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I Marin somebody
« on: May 25, 2012, 06:54:05 pm »
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http://councilroom.com/game?game_id=game-20120524-161602-5f458e83.html
Always fun to do this. My basic plan here is to university into a city/rabble/governor/militia, later on GM, engine. Now, you may think this is really similar to another board where I say BM should be dominant - what gives? Well, first of all, the BM there is better than here (courtyard). Second, apprentice helps the guy in the lead. Third, We have university to gain a zillion things here. But most importantly, militia, which should really help me out a lot. It's very hard to buy a province off of 3 cards...
Anyway, I make a mistake right off the bat, I think, by not going Black Market at the offset. But then, pretty bad luck strikes. Turn 3 is a dud. His turn 6 and turn 9 both have really terrible militia hits for me, as both times I have potion/copper/copper/university/estate. Le sigh. This all slows me down a LOT at getting militias and getting my engine going, which I'm intending to really pound into him with. And he thus jumps out to a big-time lead. Now, I do grab a highway out of the black market, which is big, because it lets me university GMs (though I stupidly don't realize this at first on turn 18...), and a margrave, which gives plus buy but doesn't help all that much really, and herbalist - same thing. I don't get the sea hag that I really really want though.
So he sprints up to 5 provinces and starts to stall, just a bit (not surprising given that he's greened, and moreover, I'm rabble stack + militia-ing him all the time). Meanwhile I'm able to chow down on the GMs and the cities, which I can do with surprising impugnity, as he doesn't really have prospects of emptying a 3rd pile, or any cities to bulk up. And my mega-turns start flowing... I'm able to crash down the victory just in time, more or less. If he has one more duchy, 'I'm dead'*.
*Well, sort of. If he has one more duchy, I he probably has one fewer estate, and I'm fine. Moreover, I can potentially grab that sea hag (I get the chance without needing it on my last hand) and an island from the BM for the last little boost.

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Re: I Marin somebody
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 01:36:29 pm »
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The real Marin marining somebody :p
This one is really funny!
http://dominion.isotropic.org/play
(even if chwite did a huge mistake, he bought a city which accelerate really my own city...)
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Re: I Marin somebody
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2012, 01:41:50 pm »
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The real Marin marining somebody :p
This one is really funny!
http://dominion.isotropic.org/play
(even if chwite did a huge mistake, he bought a city which accelerate really my own city...)
You just posted a link to the isotropic main playing page, rather than a game log.

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Re: I Marin somebody
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2012, 01:43:39 pm »
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i don't think 'RisingJaguar effect' ever made it into the dictionary, but maybe we can add that and 'to marin' someone to the list. 
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Re: I Marin somebody
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2012, 02:17:19 pm »
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Lol, I am so stupid sometimes!!
I forgot to take the address of the game. ^^
I will put in tomorrow if I remember it.
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Re: I Marin somebody
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2012, 02:40:57 pm »
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Marin: Act of winning with at least 9 throne rooms. 

(Good game btw... That one highway!)
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Re: I Marin somebody
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2012, 04:45:37 pm »
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Amidoingitrite?

7X Throne rooms + outpost + bishop + remodel + margrave for a t19 34 point comeback after being down 6-0 in provinces  ;D

http://dominion.isotropic.org/gamelog/201206/26/game-20120626-132950-eb1bc4f8.html
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Re: I Marin somebody
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 04:54:07 am »
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The real Marin marining somebody :p
This one is really funny!
http://councilroom.com/game?game_id=game-20120626-103143-5a529776.html
(even if chwite did a huge mistake, he bought a city which accelerate really my own city...)
(this time I take the good address :p)
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Re: I Marin somebody
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 04:56:37 am »
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The real Marin marining somebody :p
This one is really funny!
http://councilroom.com/game?game_id=game-20120626-103143-5a529776.html
(even if chwite did a huge mistake, he bought a city which accelerate really my own city...)
(this time I take the good address :p)

...7-1 province split, only alternate VP is harem...
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Re: I Marin somebody
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2012, 05:00:29 am »
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Should "Marining" go into the FAQ?

Looking at the posts I would think it's the art of getting behind as far as you can and still being able to pull out a win.

It's almost like a jet taking a nose dive and pulling up just before hitting the ground.
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Re: I Marin somebody
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2012, 10:44:12 am »
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I think it's, go for some unbelievably crazy what-the-heck-was-that engine, preferably with massive VP deficit only to make it up in the final turns.
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