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Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« on: April 10, 2017, 08:46:41 am »
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Bare minimum:  Name a card combo that has a better (love?) story than Twilight.

Extra credit:  Tell their story.

Extra credit pt 2:  Editor's note.

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Prince of Rats - There once was a Prince who had too much junk.  So he bought a pet rat to clean up the mess...  (Ed. note:  Caldicot medal winner, 2012.  Highly recommended, grades 2-5)
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 08:48:57 am »
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The Sage and the Patrician - It was love at first sight in a crowded market.  But would they ever find each other again?  (Ed. note:  It's nice to see LGBT+ friendly literature in the local supermarket, but the quality of this work is no better than one would expect to find from any cis hetero guilty pleasure novel.  Beggars cannot choose, one supposes.)
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2017, 10:02:54 am »
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Duke and duchess.

They married for political reasons. It was always a loveless marriage. They only stayed together because of the children and how scandalous divorce was. Still a better love story than twilight.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2017, 11:51:34 am »
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they initially bonded over their love for blue glass containers and mountebank had a bunch of stuff that spice merchant could make into spices...


...but spice merchant could never get over mountebank's evil side
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2017, 01:04:12 pm »
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The Butcher, the Baker and the Candlestick Maker.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 04:28:59 pm »
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Awesome, another cool thread where I want to post something, but I can't think of anything clever enough.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 04:38:15 pm »
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Awesome, another cool thread where I want to post something, but I can't think of anything clever enough.

Don't worry, a lot of other people are going to post something even though they couldn't think of anything particularly clever, either.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 04:52:44 pm »
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Awesome, another cool thread where I want to post something, but I can't think of anything clever enough.

Don't worry, a lot of other people are going to post something even though they couldn't think of anything particularly clever, either.
My post now is a case in point.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2017, 05:11:06 pm »
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Awesome, another cool thread where I want to post something, but I can't think of anything clever enough.

Don't worry, a lot of other people are going to post something even though they couldn't think of anything particularly clever, either.
My post now is a case in point.

Hell, the OP has zero upvotes.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2017, 05:11:42 pm »
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Breaking the rules slightly for card-shaped-thing combo: Clear case of a love triangle that, yet again, leads to both men dying and the grieving widow cursing the land on which the battle was fought.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2017, 07:31:52 pm »
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Yet another sequel to the naughty, smutty original.  No story whatsoever.  Better love story than Twilight.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2017, 07:52:22 pm »
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Marauder + Sea Hag

It started as a competition to see who was the meanest of the land. Their contest went on for many cycles . In the end, they realized that they were just looking for an excuse to spend time with each other. Still a better love story than twilight.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2017, 08:32:07 pm »
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Awesome, another cool thread where I want to post something, but I can't think of anything clever enough.

You can still do Thief/Harem!
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2017, 05:57:58 am »
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Ratcatcher

A gritty horror film.  The title character is a folk legend - a man who captures Squires and takes them to the Torturer.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2017, 12:55:10 pm »
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There once was a poor Vagrant who wandered from town to town, accomplishing virtually nothing. One day, a kindly business owner with wares to sell took pity upon him and gave him some job Training. He's now very successful, gathering even more green than the other Peddlers.

When Vagrant + Training came up in an IRL game, I had to laugh at Vagrant + Training = Peddler. It's even something worth doing.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2017, 11:03:24 pm »
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Burnt Pork - An independent young Enchantress falls in love with a dark, brooding Cultist.  Alas, it was not meant to be.  (Ed. note: "A real Page-turner. Treasure Hunters and above were not as impressed.")


And the sequels...
Burnt Pork: Red Meat - While trying to forget her beloved Cultist, the Enchantress falls in love with a rugged Marauder.  Meanwhile, the Cultist despairs and goes to an Altar to trash himself.  (Ed. note: "Burnt Pork: Red Meat continues to set new standards in the porcine paranormal romance novel genre.")

Burnt Pork: Chopping Block - The Enchantress is forced to choose between her Cultist and her Marauder.  (Ed. note: Are you Team Cultist or Team Marauder?)

Burnt Pork: Sizzling Bacon - The Enchantress marries the Cultist, drawing the ire of the other Cultists after she turns a Ruined Village into a cantrip pig.  The Marauder marries the pig.  (Ed. note: Publication was marred by a leaked ending, which many preferred over the published version, and reportedly involved a very large Donation.)
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2017, 02:32:49 pm »
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2017, 02:34:00 pm »
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Prince/Princess After winning the hand of a magnificent Prince in a Tournament

Her brother's hand?
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2017, 02:35:33 pm »
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Duchy Island

It's a B-list tourism destination and the actors are very corny.  The scripts haven't changed in 15 years.  Do it for the kids if you absolutely must.  Better love story than Twilight.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2017, 02:37:11 pm »
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Prince/Princess After winning the hand of a magnificent Prince in a Tournament

Her brother's hand?

