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Subject: Every Lose this way? Soviet Plays "Ask Not Wat..." forces a US Loss.... rss

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Matt Anderson
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Turn 6 AR6...

US Holding a 2ops card, SA Scoring, Adele

I'm holding a 2 ops card (irrlevant to action) and use it to move into Brazil from Colombia. I'm the only one in the region and held SA Scoring to this point because it took some work to get there... I exit the round holding

SA Scoring
Adele

Turn 6, AR 7

Soviet - Plays "Ask Not What,..." His action is irrelevant, other than I'm still the only presence in SA. He triggers the event.

Since there is no reason no reason not to play SA scoring at this point, and no reason to hold Adele, I discard Adele.

I draw SE Asia Scoring...

I go into my phase with no way to play both scoring cards, ergo - I lose the game!

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Brandon M
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Wow.

That is some dumb luck. I have not heard of a loss coming in this sort of fashion.
 
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Carlos Ferreira
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I almost had something similar.

Discarded 3 cards and got 2 Scoring cards. Never done it any more. Now I always keep at least 1 card in my hand.
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Robert Zwiers
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Yup, thats a risk... At least know you'll never forget this could happen!

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I'm holding a 2 ops card (irrlevant to action) and use it to move into Brazil from Colombia


As a technical points: this is impossible as Venezuela is in the way going from Colombia to Brazil...
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How many scoring cards were left in the deck? On turn six you are due for a reshuffle (turn 7) so you may have been tempting fate as it is. Another reason to count the scoring cards.
 
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Excuse me, but I don't know all of the nicknames, who's Adele?

Never lost this way, but once read a thread about being careful about this, since then never have discarded more cards than round available. still you had 1 round and only discarded 1 card, tough luck there.
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Russ Hewson
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I assume Adele = Allende.
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Adele is a british singer I think, but I also assume it's allende he's talking about.

And, yes that sort of loss happens, since you also hold SA, it was a mistake to dump him with Ask not..

Well, you had fun and learned a lesson.

New game.

Cheers, Haring
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Matt Anderson
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Haring wrote:


Well, you had fun and learned a lesson.


Not sure about the "fun" part, but definitely learned a lesson.

 
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Once you play SA Scoring, Allende is much less impactful. I'd have kept him.
 
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