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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3375 on: August 02, 2019, 12:22:54 pm »
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Ok given that I have completely failed with 3 different attempts now....

New attempt!

Last turn you played a bunch of Captains (Let's say 10 of them, with the help of King's Courts), and then used Bonfire to trash all of your cards.

At the start of your turn, you use the Captain effects to play a bunch of Inventors; and you also have your +1 card token on the Inventor pile. This lets you get whatever cards you need into your hand. Play Torturers to discard your opponent's hand; 10 Saboteurs to trash your opponent's entire deck; then buy some bonfires to get back down to 10 cards.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3376 on: August 04, 2019, 02:02:55 pm »
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At the start of my turn, I have no cards and my opponent has 10 cards. At the end of the turn, I have 10 cards and my opponent has no cards. What happened?

One can assume that before trashing your deck, you have managed to accumulate many coin tokens.
So by using Traveling Fair, buy two King's Courts, a Thief, a (1st edition) Masquerade, and Mission.
Play KC-KC-Thief-Masquerade.
Opponent has all 10 Scepters; five in hand, five in deck.
The Thief trashes 3 Scepters and gains them.
The Masquerade draws the Scepters and exchanges them with the opponent, without trashing any.
Now play two Scepters to replay the Thief twice and trash the rest of the opponent's deck.  Do not gain the Scepters.
Play the remaining Scepter to replay the Masquerade.  Receive a Scepter from the opponent.  Repeat four times.
Buy Bonfire to trash two cards and you're left with ten cards.

The drawback is that this does not work with 2nd edition rules for Masquerade.  But there are many variations that can be substituted.
KC-KC-Thief-Torturer.  Torturer will draw the first three Scepters and force the opponent to discard his hand.  Replay Thief and Torturer as needed to gain/draw the remaining Scepters.

I particularly like a variant that forces him to trash all of his Scepters, then you play a Treasurer which can gain one to your hand.  Rinse and repeat.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3377 on: August 04, 2019, 02:39:54 pm »
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I'd argue that things you do during a Mission turn don't happen before the end of "the" turn, and therefore don't satisfy the challenge.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3378 on: August 04, 2019, 07:58:17 pm »
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I'd argue that things you do during a Mission turn don't happen before the end of "the" turn, and therefore don't satisfy the challenge.

Fair enough.  I'll do it in the first turn.
Setup:  purchase Innovation, accrue many coin tokens, trash all of your deck (perhaps Donate).
Turn:  Buy many Travelling Fairs for extra buys.  Buy a Sculptor, play it with Innovation, gain a Watchtower to your hand.
Still in buy phase:  Buy 2 King's Courts, a Thief, a Torturer.  Buy two Cultists, use the Watchtower to trash them thus drawing your deck.
Buy a Villa, return to action phase.
Proceed as before:  KC-KC-Thief-Torturer, gaining and using opponent's Scepters.

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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3379 on: October 03, 2019, 12:18:43 pm »
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A new puzzle.

Create a kingdom where you can play an Action card any number of times in a single Buy phase.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3380 on: October 03, 2019, 06:09:32 pm »
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A new puzzle.

Create a kingdom where you can play an Action card any number of times in a single Buy phase.

Scepter, Captain, Quarry.
Play Captain in Action phase. Buy phase: play Quarry, play Scepter, replaying Captain. Captain now costs $4, so you can play Captain with Captain recursively.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3381 on: October 03, 2019, 07:22:45 pm »
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A new puzzle.

Create a kingdom where you can play an Action card any number of times in a single Buy phase.

Scepter, Captain, Quarry.
Play Captain in Action phase. Buy phase: play Quarry, play Scepter, replaying Captain. Captain now costs $4, so you can play Captain with Captain recursively.

No. Captain cannot play a Duration card.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3382 on: October 03, 2019, 08:09:56 pm »
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A new puzzle.

Create a kingdom where you can play an Action card any number of times in a single Buy phase.

Scepter, Captain, Quarry.
Play Captain in Action phase. Buy phase: play Quarry, play Scepter, replaying Captain. Captain now costs $4, so you can play Captain with Captain recursively.

