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bounty hunter is really good, right?
« on: March 20, 2020, 03:54:09 pm »
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it cleans up provinces, it gives huge money spikes when you most need it, even when it doesnt give money spikes it's non-terminal, you can sacrifice a middling action card for money in the end game, you can even get that action card back if you like, etc.
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Re: bounty hunter is really good, right?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 04:14:00 pm »
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Top 3 $4 card.
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Re: bounty hunter is really good, right?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 04:16:09 pm »
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Top 3 $4 card.

But is it the #3 $4 in the top 5?
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Re: bounty hunter is really good, right?
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2020, 04:46:48 pm »
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it cleans up provinces, it gives huge money spikes when you most need it, even when it doesnt give money spikes it's non-terminal, you can sacrifice a middling action card for money in the end game, you can even get that action card back if you like, etc.

If you can set it up in time, it also support an awesome golden deck - bounty hunter + 2 golds + silver can get you a province every turn.  You start each turn with those four cards plus the Province you bought the previous turn.  Exile that Province, buy a new Province, and start your next hand with the new Province + those four cards!  And in a colony game, you can do this with 2 golds + platinum gaining a Colony each turn!  Bounty Hunter lets you clear out your deck to get there quickly (in fact, you can buy several BH's initially, and then Exile the surplus)
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Re: bounty hunter is really good, right?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2020, 09:04:53 pm »
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it cleans up provinces, it gives huge money spikes when you most need it, even when it doesnt give money spikes it's non-terminal, you can sacrifice a middling action card for money in the end game, you can even get that action card back if you like, etc.

If you can set it up in time, it also support an awesome golden deck - bounty hunter + 2 golds + silver can get you a province every turn.  You start each turn with those four cards plus the Province you bought the previous turn.  Exile that Province, buy a new Province, and start your next hand with the new Province + those four cards!  And in a colony game, you can do this with 2 golds + platinum gaining a Colony each turn!  Bounty Hunter lets you clear out your deck to get there quickly (in fact, you can buy several BH's initially, and then Exile the surplus)

Seems awfully slow. Say you open with 2 via Alms. By T4 you get a gold, exile 2 estates and get a third BH. By T6 you exile another 3 cards and get second Gold. You now have 2 golds, 5 coppers, and 3 Bh. Okay by T8 you exile 3 Coppers. T9 you exile 2 coppers. T10 you exile a Bh and buy a Plat. T11 Exile the other Bh and buy a Colony.

That puts you at turn 14 to get 4 colonies. With some of the best possible shuffle luck with one of the best possible board setups.

More importantly, this is not a lot faster for provinces. Getting 4 provinces in 14 turns loses to most BM-X setups. Absent Alms or some other option to open double Bh, this seems like it would be far too slow on its own.

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Re: bounty hunter is really good, right?
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2020, 09:53:27 pm »
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I think if you have someone going provinces and you're going colonies, it's close and it's a single-card solution. 

But I'd agree, it's slow.  I did a quick game against a bot and it was 27 turns to 8 colonies vs their 7 provinces.    Also, because there is no draw, I never got to the actual golden deck where I could guarantee a colony per turn.
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Re: bounty hunter is really good, right?
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2020, 09:58:16 pm »
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With a strong trasher, it can go a lot faster -- 14 turns to 5 colonies?
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