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The Haiku Card Challenge
« on: March 26, 2015, 05:41:20 pm »
+8

So counting words in this thread reminded me of counting syllables in haikus, and I thought, why not explain what a card does in a haiku?  Because that would be awesome, right?

For clarity, "haiku" is meant to be American haikus in English, the standard 5-7-5 structure you learn about in elementary school.

Advisor by Elanchana
Non-terminal draw
Just try to make sure that you
Only show good cards

Bureaucrat by scott_pilgrim
Gets you free Silver
And puts it atop your deck.
It's unstoppable!

Chapel by Robz
Thinning is winning
This trashes faster than most
Always buy early

City by Elanchana
Expensive village
Level up and it becomes
Pretty damn awesome

Cultist by Donald X
the first frost of fall
we sit in the cold kitchen
and race for cultists

Duchess by schadd
infinite value
duchies are for the cool kids
she will find her place

Duke by theright555J
Goofy-looking dude
Crafty like used car salesman
Outscores provinces

Expedition by werothegreat
Sail the seven seas!
For three small payments of one
Coin, draw two more cards!

Golem by theright555J
Cost is a challenge
But really kicks off darn well
Caution with trashers

Harvest by WalrusMcFishSr
Autumn approaches
We rejoice for the Harvest
But it kind of sucks

Haven by schadd
cheaper orange card
if you can draw your deck you
Haven a good time

Highway by Elanchana
Costs reduced by one
A cantrip action to boot
Stack 'em with plus buys

Hunting Grounds by werothegreat
Well, it draws four cards
Condescending to say that?
We were all newbs once

Knights by ConMan
Buy the better ones,
Which ones depends on the board,
Mogami River.

Magpie by wereothegreat
One for sorrow, two
lead to a summer flock of
Treasure-drawing birds

Mandarin by werothegreat
Ching chong ning nang nong
Racist stereotypes are
Not that amusing

Mine by scott_pilgrim
Trashes cards on buy.
Making jokes with mine and mint
Gets you free upvotes.

Mission by werothegreat
Deck on a mission
Trash junk, alt gain, but no buy
More of a crusade

Moat by scott_pilgrim
Draws and blocks attacks.
Answer to ev'ry puzzle:
Ozle: "Is it Moat?"

Mountebank by Elanchana
Junk your friends up twice
Give them curses and coppers
Games can get nasty

Oasis by schadd
discard 'state, i guess
will it be the better choice?
i just watch others

Pawn by Elanchana
Pick two bonuses
But please don't take forever
Just to say "cantrip"

Peddler by Robz
When plus-buys abound
They disappear like snowdrifts
At Spring's first sighting

Rabble by eHalycon
season of green dies
rabbles rise to chill your deck
winter is coming

Rebuild by Witherweaver
Beats most strategies
All but the strongest engines
But not with Shelters

Rebuild II by eHalcyon
Per this article
Rebuild is not any worse
Even with Shelters

Rebuild III by GeoLib
Lonely juggernaut
Beats all but strongest engines
Even with shelters

Saboteur by Elanchana
Seems like a strong card
Throws their high costs in the trash
But where's the bonus?

Sage by SheCantSayNo
Clever as a hare
Seduced by sunny green lands
Wisdom crawls him by

Scout by ashersky
Reveal the top four
emotions from your stone cold
heart, discard the rest.

Steward by schadd
have this guy join you
make the most out of spring's $3
junking sets standards

Stonemason by werothegreat
Overpay is neat
Trashing bit is fine, sometimes
Gain all the Actions

Swindler by schadd
why you have a scout
your turn 1 buy was nice, bud
but how 'bout a duch'?

Tactician by Elanchana
What? Give up my hand?
But I would have hit Province!
(next turn) Oh, I see.

Tactician II by Erick648
An autumn harvest
Means a sacrifice in spring
Unless you cheat it

Trade by werothegreat
Have I got a deal
Better than Trading Post! But
Just once; buy again?

