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#### faust

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##### Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3225 on: August 09, 2018, 04:15:45 pm »
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You have only 3 cards, which are in your hand. No token, no Duration. Your opponent has 7 Provinces, 8 Duchies, 8 Estates. Win in this turn.

Hard: No Events, no card in trash.
Lunatic: No Villa
Phantasm: 2 cards
No landmarks, presumably? Wall/Wolf Den/Bandit Fort could give your opponent a negative score despite all their green.

Up to 2 Landmarks if you need. I assume that your opponent has the least negative score (like no Silver/Gold, 2 Platinum).
I assume it has to be my turn? Otherwise I can do it with one card in my deck: Possession.
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Since the number of points is within a constant factor of the number of city quarters, in the long run we can get (4 - ε) ↑↑ n points in n turns for any ε > 0.

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« Reply #3226 on: August 10, 2018, 11:59:11 pm »
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You have only 3 cards, which are in your hand. No token, no Duration. Your opponent has 7 Provinces, 8 Duchies, 8 Estates. Win in this turn.

Hard: No Events, no card in trash.
Lunatic: No Villa
Phantasm: 2 cards
I assume it has to be my turn? Otherwise I can do it with one card in my deck: Possession.

My turn. Up to 2 Landmarks if you use.

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play King's Court to play Jester 3 times
gain Blessed Village for +1 Action
gain Blessed Village to draw Blessed Village
gain 6 Border Villages to gain 6 Feoda
play Blessed Village to draw Masquerade
play Masquerade to pass Blessed Village, to be passed Treasure Hunter
play Treasure Hunter to gain 40 Silvers
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##### Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3227 on: August 23, 2018, 04:06:09 am »
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What is the shortest name in Dominion? For example, "Curse" has five letters. Abandoned Mine has the shortest text.
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#### faust

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##### Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3228 on: August 23, 2018, 04:22:10 am »
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What is the shortest name in Dominion? For example, "Curse" has five letters. Abandoned Mine has the shortest text.
There are a couple of three-letter things (Tax, Bat, Spy, Imp...) which seem obvious, so I assume the answer to this should be something with 1 or 2 letters. I can't think of any 2-letter named thing though... Ox seems like something that might one day be a Dominion card.
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#### GendoIkari

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##### Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3229 on: August 23, 2018, 10:45:02 am »
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##### Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3230 on: August 23, 2018, 11:36:07 am »
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What is the shortest name in Dominion? For example, "Curse" has five letters. Abandoned Mine has the shortest text.

Well, there is only one name in "Dominion" so the answer must be Dominion.
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##### Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3231 on: August 23, 2018, 12:37:53 pm »
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What is the shortest name in Dominion? For example, "Curse" has five letters. Abandoned Mine has the shortest text.
There are a couple of three-letter things (Tax, Bat, Spy, Imp...) which seem obvious, so I assume the answer to this should be something with 1 or 2 letters. I can't think of any 2-letter named thing though... Ox seems like something that might one day be a Dominion card.

Inn seems like the shortest, simplest name.
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##### Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3232 on: August 23, 2018, 04:00:11 pm »
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What is the shortest name in Dominion? For example, "Curse" has five letters. Abandoned Mine has the shortest text.

Well, there is only one name in "Dominion" so the answer must be Dominion.

Well, there's Minion in Dominion, which is shorter already.
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##### Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3233 on: August 23, 2018, 07:44:13 pm »
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What is the shortest name in Dominion? For example, "Curse" has five letters. Abandoned Mine has the shortest text.

Well, there is only one name in "Dominion" so the answer must be Dominion.

Well, there's Minion in Dominion, which is shorter already.
There's also "Dom".
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##### Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3234 on: August 23, 2018, 07:46:13 pm »
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What is the shortest name in Dominion? For example, "Curse" has five letters. Abandoned Mine has the shortest text.

Well, there is only one name in "Dominion" so the answer must be Dominion.

