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Subject: [screenshot] Another "What Would You Do?" Moment. rss

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It probably doesn't matter that much, but I thought this layout was amusing.



Notice that I also have a Freighter on the table. Even though I already have 2 blue cards, I'm torn between the Mothership and the Flagship. I think the Mothership is the best of the cards displayed, but it's the classic Star Realms dilemma of buying the best card, or the card that may pay off future bonuses.

UPDATE: I picked the Flagship. I was also able to pick up the Trade Escort on the next turn. And the turn after that, I grabbed the Mothership!
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Skadar wrote:
it's the classic Star Realms dilemma of buying the best card, or the card that may pay off future bonuses.


At 48-47, I'd choose the Flagship as well.
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This is a case where it entirely depends on the opponents deck for me.

A) If they have no card combinations to get the 7s anytime soon, get the flagship first as it would benefit you the most. You will probably get the 4 trade ship again before those other are claimed.

B) If they do have the funds, get whatever would deny them the most (even if it's the Dreadnaught).

C) (outside scope of this game) All things being equal, I'd go for the Mothership.
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Since he already has a blue card, I think the flagship is better than the mothership. Sure you give up a bit of attack but all the ally abilities break it wide open, especially when you pull off the freighter's ally ability and take what you want right to the top of the deck.
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Considering you have 2 blue already, the flagship is definitely the best choice I think.

Ignoring my deck and my opponents deck, I'd go for the dreadnaught. If you don't have other green cards, the mothership's second draw from the ally won't trigger. However, the dreadnaught's scrap ability can help you finish off your opponent, which gives it the edge over the mothership.
 
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Putting what your opponent has accumulated so far to one side, if you already have 2 blue cards and zero yellow or green then it's a no brainer, the flagship is the standout choice.

If you already have 1 blue card I would probably still take the flagship, but it's a close call.

If hypothetically you had no blue either then as it's early game I'd lean more towards the mothership over dreadnought. If it was late game then I'd favour the dreadnought.
 
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