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ThetaSigma12

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Re: Edge Cases: Why Do Something Ridiculous?
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2017, 03:33:03 pm »
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Not buying Advance w/ Necropolis when there are good 5s?
-Necropolis is the only village.
-You have 7 and want a king's court.
-Want 2VP from museum.
-3 Pile ending setup.
Trashing an Avanto w/ Sauna's effect?
-Wolf Den/Wall
-Want to stop your opponent's rouge from trashing your provinces with Rabble and Bridge Troll.
-Tomb, and maybe you can gain it back.
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King's Courting a Beggar w/ 8 Provinces left?
-Gardens game.
-Tower and Keep
-Travelling fair, get a load of buys.
-Counting House
-Watchtower in hand, trying to run down the copper pile.
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Re: Edge Cases: Why Do Something Ridiculous?
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2017, 05:55:47 pm »
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King's Courting a Beggar w/ 8 Provinces left?
-Gardens game.
-Tower and Keep
-Travelling fair, get a load of buys.
-Counting House
-Watchtower in hand, trying to run down the copper pile.

You trashed your Coppers, but you want to go for a surprise Fountain and end the game on 3-piles.

Also, Triumph for Massive VP gains.
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Re: Edge Cases: Why Do Something Ridiculous?
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2017, 06:41:02 pm »
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lol, good ideas. Didn't put a lot of thought into all the obvious answers. Questions are more fun here imo. Necropolis I totally forgot to say in the opening. Be iton a 2, 3, 4, or 5 hand. Probably half or more games w/ Shelters I get have Necropolis as the only Village, that makes it pretty important.

One card I really like is Pillage. How about opening that on 2/5 over Mountebank if there's no trashing? This one I do have a few answers already I think.
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Re: Edge Cases: Why Do Something Ridiculous?
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2017, 12:14:09 am »
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So I don't mean a bad play: buying a Silver when you have plenty, buying too many terminals, etc.  Or even something normally dumb but situationally useful, like buying Coppers.  I mean things like:

Not revealing a Moat to an attack when the attack will hurt you (or Bane to Young Witch)
Not revealing a Province when an opponent plays Tournament
Not revealing Horse Traders to a discard attack when discarding won't help you
Intentionally buying Alms while treasures are in play (not just a misclick)
Playing an Outpost on an Outpost turn

That is, things that even Lord Rattington ought to know not to do.

Now there are some where the edge cases are obvious:

Not revealing Tunnel when you discard it: You don't want the Gold pile to run out
Not revealing a block card to an opponent's Gladiator: You want that fifth Gladiator discarded so you can buy Fortune next turn

I'm not usually persuaded by the "not giving opponents information" argument; revealing a Province just doesn't tell them much about your hand, even in a Tournament game.

Anyone who can add to the list of "ridiculous" plays, or has an edge case for them?

Possession: the be all end all of edge cases.

Not revealing Moat? Absolutely you want to discard useful cards every time you will be Possessed before playing. Same with Htrader - make a possessed hand worse.

Not revealing province - every single time.

No Tunnel? Keeping my deck below $8.

Unblocking gladiator? Every time.
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