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Game Reports / unique governor game
« on: June 15, 2015, 10:02:57 pm »
I'm putting this out there to see if it was mostly luck, or if there are some lessons to distill

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Ambassador, Doctor, Lookout, Storeroom, Governor, Soothsayer, Altar, Border Village, Nobles, King's Court
None of us had any points until the last turn.

My first thought was that lookout was the better trasher for this particular board, but upon closer examination, my opponent trashed more than me. It seems that it was mostly a case of the drawing governor benefiting me as much as my opponent, compounded by the presence of a $7 card and a $6 victory for the trashing governor. I thought it was a good effort on his part to try and soothsayer himself back into contention. Given the spread at that point, it was worth a try.

Thoughts on lessons to draw and optimizing play in general?

Council Room Feedback / council room game queries
« on: January 23, 2015, 11:30:52 pm »
I know this is a long shot, and I'm certainly not asking anyone to do anything major. I'm mostly just wondering if there's something I'm missing on my end

The council room stats show over 2000 games for johannes starzmann (my main isotropuc username). When I search for games for johannes, I only get a few hundred. Is there a way to get all of them?

Game Reports / an odd comeback, looking for instructional value
« on: January 07, 2015, 01:44:12 pm »
Here's kind of an odd game that I'm puzzling for instructional value. I can't tell if either of us did anything particularly right or wrong, or if it just kind of happened.

The kingdom was

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Doctor, Fishing Village, Advisor, Marauder, Militia, Noble Brigand, Festival, Soothsayer, Vault, PeddlerPlatinum, Ruins

I was playing pretty light-heartedly, and just kind of thought I would go with Doctor, as it was the only trasher (and I opened 5/2), and that FV, Peddler, Festival and Vault would provide enough economy, perhaps allowing me to skip Gold and go straight to Platinum. I enjoy trying to win without attacks, so I skipped those.

However, I felt like I was pretty unlucky with Doctor (or I didn't track well enough), and thought at the time that I was behind for most of the game and that he was building the better deck, though obviously I question this in retrospect.

The main lessons that seem plausible to me:

  • Doctor is pretty powerful, even if it's not trashing multiple cards, especially when you add on the value of setting up your next hand/draw
  • Soothsayer is especially weak in Colony kingdoms
  • Militia's hand size reduction is significantly weakened against a thinner deck
  • My opponent didn't start greening early enough, and might have been able to win if he had (though on looking back, he maybe didn't have the economy to do so
  • Spending a turn burning $13 on a Doctor+Overpay was probably worth it, though I'm unsure if it was a game-changer

Or, maybe it was just mostly luck. Any thoughts on optimizing play here?

Game Reports / money-less winning kingdoms
« on: March 25, 2014, 04:18:47 am »
I was pretty satisfied with this win: Over

I mean, it's not anything too special, but it was fun to win without any money in hand at the end.

I post it now to inquire for other kingdoms where you won without money. Or even better, you only purchased 0-2 silver or gold at any point during the game. I imagine they're not that rare, I can think of quite a few possibilities off hand, but I thought it might be interesting to see some of the kingdoms where this was a solid strategy.

Did councilroom have an achievement for this?

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