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Subject: The Jester did not work rss

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Tiago Ali de Oliveira Bueno
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It was at the beginning of our monthly game day, and as there were few people in, we decided to play a Princes of Florence before more people start to show up.

I start the game and was able to get a Jester for 800. Other players got Lake, Builder and a Recruiting card. On the first action phase, I made a mistake, and instead of getting the freedom of Travel, along another profession card. I took the profession card and a Bonus card. I was risking losing the freedom I would need to place almost all of my Works.

But second round was OK. I managed to take another Jester and take my freedom with another Profession card, as other players where focusing on buildings.

Third round I was without money to assure a third Jester, and get a Lake I was needing for some works, but I had no money to get another profession card, so in the Action phase I done first a work worth 1600 and take all the money. I bought another profession card.

Forth round I took a Forest, but I was worried, as my brother was doing a nice mix of buildings and has already one Jester. And was way ahead of me in the Prestige points. I took the last profession card, that I had nothing to play on, but with my bonus card, I was able to play it for just the minimum for the round.

By the fifth round, my actions were all occupied by the works I have in my hand already. So I have to focus the money I have only in the auctions. Fifth Round I take another Jester. And completes two works with all Prestige I could get. My brother was able to take recruiting card, this was bad for me, as if he could conclude works, and then I may not be able to get him on the long run.

Sixth round. I took another forest, more two works, this time I saw that unless I could take my brother out of another Recruiting card, he would defeat me.

Seventh round, my brother took another recruiting card by selling a little of prestige, just enough to win the game.

First time my brother was able to defeat me on this game. I am so sad...

But the day was beginning, we had more to play.
 
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Daniel Val
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800 for a jester is cheap!
 
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Matt Albritton
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Yes, very cheap. You normally don't need more than 2 jesters for the "Works" strategy, just get them early.
 
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Jared Heng
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My group likes to bid for the builder early on, and don't like bidding more than 400 for a jester (except me), so I let them have the builder and get a jester for 400 or even less! Jester + profession card combos are usually great as they are guaranteed work points. laugh
 
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