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Offline assemble_me

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Game Reports & Discussion
« on: 17 September 2017, 01:19:25 AM »
If you want to write about a match, or post links to video coverage, please do so in this thread.

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Re: Game Reports & Discussion
« Reply #1 on: 27 September 2017, 08:56:06 AM »
Round 2 vs happysardar

Game 1: https://youtu.be/vsTaP6eaXhA
Procession Power

Game 2: https://youtu.be/Xx43Qw-JqC0
Dropped the Ball

Game 3: https://youtu.be/7n3hWhA2zLo
Forum of Steward and Soothsayers

Game 4: https://youtu.be/hlKY_gPKhUw
Handy Outpost

Game 5: https://youtu.be/hBCaDqj83U0
Stellar Archives

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Re: Game Reports & Discussion
« Reply #2 on: 29 September 2017, 05:54:16 AM »
Round 2: hakase 3.5-0.5 mith

Another year, another loss to a top 10 seed! At least I got a half point this year. I think I played pretty well in the first two games despite my long hiatus, but the lack of familiarity with Empires definitely doomed me in the last games.

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Raze, Hermit, Smugglers, Warehouse, Horse Traders, Mining Village, Golem, Vault, Venture, Peddler, Ritual, Wall
mith 45-45 (25-25) hakase

I opened Horse Traders/Warehouse vs. Horse Traders/Hermit, and won the Peddler split as a result. hakase used Raze and Hermit well to keep around 15 cards for Wall; meanwhile, I aimed to get a lead on Provinces and Ritual some Peddlers. I feel like I missed a good chance to win here, probably trashing Peddlers too early. We did some endgame dancing with Duchies and Ritual, and on my final turn I got stuck on $3, ahead 45-44 with 1 Curse left for a three-pile. I had a Curse in hand to trash with Ritual, but $1 short, so I passed and fortunately he was only able to tie.

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Coin of the Realm, Hamlet, Pawn, Doctor, Urchin, Bureaucrat, Island, Messenger, Distant Lands, Sentry, Seaway, Battlefield
hakase 65-64 mith

Another very tense endgame. I opened Urchin/Urchin going hard for Mercenary, while hakase got a 5/2 for Sentry/CotR. Eventually, our decks weren't too different. I won the Distant Lands split 5/3 for a small lead, but by the time I ran out of Mercenary fuel our decks were basically the same (four treasures) except I had the Mercenary to threaten something drastic and he had the Sentry (maybe 2?). He used Seaway on Urchin, I used it on Island (primarily to keep pace in gaining Islands), and then we danced on all the victory piles. Eventually the Islands were gone and we were down to 2 each of Province, Duchy, and Estate - with $5, I had to buy a Duchy and hope he only hit $5 (I had 2 Gold in hand if he missed), but his Sentries got him to $7 for the win.

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Engineer, Overlord, Masterpiece, Miser, Ghost Ship, Governor, Graverobber, Lost City, Mint, Relic, Training, Bandit Fort
mith 4-34 hakase

I lost this on the opening; I hovered over Overlord for a long time but finally opened Silver/Silver and picked it up next turn. He opened Silver/Overlord, and was able to immediately start hitting with Ghost Ship for an easy win of the Governor split and also fairly early buy of Mint.

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City Quarter, Page, Stonemason, Warehouse, Wishing Well, Plaza, Worker's Village, Distant Lands, Library, Altar, Basilica, Tomb
hakase 42-30 mith

After buying Overlord too late, I think I bought City Quarter a bit too early and was never able to trigger it... which discouraged me from buying more. He waited a little longer but then bought 3, and was able to draw his deck several times and eventually pile out with Stonemason gaining more Stonemason etc. This was pretty close otherwise - we hit each step of the Traveler line on the same turns - but hitting the City Quarters consistently meant this was never in doubt.

