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Talk about winning by a nose:

  • Province game with Vineyards.
  • No villages.
  • Only +buy is Council Room.
  • Haggler and Workshop are around for pseudo buy.
  • Alchemist, Menagerie, and Hunting Party are only cantrips.

I go for Alchemist, he soon follows.
My first $5 is Haggler (mostly into Menagerie).
I'm a total idiot and don't connect the dots that there are no villages until after I pick up my THIRD terminal (Steward, Haggler, Workshop).
Whilst scooping up Alchemists, I don't see the "Haggler > buy Alchemist, gain Vineyards" combo.  Neither does my opponent.  (Is this a thing? I have never gotten the ontological subtleties of Potion prices.)
I switch from Haggling to Workshopping as soon as my buys are Vineyards (after Alchemist runs).
He switches to Council Room, buying PROV and VINEYARDS every turn, whereas I am just buying a Vineyards.

I gain my 21st action with Workshop, and buy the last Vineyard (3rd pile) on turn 16 for a 1 point win.  So incredibly close.
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Re: 4 Provinces and 3 Vineyards loses to 5 Vineyards in a near Mirror.
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 07:05:26 pm »
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Whilst scooping up Alchemists, I don't see the "Haggler > buy Alchemist, gain Vineyards" combo.  Neither does my opponent.  (Is this a thing? I have never gotten the ontological subtleties of Potion prices.)
I switch from Haggling to Workshopping as soon as my buys are Vineyards (after Alchemist runs).
He switches to Council Room, buying PROV and VINEYARDS every turn, whereas I am just buying a Vineyards.

I gain my 21st action with Workshop, and buy the last Vineyard (3rd pile) on turn 16 for a 1 point win.  So incredibly close.

If you buy an Alchemist with Haggler out, you can gain a University, but not a Vineyards.
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Re: 4 Provinces and 3 Vineyards loses to 5 Vineyards in a near Mirror.
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2012, 07:06:34 pm »
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Remember, Vineyards is a Victory card...
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Re: 4 Provinces and 3 Vineyards loses to 5 Vineyards in a near Mirror.
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2012, 07:47:46 pm »
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Whilst scooping up Alchemists, I don't see the "Haggler > buy Alchemist, gain Vineyards" combo.  Neither does my opponent.  (Is this a thing? I have never gotten the ontological subtleties of Potion prices.)
I switch from Haggling to Workshopping as soon as my buys are Vineyards (after Alchemist runs).
He switches to Council Room, buying PROV and VINEYARDS every turn, whereas I am just buying a Vineyards.

I gain my 21st action with Workshop, and buy the last Vineyard (3rd pile) on turn 16 for a 1 point win.  So incredibly close.

If you buy an Alchemist with Haggler out, you can gain a University, but not a Vineyards.

Remember, Vineyards is a Victory card...

Cool!  Thanks gents.  ;D
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