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What to Wish For?
« on: November 04, 2017, 10:11:33 pm »
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What to Wish For?

Consider the following situation. You have N Mystic plays and need an extra $1 to win the game. Your deck consists of Coppers and Estates.

1. Suppose you have only N=1 Mystics. What do you name?
You name Copper. Hitting Estate doesn't help you hit $8.

2. Now suppose N=2. What do you name?
Name Estate first. You now also win if the top of the deck is Estate-Copper

3. Now suppose N=3. What do you name?
Name Estate first. If you hit, name Estate again. You now win if the top of the deck is Estate-Estate-Copper.

Of course, if at any point, you know the top card of your deck is a Copper, draw it and win.

General Strategy
If you are digging for a specific card:
1. Spend your first guesses on the most likely "blocking" card. This helps you dig deeper into the deck
2. Spend your last guess on the card you want to find. This maximizes your chances of finding the card that you need.
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Re: What to Wish For?
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2017, 10:51:39 pm »
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And here I thought wed get a strategy article on Leprechaun already!
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Re: What to Wish For?
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2017, 11:25:23 pm »
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And here I thought wed get a strategy article on Leprechaun already!

Play Leprechaun as your 7th card!  :)
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Re: What to Wish For?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 12:05:30 am »
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Re: What to Wish For?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2017, 06:40:32 am »
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I think that in some cases, it's best to just wish for whatever is the most likely card. For example, if you're pretty early in the building stage of an engine where you can draw your deck if you get some wishes correct but otherwise you won't, you probably don't need to dig for a specific card very desperately, you just need to draw anything that's on top of your deck. So if the most likely card is Village, you wish for Village even though normally you would wish for Copper or something first to minimize the odds of having a stop turn.
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Re: What to Wish For?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2017, 08:46:44 am »
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Actually, even on turn 3 you should be thinking not just about the hand you have but also the cards in the draw deck that form your next hand. You can wish for an estate on turn 3 to improve the quality of turn 4.
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