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Defcon suicide riddle
« on: September 27, 2015, 06:21:50 pm »
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Case just fresh coming out of one of my todays games.

How to survive with 3 particular suicide cards in hand by getting rid of them all in one turn and do not lose china card in the process and stay with one card held at the end of the turn? :) (assuming u cannot space twice and DO NOT have UN in ur hand)





(a clue: i was playing USA and it was late war).
To make situation even more funny - I won that game by defcon next turn :D
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Re: Defcon suicide riddle
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2015, 03:48:08 am »
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I guess Kennedy is not the answer because this would be too easy.

You were playing USA so the three cards which are DEFCON suicides for you were probably We Will Bury You, Lone Gunman, and Ortega Elected in Nicaragua.

Headlining WWBY and trapping opponent inside a Cuban Missile Crisis is one option.

If this doesn't work (you don't have CMC, for example) but both of you have some influence in Cuba, you may headline Lone Gunman, space WWBY, realign yourself out of Cuba (or use Fidel to clear your influence in Cuba), and play Ortega safely.

The other option is some kind of keeping DEFCON high, for example with SALT, How I Learned..., maybe Nuclear Test Ban.

If none of this is the right answer, please share the entire hand :)
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Re: Defcon suicide riddle
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2015, 04:10:46 am »
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Or Headlining Lone Gunman, sending to Space WWBY and playing Quagmire on yourslf to get rid of Ortega.

Too many options possible if you don't give more details of your hand
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Re: Defcon suicide riddle
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2015, 01:38:22 pm »
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Ok further details... defcon is 2 when im doing AR1 and for the rest of the turn :) And no risk of  killing myself in the headline (like headlining Lone Gunman).

Ok i cant share entire hand beacuse i dont remember but crucial cards were:

WWBY, LG and Ortega (with Cuba under my control), Ussuri River Skirmish, Star Wars. No quagmire, no cuban.

Now its easy :)

If u still dont know: I also denied USSR initial coup, and avoided all vp penalties :P
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Re: Defcon suicide riddle
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2015, 03:05:48 am »
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WWBY as a headline, then Star Wars capturing UN Intervention.

Since UN Intervention shortens your hand you also require to play China Card, then reclaim it with Ussuri River Skirmish to fulfil the requirement that you have to not lose China Card and have one held card left.
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Re: Defcon suicide riddle
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2015, 03:06:31 pm »
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Headline drops defcon to 2

AR1:  Star Wars for SALT for UN; defon to 4

Soviets coup; defcon to 3

AR2:  WWBY; defcon to 2

AR3:  Lone Gunman +UN  (no VP penalty)

AR4:  Ortega to space

No need for Ussuri!  :)
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Re: Defcon suicide riddle
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2015, 05:37:26 am »
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Headline drops defcon to 2

AR1:  Star Wars for SALT for UN; defon to 4

Soviets coup; defcon to 3

AR2:  WWBY; defcon to 2

AR3:  Lone Gunman +UN  (no VP penalty)

AR4:  Ortega to space

No need for Ussuri!  :)

"defcon is 2 when im doing AR1 and for the rest of the turn" -- your scenario fails on this one :)
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Re: Defcon suicide riddle
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2015, 09:51:57 am »
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WWBY as a headline, then Star Wars capturing UN Intervention.

Since UN Intervention shortens your hand you also require to play China Card, then reclaim it with Ussuri River Skirmish to fulfil the requirement that you have to not lose China Card and have one held card left.

Exactly :) Ortega to space ofc.

Was extremly happy with myself after doing so :)
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Re: Defcon suicide riddle
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2015, 01:55:53 pm »
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WWBY as a headline, then Star Wars capturing UN Intervention.

Since UN Intervention shortens your hand you also require to play China Card, then reclaim it with Ussuri River Skirmish to fulfil the requirement that you have to not lose China Card and have one held card left.

Exactly :) Ortega to space ofc.

Was extremly happy with myself after doing so :)

What happened to the Gunman?  Your original post said "getting rid of them [3 defcon suicide cards] all in one turn "?
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Re: Defcon suicide riddle
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2015, 04:05:04 pm »
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Headline wwby, ar1 starwars taking UN (aovid 3vp penalty) and playing it with LG. Spacing Ortega.
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