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Knights! 3 games in a row with ragingdukd / A.I.
« on: June 20, 2013, 03:02:27 pm »

Just played a 3-set with ragingdukd / A.I.

Nice guy.   8)

I always play slowly against players who I know to be especially good, so the set took a little while.  He was forgiving.

All 3 games (pro, so they were random!) had Knights.  Pretty crazy.


Game 1:
His 5/2 is pretty dominant here (Cultist/Chapel).  I try to get squirrely with an opening of Sir Martin/Fool's Gold, trying to trash his early Cultist with luck.  I do eventually bag 1 Cultist, but not before he gets rolling with them.

Game 2:
Another Knights/Cultist board... but also a TON of other attacks... and Lighthouse.  We both end up Upgrading Shelters into Lighthouses.  No +buy on the board.  Cultist was a non-starter here especially because of Vineyards for alt-VP.  I go for Provinces, he goes for a mix of Provinces and Vineyards, so I buy a Potion to try to deny him some.

Game 3:
Colony game, we both get a 5/2 and get Knight/Pearl Diver.  The opening Knights trash each other right away.  No clear engine here, except for cantrip chaining and only Wishing Well for any sort of handsize increase.  HoP turns out to be the key for both of our strats (which were different).

All in all, some fun times.  =)

(As a side note, this bumped me up to #20 on the leaderboard... I'm sure only for a minute or two....  Never been this high before, I think I'm getting a nosebleed from the altitude.)


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Re: Knights! 3 games in a row with ragingdukd / A.I.
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 09:02:53 pm »

I enjoyed these games too. It's always nice to see a new(ish) iso refugee on Goko.

Game 1: My Cultist/Chapel worked out, but it's not as strong as I had hoped. I was naively thinking that since Cultist is almost as good as MB, Chapel/Cultist would be almost as good as Chapel/MB. I was wrong... those $2 that Cultist doesn't give you matter a lot. I'm not sure I'd have done so well if Fool's Gold hadn't been available.

Game 2: My strategy was totally wrong-headed here. With no +Buy and reasonable draw, I should never have seriously considered Vineyard. Bogarting a few of my Vineyards probably lowered your variance, which was smart.

Game 3: I think you won this one because you started trashing earlier. I make this sort of mistake a lot, and in this case I think it cost me the game. Two extra Peddlers were no substitute for having 6 more of the starting Copper/Estates trashed.

I have some thoughts on your Rebuild vs engine game. I'll comment there later.
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