Watchtower by hvb
caterpillar butterfly invert
summer squire trashed
winter witch will hurt

Watchtower II by scott_pilgrim
I feel bad for you,
I got 99 problems,
but a Witch ain't one.

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Wishing Well by Arctic Penguin
Atop wooden deck
You spy me, peer inside, and
Wish for more wishes.

Tournament by Arctic Penguin
O' landed knight come
Claim thyne prize! To puzzled looks
You choose horse, not gold.

Torturer by Arctic Penguin
Once fear'd tormentor,
Thy rival mutters curses.
Alas, they've run out.

Shanty Town by Arctic Penguin
Night finds you alone,
In a dismal town. Fearful,
You call for more friends.

Harem by Arctic Penguin
Poor choices brought you,
Still, you wonder, why pay to
Be objectified?

Lighthouse by Arctic Penguin
On the horizon,
Hope shines bright. To spectral ship
You say, "Not today!"

Transmute by Arctic Penguin
Alchemists dream of
Making gold from lesser coin,
Instead, get more junk.

Counting House by Asper
Fiendish Mountebanks!
How to reach Colony now?
This weakling can do.

Jester by schadd
fun in 4-player
sure, have another smithy
nay, i merely joke

Jester by werothegreat
It's only turn five
But all the piles are empty
Six-player game: why?

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This thread by Elanchana
How can we explain
In seventeen syllables
What ev'ry card does?
« Last Edit: April 02, 2015, 03:09:52 pm by Witherweaver »
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2015, 05:54:26 pm »
+6

Chapel
Thinning is winning
This trashes faster than most
Always buy early
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2015, 05:58:35 pm »
+2

So counting words in this thread reminded me of counting syllables in haikus, and I thought, why not explain what a card does in a haiku?  Because that would be awesome, right?

Rebuild
Beats most strategies
All but the strongest engines
But not with Shelters

Okay I'm expecting much better from all of you.

Oh man. Prepare yourself for the retort from SCSN and MicQ

(optimized simulation suggests that rebuild is at most marginally worse with shelters)
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2015, 05:59:56 pm »
+3

So counting words in this thread reminded me of counting syllables in haikus, and I thought, why not explain what a card does in a haiku?  Because that would be awesome, right?

Rebuild
Beats most strategies
All but the strongest engines
But not with Shelters

Okay I'm expecting much better from all of you.

Oh man. Prepare yourself for the retort from SCSN and MicQ

(optimized simulation suggests that rebuild is at most marginally worse with shelters)

I'm happy as long as the retort comes in the form of a haiku!
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2015, 06:04:01 pm »
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Per this article
Rebuild is not any worse
Even with Shelters

PPE: ninja'd
As I counted syllables
Oh well, whatever
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2015, 06:10:58 pm »
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So counting words in this thread reminded me of counting syllables in haikus, and I thought, why not explain what a card does in a haiku?  Because that would be awesome, right?
As many people use the word, a "haiku" is expected to involve a seasonal reference and a juxtaposition. Without those elements, what you've got on your hands is a senryū. Hey, it's a living language; on internet forums these days, "haiku" has come to include senryū for many people. Still, why not take on the additional challenge of making full-on haiku?

the first frost of fall
we sit in the cold kitchen
and race for cultists
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2015, 06:12:30 pm »
+2

So counting words in this thread reminded me of counting syllables in haikus, and I thought, why not explain what a card does in a haiku?  Because that would be awesome, right?

Rebuild
Beats most strategies
All but the strongest engines
But not with Shelters

Okay I'm expecting much better from all of you.

Oh man. Prepare yourself for the retort from SCSN and MicQ

(optimized simulation suggests that rebuild is at most marginally worse with shelters)

I'm happy as long as the retort comes in the form of a haiku!