See thread title?
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2017, 09:43:08 am »
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Burnt Pork - An independent young Enchantress falls in love with a dark, brooding Cultist.  Alas, it was not meant to be.  (Ed. note: "A real Page-turner. Treasure Hunters and above were not as impressed.")


And the sequels...
Burnt Pork: Red Meat - While trying to forget her beloved Cultist, the Enchantress falls in love with a rugged Marauder.  Meanwhile, the Cultist despairs and goes to an Altar to trash himself.  (Ed. note: "Burnt Pork: Red Meat continues to set new standards in the porcine paranormal romance novel genre.")

Burnt Pork: Chopping Block - The Enchantress is forced to choose between her Cultist and her Marauder.  (Ed. note: Are you Team Cultist or Team Marauder?)

Burnt Pork: Sizzling Bacon - The Enchantress marries the Cultist, drawing the ire of the other Cultists after she turns a Ruined Village into a cantrip pig.  The Marauder marries the pig.  (Ed. note: Publication was marred by a leaked ending, which many preferred over the published version, and reportedly involved a very large Donation.)

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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2017, 10:37:54 am »
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Duke and duchess.

They married for political reasons. It was always a loveless marriage. They only stayed together because of the children and how scandalous divorce was. Still a better love story than twilight.

Every morning the Duchess went out, and every afternoon she came back with $2.  The Duke never once cared whose topdecks she may have been inspecting during that time.
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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2017, 10:30:17 pm »
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #23 on: April 18, 2017, 10:46:42 pm »
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That second picture raises a lot of questions, specifically "What happened to the other two girls?"

On second thought, I'd rather not hear the answer.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2017, 03:23:24 am »
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The first picture is a family vacation of Duke and Duchess

Edit: I have an achievement idea for ShuffleIT:
"Family vacation", set aside a Duke and a Duchess with a single Island.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2017, 05:50:20 am »
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The first picture is a family vacation of Duke and Duchess

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You would need KC to achieve the elusive Duchy Island vacation, though.
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« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2017, 05:51:17 am »
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That second picture raises a lot of questions, specifically "What happened to the other two girls?"

On second thought, I'd rather not hear the answer.

They got up and walked to the other side of the room to make room for Vagrant.
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« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2017, 11:27:23 pm »
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2017, 08:44:00 am »
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Adventurer goes to the villages at the border of the kingdom seeking new adventures. At first, he finds nothing of interest, but the ending is a cliffhanger.

In the sequel, Adventurer meets an Explorer while fighting a Sea Hag, and falls in love with her. At the same time, a Young Witch falls for the Adventurer and tries to break them up.
In a fit of rage, the Explorer teams up with the Young Witch against the unlikely pair, saying "What kind of story is this where the Adventurer falls in love with a Sea Hag!"
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2017, 05:32:01 am »
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Graverobber

In the middle of string of recent missing Peddler cases, a Peddler is on the run from the ominous Graverobber.  The local Bishop offers protection.  Twist ending: The Graverobber is actually the good guy.  Saves Peddler from Bishop at the last minute after following her down two Highways.  (Ed. note:  Saw the twist from a mile away.  Nice lighting and acting, but the suspense was null for this reviewer. 3.5/5.)
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« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2017, 08:48:26 am »
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Minion/Pawn

Better love story than Twilight.
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« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2017, 08:53:33 am »
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Graverobber

In the middle of string of recent missing Peddler cases, a Peddler is on the run from the ominous Graverobber.  The local Bishop offers protection.  Twist ending: The Graverobber is actually the good guy.  Saves Peddler from Bishop at the last minute after following her down two Highways.  (Ed. note:  Saw the twist from a mile away.  Nice lighting and acting, but the suspense was null for this reviewer. 3.5/5.)

...Only to offer the Peddler to his brother, also a Graverobber.
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« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2017, 11:30:40 am »
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Wandering Vassal

A story about a Lord-in-training who finds himself spending more and more time at the local Inn learning the art of song, to the exclusion of his duties.  (Ed. note:  Sort of a cosplay version of Ferris Bueller's Day Off made better by the choice to make the protagonist somewhat likeable.  Why was Matthew Brodderick ever a thing?  Score: 4/5)
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« Reply #33 on: May 01, 2017, 11:49:38 am »
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Conspirator Laboratory

Virtual coins, how do they work???

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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2018, 06:15:45 pm »
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(Trashy romance novel.)  Who's making noise in the library?  Myra the librarian has always said that there's nothing she hates more than a bunch of loud, smelly men making noise in her Library.  Apparently their presence at the gates of town causes Myra so much distress that she discards her Moat instead of revealing it......  Three times in a row.  Not one to raise the drawbridge, that Myra.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2018, 03:57:13 am »
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There once was a poor Vagrant who wandered from town to town, accomplishing virtually nothing. One day, a kindly business owner with wares to sell took pity upon him and gave him some job Training. He's now very successful, gathering even more green than the other Peddlers.

