Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

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Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:09 pm

Who here likes money?
Who here likes watching numbers go up and down to decide your fate?
You do?

Then you'll fit right in!

This is Stockpile, a simple game where you buy and sell stocks, using your insider information to get a leg up on your opponents. And get mad cash in the process!

Stockpile is for three to five players, and if you would like to be one of them, post ##I'm going to be rich!

So simple I don't even have a picture of a pony surrounded by stacks of cash for this thread.

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Post by sharkmafia (?) » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:57 pm

##I'm fucking gonna be motherfucking rich, ya fucking fuck
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Re: Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by Gyre (?) » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:43 pm

##HOLLA HOLLA GET A DOLLA

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Re: Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by ToastGhost (?) » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:18 am

##I'm going to be Applejack! The best cappletalist! :iiaaa:
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Re: Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:49 pm

Round 1/7

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$20k
0 stocks

Gyre
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0 stocks

ToastGhost
$20k
0 stocks

Stock Prices:
Magic Publishing: $5k/share
Sugary Confectionery: $5k/share
Equestrian Clothing: $5k/share
Wonderbolt Racing: $5k/share
Sweet Apple Acres: $5k/share
Animal Sanctuaries: $5k/share

Public Forecast: Sweet Apple Acres +$1k/share

Stockpile A: Wonderbolt Racing
Stockpile B: Animal Sanctuaries
Stockpile C: Magic Publishing


Welcome to Stockpile, where everyone gets to revel in the glory of unbridled capitalism!

The status up there should be simple enough. There's your finances, your holdings, and the current stock prices.

At the end of every round, the stocks will change price. You can see there in the status that Sweet Apple Acres is going to go up to $6k/share. Each of you has also been privately informed of how another stock will move. The possible shifts are:
  • -$3k/share
  • -$2k/share
  • +$1k/share
  • +$2k/share
  • +$4k/share
  • $2k dividend payout
For that last one, instead of moving, everyone who holds shares will get paid $2k for each.

:money: The stocks and changes are matched 1 to 1, and every player has been told about a different company. Looking at your forecast and the public one can give you a hint on how the rest will move.

So how you do get your hot little hooves on those shares? It's simple. Since we have three players, there are three stockpiles, each with a card already in them. Along with your insider information, you will see that you have two market cards.

In turn order, you will each play one face-up and one face-down into the Stockpiles. You may put them in two different ones, or both in the same one. Up to you.

After everyone fills the Stockpiles, you'll each get one, after bidding to decide who gets which. Play accordingly.

:money: Since you all have the same amount of funds, there's no good way to tell yet who will get each pile, so you might want to fill them evenly, just in case.

In the interest of fair play, here is every type of market card in the game:
  • A share of a particular company
  • A stock boom card: increases one stock by $2k/share
  • A stock bust card: decreases one stock by $2k/share
  • Trading fees of either $1k, $2k, or $3k
The booms and busts happen immediately upon taking your stockpile. Also whoever gets a stockpile with fees in it will have to pay them.

Winning is simple: whoever has the most of any given stock will be paid $10k at the end of the game ($5k for ties). Then all stocks will be sold and the richest player wins.

For now, fill the stockpiles, please.

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Post by ToastGhost (?) » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:16 pm

I nominate Sharkmafia to be Fluttershy in this game. :hilarious:
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Re: Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:19 am

I have no idea what that means, but prepare to be annihilated, AS USUAL

WBR share face up into stockpile C
Another market card face down into stockpile A
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Re: Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by Gyre (?) » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:26 pm

Time to day trade! :ponynet:

I put an Animal Sanctuaries share in Stockpile A
I put an unknown market card in Stockpile B

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Re: Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by ToastGhost (?) » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:33 pm

##Unknown Card in Stockpile C
##Magic Publishing in Stockpile B
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Re: Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:35 pm

No bid: Stockpile A: Wonderbolt Racing, Animal Sanctuaries, 1 facedown
No bid: Stockpile B: Animal Sanctuaries, Magic Publishing, 1 facedown
No bid: Stockpile C: Magic Publishing, Wonderbolt Racing, 1 facedown

Now that the stockpiles have been filled with goodies, it's time to bid! This again happens in turn order.

You choose a stockpile, then place your bid. However, if you are already the top bid on any stockpile, your turn is skipped. If you are outbid, then it's up to you (once your turn comes around again) if you want to rebid on the same pile or put your money on a different one.

Because the rules say so, you can't just bid any amount you want. The only allowed bid amounts are $0k, $1k, $3k, $6k, $10k, $15k, $20k, and $25k. So yes, bidding $25k on a pile will guarantee you will win it. But obviously you can't bid more than you have.

Bidding will end once every pile has a bid on it, so you will each end up taking one.

