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Brian Beyke
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And please point me to another thread if it addresses, but besides counting aloud, what ways if any do you all have to keep track of additional actions, buys and coin during an action run?
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Ben Bateson
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Re: Besdies counting aloud
Just leave the cards in front of you?

If you want to know how many actions you have, count up all the '+1/+2 Action' in front of you, add one for the 'free' action you had to start with, and deduct the number of action cards on the table.
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Ron Laufer
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Re: Besdies counting aloud
For actions, we lay them out in a chain. If you play something with +2 actions, the chain forks. If you play a terminal action, that fork ends.

Example: S=Smithy, V=Village, M=Market


M
M
V
S M
V
S S


done!
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Re: Besdies counting aloud
gonzoron wrote:
For actions, we lay them out in a chain. If you play something with +2 actions, the chain forks. If you play a terminal action, that fork ends.

Example: S=Smithy, V=Village, M=Market


M
M
V
S M
V
S S


done!


This!
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Brian Beyke
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Re: Besdies counting aloud
gonzoron wrote:
For actions, we lay them out in a chain. If you play something with +2 actions, the chain forks. If you play a terminal action, that fork ends.

Example: S=Smithy, V=Village, M=Market


M
M
V
S M
V
S S


done!


This is perfect, thanks for that! I was just used to people playing the cards on top of each other, not seeing what was under is why I initially asked. If layed out in front its easy to see extra buys in coins, I just hadn't usually played like that and didn't know if people used d6 or anything. Always great seeing other perspectives!
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Michael Brandt
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Re: Besdies counting aloud
I usually stack my non-terminals in a pile on the left, my villages in a pile in the middle, and terminals in a pile on the right. Not just stacked on each other, but staggered like in solitaire, so you can see the name of every card.


M V S
M V S
M S


Each village is paired with a Smithy, so those extra actions are used up, plus one more Smithy, so that was my starting action used up.
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Werner Bär
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Re: Besdies counting aloud
I use a similar method, but play the cards from left to right. I get a row of cards each providing 1 or 2 extra actions, with a possible terminal action at the end of the chain, and more spots for terminal actions above each +2 actions card.

The Village-Market-Smithy example:

S S
M M V M V M S

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Mike Loftus
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Re: Besdies counting aloud
I count out loud, it works no matter what cards you use (Throne room, Kings Court)
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Daniel Cepeda
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I like the tree/chain method. No one I know uses it, and I faithfully use it every game. Also, it drives me crazy that not everyone uses it... :-)
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matt feldman
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gonzoron wrote:
For actions, we lay them out in a chain. If you play something with +2 actions, the chain forks. If you play a terminal action, that fork ends.

Example: S=Smithy, V=Village, M=Market


M
M
V
S M
V
S S


done!


this is the best, simplest, most effective imo. new guys get it right away and it's impossible to mess up.
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Ron Laufer
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Oh, and for stuff like pawn or tribute, where the amount of coins generated might not be obvious at the end of the turn, I've seen people use the coin tokens from Seaside/Prosperity. Usually, our memories are good enough, though.
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Dennison Milenkaya
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You can do the same as we do with Minions for those. Turn 'em sideways when used for draw or orient them aright if used for coins.
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gonzoron wrote:
For actions, we lay them out in a chain. If you play something with +2 actions, the chain forks. If you play a terminal action, that fork ends.

Example: S=Smithy, V=Village, M=Market


M
M
V
S M
V
S S


done!


Am I the only person looking at this and thinking 'if you buy another bloody village, I'm going to punch you in the nose'? devil
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Dennison Milenkaya
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Possibly, since an excessive number of Villages has not been played. They serve a purpose. Why would a village incite you at all but especially when played well?
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Mostly because that's an 8-action chain up there, therefore it's probably at least round 9 of the game, barring some VERY fortuitous Market draws. If that's the case, then this deck is well-overdue some Silver.

Assuming some Silver/Gold has been bought, then we're probably in about round 13, and it's time to start picking up those Provinces.

Oh, and also because I was making a joke.
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ousgg wrote:
Assuming some Silver/Gold has been bought, then we're probably in about round 13, and it's time to start picking up those Provinces.


Assuming some Silver/Gold has been bought, he could afford, like, three Villages! Imagine how awesome his next turn will be!
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Justin Rogers
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I like the forking method. For throne room or kings court, I just grab a blank card (or two) to represent the second play of the action card. I find the works very well.
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jstnrgrs wrote:
I like the forking method. For throne room or kings court, I just grab a blank card (or two) to represent the second play of the action card. I find the works very well.

I really like this idea. Not sure why I never thought of it.
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Rick Teverbaugh
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Don't see a need for anything more elegant than counting out loud. So I use that.
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rickert wrote:
Don't see a need for anything more elegant than counting out loud. So I use that.

You haven't heard me mumble.
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