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 on: Today at 02:41:41 pm 
Started by Beyond Awesome - Last post by LastFootnote
I guess I don't really care so much about which word is used. But the question then is, is Throne Room a village? Is Prince a village? If yes, then it's all good if everyone could agree on that. But I just think a term that includes all these things is better than one that includes Necropolis but excludes Sauna/Avanto.

Why?

Just because I like to be able to quickly assess whether it's possible to draw my deck and play multiple terminals and thinking in those terms helps with that.

Sure, but how does having just one word that encompasses all those cards help you do that?

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 on: Today at 02:41:29 pm 
Started by Awaclus - Last post by Cuzz
(well, rushes and slogs are super rare anyway)

I'd been thinking about this lately and wondering whether this was true, since I almost never play these anymore and didn't know if I should be doing them more. The last time I thought a straight workshop/gardens rush was going to be competitive I tried it and lost to some candlestick maker/pathfinding engine I hadn't noticed.

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 on: Today at 02:35:43 pm 
Started by Seprix - Last post by Cuzz
How do I decide whether to trash Copper or Estate with an opening Catapault?

Use an alt to spectate and check whether the attack will hurt your opponent.

This is the kind of top-player advice you shouldn't just be giving away for free.

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 on: Today at 02:28:11 pm 
Started by Beyond Awesome - Last post by pacovf
This just makes me realise that "splitters" like Throne Room scale exponentially in Actions played while Village scale linearly, so maybe they should be a distinction between Village variants and Throne Room variants after all.

This would only be true if Throne on Throne meant you got to play an action card four times (somehow), with the following one making you play it eight times, etc., rather than just two action cards twice.

Throne Room, King's Court, etc. also scale linearly with the number of cards played, just like standard villages. You could think of Throne as a phantom +1 Card +2 Actions (the +1 Card draws a copy of a card in your hand, the Actions allow you to play both the original copy and the drawn one). This makes it obvious that it also scales linearly.

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 on: Today at 02:21:12 pm 
Started by Beyond Awesome - Last post by Awaclus
But what if it's Throne Room instead?

Then you know you'll be able to play a decent number of action cards each turn. If any splitter is present on the board, that means you're able to play more than one terminal Action. That's the important thing.

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 on: Today at 02:17:33 pm 
Started by Awaclus - Last post by Awaclus
I'm guessing you don't like this sort of thing because a universal set of strategies can't cover that category?

I don't like this sort of thing because it's superficial. The fact that those strategies are not as common as rushes, slogs, engines and big money (well, rushes and slogs are super rare anyway) is a superficial attribute, not something useful.

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 on: Today at 02:17:32 pm 
Started by Beyond Awesome - Last post by markusin
Please don't use splitters, the term is horrible and deliberately obfuscating. There is nothing being split, hence there can be nothing doing any kind of splitting.

Village, on the other hand, has been dutifully functioning as a pars pro toto since the beginning and is immediately clear to everyone because it corresponds to a simple base card.

I think visualizing actions with a tree structure makes it pretty clear where the term splitter comes from.

I guess I don't really care so much about which word is used. But the question then is, is Throne Room a village? Is Prince a village? If yes, then it's all good if everyone could agree on that. But I just think a term that includes all these things is better than one that includes Necropolis but excludes Sauna/Avanto.

I think Donald X. himself said he used a binary tree in his play area to keep track of Throne Room playing Throne Room. With Village, it's fine to make a linear track of Villages and place the terminals below the Village supporting it.

This just makes me realise that "splitters" like Throne Room scale exponentially in Actions played while Village scale linearly, so maybe they should be a distinction between Village variants and Throne Room variants after all.

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 on: Today at 02:17:23 pm 
Started by Seprix - Last post by Mic Qsenoch
How do I decide whether to trash Copper or Estate with an opening Catapault?

Use an alt to spectate and check whether the attack will hurt your opponent.

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 on: Today at 02:15:53 pm 
Started by Beyond Awesome - Last post by pacovf
I agree that knowing whether the board allows to play more than one terminal card is a good thing.

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 on: Today at 02:14:15 pm 
Started by Seprix - Last post by Cuzz
How do I decide whether to trash Copper or Estate with an opening Catapault?

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