this one will be done within the week, I guess. I'd like to play on a new map, maybe England and Wales, if we can find a good image of the map to use...
Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:41 am
Author: Bugaffi
Thanks for the clarification. My group has been playing these games wrong all along then. Well at least we've been consistent about it.
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:10 pm
Author: abodi
i'll deliver red from jerome to sagan

Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:01 am
Author: Ceej
abodi wrote:
i'll deliver red from jerome to sagan

Yay! So I'll only lose by one point, instead of four!

On that note: Your bid of 15 for the upgrade auction was a master-stroke, ideogram. That made me spend exactly $1 more than I had, costing me one bond, costing me the game.

I've spent a while trying to figure out whether it's possibly to wrest one measly point from ideogram, but short of jpozsr or abodi throwing themselves on a grenade I don't see it happening. Ah well.

redtrain Deliver from Salt Lake City to Athens for 5vp.

yellowtrain jpozsr up!
Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:50 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
yellowtrain jpozsr 44 4 $41 4 $11 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
bluetrain ideogram 65 5 $24 5 $2
greentrain abodi 40 6 $29 4 $11 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
redtrain Ceej 54 5 $4 5 $5 Hotel: Calico (Old West)

Turn: 12 Round: 3 Action: yellowtrain jpozsr
0 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Engine Auction (Auction right to purchase engine upgrade with no action)
Future Event: Market Expansion (One extra empty-city marker)

Available Cards:
Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
Boost (future engine upgrade action costs $5k less)

New City markers: 1-yellow; 0-black; 0-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{16:purple;20:blue;21:yellow;19:red;19:black}

Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:58 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain will deliver the purple cube from Clarke to verne to Azimov 2 VP

:bluetrian: ideogram is next
Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:54 am
Author: abodi
build jerome to warp via mountains for $5.
Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:14 am
Author: Ceej
redtrain Deliver from Salt Lake City to Athens (again) for 5vp.

End of penultimate turn!
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:18 am
Author: Ceej
All earn income and pay dividends.

The last Operations card is: City Growth.

The last Future Event card is: Big City Tax: Each player pays taxes equal to $1k times the number of colored (non-grey) cities he/she is connected to.

..which is irrelevant since that would take effect at the beginning of next turn, but there won't be a next turn. This turn, we have effectively No Event, since Market Expansion already did what it did last turn.
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:40 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
yellowtrain jpozsr 46 4 $51 4 $10 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
bluetrain ideogram 70 5 $30 5 $6
greentrain abodi 40 6 $35 4 $11 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)
redtrain Ceej 59 5 $9 5 $5 Hotel: Calico (Old West)

Turn: 13 Round: 0 Action: Bidding
0 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Market Expansion (One extra empty-city marker)
Future Event: Big City Tax (Pay $1k per non-grey city connected to)

Available Cards:
Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
Boost (future engine upgrade action costs $5k less)
City Growth

New City markers: 1-yellow; 0-black; 0-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{18:purple;20:blue;22:yellow;19:red;19:black}

Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:41 am
Author: blindrrtbid
Please send your bids to

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and please, remember to leave a note here once your bid is sent!
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:42 am
Author: abodi
bid sent
Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:22 pm
Author: jpozsr
Bid Sent

But there are 0 City markers left isnt the game over?
Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:47 pm
Author: Ceej
jpozsr wrote:
But there are 0 City markers left isnt the game over?

Nope - the game ends at the end of the full turn after the turn in which the last empty city marker is placed.

Bid sent.
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:46 am
Author: blindrrtbid
The bids are:

ideogram 20/20/20 (!) - pays $2
jpozsr 1/1/0 - pays $1
Ceej 0/0/0 - pays $0
abodi 0/0/0 - pays $0

bluetrain ideogram up!
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:49 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain delivers black cube from Clarke to Vonnegut 4 VP

redtrain Ceej next
Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:47 pm
Author: Ceej
redtrain Deliver black from Calico to Thebes for 5vp.

greentrain abodi next.
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:53 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
bluetrain ideogram 70 5 $22 5 $6
yellowtrain jpozsr 50 4 $50 4 $8 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
redtrain Ceej 64 5 $9 5 $1 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
greentrain abodi 40 6 $35 4 $11 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)

