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Re: Season 11 - Game reports & discussion
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2015, 11:53:37 am »
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EDIT: to Ela

I like a Jack opening here, treasures will be pretty valuable in your deck for quite some time and if you need to get rid of them, you always have that option. You also don't have to continue playing your Jack after the Estates are gone, and Count's discard helps you cycle past treasures if you're using Watchtower for draw (which you should be no matter what your strategy is, that includes double Tactician).

As for which way to go, well I think deciding that before the game starts would be a mistake. It could be that you go for a Festival/Watchtower deck that ignores Tactician because you want to go for Vineyards, that deck seems really good. You could also go double Tac plus a million awesome enablers and that deck is really good too. Festival is key for both of these decks, and multiple Counts are probably good as well. Your draws should probably dictate which direction you go in.

The fact that the things you want a lot of ASAP cost $5 makes me want the Jack in the opening quite a bit more. Your deck can do lots of stuff before it gets super-ultra thin and Jack doesn't actually hurt you in your quest to get super-ultra thin, you just stop playing it if you don't want the Silver more than you want to draw cards or whatever else Jack gives you. Hitting $5 early and often is so important here, and if you decide you want to pile Provinces, the Silvers are sometimes very welcome.

There are cases where you may not want to go for Vineyards, I think in your game you were right to go for them when you did, of course, but I don't think that you can say "yes Vineyards for-suresies 155% 4lyfe" before T1 of the game. This board is really interesting, there's a lot going on.
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Re: Season 11 - Game reports & discussion
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2015, 01:16:37 pm »
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EDIT: to Ela

I like a Jack opening here

Why am I not surprised?  I also like a Jack opening too, though I tend to think heading towards double tactician makes a lot of sense and still gives the flexibility that Adam wants.  So I think I'd try that approach.  I do think I'd go for count before tac though.  Unless things go very much not the way I want to start.

Also to Ela, re game 6:  I don't have a lot to say except that you should be careful with trusty steed choices.  It seems like you almost reflexively choose cards/actions, rather than thinking about it.  (And it cost you a late game duchy when you used it to draw two known non-actions, and yet you chose actions rather than coins). 

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Re: Season 11 - Game reports & discussion
« Reply #27 on: December 05, 2015, 12:10:11 am »
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C2 vs 7MiKL7

Game 1: Perhaps over-estimated Caravan's ability to carry the game late. Still in pursuit of the game where I can Pillage every turn for some number of turns (> 5, say). The delayed Counterfeit set me back, I think.
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNJT_nyG6Io

Game 2: Bakers and Grand Markets against Margraves with money. Miscounting error No. 1 happens here too.
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVY_NT2yYqQ

Game 3: Didn't like how I built in the early game here and am punished for it severely.
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFLMOiLcyKc

Game 4: Game of attrition with Advisors and Bank. Trashing my last Talisman may have been a mistake. I think I get lucky to squeeze this one out.
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8CUZgDqQy4

Game 5: Forager/Jack/Money vs. Jack/Journeyman/Forager/Throne Room engine. Sloppy again here but it turned out to be a blessing instead of a curse.
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOxM98ykfmY

Game 6: My recording cut off at what appears to be the 2 hour mark. The game finished without any major hiccups. I amassed 8 or 9 of the Hunting Parties (my opponent didn't pursue them as hotly), the Familiars emptied Curses and the Hermits drained the Pawns. On my last turn, I gained Pawns with Hermit and bought Province, Pawn, Curse to win. I will post the log when it becomes available.
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFVOvy6u7QY
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Overall, I played more sloppy than usual and I expect whatever comments to be on things I should have done instead.
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Re: Season 11 - Game reports & discussion
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2015, 07:24:27 pm »
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Last game of this season against Simon (DK). It's a tense match about the promotion.

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