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Whine about IRL Game - KC-pawn is the worst thing EVER
« on: April 08, 2012, 03:22:04 pm »
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Augh! Had a terrible game yesterday! The key cards that made it terrible were KC, Pawn, Minion, Colony. Because there wasn't ever anything worth buying below $5, we both ended up getting a bunch of pawns on early bad turns or with +Buys, and we found out that KC-pawn is the WORST THING EVER. We had to get out the VP chips and pirate ship tokens just to have tokens to keep track of how many coins and buys we had, and turns took FOREVER.

That's the whine for the day. Done now.
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Re: Whine about IRL Game - KC-pawn is the worst thing EVER
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2012, 05:20:01 pm »
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If your post had a like button, I would certainly press it. :)
I know exactly what you're talking about. Even non-KC'd Pawns can get frustrating at times. With cards that have only two choices (Nobles for example) I rotate the card by about 30 to the appropriate side, but Pawn is really a pain in the ass in this context.
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Re: Whine about IRL Game - KC-pawn is the worst thing EVER
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2012, 05:57:48 pm »
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It does have a like button. Here, I'll press it for you.
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Re: Whine about IRL Game - KC-pawn is the worst thing EVER
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2012, 07:03:50 pm »
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Technically it's not a like button. :P
But you're right, I haven't been paying attention to that. :)
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Re: Whine about IRL Game - KC-pawn is the worst thing EVER
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2012, 02:24:39 am »
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I don't usually have significantly more trouble playing KC-Pawn than playing with, say, KC-Market because I know that I'll almost invariably go for something like +3 cards, +$2, +1 action if I'm playing a single KC and +3 cards, +$3 in the middle of a KC tree. Then when I near the end of the chain, I quickly figure out how many buys I need, and replace a couple of +cards or +$ with +buy.
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Re: Whine about IRL Game - KC-pawn is the worst thing EVER
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012, 01:52:50 pm »
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The problem here is generally not those of us posting here. It is the people we play with. KC-Pawn is forever banned from my IRL group because of the keeping track of things issues and the paralysis all those decisions cause. Games just take forever.
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Re: Whine about IRL Game - KC-pawn is the worst thing EVER
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2012, 05:50:07 pm »
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It's true. I have a lot of problems with King's Court as a card. Granted, analysis paralysis usually isn't a big part of the problem, but its ability to 3x the AP on the already problematic Pawn is bad. The bigger problem is that KC trees take forever to resolve anyway...

I feel your pain, though. I don't want to play KC in IRL games if at all possible. It's enough challenge to track people's floating actions and money IRL with simple village chains. When you add Pawn? Dang, I'd be just as happy to resign.
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