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Race conditions

Posted by Jäger on 2006-02-03 14:20:21


This is a fascinating case because it's one of SoC's few race conditions. Every other thing in the game depends on a strict order of operations; it's obvious that I'm the only one who can possibly win if it's my turn and I build something that gives me enough victory points.

My suggestion for resolving the case in question would be to remove the Longest Road card from play; the *next* player to build a longer road gets to take the card (and its victory points).

Anyone want to bet that this case will come up at our next Megafest?


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