When Vagrant + Training came up in an IRL game, I had to laugh at Vagrant + Training = Peddler. It's even something worth doing.

It is not too surprising to me that the Adventure card enhancer tokens have on average a better return on investment on cheap pedestrian cards than on the Grand Markets. Vagrants being able to draw themselves is an awesome bonus of course.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2018, 08:57:43 am »
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Quarry: hey babe, I got what you need...
Stonemason: sounds great, look, do you mind if i bring some friends?
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« Reply #37 on: January 11, 2018, 04:19:18 pm »
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Quarry: hey babe, I got what you need...
Stonemason: sounds great, look, do you mind if i bring some friends?

Stonemason is a creep who won't stop asking Peddler out on a date.  Harasses her at Market Square every day.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #38 on: January 11, 2018, 06:34:09 pm »
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There once was a poor Vagrant who wandered from town to town, accomplishing virtually nothing. One day, a kindly business owner with wares to sell took pity upon him and gave him some job Training. He's now very successful, gathering even more green than the other Peddlers.

When Vagrant + Training came up in an IRL game, I had to laugh at Vagrant + Training = Peddler. It's even something worth doing.

It is not too surprising to me that the Adventure card enhancer tokens have on average a better return on investment on cheap pedestrian cards than on the Grand Markets. Vagrants being able to draw themselves is an awesome bonus of course.

I suspect you're mixing that up with Inherited Vagrants... :)
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« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2018, 07:02:42 pm »
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The spy went to see their lover at the site of the castle's construction, but sadly, the mason's shoddy work crumbled from the rampart above them, crushing both the spy and the mason under a huge stone.

but this story does not end in tragedy, as a necromancer happened along and now, the zombie spy and zombie mason can be together forever!
 
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2018, 01:19:26 am »
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Crypt Harem

Some sick old dude has some women sealed in his tomb after he dies.  One by one, they sneak out.  (Ed. note: It's Suckerpunch all over again.  A #metoo flick a lot of people wanted to like, but at the end of the day, 80% of the film is just bloat wrapped in layers of metaphor.)
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #41 on: October 18, 2018, 01:39:59 pm »
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Awesome, another cool thread where I want to post something, but I can't think of anything clever enough.

Still a better love story than twilight.  The love triangle between your intellect, confidence and inferiority complex had me moved so much closer to the point of tears than that pile of shit.

I used to like movies...

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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #42 on: October 18, 2018, 11:48:14 pm »
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Where the hell is the link to the Herbalist/Alchemist story from a few years back?
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #43 on: October 19, 2018, 12:11:27 am »
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Star Cross'd Lovers of Dominion: HERBALIST/ALCHEMIST: A LOVE STORY
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #44 on: October 19, 2018, 01:43:10 pm »
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Star Cross'd Lovers of Dominion: HERBALIST/ALCHEMIST: A LOVE STORY

Thank you!

I un-voted it just so I could upvote it again.

ADK worked in so many Dominion cards, but I think I found at least three that weren't yet cards in there.

Also that story is FOUR YEARS OLD this forum is SEVEN YEARS OLD I am OLD
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #45 on: October 19, 2018, 02:39:00 pm »
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Oh wow, I can't believe I didn't click that story link the first time.  That was nuts.
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« Reply #46 on: October 19, 2018, 06:26:56 pm »
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I hope this doesn't inspire me to write out the story of Myra the Librarian...
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #47 on: October 19, 2018, 07:34:19 pm »
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Herbalist/Alchemist isn't actually a thing, though, right? If you're drawing your deck with Alchemist you'll get the Potion anyway, and Potion is a treasure so you want it on the bottom instead of the top. And if you're relying on Herbalist to get you your Potion, well, there's no guarantee you'll draw the Herbalist itself. It's less likely, actually, because the Herbalist is another stop card in your deck.
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« Reply #48 on: October 19, 2018, 08:25:12 pm »
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Herbalist/Alchemist isn't actually a thing, though, right? If you're drawing your deck with Alchemist you'll get the Potion anyway, and Potion is a treasure so you want it on the bottom instead of the top. And if you're relying on Herbalist to get you your Potion, well, there's no guarantee you'll draw the Herbalist itself. It's less likely, actually, because the Herbalist is another stop card in your deck.

Shocking twist - the Prince falls in love with the Herbalist at the ball.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #49 on: October 20, 2018, 07:49:58 am »
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Also that story is FOUR YEARS OLD

HERBALIST/ALCHEMIST is a powerful combo that can act as a fan fic instead if necessary. Oh, and it's ALSO FOUR YEARS OLD.
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Re: Still A Better (Love?) Story Than Twilight - The Thread
« Reply #50 on: October 21, 2018, 07:18:40 pm »
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Oh wait, more plot twists.

While the Alchemist harbors no ill intent, it is a deception. The Herbalist is being invited mostly to dampen some rumors about Alchemist and Apothecary, whose actions in private would be regarded as profane and unnatural among the hypocritical Courtiers.
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