# Dominion Strategy Forum

## Dominion => Puzzles and Challenges => Topic started by: ehunt on April 28, 2012, 04:01:45 pm

Title: In which Sarah buys a duchy
Post by: ehunt on April 28, 2012, 04:01:45 pm
Sarah's hand's pretty boring in this two player game: Copper, copper, copper, silver, estate. She plays her money and buys a duchy. Her score goes up. What's the most it can go up? What's the least?

My answers (no explanation under spoilers, just numbers - better answers may be possible):
Least: Sarah can lose as many as seven points by buying that duchy.
Most: Sarah can gain at least forty eight points by buying that duchy.
Title: Re: In which Sarah buys a duchy
Post by: Axxle on April 28, 2012, 04:19:04 pm
Sarah's hand's pretty boring in this two player game: Copper, copper, copper, silver, estate. She plays her money and buys a duchy. Her score goes up. What's the most it can go up? What's the least?

My answers (no explanation under spoilers, just numbers - better answers may be possible):
Least: Sarah can lose as many as seven points by buying that duchy.
Most: Sarah can gain at least forty eight points by buying that duchy.
Least: the Duchy is Embargoed 10 times, Sarah gains 10 curses and a duchy for a total of -7 points.
Title: Re: In which Sarah buys a duchy
Post by: Axxle on April 28, 2012, 04:22:50 pm
Sarah's hand's pretty boring in this two player game: Copper, copper, copper, silver, estate. She plays her money and buys a duchy. Her score goes up. What's the most it can go up? What's the least?

My answers (no explanation under spoilers, just numbers - better answers may be possible):
Least: Sarah can lose as many as seven points by buying that duchy.
Most: Sarah can gain at least forty eight points by buying that duchy.
Most: Sarah has 7 Dukes, 7 Vineyards, 7 Gardens, 8 Fairgrounds, and 8 Silk Roads.  Buying the duchy and gaining a duchess from the supply will tick each of those by one.  7 * 1 + 7 * 1 + 7 * 1 + 8 * 2 + 8 * 1 + 3 = 48
Title: Re: In which Sarah buys a duchy
Post by: jonts26 on April 28, 2012, 04:24:29 pm
Sarah's hand's pretty boring in this two player game: Copper, copper, copper, silver, estate. She plays her money and buys a duchy. Her score goes up. What's the most it can go up? What's the least?

My answers (no explanation under spoilers, just numbers - better answers may be possible):
Least: Sarah can lose as many as seven points by buying that duchy.
Most: Sarah can gain at least forty eight points by buying that duchy.
Least: the Duchy is Embargoed 10 times, Sarah gains 10 curses and a duchy for a total of -7 points.

Embargo can be KC'ed so most is 30 embargo tokens resulting in -27 points.
Title: Re: In which Sarah buys a duchy
Post by: Axxle on April 28, 2012, 04:25:12 pm
Sarah's hand's pretty boring in this two player game: Copper, copper, copper, silver, estate. She plays her money and buys a duchy. Her score goes up. What's the most it can go up? What's the least?

My answers (no explanation under spoilers, just numbers - better answers may be possible):
Least: Sarah can lose as many as seven points by buying that duchy.
Most: Sarah can gain at least forty eight points by buying that duchy.
Least: the Duchy is Embargoed 10 times, Sarah gains 10 curses and a duchy for a total of -7 points.

Embargo can be KC'ed so most is 30 embargo tokens resulting in -27 points.

It's a two player game
Title: Re: In which Sarah buys a duchy
Post by: ehunt on April 28, 2012, 04:25:32 pm
Sarah's hand's pretty boring in this two player game: Copper, copper, copper, silver, estate. She plays her money and buys a duchy. Her score goes up. What's the most it can go up? What's the least?

My answers (no explanation under spoilers, just numbers - better answers may be possible):
Least: Sarah can lose as many as seven points by buying that duchy.
Most: Sarah can gain at least forty eight points by buying that duchy.
Least: the Duchy is Embargoed 10 times, Sarah gains 10 curses and a duchy for a total of -7 points.

Embargo can be KC'ed so most is 30 embargo tokens resulting in -27 points.

@jonts still only 10 curses in the pile
Title: Re: In which Sarah buys a duchy
Post by: jonts26 on April 28, 2012, 04:31:04 pm
Sarah's hand's pretty boring in this two player game: Copper, copper, copper, silver, estate. She plays her money and buys a duchy. Her score goes up. What's the most it can go up? What's the least?

My answers (no explanation under spoilers, just numbers - better answers may be possible):
Least: Sarah can lose as many as seven points by buying that duchy.
Most: Sarah can gain at least forty eight points by buying that duchy.
Least: the Duchy is Embargoed 10 times, Sarah gains 10 curses and a duchy for a total of -7 points.

Embargo can be KC'ed so most is 30 embargo tokens resulting in -27 points.

@jonts still only 10 curses in the pile

Didn't see the 2p game constraint. Move along.
Title: Re: In which Sarah buys a duchy
Post by: chesskidnate on April 28, 2012, 05:58:08 pm
Sarah's hand's pretty boring in this two player game: Copper, copper, copper, silver, estate. She plays her money and buys a duchy. Her score goes up. What's the most it can go up? What's the least?

My answers (no explanation under spoilers, just numbers - better answers may be possible):
Least: Sarah can lose as many as seven points by buying that duchy.
Most: Sarah can gain at least forty eight points by buying that duchy.
least: 1 point, her score went up  :P
Title: Re: In which Sarah buys a duchy
Post by: O on April 28, 2012, 06:01:27 pm
HagglerX9,Quarry in play

Sarah's hand may be pretty boring now, but the cards played before her current hand  8)
Title: Re: In which Sarah buys a duchy
Post by: Asklepios on April 28, 2012, 06:14:25 pm
HagglerX9,Quarry in play

Sarah's hand may be pretty boring now, but the cards played before her current hand  8)

Good lateral thinking, I like it!

Why not add some Goons to the picture then?
Title: Re: In which Sarah buys a duchy
Post by: jimjam on April 28, 2012, 07:00:46 pm
Least: -10 points: Embargoes, and lose the Duchy with a Watchtower or Trader.
Title: Re: In which Sarah buys a duchy
Post by: Young Nick on April 28, 2012, 07:01:33 pm
she only has silver, copper, and estate in hand.
Title: Re: In which Sarah buys a duchy
Post by: WanderingWinder on April 28, 2012, 07:03:31 pm
she only has silver, copper, and estate in hand.
It's a wonder what tacticians, havens, wharves, caravans do. ;)
Title: Re: In which Sarah buys a duchy
Post by: Thisisnotasmile on April 29, 2012, 04:50:11 am
HagglerX9,Quarry in play