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Railway Rivals game 12 (RR2332IL) – Turn 12 and game end

Previous reports: Turn 11 Turn 10 Turn 9 Turn 8 Turn 7 Turn 6 Turn 5 Turn 4 Turn 3 Turn 2 Turn 1 Start-up

Race results

Race From To TRUMP ACR CR UCR
45 3C Waukegam 8S Marion   +5 20-5  
46 JS Paducah AD Quincy     20-7+8 10+7-8
47 KD Missouri AH Chicago   20+1 10-1 0
48 4C Elgin 10H Kankakee +1 20+2 10-3  
49 5C Rockford 6D Springfield   10   20
50 AS Terre Haute 6H Chicago 20      
51 9C Davenport JH Bloomington   10+5 20-5  
52 3D Peoria 3S Champaign 0+2+3-2 10-4 20+2-2  
TOTAL: 29 79 83 24
JR = Joint Run; ERP = Exchange of Running Powers

UPTHUR CREEK RAILS just stay ahead as they are chased to the line by. AMERICAN CENTRAL RAILWAY and CANNIS RAILWAYS. TYRANNICAL RACISM UNDER MY PRESIDENCY wins of course.

Builds and scores

TYRANNICAL RACISM UNDER MY PRESIDENCY (TRUMP), Gerald Udowiczenko - Black
Builds: None
Points
: 243 +24 = 267

AMERICAN CENTRAL RAILWAY (ACR), Jonathan Palfrey - Green
Builds: none
Points
: 378 +79 = 457

CANNIS RAILWAYS (CR), Paul Evans - Blue
Builds: None
Points
: 354 +83 = 437

UPTHUR CREEK RAILS (UCR), Mike Clibborn-Dyer - Red
Builds: None
Points: 438 +29 = 467

Map

Turn 12 Map (PDF, 1.5 Mb) – no change from turn 9

Game End Statements

Gerald Udowiczenko (TYRANNICAL RAILWAYS UNDER MY PRESIDENCY) - 4th

I did build a great railway - and nobody built one better than me, believe me - and I built it inexpensively and I got the customers to pay for it. So why didn't anyone use it, why didn't I win? I did, but the Fake News told everyone that I lost. Don't listen to the Fake News, it's Fake, I mean it's not real.

Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive, and I did that. So I am really the winner, not crooked Mike. He's the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. He just can't stop losing. Jonathan and Pevans aren't that far behind him, but Crooked Mike is the worst.

Especially as I heard from an "extremely credible source" that Mike's subs for TWJO ran out months ago, so how come he's allowed to carry on? It's because they don't want me to win, and they want to let Crooked Mike win, or anyone but me win. Because they know if I win, I will have the best railway and that's a fact!

Mike Dyer (UPTHUR CREEK RAILS) -1st)

There's a busy slice of lines cutting down the centre of this map so I got very lucky with all those earlier races just happening to drift down my lines over on the quieter western side. But the last few turns didn't go as well and I think ACR certainly has a chance of catching up at the end here. Thanks all for a great game, and to Mike for hosting. May we have another?

Jonathan Palfrey (AMERICAN CENTRAL RAILWAYS) - 2nd

Mike Clibborn-Dyer with UCR has been leading since turn 8 and may well win, so congratulations to him on that; although it seems to me that his earnings in turn 12 will be low, while Pevans with CR has good opportunities this turn, so we could have a relatively close finish.

I'm not satisfied with my own play in this game. I've connected slightly more destinations than anyone else, but my line is lopsided and gives a relatively long journey between north-east and south. I could have done with the direct connection from Dixon to Streator that was made by CR. He outflanked me there.

The lines of the other players generally look good; even the TRUMP line isn't as bad as you might think from the score, although perhaps Gerald invested too much in connecting a few destinations in the south-east. Well, it's a matter of opinion.

Thanks to all for a good game, not forgetting Mike D for running it and Pevans for hosting it.

Paul Evans (CANNIS RAILWAYS) - 3rd

I haven't done any deep analysis, but I thought I'd built a decent network: connections to just about everywhere and a monopoly over one patch. Of course, the issue with this is that I'm usually paying other railways a little each race and it all adds up. At least I can blame the selection of races.

Still, a good game overall: thanks to the other players and especially to Mike for GMing the game.

Ah, more from Gerald

Congratulations to Mike (UCR) on winning the game. I'm not really sure where I went wrong, as I thought I had some good routes, but just didn't get the luck with connections. I was a little surprised to see that we didn't have many Joint Runs or Exchange of Running Powers over the course of the game,

And as always many thanks to Mike (not the "crooked one" J) for running the game and putting up with some of us getting their orders in late. But maybe that didn't happen, and it was just "Fake News" J.