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Re: Game Reports & Discussion
« Reply #3 on: 30 September 2017, 05:41:42 PM »

Offline Burning Skull

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Re: Game Reports & Discussion
« Reply #4 on: 02 October 2017, 05:24:05 PM »
My round 2 match vs ClearlyClarely

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Re: Game Reports & Discussion
« Reply #5 on: 03 October 2017, 12:41:27 PM »
Is there a way to nicely put the Kingdom images in here like we do on f.ds? It's so much easier with images than just a list.

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Re: Game Reports & Discussion
« Reply #6 on: 05 October 2017, 08:54:53 AM »
vs Polk

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Use Gear to stack up Capitals to hit $14 for Dominate, then pay off the debt later. Jfrisch suggested Fool's Gold as an option instead of Silver, I'm not sure how I feel about it.

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Teacher tricks with Dungeon to upgrade Peasant quickly. I get ahead with early $5, give up part of my lead by having weird turns, and then lose the lead when I dud for a turn. Polk gets a pileout where he wins by 1 VP while gaining 10 Curses.

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Kind of a weird board, turned into an Overlord powered engine. I get an early Province which interacts in a hard way: it gets topdecked by Rabble which is bad, but it makes Chariot Race activate more often, and lets you play Overlord as Explorer to gain Gold to hand. Having 6 Overlords to 4 and a cleaner deck let me build enough advantage to win.

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Tax + City Quarter + Cultist with Moneylender to get rid of Coppers. Game comes down to who gets their City Quarter to go off and who doesn't. Polk does some nice things with Taxman.

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Explosive game with trashing, Menagerie, Villa, and Horn of Plenty. Move to buy phase, play duplicate treasures, buy or gain Villa, play activated Menagerie, and repeat. I have a complicated win on my 2nd to last turn, but miss it. I miscount, then win anyway because Polk had a dud turn.

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Goons game with Haunted Woods for draw, plus Chapel and Wandering Minstrel. Polk opens a bit better and gets a great draw, I never catch up.

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Re: Game Reports & Discussion
« Reply #7 on: 05 October 2017, 12:27:14 PM »
My round 2 match vs ClearlyClarely
I was sitting there chanting, "Artisan an Outpost!" So there's my vote on that play.

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Re: Game Reports & Discussion
« Reply #8 on: 05 October 2017, 08:04:46 PM »
Round 3 vs. calimero

Game 1: https://youtu.be/e6qu8-gXo9Q
Middling Duplicate

Game 2: https://youtu.be/el7_rSc1doo
Tactical Trolls

Game 3: https://youtu.be/HD-pA1shHkM
Bridge Troll is a good card

Game 4: https://youtu.be/AXukYPK1RL0
Swindler shots

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Re: Game Reports & Discussion
« Reply #9 on: 06 October 2017, 12:03:39 AM »
A couple of thoughts from the other side of the table.

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Use Gear to stack up Capitals to hit $14 for Dominate, then pay off the debt later. Jfrisch suggested Fool's Gold as an option instead of Silver, I'm not sure how I feel about it.

The thought crossed my mind, but I don't like Fool's Gold as much as Silver with Delve available, which I think we both utilized well.

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Teacher tricks with Dungeon to upgrade Peasant quickly. I get ahead with early $5, give up part of my lead by having weird turns, and then lose the lead when I dud for a turn. Polk gets a pileout where he wins by 1 VP while gaining 10 Curses.

I had fallen behind on getting enough cards progressed in the Peasant line, but I had 4 Dungeons to Titandrake's 2 which gave my turns more consistency, so a dud on his part was more likely. I did feel like I was behind and purchased a Talisman late as a last resort of sorts. After he Discipled a Swamp Hag and played a Swamp Hag (which gives 3 Curses per buy) this gave me the pile-out even though I had only 3 buys. Labs were already empty and there were 4 Dungeons and 10 Curses. I went Dungeon-Dungeon-Curse to empty the piles with the help of Talisman for the first 10 Curse pile drive to a