Jythier: 1037 is almost over.
Jythier: I did have a weekend away last weekend but that doesn't happen often, and usually I have internet wherever I am. Not this time.
DanielB: Sure thing Jythier, let's do it
DanielB: Looking for an experienced 4th who wants to play fast in new game 1050
Jythier: i'll try to make less mistakes this time. ;)
DanielB: Jythier. What’s your background in 18xx?? Other gaming?
Jythier: Not much 18xx. 1830 the computer game, and one Rails game online, nothing in person. I love economic games like Captains of Industry, Master of Economy, Indonesia, Food Chain Magnate, Arkwright... I love production, supply and demand, and especially players buying from players. Oh, and Container of course.
Jythier: I would really like to see something very much like City of the Big Shoulders but combined with a player-driven supply and demand, but I don't know how much game there would be.
Jythier: I played Rolling Stock on this site when it first started and prior to that we played on Google Sheets on Board Game Geek.
Jythier: Okay, looking back, I played in Game 1 on this site. :P
Siddharth Venkatesh: You should play The Great Zimbabwe if you haven't. Player driven supply and demand is a big part of that game.
gmngsprvsr: is it good? I saw it on http://play.boardgamecore.net/
Siddharth Venkatesh: It's a top 5 game for me.
Siddharth Venkatesh: Indonesia and Zimbabwe are my favorite economic games that aren't 18xx.
Venser: The Great Zimbabwe is one of my favourite games as well.
Venser: It's one of four games I've ranked 10 on BGG.
Jythier: Zimbabwe is on the list, it's really any Splotter but Bus is up my alley.
Jythier: Greed Inc.
Jythier: Haven't played them but I want to.
DanielB: Bus??
Jythier: That's a splotter, right?
AngryTetris: one of the older ones (1999)
Siddharth Venkatesh: I like Bus a lot too.
Jythier: Another one I found online. Didn't understand it as well as I wanted to.
Siddharth Venkatesh: It's a great 3p game. I can see it being irritating to learn async.
Toby: just played indonesia for the first time. really enjoyed it
Siddharth Venkatesh: Indonesia is great, we should play on slothninja.
AngryTetris: the mergers in that game can be brutal. in our first game, we had a player decide to get lvl2 merge and cram everything together. it was a wild mess
AngryTetris: we had no idea what the consequences of his actions were. our second game felt a little better once we kind of had our heads wrapped around what things meant/did
Jythier: Love Indonesia! Yeah merging is crazy. :D
DanielB: Indonesia is fantastic!
DanielB: Sid, can you invite me to indonesia on slothninja
Jythier: I'm on Slothninja too. :D
DanielB: great, now need to figure out how to get into a game, seems there's a p w to join?
Toby: i can’t stand a sync play, well play live one of these days, i just read your article, seems like you’re pretty hardcore
DanielB: what article?
Toby: https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/2136897/strategy-thoughts-after-40-games-some-advice-begin
DanielB: Oh, Sid's article - i'll take a look :), i'm certainly hardcore, just a question of when and where!
Siddharth Venkatesh: I have played a lot of Indonesia yes. I know a few people who've played more I think. Jbrier if you know him (he's good at basically every game and plays a ton). Grayson Page also has a group in Virginia where they regularly play 3p.
Siddharth Venkatesh: I'm already rethinking some of the stuff I wrote in that article. Nothing major enough to warrant an edit yet but some of it (the R&D stuff especially) may not be deep enough.
DanielB: Who wants to join a fast game? 1053...we're ready to start...
DanielB: Our last game ran about 8-10 days
AngryTetris: can we skip tk993 in 1018? it's been about a month.
Toby: ok
Toby: i've autopassed tk and SteephieWonder
AngryTetris: I'll be out of town this weekend for UnPub, I may be slow to move in 1021 and 1018. I'll make moves on monday for sure though.
AngryTetris: Exciting times in the 18xx world. lots of games becoming much more widely available. with 18ches and 1824 on KS right now. :)
Toby: Yea!
DanielB: Anyone want tonjoint 1055 v2.1 so we can get it started?
AngryTetris: I'm in!
DanielB: PJ Killian. We are ready. Start your engines for V2
mauler78: People still play games? I would like to join but am super rusty on the rules
Toby: yes, there are 6 games going now
Toby: i'll be streaming a live play of rolling stock sunday 1pm pacific! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLuBiv8lOlw
jco: dumb question: what rules should I be reading for 2.1?
jco: are the 2.0 rules here https://github.com/beorn7/rolling_stock/ fine? or should I be reading something else?
