SteveMB wrote: raphfrk wrote:
Radagast wrote:Kinda odd... you would think Charlie would try to make at least a little money off the deal. After all, after this turn, the info becomes worthless. Why not earn whatever you can from it even if it's not very much?
It is a tradeoff. Accepting a lower price would mean he may lose more on other deals. Better that a few deals fail, than he gets a reputation for accepting lower fees if you claim that the info is not worth that much.
Also, accepting the deal means taking a risk of losing some or all of the Archons, which sets a minimum profitable price even considering this situation in isolation from its effect on future dealings. Even just selling the intel on Jillian's current location would also give away the Archon's location, which itself poses a smaller but nonzero risk to them.
It could also bring up questions as to why Charlie has three Archons posted in Haffaton airspace. If these three just happen to be hanging out here, where else might he have veiled Archons hanging out. He typically has several stationed near hotspots for easy and rapid deployment should the case arise. Maybe he's expecting something soon, or Jillian is close to something else that has Charlie's attention.
Another interesting tidbit -- Haffaton ended turn, and it is still Charlescomm's turn. So Haffaton therefore has turn order before Charlescomm?
I also think the Rain-Ment sales pitch was a lot like the latenight infomercials... Act now, and we'll throw in a second Rain-Ment for free. But wait, there's more!