Container - Game 1

Lets do this!

@pillbox is yellow
@VictorViper is green
@Captbnut is blue
@RossM is purple Captbnut is his Union boss
@Whistle_Pig is red Ross is his Union boss.

All players begin with $20

Rules

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@RogerBW please can you randomly and secretly assign a scoring card to each player please.

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@RossM asked for a die roll:
Using the above order to decide who goes first…

d5: 4

@RossM will go first, before proceeding clockwise.

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I think sitting in the 5th seat may not be too bad a thing for this one.

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Will be following. Good luck, everyone!

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Will be following too! I worked and still work too often with containers to miss this! Good luck!

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Appropriate Music!

Rossbury Transport is launched.

Buy a Warehouse - £4

Buy a container for £2 from @Pillbox

Set the price of that container at £2.

I’m literally cutting my own throat at that price.

(Eagle eyed viewers will notice I now have £14.)

@Whistle_Pig is up!

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Added to the Container playlist at melodice.org. (Which apart from that consists of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.)

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Surely this is the appropriate music

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Does that mean that Rossbury Transport’s finest and onlyest ship is moored at Public Investment Leasing Logistics Branch: Oceanic eXchange Limited – henceforth known as PILLBOX Ltd?

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I don’t think so… I think I magically buy it from your machine area and a truck drops it at my dock?

Is that right?

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Ahh, yes, sorry. I was mistaken. The Factory to Dock is teleporty, the Dock to Island requires boatitude.

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Is anybody using any clever ways to secretly track their cash? Not to shine too bright a light, I believe I now have $22 (assuming in this imaginary world we are in all currencies are 1:1 exchanges, which is convenient because my keyboard does not have a ‘£’ character on it).

I categorically do not expect my opponents to track my money for me; e.g. I don’t expect Ross to go through any steps other than those that were performed to let me know my container was purchased at 2₽.

I think, for now, I shall keep a Google Docs Spreadsheet. I’d be curious if anybody else has a good idea for tracking cash, money and/or bling.

I’ve sent myself a pm. Which I will edit accordingly.

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Ahh, well I’m used to talking to myself, but I’ve rarely used the internet to do so… I’ll give that a try.

Surely the ideal character to use here is U+00A4 ¤ CURRENCY SIGN?
(Proposed in 1972 as a placeholder - “ASCII doesn’t have our non-US currency symbol so we’ll use this one instead”. I don’t believe it’s ever been widely used.)

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So far I’ve just got the bills from the game to make keeping track of myself easier. I’ll probably allow a little note pad to keep tabs (not something I’d do in game, but it also doesn’t usually play out over a week).

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I like it! For those of you with keyboard mappings similar to mine, it’s easily fabricated with the keyboard combination of ALT+0164 (that is, holding Alt while typing 0164 on the keypad). Also easily fabricated by the arcane process of copy & paste.

I think I’m going to use the PM method - it’ll keep my scoring card at the top of my inbox as well.

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