Toby: yea, the only difference between 2.0 and 2.1 are that horse and star have the # of shares switched
jco: ah, cool
jco: very excited to find this site...I've been wanting to play RS for ages, didn't realize there was already an online version!
Toby: nice! you should join game 160, and ask for help
Toby: 1060
Toby: how did you find this site?
jco: someone from the yahoo groups listserv mentioned it to me in an email exchange we had about potential new 18xx implementations
jco: ok, I joined 1060 :) I'll get up to speed quickly, I'm a moderately experienced 18xxer
Siddharth Venkatesh: I haven
Siddharth Venkatesh: I haven't played v2 either so I'm getting up to speed with the new rules as well.
DanielB: Jco, its your turn in 1060
jco: Moved. I’m in a different time zone.
Venser: Hey Toby, is it possible to autopass Jythier in game 1047? It's been a week since he last moved. The game is over for all intents and purposes.
Toby: ok
Venser: If you look, it's obvious that Jythier is going to sell one Orion to buy VP. After that I'm still firmly in control of not losing. The Foreign Investor buys LE in 14.5. I buy TSI before anyone else and win.
Toby: i autopassed him
jco: Anyone have any advice on what corps to start when? I'm new and don't want to tank my game with a bad decision
Toby: jupiter and saturn are good early, jupiter for early reds, saturn should get an orange
Toby: star and bear are good, they have different strategies
Toby: eagle can also be very strong, orion depends on foreign investors
jco: gotcha. thanks! :)
Andy Mesa: Anyone interested in playing a live game? Or at least a very fast one, we’re talking days not weeks/months.
Siddharth Venkatesh: I could do that.
Siddharth Venkatesh: When were you thinking Andy?
Destrin: Is there a way of setting autobid to return you to the auction as a choice rather than just leave?
Destrin: Say I want to autobid up to # then come back and evaluate after it reaches that point, rather than just drop out
Toby: not right now @destrin
Toby: @destrin, in your game, chris and mavis have significantly overbid, and the game is over for them
Toby: rolling stock is very unforgiving, and the reds should really only go for +2 over base value
Dustin Witjes: Hello everyone
Siddharth Venkatesh: Hi Dustin.
Siddharth Venkatesh: Anyone want to play a live game today? There are two of us interested so if we can get one more, we could start one.
DanielB: I’d play on next two hours
DanielB: Soon as possible ideally
Siddharth Venkatesh: Already in an 1817 game sorry. Also Daniel, could you leave 1076 please? It's a teaching game that I'm trying to do. I will probably leave it as well and just teach.
DanielB: Will do!
DanielB: Will do!
Andy Mesa: Damn, should’ve checked back here sooner. Still interested in a live game. I’m free any time during the day, and Thursday, Friday, and Sunday nights. Sid you know how to reach me.
DanielB: Who wants to join a 5p v1. Please have time so it can move along.
magnusrk: I thought 4p was ideal though :)
AngryTetris: Anyone here headed to Origins?
DanielB: Magnursk. In general I think higher player counts are more I retesting. But 4-player and even 3-player games can be excellent if all players stay competitive throughout the game
DanielB: “More interesting “
Toby: i agree with daniel, all player counts are good, but more is better
New Games
Join Game 1077 - V1.0
Owner: magnusrk
Created At: 2019-05-20 17:54:18 UTC
Last Move: 2019-05-25 09:07:49 UTC
Players: magnusrk, AngryTetris
Max Players: 4
Description: Getting back in the game
Join Game 1065 - V1.0
Owner: Ivan
Created At: 2019-05-15 17:13:13 UTC
