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Re: Preview: Messenger
« Reply #125 on: April 04, 2015, 12:04:09 pm »
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Maybe he's a hinting that today's preview card will be the Prescriptive Grammarian: each player gains a curse for every grammatical error made.
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Re: Preview: Messenger
« Reply #126 on: April 04, 2015, 04:28:05 pm »
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Guys, guys, guys.  It's:

"There's the +Buy card, for, whomever was asking."
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Re: Preview: Messenger
« Reply #127 on: April 04, 2015, 05:29:11 pm »
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I think the problem is arising from the fact that English annoyingly abbreviates the starts of dependent clauses. To have no ambiguity, it should be "for him, who", but English let's you scrunch that up.

In this case it would have been "for he who was asking."  "For him, who was asking" means something different.

For a particularly vivid example, compare

"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

with

"Let him, who is without sin, cast the first stone."

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Re: Preview: Messenger
« Reply #128 on: April 04, 2015, 05:37:29 pm »
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I think the problem is arising from the fact that English annoyingly abbreviates the starts of dependent clauses. To have no ambiguity, it should be "for him, who", but English let's you scrunch that up.

In this case it would have been "for he who was asking."  "For him, who was asking" means something different.

For a particularly vivid example, compare

"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

with

"Let him, who is without sin, cast the first stone."

By standard prescriptive rules, you're wrong; it must be him either way because it's the object of the preposition, regardless of the restrictiveness or non-restrictiveness of the who clause.
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Re: Preview: Messenger
« Reply #129 on: April 05, 2015, 02:01:32 am »
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Go home, English, you're drunk.
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Re: Preview: Messenger
« Reply #130 on: April 05, 2015, 03:33:09 am »
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Go home, English, you're drunk.
 

That comma splice though!
[^ That sentence fragment though!]
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« Reply #131 on: April 05, 2015, 09:48:45 am »
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Go home, English, you're drunk.

He who, hee hoo.
Me, drunk?
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Re: Preview: Messenger
« Reply #132 on: April 05, 2015, 02:17:27 pm »
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Didn't read previous comments but thank god Chancelor's big brother came out to play.
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Re: Preview: Messenger
« Reply #133 on: April 05, 2015, 02:43:29 pm »
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I hope we get a reaction/reserve card/event that benefits from shuffling the deck.  Is that too much to ask for ?
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Re: Preview: Messenger
« Reply #134 on: April 05, 2015, 04:39:14 pm »
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I hope we get a reaction/reserve card/event that benefits from shuffling the deck.  Is that too much to ask for ?

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Re: Preview: Messenger
« Reply #135 on: April 05, 2015, 07:31:59 pm »
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I hope we get a reaction/reserve card/event that benefits from shuffling the deck.  Is that too much to ask for ?

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Re: Preview: Messenger
« Reply #136 on: April 05, 2015, 11:43:58 pm »
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Combos with Pearl Diver, Chancellor/Messenger not as much
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Re: Preview: Messenger
« Reply #137 on: April 05, 2015, 11:47:10 pm »
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Combos with Gillette.
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Re: Preview: Messenger
« Reply #138 on: April 06, 2015, 05:23:26 am »
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Don't know how useful it is, but you can use Messenger to double cost reduction: with one Highway, you can get a 5$ card for 3$; with 2, a 6$ card for $2, etc. Of course, everybody else is also gaining that card, but it might be good if you are relying on Apprentice for draw and you just want fodder that they can't use, or something.
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Re: Preview: Messenger
« Reply #139 on: April 06, 2015, 05:24:40 am »
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Don't know how useful it is, but you can use Messenger to double cost reduction: with one Highway, you can get a 5$ card for 3$; with 2, a 6$ card for $2, etc. Of course, everybody else is also gaining that card, but it might be good if you are relying on Apprentice for draw and you just want fodder that they can't use, or something.

Relying on Apprentice for draw + playing a Highway engine = bad times.
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Re: Preview: Messenger
« Reply #140 on: April 06, 2015, 08:51:49 am »
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Don't know how useful it is, but you can use Messenger to double cost reduction: with one Highway, you can get a 5$ card for 3$; with 2, a 6$ card for $2, etc. Of course, everybody else is also gaining that card, but it might be good if you are relying on Apprentice for draw and you just want fodder that they can't use, or something.

Relying on Apprentice for draw + playing a Highway engine = bad times.

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