Lonely monolith
Stopped only by strongest engines
Even with shelters

Edit: damn. ninja'd. Also I miscounted the syllables. We'll just try that again

Lonely juggernaut
Beats all but strongest engines
Even with shelters
« Last Edit: March 26, 2015, 06:15:49 pm by GeoLib »
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2015, 06:15:41 pm »
+5

So counting words in this thread reminded me of counting syllables in haikus, and I thought, why not explain what a card does in a haiku?  Because that would be awesome, right?
As many people use the word, a "haiku" is expected to involve a seasonal reference and a juxtaposition. Without those elements, what you've got on your hands is a senryū. Hey, it's a living language; on internet forums these days, "haiku" has come to include senryū for many people. Still, why not take on the additional challenge of making full-on haiku?

the first frost of fall
we sit in the cold kitchen
and race for cultists

season of green dies
rabbles rise to chill your deck
winter is coming
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2015, 06:17:29 pm »
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Autumn approaches
We rejoice for the Harvest
But it kind of sucks
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2015, 06:19:28 pm »
+1

Watchtower
caterpillar butterfly invert
summer squire trashed
winter witch will hurt
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2015, 06:37:24 pm »
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Watchtower
caterpillar butterfly invert
summer squire trashed
winter witch will hurt

9-5-5 is not a haiku...
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2015, 06:52:24 pm »
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Watchtower
caterpillar butterfly invert
summer squire trashed
winter witch will hurt

9-5-5 is not a haiku...

I assume you are right.
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2015, 06:58:19 pm »
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Buy the better ones,
Which ones depends on the board,
Mogami River.
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2015, 07:13:03 pm »
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Ooh can I try?

Advisor
Non-terminal draw
Just try to make sure that you
Only show good cards

Saboteur
Seems like a strong card
Throws their high costs in the trash
But where's the bonus?

Mountebank
Junk your friends up twice
Give them curses and coppers
Games can get nasty

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Costs reduced by one
A cantrip action to boot
Stack 'em with plus buys

This thread
How can we explain
In seventeen syllables
What ev'ry card does?
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2015, 07:28:12 pm »
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So counting words in this thread reminded me of counting syllables in haikus, and I thought, why not explain what a card does in a haiku?  Because that would be awesome, right?
As many people use the word, a "haiku" is expected to involve a seasonal reference and a juxtaposition. Without those elements, what you've got on your hands is a senryū. Hey, it's a living language; on internet forums these days, "haiku" has come to include senryū for many people. Still, why not take on the additional challenge of making full-on haiku?

the first frost of fall
we sit in the cold kitchen
and race for cultists


Peddler
When plus-buys abound
They disappear like snowdrifts
At Spring's first sighting
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2015, 07:54:27 pm »
+5

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Reveal the top four
emotions from your stone cold
heart, discard the rest.
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2015, 08:17:02 pm »
+4

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Overpay is neat
Trashing bit is fine, sometimes
Gain all the Actions

Hunting Grounds
Well, it draws four cards
Condescending to say that?
We were all newbs once
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« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2015, 08:22:22 pm »
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2015, 08:26:26 pm »
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Ching chong ning nang nong
Racist stereotypes are
Not that amusing
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2015, 11:21:06 pm »
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Protip for the wise
Only one haiku per post
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« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2015, 12:41:38 am »
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« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2015, 12:47:55 am »
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Protip for the wise
Only one haiku per post
To get more upvotes

As I've said before
People always say it wrong
It is "ha-i-ku"
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« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2015, 12:53:50 am »
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2015, 01:02:37 am »
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Protip for the wise
Only one haiku per post
To get more upvotes

As I've said before
People always say it wrong
It is "ha-i-ku"

It's not even ha-i-ku in Japanese, if the sound clip on Wikipedia is correct.  It's definitely not 3 syllables in English.
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Re: The Haiku Card Challenge
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2015, 01:25:44 am »
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It's not even ha-i-ku in Japanese, if the sound clip on Wikipedia is correct.  It's definitely not 3 syllables in English.

So, spelled phonetically, it's three "syllables" (はいく), but pronouced in Japanese, it's definitely "HAI" and "KU".  If you were to say "HA" then "I" then "KU" I don't think any Japanese speaker would understand that you meant the poetry, and would most likely think you were talking about taking a hike (ハイク).

That said, I don't know the rules for using the word haiku in a haiku.
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