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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3400 on: March 24, 2020, 01:55:02 am »
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Small Castle is “trash this or a Castle in your hand.” So I believe there are 4VP up for grabs.

Putting a single card in the Black Market deck is like stacking the boons deck. The true solution should be implicit in the kingdom.

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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3401 on: March 24, 2020, 11:38:34 am »
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Small Castle is “trash this or a Castle in your hand.” So I believe there are 4VP up for grabs.

It also gains you the other Small Castle, though. And Colonnade is when-buy, not when-gain.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3402 on: March 24, 2020, 04:48:46 pm »
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Small Castle is “trash this or a Castle in your hand.” So I believe there are 4VP up for grabs.

It also gains you the other Small Castle, though. And Colonnade is when-buy, not when-gain.

Good point.

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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3403 on: March 24, 2020, 05:44:10 pm »
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Small Castle is “trash this or a Castle in your hand.” So I believe there are 4VP up for grabs.

It also gains you the other Small Castle, though. And Colonnade is when-buy, not when-gain.

Good point.
You could do it with Ambassador shenanigans, but that enables more Colonnade points.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3404 on: March 25, 2020, 04:16:06 am »
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The score is currently tied. Your opponent buys the last province. They take no other actions, and then they lose the game. How?

Hard mode: no Black Cat, Embargo, or Swamp Hag
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3405 on: March 25, 2020, 06:40:52 am »
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The score is currently tied. Your opponent buys the last province. They take no other actions, and then they lose the game. How?

Hard mode: no Black Cat, Embargo, or Swamp Hag

you trash 4 Fool's Golds winning on Keep points with Gold and getting 4 points from Tomb
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3406 on: March 25, 2020, 06:41:41 am »
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The score is currently tied. Your opponent buys the last province. They take no other actions, and then they lose the game. How?

Hard mode: no Black Cat, Embargo, or Swamp Hag
You react with a Fools Gold, having another in your deck to get your first Gold, which is the 5th unique for your 4 Fairgrounds to give you 8pts.

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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3407 on: March 25, 2020, 08:32:31 am »
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The score is currently tied. Your opponent buys the last province. They take no other actions, and then they lose the game. How?

Hard mode: no Black Cat, Embargo, or Swamp Hag

Hard mode answer:
You react with one of your Fool's Golds, gaining a Gold, giving you points from both Palace and Keep.

Huh. the three answers so far all use Fool's Gold as the initiator. Different sources of actual points, though.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3408 on: March 25, 2020, 08:45:00 am »
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The score is currently tied. Your opponent buys the last province. They take no other actions, and then they lose the game. How?

Hard mode: no Black Cat, Embargo, or Swamp Hag

They have 4 Hoards in play, and Bandit Fort is in the kingdom.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3409 on: March 25, 2020, 09:56:19 am »
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Silly, trivial answer: you were Possessing them.
Or: you bought Fleet.

More silly and edge-casey: every other Province was trashed using Salt the Earth, and you outbid your opponent on Mountain Pass.
Or: in a Wall game, they had seven Hagglers in play.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3410 on: March 25, 2020, 10:33:46 am »
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Ridiculously edge-case answer: Wolf Den with a couple of Hagglers and every supply pile down to 1 card remaining.

Or their Province takes the last card from some supply pile thanks to Hoard or Haggler, and you have most of the rest of that pile so win with Tower.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3411 on: March 25, 2020, 11:32:37 am »
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Another weird one: React a Fool's Gold, then play 7 Sheepdogs as Chariot Race (Way of the Mouse), winning each one.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3412 on: March 25, 2020, 12:25:46 pm »
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Sheepdog + Way of the Mouse is a whole category unto itself of ways to score points!
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3413 on: July 25, 2020, 10:04:26 pm »
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I play Develop, trashing a card costing $x. This causes me to gain two cards. One of the gained cards costs $x. How did this happen?
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3414 on: July 26, 2020, 12:39:38 am »
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I play Develop, trashing a card costing $x. This causes me to gain two cards. One of the gained cards costs $x. How did this happen?
Trash a Duchy, gain a Border Village and some $5 from BV's on-gain. There are no $4 cards in the supply.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3415 on: July 26, 2020, 11:21:03 pm »
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I play Develop, trashing a card costing $x. This causes me to gain two cards. One of the gained cards costs $x. How did this happen?

You could also trash a $3 cost and reveal a Trader for one of the gained cards.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3416 on: July 27, 2020, 04:50:38 am »
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Neither of those is a solution to the puzzle; in both of your proposed solutions, the card costing $x is not caused to be gained by Develop.

Also, please don't use spoiler blocking in "Easy Puzzles".
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3417 on: July 27, 2020, 05:20:23 am »
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Neither of those is a solution to the puzzle; in both of your proposed solutions, the card costing $x is not caused to be gained by Develop.

Also, please don't use spoiler blocking in "Easy Puzzles".

why shouldn't we? People may want to guess themselves, without looking at an answer.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3418 on: July 27, 2020, 07:08:52 am »
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Trash a squire, gain a silver and a black cat
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3419 on: July 27, 2020, 12:37:27 pm »
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Neither of those is a solution to the puzzle; in both of your proposed solutions, the card costing $x is not caused to be gained by Develop.

Also, please don't use spoiler blocking in "Easy Puzzles".

why shouldn't we? People may want to guess themselves, without looking at an answer.

It's in the instructions in the first post in the thread.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3420 on: July 27, 2020, 12:39:15 pm »
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Trash a squire, gain a silver and a black cat

Again, in this example it's the Squire, not the Develop, that's is causing you to gain a Black Cat. I see that I phrased the puzzle ambiguously; what I meant to be asking about is just the cards gained by Develop.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3421 on: July 27, 2020, 12:49:04 pm »
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I play Develop, trashing a card costing $x. This causes me to gain two cards. One of the gained cards costs $x. How did this happen?

You trash a Worker's Village, gaining a Silver and then a Destrier (since Destrier now costs $5). Now destrier costs $4, the same as your Worker's Village that you trashed.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3422 on: July 27, 2020, 02:41:07 pm »
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I play Develop, trashing a card costing $x. This causes me to gain two cards. One of the gained cards costs $x. How did this happen?

You trash a Worker's Village, gaining a Silver and then a Destrier (since Destrier now costs $5). Now destrier costs $4, the same as your Worker's Village that you trashed.

Ooh! Not the one I was thinking of, but that's a good answer.
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Re: Easy Puzzles
« Reply #3423 on: July 27, 2020, 03:19:03 pm »
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This one is more complicated:

Pre steps:
• Play Village
• Play Workshop
• Gain a card costing $4

(alternative pre-steps, have played a Cobbler the previous turn)

Pay Develop:
• Trash a card costing $5
• Gain Wayfarer costing $4
• Gain Border Village costing $6
• Gain a cheaper card, costing $5

The Developed-gained Wayfarer now costs $5.
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« Reply #3424 on: July 27, 2020, 03:46:22 pm »
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Another way:

Get Wayfarer down to $4, through gaining, like above.
Develop a $3 card, gain wayfarer, then a $2 cost card, trading for a Silver.
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