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Dominion => Puzzles and Challenges => Topic started by: NoMoreFun on June 09, 2022, 11:13:48 pm

Challenge 1: Find the highest possible score from Plateau Shepherds.
Challenge 2: Receive over 100 points from Plateau Shepherds in the fewest turns
Challenge 3: Receive over 200 points from Plateau Shepherds in the fewest turns
Rules:
* No Black Market
* You can assume perfect shuffle luck for hypotheticals (or try this challenge for yourself)
* No removed 1E cards (No Ambassador)

In multiplayer games, I get the highest number for challenge 1 with the following kingdom:
Card Number of $2 cards (including starting cards)
Imp gainer 13
Pixie 11
Tracker 11
Bauble 10 (+any number of Favors)
6 other $2 cards: 60
Estates: 15

120 $2 cards, for 240 VP

In multiplayer games, I get the highest number for challenge 1 with the following kingdom:
Card Number of $2 cards (including starting cards)
Imp gainer 13
Pixie 11
Tracker 11
Bauble 10 (+any number of Favors)
6 other $2 cards: 60
Estates: 15

120 $2 cards, for 240 VP
With Inheritance and Lurker (as one of the $2 cards) you can gain everyone else's Estates out of the trash, for another 9.

lurker can get you another 15 in 6 player games, rather than just 9 from 4 player games.
Additionally, black market can add some. There are 53 2cost cards, but 6 are events or heirlooms, so 47. With the 1 imp gainer, you have 39 2cost cards eligible for BM, making black market an increase of 29 cards or 58vp.
Masquerade is another way to get the estates from another player, and get the 3 heirlooms. loosing the 9 from lurker (one into the BM deck), that gives an additional 6 cards or 12 vp. Of course, linked cards in the BM deck.
Why are pixie and tracker 11 in the math? Assuming that’s right, 164 cards and 328vp.

lurker can get you another 15 in 6 player games, rather than just 9 from 4 player games.
Additionally, black market can add some. There are 53 2cost cards, but 6 are events or heirlooms, so 47. With the 1 imp gainer, you have 39 2cost cards eligible for BM, making black market an increase of 29 cards or 58vp.
Masquerade is another way to get the estates from another player, and get the 3 heirlooms. loosing the 9 from lurker (one into the BM deck), that gives an additional 6 cards or 12 vp. Of course, linked cards in the BM deck.
Why are pixie and tracker 11 in the math? Assuming that’s right, 164 cards and 328vp.
Black Market is not allowed according to the OP. ;)
Both Pixie and Tracker are a pile of 10 $2 kingdom cards plus a $2 heirloom, so 11 $2 cards each.
Masquerade could indeed give you another 5 Pouches and Goats each in 6pgames, but without BM you lose a 10card $2 pile, so it doesn't change the total VP you can get.

Masquerade could indeed give you another 5 Pouches and Goats each in 6pgames, but without BM you lose a 10card $2 pile, so it doesn't change the total VP you can get.
Couldn't you play Masquerade via Way of the Mouse?

Oh, that’s my bad. Assuming there isn’t another landscape required, yes masquerade could come from WotM, giving 145 cards or 290vp.
If black market were aloud with WotM, it would make it 173 and 346