tamm: @Toby: In game 929 - V1.0, I seem to be stuck (tamm). I'd like to buy a share of Bear, but I don't seem able to do so. When I click on a company to auction, none become highlighted. I've even logged off and on a couple of times. I started having this problem just before the site went down. It's back up now, but I still can't do anything.
Toby: @tamm, you can't buy a share, you're in the middle of an auction. you have to bid or pass on BD
Arctem: Is there a way to forfeit/end a game? I started 934, 939, and 940 as learning games and they seem to be stuck existing unless we play them out.
Toby: @arctem, you can choose to skip every phase
Toby: i'm going to japan from april 7 - april 20 so i might not be able to fix issues during that time
Arctem: @Toby But no way to do it without every player doing that? Fair enough.
Toby: @Arctem correct
AngryTetris: Game 863 is stuck on Brad Jones. :( See you in 11 days Toby.
Toby: @AngryTetris passed him
AngryTetris: TY Toby. Not only for the pass, but also for coding this. It's a wonderful thing. :)
Toby: haha no problem
gameon3948: Hi Toby, can you kill game 946? I started it by accident with no players joined. I played it as solo until the end, but it doesn't seem to want to complete the final phase. (Keeps saying already passed).
Toby: you need to close a company
gameon3948: thought i tried that. thanks, finished it now
AngryTetris: suggestion: in v2, when you hover over the name of a company, the hovertext says "the name of the corporation." could it instead have the ability of said corporation? (or could it be added somewhere easier to reference? as of now, there's no way to see the abilities outside of the "start a corp" phase)
Toby: hm that'd be pretty easy to do
Jonathan Barnes: Hey Toby can you roll back game 951 to beginning of 4.6? Hit the wrong button on my phone
Jonathan Barnes: Nevermind, we got it
DanielB: Toby, how can we search for old games we forgot the number to. Like that early game where Jonathan doubled every single players score
Toby: you can't
Toby: basically, the old fashioned way
Christopher Rao: I just created a new "Game Theory fast" open deck game. The idea is that there is no negotiation, and minimal kibbitzing. The other rule is that if a company
Christopher Rao: corporation's first offer to buy a company is rejected, that company cannot make further offers. Open to anyone who is willing to play fast.
Jason T: Is there a way to rollback a game to a specific state? Somebody in game 960 meant to bid on a company and accidentally passed
Steve Lindemann: Owner of game can keep rolling back until it's the place you want
ZWS: Feature request. Every player who is not making a move in xx hours (Chooseable by opening the game) is passing.................
Toby: I haven't had much time or motivation to add new features, but I will happily accept pull requests.
DanielB: Toby. Is there any reasonable way for you to substitute a player to take over another’s position mid game?
Toby: Not really.
jlapalme: Hi does the online game support the 2player variant proposed by the author ?
Forrest Trepte: How does Save Pass Setting work? For example, say that a company is being auctioned and I click Save Pass Setting. Will that pass on all future rounds for that company? That company and all additional companies auctioned in that phase? Pass on everything in all phase of the entire round?
ZWS: you pass everything in this entire phase , next phase (where you can to something) is then Phase 6 (Corporations Buys Companies)
Forrest Trepte: Thanks, ZWS!
Toby: @jlapalme i have not implemented the 2 player variant, sorry
Popmart: Sorry Forrest, on game 973 I was expecting friends of mine.
Christopher Rao: You can play with us, Forrest!
Toby: Portland is soon right? Wish I could make it it this year but started a new job so can't take the vacation.
Toby: You guys should play rolling stock in between your '17 games :)
Christopher Rao: Maybe, but at least we're playing a lot online :)
gameon3948: I'd still rather be playing 1817 :(
gameon3948: But Toby has done a great job with this site :)
DanielB: Toby, Game 958... what am I missing.. The FI has refused my offer for OL...
Toby: @daniel saturn and ship have higher stock prices than you, so they must decline to purchase OL first
DanielB: sure... that makes sense...and I was thinking about that...but i don't recall it "declining" my offer... but rather, the offer would be held in suspense...until the answer of the other corporation, instead of "declined"
Toby: your offer is still held in suspense
Toby: your additional offers have been declined
AngryTetris: Hey all! I'm headed to Origins over the weekend. I may be a bit slow to take turns in 880 and 968. I'll be back on Sunday, but I'll try and check in each night.
Forrest Trepte: In the version 2.1 rules, how can I see how many stars each company has?
Toby: red has 1, orange has 2 and so on
Forrest Trepte: Aha. Thanks, Toby!
Forrest Trepte: And what is the formula for the required number of stars on the share price cards in v2? (Or is there a .pdf of them available?)
Toby: https://github.com/tobymao/rolling_stock/blob/master/models/share_price_v2.rb#L21 (shares_issued * @price / 10.0).round
Forrest Trepte: Thanks!
AngryTetris: One more on 975!
Forrest Trepte: I'm going on vacation soon, so I had to drop out of 975. Would love to play in two weeks, though.
Toby: i've auto passed all of jonathan barnes's games
AngryTetris: One more on 975! ...again
Steve Lindemann: Ok, I'll bite...
AngryTetris: Hey all! I'm headed to Gencon over the weekend. I may be a bit slow to take turns in 975 and 968. I'll be back on Sunday, but I'll try and check in each night.
Eric H.: As a feature request would it be possible to have a company float calculator utility on the site? It would be nice to have an easy way to know what Company float options beforehand without having to go through all the tedious calculations.
Toby: i have the float options when it's ready to float
Nathan James: Pagin Adam Anderson; Adam Anderson, please report to game 979.
Toby: better to do it in game because that emails him. the front page chat doesn't do anything
Nathan James: Good to know.
Nathan James: I suppose he's at Gencon, or something.
Eric H.: What I mean was a way to bring up the a float calculator way in advance of the float to facilitate forward planning several turns ahead. Most of the better players plan ahead by several turns.
Andy Mesa: Eric, I find this helpful: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/112022/forming-new-corporation-calculation-helper
Nathan James: Anyone interested in a live game this weekend? I have time Friday evening and Saturday afternoon / evening ... that's EST.
Andy Mesa: I'm always interested in a live game, but only just saw this. You can join my Discord to find live players: https://discord.gg/UpDSada
Toby: should i autopass christopher rao, does anybody know what happened to him?
Christopher Rao: Sorry guys, nothing dramatic. Just had a hard time getting my head around the game state after various delays. I'm caught up now.
Forrest Trepte: What is the cost of ownership (and which colors) for companies in the V2.1 game at the end when all the companies have been purchased? I'm trying to plan ahead to ensure that I'll have enough money in the treasury not to go bankrupt.