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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3275 on: February 12, 2019, 10:50:41 am »
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Gladiator to trash a Gladiator from the supply and buy a Fortune?
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3276 on: February 12, 2019, 11:36:42 am »
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So, all the kingdom has is 10 piles, all of which are pure actions. I have no gainers in my deck whatsoever and Deluded. Still in the end of this very turn, I return Deluded and still buy one of the cards from the supply of these 10 piles. Which card is it and how?

I think to try to solve this puzzle we need an explanation of what "all of which are pure actions" means. If a supply pile is a split pile that contains some Action cards and some non-Action cards, like Encampment/Plunder, does that fall into the rubric of "all pure actions"? I would have assumed no, but most of the guesses so far seem to be assuming yes.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3277 on: February 12, 2019, 12:11:45 pm »
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So, all the kingdom has is 10 piles, all of which are pure actions. I have no gainers in my deck whatsoever and Deluded. Still in the end of this very turn, I return Deluded and still buy one of the cards from the supply of these 10 piles. Which card is it and how?

I think to try to solve this puzzle we need an explanation of what "all of which are pure actions" means. If a supply pile is a split pile that contains some Action cards and some non-Action cards, like Encampment/Plunder, does that fall into the rubric of "all pure actions"? I would have assumed no, but most of the guesses so far seem to be assuming yes.

Yes, split piles count and the answer above is actually what I had in mind, so it is correct.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3278 on: February 12, 2019, 12:12:00 pm »
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it's harder to word puzzles than to solve them :)
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3279 on: February 23, 2019, 09:11:17 pm »
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What card can Royal Carriage only call exactly once? (No Enchantress)
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3280 on: February 23, 2019, 09:34:39 pm »
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What card can Royal Carriage only call exactly once? (No Enchantress)

Once per game or once per time you play it?
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3281 on: February 24, 2019, 02:11:41 am »
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What card can Royal Carriage only call exactly once? (No Enchantress)

Do you mean replay?

And is it Farmer's Market, when the first play puts the fourth VP chip on the pile?
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3282 on: March 13, 2019, 08:18:53 pm »
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Here's a relatively formulaic challenge which I present mainly for amusement value:

Play a Smuggler before the player to your right has had a turn.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3283 on: March 13, 2019, 08:23:05 pm »
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Here's a relatively formulaic challenge which I present mainly for amusement value:

Play a Smuggler before the player to your right has had a turn.

Play Pouch, Cursed Gold, 3 Coppers. Spend Baker coffer, buy Borrow, Innovation, Smugglers.

Play Pouch, Cursed Gold, 2 Coppers. Buy Innovation. Advance Necropolis into Smugglers.

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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3284 on: March 13, 2019, 08:35:04 pm »
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Nice! Renaissance makes that a whole bunch tidier; I assumed one would need to go the more convoluted Villa route.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3285 on: March 13, 2019, 08:40:06 pm »
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Alternatively, Summon - Mission
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3286 on: March 16, 2019, 12:09:12 am »
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What card can Royal Carriage only call exactly once? (No Enchantress)

Do you mean replay?

And is it Farmer's Market, when the first play puts the fourth VP chip on the pile?

Tragic Hero
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3287 on: March 17, 2019, 11:21:34 pm »
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What card can Royal Carriage only call exactly once? (No Enchantress)

Do you mean replay?

And is it Farmer's Market, when the first play puts the fourth VP chip on the pile?

Tragic Hero

Not necessarily, if you play it originally with only one other card in hand. (e.g. Festival*3 then Tragic Hero)
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3288 on: April 04, 2019, 09:34:57 am »
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My deck contains a Throne Room, card X and otherwise only base cards (no Ruins). There are no Adventures tokens placed anywhere. I play Throne Room on X and draw 7 cards. What is X?
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3289 on: April 04, 2019, 09:41:45 am »
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My deck contains a Throne Room, card X and otherwise only base cards (no Ruins). There are no Adventures tokens placed anywhere. I play Throne Room on X and draw 7 cards. What is X?

It's Hunting Grounds but you only have 7 cards in your deck/discard pile.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3290 on: April 04, 2019, 09:45:46 am »
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Swindler in a dreaded 5 player game with Road Network and crazy amounts of luck?
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3291 on: April 04, 2019, 09:54:23 am »
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My deck contains a Throne Room, card X and otherwise only base cards (no Ruins). There are no Adventures tokens placed anywhere. I play Throne Room on X and draw 7 cards. What is X?
Another player played three Torturers, you discarded, and the card in your hand is Library?
Or something with Apothecary.

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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3292 on: April 04, 2019, 11:39:45 am »
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My deck contains a Throne Room, card X and otherwise only base cards (no Ruins). There are no Adventures tokens placed anywhere. I play Throne Room on X and draw 7 cards. What is X?

It's Hunting Grounds but you only have 7 cards in your deck/discard pile.

That's also the answer I got.
Another possible answer is: Baker in kingdom; You buy Throne Room your first four hand, you buy Innovation your first 5 hand (using Baker coffer), and you buy Library your second 5 hand. Your deck now meets the conditions. Buy a throne the next time you have Library and four Coppers. You draw 7 cards. (It never said the Throne Room in your deck has to be the one you play).
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3293 on: April 20, 2019, 01:03:40 pm »
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If you start with N Pixies and never gain any more, and P probability of trashing a Pixie on play (0 <= P <= 1), how many Pixies, N*, do you have after m Pixie plays? N* can be not a whole number.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3294 on: April 20, 2019, 02:38:45 pm »
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N* = N -(m*P)? Is N* the amount of Pixies you have on average? This is either too simple or I'm missing something obvious...

Do you trash pixies with Flame's Gift?
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3295 on: April 21, 2019, 06:48:56 pm »
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N* = N -(m*P)?
I don't think so, because if N=10, P=0.5, and m=30, then N*=-5, which doesn't seem possible.

Is N* the amount of Pixies you have on average?
Yes, I think? Think of it as the "expected" number of Pixies.

Do you trash pixies with Flame's Gift?
No. I guess I should have clarified -- you have no other way to gain Pixies and you don't get rid of them by any other means than trashing them on-play.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3296 on: April 21, 2019, 07:01:38 pm »
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N* = N -(m*P)?
I don't think so, because if N=10, P=0.5, and m=30, then N*=-5, which doesn't seem possible.

Well you can just do max(N -(m*P), 0) and that would...somewhat work? Is this assuming we know you can successfully play m Pixies? Because, on average, in your scenario we couldn't play all 30 Pixies...
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3297 on: May 01, 2019, 03:57:49 pm »
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Today I played a game in which my opponent started their last turn when 3 piles were already empty. The game did not have Fleet. How was it done?
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3298 on: May 01, 2019, 05:13:17 pm »
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Today I played a game in which my opponent started their last turn when 3 piles were already empty. The game did not have Fleet. How was it done?

Were the piles in the supply?
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3299 on: May 01, 2019, 05:24:39 pm »
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Ninja. An empty non-Supply pile would do it.

Alternatively, you could have used Donate + Market Square to empty the Gold after your turn and before opponent's.
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