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2002-06-05 21:59:05+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Things I've learned playing Dope Wars:

  1. Cash in the bank does very little good. Better to take less profit percentage-wise if your overall payoff is better than having that money in the bank.
  2. If you're playing for big scores from anomalous events (drug bust, IPO, etc), inventory cost doesn't matter. Let the debt accumulate and don't wait for cheaper costs.
  3. The strategy for big payoffs is completely different from the strategy for sustainable business.
  4. Be in the right place at the right time, you look like a genius. In the wrong place, the loan shark breaks your legs. Either way, if you're playing for that big score, beyond the basics it's luck when you make it.
  5. In the real world, the SEC prevents anyone from breaking your legs.

Along those lines, Hornswoggled looks at Krispy Kreme donuts relative to the new economy.

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#Comment made: 2002-06-06 22:05:43+00 by: TC

c'mon Dan put down the palm for a minute. The windows keyboard won't burn your hands on contact. Try playing Tropico & The Sims for a bit more insight. As for the SEC I think getting your legs broken would be pleasant compared to the SEC anal probe investigation.
I must have worked for a company whose entire demographic was Angry Scotsmen With Hip Dysplasia.

Hey! other than disparaging my highland brothers, it's a pretty good read. Laddy can ya hand me my walking stick, ah thats bonnie good. I would say that it's a fair bet that Krispy Kreme will out live Bea. So is Krispy Kreme the old New ecconomy or the New New ecconomy or just the old ecconomy?

#Comment made: 2002-06-06 22:27:28+00 by: Dan Lyke

Can't play Tropico[Wiki] on the bus. But on Monday, June 24th I'll actually have a reason to have the Windows box turned on again...