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Robz888

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What's More Expensive Than Alchemist? Nothing
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:21:17 pm »
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I just had a really fun time utterly ruining my opponent's strategy. There wasn't a whole ton going on in this kingdom, no real engine to speak of, very little pay off, only Pooka for trashing, no way to get rid of the Cursed Gold Curses. My opponent went for mass Chariots, which is in my opinion almost always correct, but I went straight for an Alchemist stack.

My opponent got to 4 VP with his Chariots before I could purchase my sixth Alchemist. That was the one that made all the difference, because it ensured that Alchemist was always the top card of my deck when he played his Chariots, and there was nothing in his deck that could possibly cost more than Alchemist, thanks to the Potion cost. This stopped him fairly dead, since he was counting on his Chariots for economy, as well as VP. He resigned soon thereafter (not sure he was totally out of it, but he was frustrated).
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Re: What's More Expensive Than Alchemist? Nothing
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 12:23:22 pm »
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 ;D Nothing stops Chariot Race dead like keeping an expensive card on the top of your deck.
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Re: What's More Expensive Than Alchemist? Nothing
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 04:47:41 pm »
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Isn't Possession more expensive?
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Re: What's More Expensive Than Alchemist? Nothing
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2018, 07:18:42 am »
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My favourite example of this was when I used my opponent's Haunted Woods to topdeck 5 green cards and a Shepherd every turn, with a Province in the 6th position.
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Re: What's More Expensive Than Alchemist? Nothing
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2018, 03:46:29 pm »
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Isn't Possession more expensive?

Yes and Golem.  But it isn't likely that both Alchemist and one of the more expensive potion cards will be in the same kingdom.
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Re: What's More Expensive Than Alchemist? Nothing
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2018, 05:25:46 am »
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Isn't Possession more expensive?

Yes and Golem.
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