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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #550 on: February 10, 2014, 07:55:46 pm »
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OK, next easy puzzle: You have 11 scouts in play. How?

One of them is a Band of Misfits.

Almost....

Two of them are Band of Misfits? :P

But sudgy's answer still works if you have a way to gain and play that last Scout after playing BoM.

Not wrong then, but still incomplete.

OK another one! With a 4/3 opening split, what's the most number of points you can have after 1 turn?
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #551 on: February 10, 2014, 08:04:46 pm »
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OK, next easy puzzle: You have 11 scouts in play. How?

One of them is a Band of Misfits.

Almost....

Two of them are Band of Misfits? :P

But sudgy's answer still works if you have a way to gain and play that last Scout after playing BoM.

Oh, right, I forgot about how BoM needs the card to be in the supply.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #552 on: February 10, 2014, 08:11:24 pm »
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OK, next easy puzzle: You have 11 scouts in play. How?

One of them is a Band of Misfits.

Almost....

Two of them are Band of Misfits? :P

But sudgy's answer still works if you have a way to gain and play that last Scout after playing BoM.

Not wrong then, but still incomplete.

OK another one! With a 4/3 opening split, what's the most number of points you can have after 1 turn?

Spending a coin token on Duchy and three starting Estates would give you 6.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #553 on: February 10, 2014, 08:14:22 pm »
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I'm not procrastinating writing a paper I swear.

In a solitaire game without shelters, what is the maximum number of turns you can go before drawing a victory card?
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #554 on: February 10, 2014, 08:17:41 pm »
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I'm not procrastinating writing a paper I swear.

In a solitaire game without shelters, what is the maximum number of turns you can go before drawing a victory card?

Well you could buy all 10 Mandarins, so on the 11th turn you draw 5 Copper, and then the best I can do is Overpay Doctor by 2 and trash 2 Estates, but you'll still draw 1.  So 12.

Edit: Scratch that, coin token to overpay by 3, trash 3 Estates, so infinite.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #555 on: February 10, 2014, 08:25:44 pm »
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I was hoping someone would do the mandarin maths before realizing the answer is infinite.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #556 on: February 10, 2014, 10:33:19 pm »
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OK, new easy puzzle:

In a 2P game, buying the last province will result in you losing the game, but it's the correct strategic move. Why?
The other player has a very large deck with two Fool's Gold, no Gold, and a lot of Fairgrounds.  You know he can buy the province next turn to win but don't know if he has a fools gold.  You buy the Province to end the game but he trashes a fools gold for a gold to bump up his fairgrounds and wins instead.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #557 on: February 10, 2014, 10:55:35 pm »
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I'm not procrastinating writing a paper I swear.

In a solitaire game without shelters, what is the maximum number of turns you can go before drawing a victory card?

-1/12 turns
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #558 on: February 10, 2014, 10:58:21 pm »
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I'm not procrastinating writing a paper I swear.

In a solitaire game without shelters, what is the maximum number of turns you can go before drawing a victory card?

-1/12 turns

I see what you did there.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #559 on: February 12, 2014, 07:02:03 am »
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But more seriously, it bothers me when someone asks "what is the maximum number of turns?" and the answer given is "infinite".  No, the answer is that there is no maximum.  Not that infinity is the maximum.  Whatever the latter might mean, it isn't happening here.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #560 on: February 12, 2014, 09:10:48 am »
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But more seriously, it bothers me when someone asks "what is the maximum number of turns?" and the answer given is "infinite".  No, the answer is that there is no maximum.  Not that infinity is the maximum.  Whatever the latter might mean, it isn't happening here.

Well the supremum is infinite.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #561 on: February 12, 2014, 01:05:35 pm »
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I have two treasure cards in hand, no cards in play, my discard or my deck. I play those two cards and nothing else for $8. One of them is not a Platinum. What two cards have I played?
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #562 on: February 12, 2014, 01:11:32 pm »
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I have two treasure cards in hand, no cards in play, my discard or my deck. I play those two cards and nothing else for $8. One of them is not a Platinum. What two cards have I played?

The other one is Platinum. So Platinum and Gold.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #563 on: February 12, 2014, 01:11:42 pm »
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I have two treasure cards in hand, no cards in play, my discard or my deck. I play those two cards and nothing else for $8. One of them is not a Platinum. What two cards have I played?

You played a Gold and a Platinum.  The Gold isn't a Platinum.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #564 on: February 12, 2014, 01:52:42 pm »
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I have two treasure cards in hand, no cards in play, my discard or my deck. I play those two cards and nothing else for $8. One of them is not a Platinum. What two cards have I played?

You played a Gold and a Platinum.  The Gold isn't a Platinum.

Time to head to the Liberry!
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #565 on: February 12, 2014, 03:15:31 pm »
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I have two treasure cards in hand, no cards in play, my discard or my deck. I play those two cards and nothing else for $8. One of them is not a Platinum. What two cards have I played?

You played a Gold and a Platinum.  The Gold isn't a Platinum.

Time to head to the Liberry!

Your face is getting red. Like a strawbrerry.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #566 on: February 12, 2014, 03:18:18 pm »
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I have two treasure cards in hand, no cards in play, my discard or my deck. I play those two cards and nothing else for $8. One of them is not a Platinum. What two cards have I played?

You played a Gold and a Platinum.  The Gold isn't a Platinum.

Time to head to the Liberry!

Your face is getting red. Like a strawbrerry.

Don't have children.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #567 on: February 13, 2014, 02:41:01 pm »
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I have two treasure cards in hand, no cards in play, my discard or my deck. I play those two cards and nothing else for $8. One of them is not a Platinum. What two cards have I played?

Diadem and Copper after having played (and trashed) 4 mining villages?
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #568 on: February 14, 2014, 02:05:49 am »
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I have two treasure cards in hand, no cards in play, my discard or my deck. I play those two cards and nothing else for $8. One of them is not a Platinum. What two cards have I played?

Diadem and Copper after having played (and trashed) 4 mining villages?
Nice find! I had looked at Diadem, but couldn't figure it out with the constraints.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #569 on: February 28, 2014, 07:53:47 pm »
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OK, new easy puzzle:

In a 2P game, buying the last province will result in you losing the game, but it's the correct strategic move. Why?
The other player has a very large deck with two Fool's Gold, no Gold, and a lot of Fairgrounds.  You know he can buy the province next turn to win but don't know if he has a fools gold.  You buy the Province to end the game but he trashes a fools gold for a gold to bump up his fairgrounds and wins instead.

Without Fool's Gold: You are 5 points behind, buy the last Province and lose. How can that happen? There are at least three different solutions.

PS: One is pretty unrealistic. I guess that's something for the edge casers among us ;)
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #570 on: February 28, 2014, 08:01:45 pm »
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The easy one: Province pile is embargoed.

Another answer: You have haggler in play, gaining border village, gaining a curse.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #571 on: February 28, 2014, 08:04:15 pm »
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You reveal watchtower, trashing it.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #572 on: February 28, 2014, 08:05:12 pm »
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You have more buys and buy curses.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #573 on: February 28, 2014, 08:08:28 pm »
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You're reminded of The Game
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #574 on: February 28, 2014, 08:10:01 pm »
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You have more buys and buy curses.
You reveal watchtower, trashing it.

While these are technically correct i actually meant something less... idiotic :P


Another answer: You have haggler in play, gaining border village, gaining a curse.

Chapeau, this was supposed to be the hard one.

One's remaining.
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