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Simulating Challenge - Chancellor/Stash for Colonies
« on: February 11, 2012, 08:21:48 pm »
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So, chancellor/stash is a great combo. But it can't really get you to colonies, because it tops out at getting a $10 hand reliably, which gets you jack squat. A while back, people were looking for strategies which couldn't be improved by putting colonies in buy rules, where in the long run, you're better off going for provinces. And there were actually just about none. But I think this might be one. Now, I'm going to add a meaningfully, because I'm fairly sure that you can put in like colony in there somewhere randomly, like really weird scenarios, and probably increase by maybe a tenth of a percent. So, is there a strategy that beats chancellor/stash, not using other cards, except platinum and colony, going for colonies at some level (even if it's still centred on provinces)?
Here's my bot for chancellor/stash, which will be a baseline (you guys can probably fine-tune it some more even):
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<player name="Chancellor/StashWW"
 author="WanderingWinder"
 description="Two crappy cards make for a great combo. This is the optimized Chancellor/Stash combo (though hey, it might well be better optimized yet)">
 <type name="Province"/>
 <type name="UserCreated"/>
 <type name="Bot"/>
 <type name="TwoPlayer"/>
 <type name="Combo"/>
   <buy name="Province"/>
   <buy name="Duchy">
      <condition>
         <left type="countCardsInSupply" attribute="Province"/>
         <operator type="smallerOrEqualThan" />
         <right type="constant" attribute="3.0"/>
      </condition>
   </buy>
   <buy name="Estate">
      <condition>
         <left type="countCardsInSupply" attribute="Province"/>
         <operator type="smallerOrEqualThan" />
         <right type="constant" attribute="2.0"/>
      </condition>
   </buy>
   <buy name="Duchy">
      <condition>
         <left type="countCardsInDeck" attribute="Stash"/>
         <operator type="greaterOrEqualThan" />
         <right type="constant" attribute="4.0"/>
      </condition>
   </buy>
   <buy name="Estate">
      <condition>
         <left type="countCardsInSupply" attribute="Duchy"/>
         <operator type="smallerOrEqualThan" />
         <right type="constant" attribute="3.0"/>
      </condition>
   </buy>
   <buy name="Estate">
      <condition>
         <left type="countCardsInDeck" attribute="Stash"/>
         <operator type="greaterOrEqualThan" />
         <right type="constant" attribute="4.0"/>
      </condition>
      <condition>
         <left type="countCardsInSupply" attribute="Province"/>
         <operator type="smallerOrEqualThan" />
         <right type="constant" attribute="4.0"/>
      </condition>
   </buy>
   <buy name="Stash"/>
   <buy name="Chancellor">
      <condition>
         <left type="countCardsInDeck" attribute="Chancellor"/>
         <operator type="smallerThan" />
         <right type="constant" attribute="1.0"/>
      </condition>
   </buy>
   <buy name="Chancellor">
      <condition>
         <left type="countCardsInDeck" attribute="Chancellor"/>
         <operator type="smallerThan" />
         <right type="countAllCardsInDeck"/>
         <extra_operation type="divideBy" attribute="13.0" />
      </condition>
   </buy>
   <buy name="Silver"/>
   <buy name="Estate">
      <condition>
         <left type="countCardsInDeck" attribute="Stash"/>
         <operator type="greaterThan" />
         <right type="constant" attribute="3.0"/>
      </condition>
   </buy>
</player>

Let me know if you can come up with something. And if not, what other cards need to be present to make you want to transition into colonies here?

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Re: Simulating Challenge - Chancellor/Stash for Colonies
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 09:11:53 pm »
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I think you could play this strategy using the stash to generate platinum and then either just not use the chancellor mid game or put the stash near the bottom of the deck on a shuffle. I've no idea how successful that would be unless someone wants to try it in the other simulator.
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Re: Simulating Challenge - Chancellor/Stash for Colonies
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 09:21:22 pm »
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I think you could play this strategy using the stash to generate platinum and then either just not use the chancellor mid game or put the stash near the bottom of the deck on a shuffle. I've no idea how successful that would be unless someone wants to try it in the other simulator.
I suspect that's too slow. I could be wrong.
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