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rrenaud

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Re: Am I reading this board correctly?
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2011, 12:11:28 am »
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What time is good for you?  What mistakes did we make with the ironworks?
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Re: Am I reading this board correctly?
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2011, 12:31:44 am »
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The first game was much more glaring, in that he went for gardens way too soon. Yours, you went for gardens a touch too late, trashed to the opp bishop at the beginning, and got too many bishops. Much slighter, much closer. In general, nights are good for me. I'm also on now.

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Re: Am I reading this board correctly?
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2011, 01:10:48 am »
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Hm. I just tried a few sample games and you're right, I've been getting gardens way too early. Thanks for the advice. 

It seems like it's possible to get >40 cards (and >40 points) and end the game in 15 turns.
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Re: Am I reading this board correctly?
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2011, 02:24:37 am »
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It seems to me like outpost could help the goons player significantly. Also, is there any merit to going for moneylender instead of bishop? You'll have less points in the begginning but have an easier time getting an early goons. By the way, nice set with diverging options
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Re: Am I reading this board correctly?
« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2011, 11:34:47 am »
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I played this board a few times with WW.

http://councilroom.com/game?game_id=game-20110901-150156-f33dc68c.html
http://councilroom.com/game?game_id=game-20110901-145527-5e2808ea.html - nice
http://councilroom.com/game?game_id=game-20110901-145138-f8ce0196.html
http://councilroom.com/game?game_id=game-20110901-144525-0c486323.html - nice

I switch back to thinking ironworks + gardens is probably a winning strategy over bishop/city/goons, but you need to be really tactical and not run out any piles too soon, nor push any piles too close to empty before they all disappear.  If the cities start exploding, the game is over.

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Re: Am I reading this board correctly?
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2011, 01:02:24 pm »
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Wow. I'm just delighted to find that my inkling that this was a pretty interesting set seems to have been well-founded. Y'all are intense. :-)
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Re: Am I reading this board correctly?
« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2011, 01:04:49 pm »
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chesskidnate, I'm the amateur here, but I suspect the "early" goons doesn't matter as much as really getting a rip-roaring goons engine cranking for several mega-turns before the game ends.
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Re: Am I reading this board correctly?
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2011, 01:56:02 pm »
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It's probably better to get an early gold instead of an early goons. Goons is pretty weak as an attack.
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