:money: Don't be afraid to bid big if you know a pile is worth a lot!

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Post by sharkmafia (?) » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:47 pm

##3k on stockpile A
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Post by Gyre (?) » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:17 pm

##6k on stockpile A

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Post by ToastGhost (?) » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:52 pm

##3k on Stockpile B
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Post by sharkmafia (?) » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:56 pm

##0k on stockpile C
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Re: Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm

Stock Prices:
Magic Publishing: $5k/share
Sugary Confectionery: $5k/share
Equestrian Clothing: $5k/share
Wonderbolt Racing: $5k/share
Sweet Apple Acres: $5k/share
Animal Sanctuaries: $5k/share

Public Forecast: Sweet Apple Acres +$1k/share

$6k Gyre: Stockpile A: Wonderbolt Racing, Animal Sanctuaries, 1 facedown
$3k Toast: Stockpile B: Animal Sanctuaries, Magic Publishing, 1 facedown
$0k Shark: Stockpile C: Magic Publishing, Wonderbolt Racing, 1 facedown

Gyre wins the two stocks in A and also a $3k trading fee! Hooray! Wait those are bad.
Toast gets two stocks in B and a fee of $1k! Feel free to scroll up to find out who gave you those dumb things.
Shark gets two stocks and... a third stock!

If anyone had taken a stock boom or bust, they'd be using it now, but none came up this round.

The last thing that happens before the prices change is that you may now sell any stocks in your possession. Sell them all, sell none of them, I don't care.

Again, turn order. Unload your stuff.

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Post by sharkmafia (?) » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:15 pm

BUY SELL BUY SELL no wait just sell

##sell 1 share of Magic Publishing
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Re: Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by ToastGhost (?) » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:15 pm

##Sell Magical Publishing (on my turn)

Clearly we have to go after Shark now. :applejargh:
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Re: Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by Gyre (?) » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:33 pm

## Sell 1 share Wonderbolt Racing

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Re: Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:22 pm

All that's left is to find out how our prices change.
Of course we all knew that Sweet Apple Acres would gain $1k/share, going up to $6k.
Shark knew about Wonderbolt Racing's climb by $2k/share to $7k.
Gyre knew about Equestrian Clothing falling $2k/share to $3k.
Toast knew about Sugary Confectionary rising by $4k all the way up to $9k already.
Nobody knew about Animal Sanctuaries paying out $2k dividends or Magic Publishing going down $3k to a dismal $2k/share.

Does anyone have any shares in Animal Sanctuaries to reveal for $2k each?

And in the future is it safe to assume that I should reveal anything with dividends or would you prefer that I ask every time?

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Post by ToastGhost (?) » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:24 pm

I think it's pretty safe to assume, especially since people saw me buy it this time. :v:

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Re: Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by Gyre (?) » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:38 pm

## GIVE ME THE MONEY (1 AS share)

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Re: Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by sharkmafia (?) » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:41 pm

##collect my ZERO DOLLARS
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Re: Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by Void Chicken (?) » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:55 pm

And that ends the round. Six more until the game is over. Told you it was a simple game.

Round 2/7

Gyre
$18k
1 stock

ToastGhost
$23k
1 stock

sharkmafia
$25k
2 stocks

Stock Prices:
Magic Publishing: $2k/share
Sugary Confectionery: $9k/share
Equestrian Clothing: $3k/share
Wonderbolt Racing: $7k/share
Sweet Apple Acres: $6k/share
Animal Sanctuaries: $5k/share

Public Forecast: Sweet Apple Acres: -$3k/share

Stockpile A: Stock Bust (-$2k/share)
Stockpile B: $2k Trading Fee
Stockpile C: Equestrian Clothing

The first player rotates every round so Gyre will be first up this time.

Two last things:

If a stock's price goes above $10k/share, it will split. Everyone who holds any shares of it when it happens may move them to a separate split pile. Every stock in that pile will count for double for selling, endgame counting, whatever. Then the stock price will drop by $5k/share.

If a stock's price hits $0k/share, it goes bankrupt. All shares (even split ones) are discarded from everyone's hands and it returns to $5k/share.

:money: If a bankruptcy happens near the end of the game, you'll have a good shot at picking up the stock for that $10k majority bonus.

And there's one stock bust. Whoever takes Pile A will immediately lower a stock of their choice by $2k. Bankrupt Magic Publishing for funsies!

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Re: Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by Gyre (?) » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:20 am

I place one Sweet Apples Acres share on Stockpile B
I place my facedown card on Stockpile B

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Re: Stockpile: Buy Low, Sell Hay

Post by ToastGhost (?) » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:16 am

##Facedown Card in Stockpile A
##2k trading fee on Stockpile B
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