No. Captain cannot play a Duration card.

Ah, right. Okay, then:
Scepter, Captain, Quarry, Inheritance
Slight change to the first answer. Play Quarry on some setup turn to allow Inheriting Captains. Then, later, play Scepter to play Captain or Estate. Each Estate plays a Captain, which plays an Estate.


I think someone else came up with this idea on a different thread (probably the Rules Tweaks/Errata thread), but I don't remember who.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3383 on: October 04, 2019, 05:40:10 am »
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A new puzzle.

Create a kingdom where you can play an Action card any number of times in a single Buy phase.

Scepter, Captain, Quarry.
Play Captain in Action phase. Buy phase: play Quarry, play Scepter, replaying Captain. Captain now costs $4, so you can play Captain with Captain recursively.

No. Captain cannot play a Duration card.

Ah, right. Okay, then:
Scepter, Captain, Quarry, Inheritance
Slight change to the first answer. Play Quarry on some setup turn to allow Inheriting Captains. Then, later, play Scepter to play Captain or Estate. Each Estate plays a Captain, which plays an Estate.


I think someone else came up with this idea on a different thread (probably the Rules Tweaks/Errata thread), but I don't remember who.
Nice. How about this?

... play  a Tactician any number of times in a single Buy phase.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3384 on: October 04, 2019, 11:26:44 am »
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Does the Tactician have to have something to discard each time? Or can they be dead Tacticians?
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3385 on: October 04, 2019, 05:29:24 pm »
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Does the Tactician have to have something to discard each time? Or can they be dead Tacticians?
Whichever is ok. I have both answers.

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Setup: trash Mandarin

play Storyteller to play Scepter for +$2
play Necromancer to play Zombie Apprentice to trash Tactician
play Rogue to gain Tactician, revealing Watchtower to trash it

you have 4 Scepters and a Watchtower in hand

play Scepter to replay Storyteller
play Scepter to replay Rogue to gain Tactician, revealing Watchtower to trash it
play Scepter to replay Rogue to gain Mandarin, revealing Watchtower to trash it
play Scepter to replay Necromancer to play Tactician to discard Watchtower

you have 4 Scepters and a Watchtower in hand
repeat
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3386 on: October 05, 2019, 07:39:24 pm »
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Does the Tactician have to have something to discard each time? Or can they be dead Tacticians?
Whichever is ok. I have both answers.

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Setup: trash Mandarin

play Storyteller to play Scepter for +$2
play Necromancer to play Zombie Apprentice to trash Tactician
play Rogue to gain Tactician, revealing Watchtower to trash it

you have 4 Scepters and a Watchtower in hand

play Scepter to replay Storyteller
play Scepter to replay Rogue to gain Tactician, revealing Watchtower to trash it
play Scepter to replay Rogue to gain Mandarin, revealing Watchtower to trash it
play Scepter to replay Necromancer to play Tactician to discard Watchtower

you have 4 Scepters and a Watchtower in hand
repeat

How is this in the buy phase?
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3387 on: October 07, 2019, 08:42:59 am »
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Necromancer cannot play durations. It's an explicit restriction on the card.

Edit: the fix would be to replace the Tactician in the trash with Band of Misfits and put the Ferry token on Tactician.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3388 on: October 07, 2019, 12:03:13 pm »
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Necromancer cannot play durations. It's an explicit restriction on the card.

Edit: the fix would be to replace the Tactician in the trash with Band of Misfits and put the Ferry token on Tactician.

Oops. Replay Overlord to play Rogue and Tactician instead.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3389 on: October 07, 2019, 04:52:49 pm »
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Necromancer cannot play durations. It's an explicit restriction on the card.

Edit: the fix would be to replace the Tactician in the trash with Band of Misfits and put the Ferry token on Tactician.

Oops. Replay Overlord to play Rogue and Tactician instead.

Overlord cannot be gained from the trash by Rogue, which is why I gave BoM as an example to make sure the solution wasn't broken.

Edit: nevermind, I understand what you mean now.
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