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What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« on: May 20, 2013, 10:40:24 pm »
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I mean, things like upgrading a princess into a poor house, like, what the heck dude? Really?
There must be a billion of these.
Can you guys think of any more?
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2013, 11:20:41 pm »
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You spend a bunch of Silver to mine for better things.  You're workers are weary, almost giving up.  Then, suddenly, they strike...

A bunch of women.


Almost any card's interaction with Harem is weird.
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 11:32:10 pm »
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Being Swindled into thinking that your loyal Squire had turned into an Estate, but later finding that it grew up to be a Pirate Ship.
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 11:35:22 pm »
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An Urchin was once weak, but learned the ropes and was trained to be a powerful Mercenary by a Bureaucrat
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013, 11:42:52 pm »
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Cursing at the poorhouses...

...using remake.
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2013, 11:51:46 pm »
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You spend a bunch of Silver to mine for better things.  You're workers are weary, almost giving up.  Then, suddenly, they strike...

A bunch of women.


Almost any card's interaction with Harem is weird.
Nobles as well. I rebuild a duchy...into a pack of spoiled aristocrats.
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2013, 11:53:12 pm »
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You spend a bunch of Silver to mine for better things.  You're workers are weary, almost giving up.  Then, suddenly, they strike...

A bunch of women.


Almost any card's interaction with Harem is weird.
Nobles as well. I rebuild a duchy...into a pack of spoiled aristocrats.
Well, my nobles trashed my great hall when I rebuilt it. Rude.
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013, 11:54:13 pm »
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You spend a bunch of Silver to mine for better things.  You're workers are weary, almost giving up.  Then, suddenly, they strike...

A bunch of women.


Almost any card's interaction with Harem is weird.
Nobles as well. I rebuild a duchy...into a pack of spoiled aristocrats.
Well, my nobles trashed my great hall when I rebuilt it. Rude.

Another weird Harem one, rebuilding a great hall into a harem?

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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2013, 11:54:46 pm »
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You spend a bunch of Silver to mine for better things.  You're workers are weary, almost giving up.  Then, suddenly, they strike...

A bunch of women.


Almost any card's interaction with Harem is weird.
Nobles as well. I rebuild a duchy...into a pack of spoiled aristocrats.
The Nobles get hit by a Saboteur, and you're left with an Island.

Also, you can do something about your rat problem by getting a death cart.
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2013, 11:56:40 pm »
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Also, you can do something about your rat problem by getting a death cart.

Ooh, I like that one.
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2013, 12:02:41 am »
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Smugglers also has some weirdness (how do you smuggle a remodel or a duchy)?

But my favorite is that building a highway lets them smuggle an entire king's court. I guess border patrols aren't what they used to be.
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2013, 12:13:33 am »
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Your Conspirators will do better if you give them a Scheme. If your neighbor raises a Militia better build a Library- after all, the pen is mightier than the sword!

In the vein of Harem interactions being weird, it makes a little sense that the Thief can get all those women to follow him, but how the hell does he make off with an entire Quarry?
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2013, 04:59:19 am »
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Also, you can do something about your rat problem by getting a death cart.

I don't think that this is weird so much as the Rats/Death Cart synergy is intended. I really like it, too.
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2013, 05:41:50 am »
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A funny antisynergy with counterfeit+spoils and bank =) The Bank just counts real money
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2013, 06:49:51 am »
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Bank likes Beggars.
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2013, 07:20:59 am »
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Bank likes Beggars.

And they offer them high interest credits. (i mean you are going to have 3 more coppers in your deck that should hurt you.

and a garden full of beggars isnt quite fun but effective.
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2013, 08:44:59 am »
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Hermit + Market square. When hermits become madmen, suddenly the population buys lot of food (they probably fear a madmen invasion), the sales increase : you gain a bunch of gold.
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2013, 09:15:26 am »
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Ambassadors are perfectly willing to give away estates as bribes, but they have standards. If the estate has been overgrown, or is reduced to a mere hovel, they refuse to redistribute it.

+2 action cards represent gatherings of people (nobles, villages, bandit camps).
As such, a necropolis must represent a gathering of zombies.
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2013, 09:40:13 am »
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+2 action cards represent gatherings of people (nobles, villages, bandit camps).
As such, a necropolis must represent a gathering of zombies.

...And Wandering Minstrel has collected all the children in town...
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2013, 10:22:43 am »
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You spend a bunch of Silver to mine for better things.  You're workers are weary, almost giving up.  Then, suddenly, they strike...

A bunch of women.


Almost any card's interaction with Harem is weird.

I think the point of Harem is that you own the Harem (or receive a cut), so it's a source of income as well as property.  So you essentially invest your silver into it.
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2013, 10:49:31 am »
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In practice, I don't think holing up in your castle behind a moat is an effective way to prevent bureaucratic delays.

Repeatedly rebuilding a property into an indistinguishable version of the same property sounds like a money pit, but if you do it with Feodums you somehow end up with a giant pile of silver. I feel like there must be some sort of tax-evasion/kickback scheme going on with a mafia-controlled construction company.
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2013, 12:33:29 pm »
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Repeatedly rebuilding a property into an indistinguishable version of the same property sounds like a money pit, but if you do it with Feodums you somehow end up with a giant pile of silver. I feel like there must be some sort of tax-evasion/kickback scheme going on with a mafia-controlled construction company.

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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2013, 02:13:04 pm »
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Advisor: Milord, our enemy has sent a fortune teller to bring us bad tidings
King: To my secret chamber!
Advisor: Oh... good thinking; we'll hide there while your harem "distracts" her.
King: No, the secret chamber is where I keep my moat.
Advisor: What?
King: Don't worry, I'll put it back when I'm done with it.

Also, for Monty Python fans, note that if you have a witch, you can build a bridge out of her (with the help of a remodel).
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2013, 02:14:39 pm »
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My favorite by far is that you can Smuggle cards under an Embargo and won't suffer any loss.
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Re: What cards have a funny/weird thematic interactions?
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2013, 03:12:48 pm »
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and a garden full of beggars isnt quite fun but effective.

Well, if gardens are the analogue of public parks, every well-run kingdom will want to fill them with beggars.

No wait . . . I'm thinking of Eugene, Oregon.
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