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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #75 on: December 12, 2017, 03:06:06 am »
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Why does Mercenary's cost have to be 0...
It's so you can't get back Madman with Graverobber!

Wait, how would it be possible to get Madman with Graverobber? Aren't Madmen returned to their pile?
That is *also* so you can't get back Madman with Graverobber!

Getting back Madman with Graverobber was nuts. So Graverobber and Rogue only gain the $3-$6 range, and Madman costs $0. Hey Madman could return to its pile, that also does the trick. But what if there's some other card with this same problem, that that part won't work on? Let's just make all these hard-to-get things cost $0.

These days I recognize that for the most part it's best if cost relates to power level, even for un-buyable cards. But there are still good reasons sometimes to have a cost that doesn't relate so much. And there's Magic Lamp, costing $0, where Graverobber can't touch it.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #76 on: December 12, 2017, 11:44:21 am »
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I'm trying to think...  Is there any way to use trashed Madmen repeatedly?  You could use Necromancer, but I think that would make the Madmen go back to its pile, and you could only use them once per turn.

EDIT: Never mind that first point, I just looked at the FAQ.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #77 on: December 12, 2017, 01:29:44 pm »
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But now Lurker can pull any of those Actions from the Trash.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #78 on: December 12, 2017, 03:44:30 pm »
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But now Lurker can pull any of those Actions from the Trash.
As long as you aren't playing Madman, just trashing it and getting it back, I'm willing to let you have that fun.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #79 on: January 08, 2018, 09:19:26 am »
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Well, I managed to get Moon's Gift twice in one turn with an empty discard pile. This after pulling Miserable from my first Cursed Village.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #80 on: February 05, 2018, 11:04:29 pm »
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Not as bad as that other thing that can happen with Sea Hag, but still bad:

K plays a Sea Hag.
C discards a Lookout.
C gains a Curse.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #81 on: February 14, 2018, 09:34:58 am »
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Turn 3 - Awaclus
A plays a Necromancer.
A plays a Zombie Mason.
A trashes a Goat.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #82 on: February 14, 2018, 12:55:15 pm »
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Turn 3 - Awaclus
A plays a Necromancer.
A plays a Zombie Mason.
A trashes a Goat.

I felt really bad for my opponent when I swindled his Goat into an Estate near the beginning. I don't think there was any other trashing, either.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #83 on: February 15, 2018, 03:42:51 pm »
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I opened 5/2 on a Sauna board with no other trashing. I bought my first Sauna on turn 4, and lost the Sauna split 4-1.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #84 on: February 15, 2018, 04:11:30 pm »
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Turn 3 - Awaclus
A plays a Necromancer.
A plays a Zombie Mason.
A trashes a Goat.

I felt really bad for my opponent when I swindled his Goat into an Estate near the beginning. I don't think there was any other trashing, either.

I just recently got my Goat Locusted into a Copper early in the game.

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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #85 on: February 15, 2018, 04:37:07 pm »
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I got my Haunted Mirror Locusted into a Ghost today. #Luckbag

To keep things on topic my Ambassadors collided and didn't line up with any junk 3 shuffles in a row.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #86 on: April 16, 2018, 09:04:14 pm »
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Language warning... lol, I was pretty unlucky to be matched with this guy :P

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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #87 on: April 16, 2018, 10:01:11 pm »
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My opponent and I were having an extreme swindler battle with prince in the kingdom. He collided prince and swindler almost right after he got a prince. I made sure I bought a lot of cellars so that I could discard everything except for princes and swindlers so that they would collide but they never collided that whole game.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #88 on: April 24, 2018, 03:15:07 am »
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Just got this hand on turn 3.  And then again on turn 5.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #89 on: June 09, 2018, 03:13:36 pm »
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Another oh-so-fun Swingler story: I had 2 Madmen Swindled in a single game. And then near the end of that game, one of my Estates was hit. There were no other 2s... but the Estates were empty as well.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #90 on: June 09, 2018, 07:54:49 pm »
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Just got this hand on turn 3.  And then again on turn 5.

That's pretty bad luck for sure.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #91 on: June 10, 2018, 12:38:58 am »
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Posted this on Semi-Interesting Dominion Moments before I knew this thread existed. That being said, the post(s) belong here far more than they do on the other thread, so I'll repost em for the sake of things.


I was playing a game with Lurker and Cursed Village. I had one cursed village and two lurkers in my deck, and after drawing both lurkers at once (and with no other actions in the trash) I decided to gain another cursed village. After gaining it, I recieved Locusts, revealing the top card of my deck to be my other cursed village. After trashing it and reluctantly swapping it out for a 4 cost, my opponent drew his Lurker on the following turn, and immediately gained the cursed village I had just been forced to trash.

Literally the very next time I used a set with Cursed Village, I bought my first Cursed Village on an empty draw pile, triggered Locusts, causing my deck to shuffle, and the top card of my deck to be trashed post-shuffle was the Cursed Village I had literally just bought. As insult to injury, the next cheapest action card in that particular set was a 2.

...I'm pretty sure that the game is trying to tell me to stop buying Cursed Villages at this point.

stupid amazing village watchtowers
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #92 on: September 10, 2018, 09:37:36 pm »
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Turn 2 - J Reggie
J plays 2 Coppers and a Cursed Gold.
J gains a Curse.
J buys and gains a Pooka.
J shuffles their deck.
J draws a Curse, 2 Estates, a Pooka and a Cursed Gold.

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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #93 on: September 10, 2018, 11:57:48 pm »
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(Turn 10)

M plays a Swindler.
v trashes a Province.
v gains a Peddler.
[There was 1 Province in my deck.]

(Turn 15)

v plays a Swindler.
M trashes a Peddler.
M gains a Province.
[There were 2 Peddlers in his deck, and that was the last Province. I could have bought it...but I needed the $2 from Swindler.]

Final score: M 34 - 23 v

EDIT: Aw man, I've been relegated from Swindler to Chancellor...or is that a promotion?
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #94 on: September 13, 2018, 02:08:10 am »
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #95 on: September 13, 2018, 11:12:56 am »
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We have interesting moments, uninteresting moments, semi-interesting moments... but I don't see a thread for just complaining about bad luck.

Now we just need threads for good luck and mediocre luck.

They'll all end up just consisting of debates about which thread each post belongs in anyway.

Umm this is a thread about luck and not a place to debate/have a discussion about what constitutes acceptable verbiage in other threads...  Thanks in advance.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #96 on: September 13, 2018, 11:57:00 am »
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You can take solace in the fact that had you played the Patrician first, the Vagrant would have missed that Estate anyway.  ;)

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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #97 on: September 13, 2018, 03:44:48 pm »
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A game with no trashing.

I had 7 Ironmongers, 9 Sages and 4 Groundskeepers. I also had 2 Bridge Trolls and 2 Goons that I wanted to play.

26 of my 38 cards were Actions at game end!

Not once did I get a +action from Ironmonger that I was able to use. If I got several Bridge Trolls and/or Goons in hand, Ironmonger never gave me +1 Action. In hands with only one terminal, I got lots and lots of useless +actions.

I lost.
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #98 on: September 13, 2018, 04:45:48 pm »
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Re: The bad luck thread
« Reply #99 on: September 13, 2018, 06:04:45 pm »
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We have interesting moments, uninteresting moments, semi-interesting moments... but I don't see a thread for just complaining about bad luck.

Now we just need threads for good luck and mediocre luck.

They'll all end up just consisting of debates about which thread each post belongs in anyway.

Umm this is a thread about luck and not a place to debate/have a discussion about what constitutes acceptable verbiage in other threads...  Thanks in advance.

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