Last Move: 2019-05-25 09:07:53 UTC
Players: Ivan, AngryTetris
Max Players: 5
Active Games
Enter Game 1076 - V1.0
Owner: Dustin Witjes
Created At: 2019-05-19 20:06:02 UTC
Last Move: 2019-05-21 02:06:41 UTC
Players: Scott Patten, Xenir, Dustin Witjes, Arcanumtl, Shaz Iqbal
Round: 1 Phase: 3
Acting: Scott Patten
Enter Game 1062 - V1.0
Owner: Destrin
Created At: 2019-05-14 11:24:29 UTC
Last Move: 2019-05-25 11:51:40 UTC
Players: CmdrLaw, Mavis, Destrin, Chris
Round: 15 Phase: 3
Acting: CmdrLaw
Enter Game 1061 - V2.1
Owner: DanielB
Created At: 2019-05-06 19:46:00 UTC
Last Move: 2019-05-26 14:49:46 UTC
Players: jco, DanielB, Raymond, Siddharth Venkatesh
Round: 4 Phase: 1
Acting: Raymond
Enter Game 1060 - V2.1
Owner: DanielB
Created At: 2019-05-04 02:45:11 UTC
Last Move: 2019-05-26 15:05:41 UTC
Players: jco, DanielB, Venser, SaiSaysPlayGo, Siddharth Venkatesh, Raymond
Round: 4 Phase: 1
Acting: Raymond
Enter Game 1058 - V1.0
Owner: DanielB
Created At: 2019-04-21 21:33:31 UTC
Last Move: 2019-05-27 13:09:35 UTC
Players: Siddharth Venkatesh, SaiSaysPlayGo, magnusrk, DanielB, Venser
Round: 1 Phase: 3
Acting: Siddharth Venkatesh
Enter Game 1055 - V2.1
Owner: PJ Killian
Created At: 2019-04-16 14:41:29 UTC
Last Move: 2019-05-27 03:13:26 UTC
Players: SaiSaysPlayGo, AngryTetris, DanielB, PJ Killian
Round: 4 Phase: 6
Acting: AngryTetris
Finished Games
Review Game 1057 - V2.1
Owner: DanielB
Created At: 2019-04-21 21:32:41 UTC
Last Move: 2019-05-07 17:46:26 UTC
Players: Raymond, Toby, beorn, DanielB
Result: Toby $210, DanielB $207, beorn $177, Raymond $126
Review Game 1053 - V1.0
Owner: DanielB
Created At: 2019-03-11 17:33:53 UTC
Last Move: 2019-03-28 14:50:48 UTC
Players: DanielB, Musan, Jythier
Result: DanielB $553, Jythier $305, Musan $165
Review Game 1052 - V1.0
Owner: Jythier
Created At: 2019-03-11 04:20:18 UTC
Last Move: 2019-04-30 13:27:12 UTC
Players: Dirk, Jythier, Musan, SaiSaysPlayGo, Greg
Result: Jythier $351, Musan $337, Dirk $336, SaiSaysPlayGo $319, Greg $18
Review Game 1051 - V1.0
Owner: Rex
Created At: 2019-03-07 16:03:47 UTC
Last Move: 2019-03-25 17:27:22 UTC
Variants: Open Deck
Players: kellvyn, Rex, Paul, egg_salad
Result: egg_salad $536, Rex $331, Paul $290, kellvyn $152
Review Game 1050 - V1.0
Owner: DanielB
Created At: 2019-02-26 23:40:40 UTC
Last Move: 2019-03-13 18:21:42 UTC
Variants: Open Deck
Players: Musan, DanielB, Jythier
Result: DanielB $431, Jythier $307, Musan $306
Review Game 1048 - V1.0
Owner: Rex
Created At: 2019-02-21 19:27:04 UTC
Last Move: 2019-03-05 18:42:28 UTC
Variants: Open Deck
Players: Paul, Rex, kellvyn, egg_salad
Result: Rex $525, kellvyn $238, Paul $190, egg_salad $146
Review Game 1047 - V1.0
Owner: KLT1963
Created At: 2019-02-21 19:13:15 UTC
Last Move: 2019-05-08 23:21:46 UTC
Players: Venser, Jythier, KLT1963
Result: Venser $302, KLT1963 $205, Jythier $143
Review Game 1046 - V1.0
Owner: Toby
Created At: 2019-02-21 15:49:59 UTC
Last Move: 2019-04-01 15:18:09 UTC
Players: Venser, Toby, DanielB, Musan, Talbatross, Siddharth Venkatesh
Result: DanielB $678, Toby $496, Siddharth Venkatesh $298, Musan $291, Venser $278, Talbatross $251
Review Game 1043 - V1.0
Owner: DanielB
Created At: 2019-02-15 23:09:35 UTC
Last Move: 2019-03-09 19:18:38 UTC
Players: Musan, gmngsprvsr, DanielB, Jythier
Result: Musan $410, DanielB $408, Jythier $263, gmngsprvsr $137
Review Game 1039 - V1.0
Owner: Rex
Created At: 2019-02-04 18:57:20 UTC
Last Move: 2019-02-20 21:59:14 UTC
Variants: Open Deck
Players: Rex, Paul, egg_salad, kellvyn
Result: egg_salad $588, Rex $507, kellvyn $383, Paul $24
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