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Re: Help me pick which 18xx I should buy from Deep Thought Games

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  • mightyrickempire
    ... It is a product of the rules. If you are blocked from making your first two length route by yellow track you can use a green (or brown) tile to get out
    Message 1 of 35 , May 1, 2009
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      --- In 18xx@yahoogroups.com, Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly@...> wrote:
      >
      > On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:23 AM, mightyrickempire
      > <rickcarson+yahoogroups@...> wrote:
      > > (2) it is much harder to block a company on the map from getting its initial
      > > route with evil tile placements
      >
      > Why? Is this actually because of something in the rules, or is it
      > actually a product of the map design?
      >

      It is a product of the rules. If you are blocked from making your first two length route by yellow track you can use a green (or brown) tile to get out even before the green (or brown) tiles are normally available.

      > 18VA and 18US also make similar distinctions between cargo and
      > passenger trains. The supply and demand aspect of passenger trains
      > reminds me of the E trains from 1826, except in reverse; those get
      > better as more are bought, simulating the increasing level of
      > infrastructure for electric trains, until a TGV is bought and the E
      > trains are suddenly no longer the state of the art.
      >

      Indeed.
    • mightyrickempire
      ... It is a product of the rules. If you are blocked from making your first two length route by yellow track you can use a green (or brown) tile to get out
      Message 35 of 35 , May 1, 2009
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        --- In 18xx@yahoogroups.com, Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly@...> wrote:
        >
        > On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 10:23 AM, mightyrickempire
        > <rickcarson+yahoogroups@...> wrote:
        > > (2) it is much harder to block a company on the map from getting its initial
        > > route with evil tile placements
        >
        > Why? Is this actually because of something in the rules, or is it
        > actually a product of the map design?
        >

        It is a product of the rules. If you are blocked from making your first two length route by yellow track you can use a green (or brown) tile to get out even before the green (or brown) tiles are normally available.

        > 18VA and 18US also make similar distinctions between cargo and
        > passenger trains. The supply and demand aspect of passenger trains
        > reminds me of the E trains from 1826, except in reverse; those get
        > better as more are bought, simulating the increasing level of
        > infrastructure for electric trains, until a TGV is bought and the E
        > trains are suddenly no longer the state of the art.
        >

        Indeed.
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