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Counter of the Day #8: Counting House v. Militia

While Library compensates for the loss of handsize by letting you draw back to 7, Counting House lets you discard your Coppers knowing you can safely draw them back into your hand.  This is especially valuable in situations where you … Continue reading

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Prosperity: Goons

Buy phase synergy is ordinarily a product of three factors: +Buy, cost reduction (e.g., Quarry), and buy duplication (Talisman).  Increasing a single factor provides negligible benefits; no matter how cheap Peddler is, if you have only one Buy, it might … Continue reading

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Counter of the Day #7: Militia v. Warehouse

One of the easiest ways to shut down someone relying on Warehouses is to play Militia (or any other handsize-lowering attack like Goons or Torturer).  Militia punishes every card that depends on a large hand size (Vault, Forge, Bank), but … Continue reading

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Combo of the Day #8: Council Room/Goons

As part of a +Action/+Cards engine, Council Room has a great ability, being the only +4 Cards in the game.  The +Buy is an additional benefit, since you’ll probably be drawing enough money to need it and it saves you … Continue reading

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Combo of the Day #4: Militia/Masquerade

As both Militia and Masquerade are terminal Actions, you will need a +Actions card to play both of them together (e.g., Village, Festival, Shanty Town). This is an especially cruel combo that baits your opponent into discarding his bad cards … Continue reading

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Counter of the Day #1: Library v. Militia

This is a classic base-game “soft counter” that just about everyone discovers at some point or another.  It’s beautifully simple and powerfully effective — Militia cuts your hand size, but Library draws it right back.  (Added bonus: Libraries can discard … Continue reading

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Combo of the Day #2: Goons/Watchtower

Usually playing Goons leaves you with a dilemma: should you weigh down your deck with Coppers to get extra VP chips?  Watchtower solves this problem neatly by trashing the Coppers as they come into your deck, even while you still … Continue reading

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