Well, there's Minion in Dominion, which is shorter already.
There's also "Dom".
Don't forget about "I."
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##### Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3235 on: August 23, 2018, 08:41:53 pm »
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What is the shortest name in Dominion? For example, "Curse" has five letters. Abandoned Mine has the shortest text.
Gold has four letters
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#### majiponi

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##### Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3236 on: August 25, 2018, 07:52:51 pm »
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What is the shortest name in Dominion? For example, "Curse" has five letters. Abandoned Mine has the shortest text.

Well, there is only one name in "Dominion" so the answer must be Dominion.

Well, there's Minion in Dominion, which is shorter already.
There's also "Dom".
Don't forget about "I."

I didn't say "in English". The shortest name is "塔"(Tower) in Japanese. A single letter. We read it "tɔː".
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##### Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3237 on: August 26, 2018, 04:35:03 am »
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What is the shortest name in Dominion? For example, "Curse" has five letters. Abandoned Mine has the shortest text.

Well, there is only one name in "Dominion" so the answer must be Dominion.

Well, there's Minion in Dominion, which is shorter already.
There's also "Dom".
Don't forget about "I."

I didn't say "in English". The shortest name is "塔"(Tower) in Japanese. A single letter. We read it "tɔː".

*Annoyed grumbling*

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##### Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3238 on: August 26, 2018, 08:39:47 pm »
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What is the shortest name in Dominion? For example, "Curse" has five letters. Abandoned Mine has the shortest text.

Well, there is only one name in "Dominion" so the answer must be Dominion.

Well, there's Minion in Dominion, which is shorter already.
There's also "Dom".
Don't forget about "I."

I didn't say "in English". The shortest name is "塔"(Tower) in Japanese. A single letter. We read it "tɔː".

*Annoyed grumbling*

Technically, the Furigana has it at two
<looks up online>
"syllabaries".
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#### ConMan

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##### Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3239 on: August 26, 2018, 09:32:18 pm »
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What is the shortest name in Dominion? For example, "Curse" has five letters. Abandoned Mine has the shortest text.

Well, there is only one name in "Dominion" so the answer must be Dominion.

Well, there's Minion in Dominion, which is shorter already.
There's also "Dom".
Don't forget about "I."

I didn't say "in English". The shortest name is "塔"(Tower) in Japanese. A single letter. We read it "tɔː".

*Annoyed grumbling*

Technically, the Furigana has it at two
<looks up online>
"syllabaries".
I believe the word is morae.
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#### markusin

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##### Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3240 on: August 26, 2018, 11:37:33 pm »
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What is the shortest name in Dominion? For example, "Curse" has five letters. Abandoned Mine has the shortest text.

Well, there is only one name in "Dominion" so the answer must be Dominion.

Well, there's Minion in Dominion, which is shorter already.
There's also "Dom".
Don't forget about "I."

I didn't say "in English". The shortest name is "塔"(Tower) in Japanese. A single letter. We read it "tɔː".

*Annoyed grumbling*

Technically, the Furigana has it at two
<looks up online>
"syllabaries".
I believe the word is morae.

What I've gathered looking into it a bit further is that you have a syllabary that is composed of syballograms, and each syballogram acts as written representation of a mora.
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##### Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3241 on: August 27, 2018, 09:37:20 am »
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Here's a pretty easy one, with at least two different solutions:

Using only the five cards in my starting hand (i.e. no Duration effects or Reserves), I manage to buy a Province and a Duchy, as well as Curse my opponent four times.  How?
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#### faust

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« Reply #3242 on: August 27, 2018, 10:29:13 am »
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Here's a pretty easy one, with at least two different solutions:

Using only the five cards in my starting hand (i.e. no Duration effects or Reserves), I manage to buy a Province and a Duchy, as well as Curse my opponent four times.  How?
Hand is KC, Mountebank, Familiar, 2 * Capital

EDIT: 4-card solution: KC, Mountebank, Royal Carriage, Capital.
« Last Edit: August 27, 2018, 10:33:15 am by faust »
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Since the number of points is within a constant factor of the number of city quarters, in the long run we can get (4 - ε) ↑↑ n points in n turns for any ε > 0.

