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 21 
 on: February 23, 2018, 06:36:59 pm 
Started by assemble_me - Last post by Burning Skull
vs DG

that's probably my shortest DG match ever :P

 22 
 on: February 23, 2018, 06:35:21 pm 
Started by faust - Last post by Gazbag
How does Bureaucrat rate as an anti-Shepherd attack compared to other hand-size attacks?

If getting Shepherds leads your opponent into buying Bureaucrat then Shepherd is the real hand-size attack in this scenario.

Actually I think thereís something to this, believe it or not, as long as you can deal with the Silver in some way. This really neuters a Shepherd start, and thus I think itís gonna be viable a reasonable amount of time when playing against a deck primarily drawing with Shep.

Thing is, if there's a deck that can consistently play a bunch of Bureaucrats and deal with all the Silver you're probably building whatever that deck is and ignoring Shepherd regardless of the presence of  Bureaucrat.

No? Shepherd is a real source of draw, it could be the only source on an otherwise strong board. Itís not just a cop out rush strategy.

I don't think it's realistic that a Shepherd as the only draw deck is robust enough to play all those Bureaucrats, and if it is then it probably doesn't care about the Bureaucrat attack.

My point was supposed to be that in theory it could work, but in practise it never will because there'll just be something better to do. Feel free to prove me wrong though!

What? This doesnít make sense. If itís powerful enough to do it as the only draw, then of course it cares about the Breaucrat attack! Those are contradictory premises, because then it canít draw anything.

All Iím saying is, Iíd probably throw a Bureaucrat and a Counterfeit in at least some instances.

And I'm saying that's probably worse than not doing it because you're effectively adding 3 non-victory stop cards to your Shepherd as the only draw deck. It'll slow you down more than your opponent!

 23 
 on: February 23, 2018, 06:27:59 pm 
Started by Davio - Last post by dghunter79
In the trash are six Estates and one Copper.

What is the card most likely to be present in the kingdom?

I have my own answer but there could always be a better one.
Actually, the answer is Pixie.

No I donít think itís that one.

 24 
 on: February 23, 2018, 06:14:05 pm 
Started by samath - Last post by samath
Hi everyone! As one of your league moderators, I've been looking at various ways to make the league better. I'd like to share an idea I've had that, if a combination of the players in the league and my fellow moderators agree, wouldn't go into effect until next season. (To be clear, I haven't won them over yet, and opinions here are my own, not the moderator team's as a whole).

If you're new or otherwise aren't aware, at the end of every season, the top two players from A play in a "Champion Match" to determine the league champion that year. The results of this 6-game match are added to the season's results, which just means that sometimes the leader only needs to win one or two of the six games. The Champion Match is a big event at the end of the year; it's usually streamed on Twitch with commentary and lots of spectators.

My proposal is to add analogous Champion Matches to other divisions. That is, for the prize of promoting to the next level, the top two players from each division would play an additional 6-game match, and those results would be added to the final results of the division to determine the winner. To the extent possible, we would also make big events out of these Champion Matches with streaming and commentary.

In particular, I'd most like to see this happen in the B division, where the prize (promotion to A) and quality of play are both highest. If it's successful and scales, we could potentially extend it to C, D, and E in subsequent seasons, but for now my proposal is simply to add a champion match to the two B divisions.

The main reason I'd like to see this is to add more end-of-season events like the Champion Matches in A. Those are nice for building community, showcasing talent, and (to a lesser extent) providing a dramatic finale to the season. B Champion Matches would ideally achieve the same goals, and additionally would also help ensure that those who promote into A are the best against strong competition (not that we've had any problems with that in the past).

There could also be an additional twist: The second-place finisher from B2 could play the top finisher from B1, and vice-versa. We balance the divisions (by rating at the beginning of the season) so there isn't a concern about imbalance, but it could happen that two players from the same division both have exceptionally good seasons, yet (under the current system, and under my proposal without this twist) only one of them may advance. Additionally, this cross-division battle would make for new matches that didn't take place during the season, unlike the current champion's matches.

What do you think? At some point we might hold a vote, but for now I'm most interested in hearing whether this is something that league participants would be interested in.

 25 
 on: February 23, 2018, 05:57:18 pm 
Started by faust - Last post by Chris is me
How does Bureaucrat rate as an anti-Shepherd attack compared to other hand-size attacks?

If getting Shepherds leads your opponent into buying Bureaucrat then Shepherd is the real hand-size attack in this scenario.

Actually I think thereís something to this, believe it or not, as long as you can deal with the Silver in some way. This really neuters a Shepherd start, and thus I think itís gonna be viable a reasonable amount of time when playing against a deck primarily drawing with Shep.

Thing is, if there's a deck that can consistently play a bunch of Bureaucrats and deal with all the Silver you're probably building whatever that deck is and ignoring Shepherd regardless of the presence of  Bureaucrat.

No? Shepherd is a real source of draw, it could be the only source on an otherwise strong board. Itís not just a cop out rush strategy.

I don't think it's realistic that a Shepherd as the only draw deck is robust enough to play all those Bureaucrats, and if it is then it probably doesn't care about the Bureaucrat attack.

My point was supposed to be that in theory it could work, but in practise it never will because there'll just be something better to do. Feel free to prove me wrong though!

What? This doesnít make sense. If itís powerful enough to do it as the only draw, then of course it cares about the Breaucrat attack! Those are contradictory premises, because then it canít draw anything.

All Iím saying is, Iíd probably throw a Bureaucrat and a Counterfeit in at least some instances.

 26 
 on: February 23, 2018, 05:51:18 pm 
Started by teamlyle - Last post by Dylan32
Beating Lord Rattington 1,000 times unlocks the perfect shuffle luck achievement.  ;)

And with that, the average wait time to find a match with someone wanting to play another person doubled.

 27 
 on: February 23, 2018, 05:50:43 pm 
Started by ackmondual - Last post by Awaclus
But they are leaving play

...and going to the Tavern mat.

 28 
 on: February 23, 2018, 05:45:54 pm 
Started by faust - Last post by Gazbag
How does Bureaucrat rate as an anti-Shepherd attack compared to other hand-size attacks?

If getting Shepherds leads your opponent into buying Bureaucrat then Shepherd is the real hand-size attack in this scenario.

Actually I think thereís something to this, believe it or not, as long as you can deal with the Silver in some way. This really neuters a Shepherd start, and thus I think itís gonna be viable a reasonable amount of time when playing against a deck primarily drawing with Shep.

Thing is, if there's a deck that can consistently play a bunch of Bureaucrats and deal with all the Silver you're probably building whatever that deck is and ignoring Shepherd regardless of the presence of  Bureaucrat.

No? Shepherd is a real source of draw, it could be the only source on an otherwise strong board. Itís not just a cop out rush strategy.

I don't think it's realistic that a Shepherd as the only draw deck is robust enough to play all those Bureaucrats, and if it is then it probably doesn't care about the Bureaucrat attack.

My point was supposed to be that in theory it could work, but in practise it never will because there'll just be something better to do. Feel free to prove me wrong though!

 29 
 on: February 23, 2018, 05:38:40 pm 
Started by teamlyle - Last post by dedicateddan
Beating Lord Rattington 1,000 times unlocks the perfect shuffle luck achievement.  ;)

 30 
 on: February 23, 2018, 05:14:42 pm 
Started by ackmondual - Last post by Chase Adolphson
But they are leaving play

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