Turn: 13 Round: 1 Action: greentrain abodi
0 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Market Expansion (One extra empty-city marker)
Future Event: Big City Tax (Pay $1k per non-grey city connected to)

Available Cards:
Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
Boost (future engine upgrade action costs $5k less)
City Growth

New City markers: 1-yellow; 0-black; 0-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{18:purple;20:blue;22:yellow;19:red;21:black}

Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:54 am
Author: Ceej
Hey, yellowtrain jpozsr - I can't help noticing that you're only connected to one more cube, and it's only worth one point to you, but there are two actions left in the game. Both of the cubes in Kingman (Old West) are worth 3 points to you, and you've got just enough time to build there to Time and deliver one of them!
Wed Jul 18, 2012 12:58 am
Author: abodi
red from old*** to sagan for 4vp.
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:19 am
Author: jpozsr
yellowtrain will build from Vonnegut to timeline. I didnt think I would have to do that as the city is on the timeline.

There was a delivery to Sagan so I gain 1 VP

redtrain Ceej next
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:30 pm
Author: Ceej
Ah well, worth a shot.

redtrain Deliver from Athens to Reno, 4vp.

greentrain abodi up.
Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:59 am
Author: Ceej
Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
bluetrain ideogram 75 5 $22 5 $6
yellowtrain jpozsr 51 4 $47 4 $8 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
redtrain Ceej 68 5 $9 5 $5 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
greentrain abodi 44 6 $35 4 $9 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)

Turn: 13 Round: 2 Action: greentrain abodi
0 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Market Expansion (One extra empty-city marker)
Future Event: Big City Tax (Pay $1k per non-grey city connected to)

Available Cards:
Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
Boost (future engine upgrade action costs $5k less)
City Growth

New City markers: 1-yellow; 0-black; 0-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{18:purple;21:blue;23:yellow;20:red;21:black}

Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:03 am
Author: abodi
repeat my previous delivery. red for 4 vp
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:51 am
Author: jpozsr
;yellowtrain: deliver purple cube from Your to Amizov 4 VP

redtrain Ceej turn
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:08 pm
Author: Ceej
redtrain Deliver from Bradbury to Calico for 3vp + 1vp for hotel.

greentrain abodi, take us home!
Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:59 am
Author: abodi
blue from Hogar to McFly for 4 vp.

I win right? whistle
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:15 am
Author: Ceej
abodi wrote:
blue from Hogar to McFly for 4 vp.

I win right? whistle

Yep, you do! Wow, what a come from behind!

Final scores coming up momentarily...
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:33 am
Author: Ceej
Final stats after turn 13 income and dividends:

Score Bonds Cash Engine Inc. Cards
bluetrain ideogram 80 5 $33 5 $11
yellowtrain jpozsr 56 4 $53 4 $6 Hotel: Sagan (The Future)
redtrain Ceej 72 5 $16 5 $7 Hotel: Calico (Old West)
greentrain abodi 52 6 $40 4 $5 Hotel: Hogar (The Stone Age)

Turn: 13 Round: 3 Action: Game Over!
0 Empty City markers remain


Current Event: Market Expansion (One extra empty-city marker)
Future Event: Big City Tax (Pay $1k per non-grey city connected to)

Available Cards:
Hotel: Athens (Ancient Greece); Newcastle (Medieval Era)
Boost (future engine upgrade action costs $5k less)
City Growth

New City markers: 1-yellow; 0-black; 0-blue; 3-purple
Dice bag: customw{19:purple;23:blue;24:yellow;21:red;21:black}

Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:35 am
Author: Ceej
And final scores after end-of-game Time Line bonuses and subtracting bonds:

Score
bluetrain ideogram 75
redtrain Ceej 73
yellowtrain jpozsr 55
greentrain abodi 47

And well earned congratulations to ideogram for a hard-won victory.

Great game, everyone! Thanks for playing!
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:39 am
Author: abodi
yeah good game guys.

Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:03 am
Author: Ceej
I'm tempted to start up another one, yeah. I will see if I can get a good map picture for any of the other expansions, or there's still Australia or the other user-created maps. I'll almost certainly keep the event deck in the mix.

But, like you, I'll probably wait at least a little bit before getting back into it. It does take up some time...
Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:21 am
Author: jpozsr
Go game all I learn this game and thanks for playing Congrats to our winner
Sat Jul 21, 2012 5:18 am