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« Reply #3243 on: August 29, 2018, 10:22:46 am »
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Here's a pretty easy one, with at least two different solutions:

Using only the five cards in my starting hand (i.e. no Duration effects or Reserves), I manage to buy a Province and a Duchy, as well as Curse my opponent four times.  How?
Hand is KC, Mountebank, Familiar, 2 * Capital

EDIT: 4-card solution: KC, Mountebank, Royal Carriage, Capital.

Replace a Capital with Fortune and you can get Colony + Duchy even.
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« Reply #3244 on: August 29, 2018, 11:04:43 am »
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Here's a pretty easy one, with at least two different solutions:

Using only the five cards in my starting hand (i.e. no Duration effects or Reserves), I manage to buy a Province and a Duchy, as well as Curse my opponent four times.  How?
Hand is KC, Mountebank, Familiar, 2 * Capital

EDIT: 4-card solution: KC, Mountebank, Royal Carriage, Capital.

Replace a Capital with Fortune and you can get Colony + Duchy even.

You can't Replace Capital with Fortune because of the debt cost
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#### Commodore Chuckles

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« Reply #3245 on: September 01, 2018, 09:18:03 am »
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The fact that Prince isn't a Duration opens up all other kinds of possibilities...
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#### majiponi

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« Reply #3246 on: September 04, 2018, 11:16:36 pm »
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Here's a pretty easy one, with at least two different solutions:

Using only the five cards in my starting hand (i.e. no Duration effects or Reserves), I manage to buy a Province and a Duchy, as well as Curse my opponent four times.  How?
Hand is KC, Mountebank, Familiar, 2 * Capital

EDIT: 4-card solution: KC, Mountebank, Royal Carriage, Capital.

Is this all right?

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Hand: Royal Carriage, King's Court, Bridge
play Royal Carriage, King's Court, Bridge
call Royal Carriage for Bridge
buy Travelling Fair, 6 Villas
buy Province, Duchy, 4 Ill Gotten Gains
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#### faust

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« Reply #3247 on: September 05, 2018, 05:09:04 am »
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Here's a pretty easy one, with at least two different solutions:

Using only the five cards in my starting hand (i.e. no Duration effects or Reserves), I manage to buy a Province and a Duchy, as well as Curse my opponent four times.  How?
Hand is KC, Mountebank, Familiar, 2 * Capital

EDIT: 4-card solution: KC, Mountebank, Royal Carriage, Capital.

Is this all right?

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Hand: Royal Carriage, King's Court, Bridge
play Royal Carriage, King's Court, Bridge
call Royal Carriage for Bridge
buy Travelling Fair, 6 Villas
buy Province, Duchy, 4 Ill Gotten Gains
I would say that you are using the Villas, and thus violate the condition that you should be "only using the five cards in your starting hand". Otherwise you could probably do all kinds of craziness with Fortress/Upgrade/Upgrade opening.
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Since the number of points is within a constant factor of the number of city quarters, in the long run we can get (4 - ε) ↑↑ n points in n turns for any ε > 0.

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« Reply #3248 on: September 22, 2018, 12:35:34 pm »
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I have another easy one. Although the Curse tile is empty I play a Sea Hag for a win. Why? Hint: It has absolutely nothing to do with Peddler, Leprechaun, Library or any other Action card interaction.
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« Reply #3249 on: September 22, 2018, 12:47:13 pm »
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I have another easy one. Although the Curse tile is empty I play a Sea Hag for a win. Why? Hint: It has absolutely nothing to do with Peddler, Leprechaun, Library or any other Action card interaction.

Well, i’d say you discard opponent’s tunnel and they accidentally take a gold with Bandit Fort, but i feel there’s another answer
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