Clue Food Treasure token synergies

Asked by Poly_raptor 1 month ago

I have recently started building a new deck. It is a Morska, Undersea Sleuth deck.

I have so far been playtesting it on here and then today playtested it in a real 4 man pod with some playtest cards.

I have narrowed it down to be a Krark-Clan Ironworks + Myr Retriever + Scrap Trawler combo deck.

Whilst fine tuning the list I noticed a potential combo that I am unsure about. I am curious to know how the following three cards interact.

I understand the replacement effect between Peregrin Took & Academy Manufactor, but what happens if you throw the third card into the mix?

Am I right in thinking the following:

Clue enters. PT & COTPP both trigger. I stack & resolve PT. AM sees this and multiplies the additional clue to make a food & treasure. Do I then get a second replacement effect from COTPP which makes an extra clue & triggers AM again, which then creates a loop?

Is this an infinite loop that would present a draw unless I could removed a combo piece?

Gidgetimer says... Accepted answer #1

Replacement effects (which is the type of ability that all three of these are) do not trigger and do not use the stack. They simply change the outcome of a game event and can only apply to a given event once. Since you are the affected player you will get to choose the order in which the abilities apply.

Assuming that you want as many tokens as possible the optimal way to apply the effects is going to be PT & CotPP (in either order) and then AM since this will turn the clue into 2 clues and a food and then those three will be replaced with a food, a clue, and a treasure each netting you 3 each of food, treasures, and clues.

AM and then PT & CotPP (in either order) will result in 2 food, 1 treasure, and 2 clues. The upkeep clue turns into one of each token and then an additional clue and an additional food are added.

PT, AM, CotPP results in 2 food, 2 treasure, 3 clues.

CotPP, AM, PT results in 3 food, 2 treasure, 2 clues.

May 26, 2024 9:44 p.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #2

Poly_raptor: An answer to your question has been up for a while. Since there don't seem to be any follow-ups or corrections that need to be made, I marked it as the "Accepted answer" so this topic can move out of the list of unanswered questions. In the future you can take care of this yourself using the "Mark as Answer" button on the response that you feel is the most helpful answer to your question.

June 3, 2024 8:41 a.m.

Poly_raptor says... #3

Rhadamanthus - Sorry, I thought I had replied to this and done so already! Thank you.

Gidgetimer - thank you for answering, that makes perfect sense.

June 7, 2024 4:07 p.m.

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