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##### Copper Rush: Drain the Copper pile as fast as possible
« on: December 18, 2017, 05:36:38 pm »
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Here's the challenge: empty the Copper pile into your deck as fast as possible.

Normal mode: you have to gain a Copper n times, where n is the number of Copper in the pile at the start of the game, and the pile must be empty.

Hard mode: all the Copper must be in your deck (deck includes hand and discard pile).

You pick the kingdom, including Shelters and Colonies (if you have at least one Dark Ages/Prosperity card), and 0-2 events/landmarks. Assume perfect shuffle luck.

Bonus points if you don't use an infinite combo, i.e. if there exists some n such that in the turn where you satisfy the ordinary win condition, you couldn't satisfy the same condition if the Copper pile started with n Coppers.

Example solutions:
• Buy Copper every turn. This takes 53 turns. (Hard mode)
• Banquet for a Copper every turn. This takes 18 turns. (Hard mode)
• Turn 1 Alms for a Villa, buy King's Court off 5xCopper, Villa, Baker token. Turn 2 buy Beggar. Turn 3 through 8: King's Court a Beggar, gaining 9 Copper and buying Donate, trashing everything except King's Court and Beggar. (Normal mode)
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##### Re: Copper Rush: Drain the Copper pile as fast as possible
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 07:18:00 pm »
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Counting House/Travelling Fair was the first thing that came to mind when I read the challenge, so I tried to optimize it. Adding Banquet and Bank makes it fairly easy to drain the coppers by turn 5 as long as you open 5/2 even without the baker token or any additional events like borrow. I won't post the full solution here but here is an example of what I did: Game ID 20850529.

About the challenge generally, I only think that non-infinite solutions are interesting, since there are well known ways to do this turn 1 if infinite loops are allowed.
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##### Re: Copper Rush: Drain the Copper pile as fast as possible
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2018, 02:17:57 am »
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I did it in 4 turns (Turns 15-18 of #20857415). Turns out nasmith99 had the same basic idea.

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##### Re: Copper Rush: Drain the Copper pile as fast as possible
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 08:27:58 pm »
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I need only 3 turns and an old old card I like.

Kingdom: Lurker, Develop, Watchtower, Coppersmith, Fortress, Villa, Band of Misfits, Counting House, Border Village, King's Court

Hand: 4 Coppers, Necropolis
Deck: 2 Coppers, Overgrown Estate, Hovel, Copper

Turn 1

play 4 Coppers

Hand: Develop, Border Village, Lurker, 2 Coppers
Deck: Overgrown Estate, Hovel, Copper

Turn 2

play Lurker to trash Fortress
play Develop to trash Border Village to gain King's Court, Band of Misfits
play 2 Coppers

Hand: Counting House, Border Village, Fortress, Border Village, Band of Misfits
Deck: King's Court, Overgrown Estate, Hovel, Copper
Discard: 6 Coppers, Lurker, Develop, Fortress

Turn 3

play Border Village to draw King's Court
play Border Village to draw Overgrown Estate
play King's Court to play Band of Misfits(as Coppersmith) 3 times
play Counting House to put 6 Coppers in hand
play 6 Coppers (1 Act, \$24, 1 Buy, 53 Coppers left)

Hand: Fortress, Overgrown Estate
Deck: Hovel, Copper

play Villa
play Fortress to draw Watchtower
play Watchtower to draw Counting House, Border Village, Fortress, Border Village, Watchtower
play Border Village to draw Border Village
play Border Village to draw Develop
play Develop to trash Border Village to gain Band of Misfits, King's Court
play Watchtower to draw King's Court, Band of Misfits, Hovel
play King's Court to play Band of Misfits(as Coppersmith) 3 times
play Counting House to put 7 Coppers in hand
play 7 Coppers (1 Act, \$50, 1 Buy, 46 Coppers left)

Hand: Fortress, Overgrown Estate, Hovel
Deck: Copper

play Villa
play Fortress to draw Watchtower
play Watchtower to draw Counting House, Border Village, Watchtower, Border Village
play Border Village to draw Develop
play Develop to trash Border Village to gain Band of Misfits, King's Court
play Watchtower to draw King's Court, Band of Misfits, Copper
play King's Court to play Band of Misfits(as Coppersmith) 3 times
play Counting House to put 21 Coppers in hand
play 22 Coppers (0 Act, \$221, 1 Buy, 25 Coppers left)

buy 25 Coppers, 8 Provinces, 8 Duchies, 8 Estates
« Last Edit: December 04, 2018, 08:18:44 am by majiponi »
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