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antony

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(Reasonably easy) way to bias the simulation?
« on: January 05, 2012, 08:40:13 am »
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Hi,
Today I played a (no-Colony) kingdom with no $3, where the $4 were Feast and Quarry, and the interesting $5 were afaict Tactician / Treasure / Torturer.  I guess we were both going to go for BM/Tactician, but I was lucky and got a 5/2 opening so opened Torturer to slow down my opponent.  My opponent got lucky himself a few turns later and got $10 on a Tactician turn, so got two treasuries and started a Tactician/Treasure combo.  Anyways, I ended up pulling a close win, he wasn't able to stack Treasures fast enough.
I tried to simulate this on Dominiate, and indeed stacking Treasures seems too slow (the VP graph shows that it takes the lead only around turn 25 or so), but then I thought that merely giving a list of priorities is not going to be enough, instead I should also force me to get a 5/2 opener and my opponent to get $10 before say the 4th reshuffle (otherwise it's clear that Treasure-stacking is not going to be viable).
So is there a way, either to force that, or perhaps more simply, to throw away any run that doesn't satisfy this property?  (of course I could also try to come up with a gain priority list that adapts itself, but then quite often both bots would end up playing single Tactician, watering down the difference in strengths.)
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Re: (Reasonably easy) way to bias the simulation?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 08:42:46 am »
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You can start from the middle in Geronimoo's simulator, which will take care of this problem.

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Re: (Reasonably easy) way to bias the simulation?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012, 08:44:27 am »
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Geronimoo's simulator can do this, but I don't know if you want to have decisions that you can't take there.

It would be quite easy to modify the (server-side) code to implement this here, but nobody has done this. But this is the second request, and as Geronimoo also did it maybe I have a look on it at the weekend...
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