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Offline baconmaster

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Prince + University = doesn't work
« on: 26 April 2020, 03:59:58 AM »
the subject says it all

Offline josh bornstein

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Re: Prince + University = doesn't work
« Reply #1 on: 26 April 2020, 09:05:34 AM »
Your subject heading did NOT say it all.  :) From reading it, I was assuming that you had put University aside with Prince, but it did not work properly in subsequent turns.

What you meant, of course, was the second possible meaning: that you were not even able to play the University with the Prince.  Prince IS working properly here.  It can be paired only with a card up to 4 value (which by the way; means you could use a 5-value card if something you had in play had lowered the card down to 4 or lower by the time you played Prince.).  All cards with Potion are, by rule, NOT lower in cost than any non-Potion card.  I know this seems weird...you mean a 2 + potion card does not cost less than an 11-coin Colony?!?  You have to think of Potion cards as operating on a separate track. Completely distinct in "cost" from non-potion cards. 

On the other hand (what I think is counter-intuitive), if you Remodel a card that includes a Potion, you can gain any card that is up to 2 coins more in value.  So, Remodeling an Alchemist (3 + potion) CAN get you anything up to a normal 5-value card, or any Potion card that costs up to Potion + 5.  Confused?  Me too, a bit.  ;D

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Re: Prince + University = doesn't work
« Reply #2 on: 26 April 2020, 09:45:27 AM »
Josh is right. Another way to view this is: if you need 3 eggs and 100g of flour for a recipe, then 10 eggs alone or 1000g of flour alone isn't "enough" for the recipe.

University costs $2 and a Potion. The Potion part makes it not "costing up to $4". If you only have $4, you can't buy the University, for example.