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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2017, 12:49:00 am »
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Not Dominion, but in a certain other Donald X. game, I recently drew a canyon card on eight consecutive turns. )-8
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #26 on: August 24, 2017, 03:27:25 am »
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Not Dominion, but in a certain other Donald X. game, I recently drew a canyon card on eight consecutive turns. )-8

That's awful. I played that game yesterday. Ironically, Canyon wasn't in my game because we were playing with Scouts (I think that's the one that removes a type from the game). I guess I transferred all the canyons to you.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #27 on: August 24, 2017, 03:56:11 pm »
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I recently had an IRL game in which not only did I get the Golden Sombrero, but after my Turn 3, an opponent's Rabble (the only opening Rabble in the game), discarded not only my Turn 1-2 buys but (after reshuffling) my Turn 3 buy as well, forcing me to play 5 turns with my starting cards. 

I calculate the odds of this happening at less than 1:950 (chance of Golden Sombrero=(2/12)*(1/11); chance of opponent who bought Rabble playing it Turn 4=5/12; chance of Rabble's third card being my Turn 3 purchase=1/6).

There are some unfortunate things in this thread, but this one hurts to just read lol
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2017, 12:00:12 pm »
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My all-time worst Dominion moment was back in the ol' BSW days.  I mistook my Chapel for a Cellar and Chapeled three Provinces in the late game :/
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2017, 12:50:57 pm »
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I recently had an IRL game in which not only did I get the Golden Sombrero, but after my Turn 3, an opponent's Rabble (the only opening Rabble in the game), discarded not only my Turn 1-2 buys but (after reshuffling) my Turn 3 buy as well, forcing me to play 5 turns with my starting cards. 

I calculate the odds of this happening at less than 1:950 (chance of Golden Sombrero=(2/12)*(1/11); chance of opponent who bought Rabble playing it Turn 4=5/12; chance of Rabble's third card being my Turn 3 purchase=1/6).

Ouch. OUCH.

Did your opponent have the presence of mind to offer sympathy?

Not sure if it's just me, but when I get unlucky in IRL games, most of the people I get unlucky against aren't even good enough to realize they've gotten lucky.
This was sort of the case here.  They knew I'd gotten unlucky, but they were less experienced than me and I'd beaten them pretty hard in previous games, so they didn't really pay attention to my bad luck, instead focusing on their own decks.  Which I don't really blame them for; it was probably only fair that I have a bit of a handicap anyway.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2017, 01:14:38 pm »
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My all-time worst Dominion moment was back in the ol' BSW days.  I mistook my Chapel for a Cellar and Chapeled three Provinces in the late game :/

Yeah, I've occasionally done that too.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2017, 02:29:19 pm »
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Did someone seriously create an alt just to make that joke?
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2017, 02:36:53 pm »
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Did someone seriously create an alt just to make that joke?

It is not the first time someone has made an alt just for a 1-post joke.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2017, 07:39:19 pm »
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Did someone seriously create an alt just to make that joke?

It is not the first time someone has made an alt just for a 1-post joke.

I don't know what you're talking about.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2017, 07:42:12 pm »
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I had an IRL game yesterday with a friend with the Page line. We were both going for it somewhat (me moreso than him), I got to my Warrior first. Played a Page, then my Warrior, and trashed both his Warrior and Treasure Hunter with it. The game turned pretty heavily in my favor at that point. It wasn't bad luck for me, but for him it was pretty deflating. IIRC he hadn't picked up a third Page at that point, so it was his entire traveller line dead.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2017, 12:01:31 pm »
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I had "wait for expansions" checked, and just by chance the game was an all-base game. What are the chances of that??
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2017, 12:28:25 pm »
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I had "wait for expansions" checked, and just by chance the game was an all-base game. What are the chances of that??

If you were playing against someone who just owned one small expansion on MF and didn't upgrade to Gold or Silver on ShiT, about 0.6%. If they had one big expansion, 0.03%.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #37 on: August 28, 2017, 12:33:15 pm »
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I had "wait for expansions" checked, and just by chance the game was an all-base game. What are the chances of that??

If you were playing against someone who just owned one small expansion on MF and didn't upgrade to Gold or Silver on ShiT, about 0.6%.

I assume that doesn't include the odds of getting paired with such a person in the first place, though? Because we couldn't calculate that without knowing exactly how many people are in that situation, vs total users, including the time of day that he was playing, etc.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2017, 12:34:15 pm »
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I assume that doesn't include the odds of getting paired with such a person in the first place, though?

Yeah, just the odds of getting an all-base kingdom out of base set + small expansion.

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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2017, 02:01:11 pm »
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I think that checking "wait for expansions" guarantees playing against someone with at least half the expansions.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2017, 05:10:41 am »
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I don't know what you're talking about.

Come on!
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #41 on: August 30, 2017, 04:56:54 pm »
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I don't know what you're talking about.

Come on!

You post as you played: so predictable...
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2017, 10:44:40 pm »
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Bad luck for my opponent. I got 3 Saunas, 3 Avantos and Orchard was on the board.  I felt pretty dirty that game.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #43 on: September 04, 2017, 08:11:31 pm »
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Each of us only had one Sea Hag.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2017, 08:24:41 pm »
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Each of us only had one Sea Hag.

You accidentally played a multiplayer game? That's pretty bad luck indeed.

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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #45 on: September 05, 2017, 08:04:08 am »
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Each of us only had one Sea Hag.

Ah yes, the Sea Hag Knock-out.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #46 on: September 05, 2017, 08:12:40 am »
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One of the first ever Dominion memes: "Yo dawg, I hope you like curses, 'cause my opening Sea Hag just Sea Hagged your Sea Hag".
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #47 on: September 05, 2017, 02:35:38 pm »
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Another RL example: I bought a Harbinger. I played the Harbinger 4 times. Every time I did, it was with an empty discard pile.

Had I just bought a silver there instead, I would have won instead of losing by a point.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #48 on: September 05, 2017, 03:36:03 pm »
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Yesterday:

Colony board with Alchemist, Transmogrify, Shanty Town and Haggler. I get 2/5, which I'm not so happy about.

I buy Haggler, opponent buys Potion/Shanty.

After the shuffle, my Haggler is at the bottom. I buy Potion/Shanty. They buy Alchemist/Transmog.

Turn 5, I draw Shanty with my Haggler, and only 1 Copper. I don't want to buy another Shanty or a Silver, because then I have to gain a $2. So I buy nothing!

Turn 6 I buy Transmog.

Turn 7 I draw Potion and Transmog with 2 Coppers. Time to give up.

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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #49 on: September 07, 2017, 12:38:21 pm »
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One of the first ever Dominion memes: "Yo dawg, I hope you like curses, 'cause my opening Sea Hag just Sea Hagged your Sea Hag".

That meme is honestly so cringe in my opinion...

I recently had a game where Loan skipped over all my good cards. The other 5 cards in my deck were Silver, copper x 3, and estate.

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