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Avoiding 3-pile wins -- is that a thing?
« on: December 18, 2017, 02:11:16 pm »
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I recently played a game against someone who deserved to win and could have won with a 3-pile ending, but refused to take it. I won the next turn. I was stunned. This was not merely a case of not seeing the 3-pile. I asked about it in chat, and they suggested that they don't do 3-pile endings.

Is that a thing? Is there some subset of players who consider that a lesser victory?
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Re: Avoiding 3-pile wins -- is that a thing?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 04:22:05 pm »
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If players really do hate 3-pile endings, they'll blacklist you after the game, and you can blacklist them.  Take the win.
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Re: Avoiding 3-pile wins -- is that a thing?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2017, 05:24:47 pm »
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That is such a weird way to play, especially given that for some kingdoms (e.g. Beggar-Gardens) it would be incredibly painful to try to empty the Provinces with such rubbish decks.
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Re: Avoiding 3-pile wins -- is that a thing?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2017, 05:40:09 pm »
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http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=9952.0

(I noticed something while reading that ancient thread, and I don't want to bump it, so I'll just post this stupid conspiracy theory joke here):


Can this be a coincidence...?

If there were an attack card that gave someone a curse every time they bought something during their turn, I would be satisfied.



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... or did he leave after finally being satisfied that there was a way to properly defend against premature three-piling?
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Re: Avoiding 3-pile wins -- is that a thing?
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2017, 05:53:35 pm »
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http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=9952.0

(I noticed something while reading that ancient thread, and I don't want to bump it, so I'll just post this stupid conspiracy theory joke here):


Can this be a coincidence...?

If there were an attack card that gave someone a curse every time they bought something during their turn, I would be satisfied.



Quote from: Adventures Wiki Page
Release: April 2015

Quote from: Count Grishnakh's Profile
Last Active: April 14, 2015, 07:08:27 pm

... or did he leave after finally being satisfied that there was a way to properly defend against premature three-piling?

But then there's the horrible realisation that Swamp Hag also helps you 3-pile.
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Re: Avoiding 3-pile wins -- is that a thing?
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2017, 05:59:21 pm »
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... or did he leave after finally being satisfied that there was a way to properly defend against premature three-piling?

He probably left after realizing that he was still banned.
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Re: Avoiding 3-pile wins -- is that a thing?
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2017, 12:43:26 pm »
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If players really do hate 3-pile endings, they'll blacklist you after the game, and you can blacklist them.  Take the win.

Off topic: Can you see who has blacklisted you?
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