Mar. 15th, 2011

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So, I found out this morning that buying Treasure Maps when your opponent already has a Possession is not a good plan. Very much not a good plan. When you're being Possessed, cards you trash don't actually get trashed—you discard them at the end of your turn instead. I had never thought about this before, but (unsurprisingly) this also holds true for Treasure Maps. So this morning I was being Possessed when I got two Treasure Maps; my opponent, of course, gained the four golds he got (at least, I assume it was a he, from his screen name) by trashing the Treasure Maps. What I didn't realize (stupidly) was that this meant that the Treasure Maps were not actually trashed. So, the very next turn, he Possessed me again and promptly trashed the two Treasure Maps again, so that he ended up with 8 golds while I had been busy building my deck to trash the Treasure Maps for my own use.

Luckily, I ended up getting to trash the Treasure Maps later, so I eventually got my golds. I kind of wonder whether my opponent let me have them once he saw that I wasn't going to resign—he said "game over" after the second trashing of the Treasure Maps, but I wanted to give it a chance.

At any rate, he later played a Masquerade while Possessing me, and passed himself some Colonies I'd bought. Twice.

Ah well. It was an interesting game, to say the least; and I will have to remember about that Possession-and-Treasure Map thing, because it's a very good strategy, if exceptionally mean (as in, I would only do it after asking permission). But my opponent made up for it by letting me getting the Treasure Maps myself (at least, I am going to operate under that assumption). I only lost by something like 20 or 25 points, which, considering, wasn't nearly as bad as it could have been, especially considering that he passed himself two of my Colonies. I guess that's what happens when you're actually not a jerk, like a lot of the people on isotropic are. It was much more fun, for him as well as me, I presume, than me getting completely and utterly crushed.


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