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You do everything on the card in the order it says: Draw one card. Add one to the number of remaining actions you have for the turn. Add one coin to the amount you have to spend this turn. Discard a card. And then you can move on to other Actions or your Buy phase. So you'll discard a card before you play any other actions. (But it's during your Action ...


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Unfortunately, the clerk was mistaken. From Rio Grande Games' website: Dominion: Hinterlands is an expansion, and cannot be played by itself; to play with it, you need Dominion, or a standalone expansion to Dominion (e.g., Dominion: Intrigue). Those provide the Basic cards you need to play (Treasure, Victory, and Curse cards), as well as the full rules ...


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Not sure which Dominion expansions are you running, but there are several cards that can counter this. If you have prosperity, you can add the Watchtower to the kingdom cards which blocks curses gained in this manner, priced at only 3$. With Masquerade from Intrigue, or Ambassador from Seaside you can give those curses back to your opponent. Dark Ages has ...


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The major thing to understand about heavy ill-gotten gains strategies is that they rapidly deplete two piles: both ill-gotten gains itself and the curse pile. This means that ill-gotten gains games tend to end based on a third pile running out rather than the province pile depleting, and so you need to adjust your strategy to compensate -- notably it makes ...


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if you add garden and start buying copper yourself, you can probably effectively counter this strategy.


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No, the clerk was wrong and you cannot play Hinterlands with just what comes in that box. You will need what are referred to as the Base Cards in order to play. These come with the original Dominion, they also come with Dominion: Intrigue (perhaps your clerk confused Hinterlands and Intrigue), or they can be purchased on their own.


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You start your turn with a "bank" of 1 Action, 1 Buy and 0 Coins. During your Action phase, you may spend 1 Action to play one Action card from your hand. If you do, then you do everything that the card says on it, in order, to the best of your ability. If the card says "+(n) Card(s)", then you immediately draw that many cards from your draw pile. If you ...


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