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A token sink is a station capable of absorbing a large excess of tokens without becoming blocked. Major token sinks on the standard map include Aldwych?, Dollis Hill and other loop stations, Hammersmith, King's Cross and Ongar.

A token sink can be a useful counter-play to an opponent's use of a holding station; holding stations are generally capable of storing an even larger stack of active tokens, while extracting tokens from a token sink frequently consumes more tokens than are released.

The tactical possibilities of using a token sink to bog down an opponent's use of Throgmorton's Hydra or to enhance the effects of a hostile frume should be readily apparent to most players.

The Fronsky diagram symbol for a token sink containing retrievable tokens is an underlined triangle with vertex pointing downwards. Empty token sinks of varying sizes are implicit to most stations and are not generally marked.

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Edited March 17, 2009 10:10 pm by Simons Mith (diff)
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