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    JMan711JMan711 6'8" weighs a f*&#ing ton He's coming, he's coming, he's comingRegistered User regular
    Beat my first run last night!

    Gold Deck
    Jokers that had bonuses for Clubs and Flushes
    The 10-4 Joker
    The Abstract Joker
    Joker that adds 0.25 to a multiplier for every card added to the deck.

    I bought every Club I could get and converted a ton of them. I did run into a boss blind that disabled all Clubs, but I still had enough of my other suits to get past it.

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    akjakakjak Thera Spooky GymRegistered User regular
    edited April 17
    I think I get a win? I leveled up Full House because I always seemed to be able to play them.

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    Oh wait no, NOW I guess I actually win:

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Grrr, juuuust failed at purple stake when it hit the final boss of Violet Vessel - Extremely large blind. Even more annoying, it could have passed and I had the required score last blind, but I was using the '1/3 chance of score double on playing a heart' joker and of course hit a run of that not firing off just as I really needed it to.

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    SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
    edited April 17
    I've been playing on the public test version and I'm loving the changes to bloodstone (1/2 instead of 1/3) and hanging chad (first card triggered 3 times, from 2), though I'm afraid to say new bloodstone might be too powerful. I've found them really synergistic with the new lucky card (applies to 2 cards at once). It seems pretty easy to get a few lucky hearts, trigger them multiple times, get lots of mult and money. If you can get oops all 6's and hack it gets truly insane.

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    syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited April 17
    So I have beaten gold stake on a couple decks and I have unlocked every joker except for the one for a 100,000,000 point hand; that's been a pain to achieve.

    I got the 400 dollar one yesterday by abusing the deck that gives you a double tag on every boss win, waiting for the double money tag to appear, and then using it then, throwing $200 gold into my wallet in one go, where I was already at 260ish from interest increase vouchers, gold cards, etc.

    With the cowboy boot joker that was a lot of points I was able to squeeze out also... I ran with 2 pair all the way up to the end while leveling the hell out of high card/pair, and then switched over to them in Ante 8 to give me lots of room to build up a multiplier with a monolith I had from the start (with polychrome on it so it wasn't totally dead weight before then).

    Best hand I have ever gotten was 20ish mil though. Hitting a wall.

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    AiouaAioua Ora Occidens Ora OptimaRegistered User regular
    To get those really high counts there's really only one way and it's stacking xmult on xmult

    imo the easiest way is hand full of glass cards paired with something like dusk, seltzer, or hack

    red seals if you can work that in there (DNA probably)

    then just make sure you've got a base hand that's been leveled some so your starting mult is high, maybe a joker which adds +mult when cards trigger (so during the xmult cascade instead of after) and something to boost your chips

    life's a game that you're bound to lose / like using a hammer to pound in screws
    fuck up once and you break your thumb / if you're happy at all then you're god damn dumb
    that's right we're on a fucked up cruise / God is dead but at least we have booze
    bad things happen, no one knows why / the sun burns out and everyone dies
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    SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    Also steel cards w/red seals + mime joker. Basically, if you want to go for really high scores, you have to focus on enhancing your deck over your Jokers.

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    akjakakjak Thera Spooky GymRegistered User regular
    First game with the Ghost Deck, and I made this after the first Smol Blind:
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    Corporal CarlCorporal Carl Registered User regular
    edited April 17
    EDIT: I didn't notice that there was another page when I added this post.
    It's a reply to the post about the Ancient Joker in the Checkered Deck.


    But if you make the mistake of adding a card via a standard pack that does not belong to the 2 main suits, you are screwed beyond belief.

    And I'm not sure, but avoid Wild Card enchantments to be sure because suddenly the Ancient Joker might look at them and say "I'm in the mood for diamonds".

    Castle + Checkered Deck = Happy Happy Joy Joy

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    SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    edited April 17
    I think they look at the wild card's base suit. So if you had a diamond card converted to a wild card, it is still considered a diamond by Ancient Joker when deciding what suit is going to trigger.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    Balatro Anaglyph Deck Red Stakes win
    Negative Mystic Summit
    +15 Mult when 0 cards remaining

    Burglar
    When Blind is selected, gain +3 Hands and lose all discards

    Foil Wrathful Joker
    +50 chips; Played cards with Space suit give +4 Mult when scored

    Gros Michel
    +15 Mult, 1 in 4 chance this card is destroyed at end of round

    Constellation
    Gains X0.1 Mult per Planet card used (Currently X2.1 Mult)

    Negative Bloodstone
    1 in 3 chance for played cards with Heart suit to give X2 Mult when scored

    Negative Rough Gem
    Played cards with Diamond suit earn $1 when scored

    Throwback X0.25 Mult for each Blind skipped this run (Currently X2.5 Mult)

    Got Two Pair up to Lvl 7 on Ante 2 thanks to the Double Tag, rode that with Mystic Summit and Constellation with Odd Todd until Burgler and the others came along.

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    discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    edited April 17
    My cup runneth over:
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    This is with the beta Bloodstone, which is now 1 in 2 chance of x2 on played Heart.
    Now if I just pick up Oops, all sixes!..

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    AiouaAioua Ora Occidens Ora OptimaRegistered User regular
    discrider wrote: »
    My cup runneth over:
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    This is with the beta Bloodstone, which is now 1 in 2 chance of x2 on played Heart.
    Now if I just pick up Oops, all sixes!..

    fyi split your copy jokers between bloodstone and hack (at least when your hand is all hack cards)

    same number of bloodstone chances (3x2 vs 2x3) but you increase the number of other effect triggers (eg trigger glass or mult enhancement 3 times instead of 2)

    life's a game that you're bound to lose / like using a hammer to pound in screws
    fuck up once and you break your thumb / if you're happy at all then you're god damn dumb
    that's right we're on a fucked up cruise / God is dead but at least we have booze
    bad things happen, no one knows why / the sun burns out and everyone dies
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    discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Hadn't considered the glass/mult part.
    The reason it was like this was because of Red Seals, and I was thinking 3x3 was better than 2x4.
    I should leave a duplication on Hack then.

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    AiouaAioua Ora Occidens Ora OptimaRegistered User regular
    discrider wrote: »
    Hadn't considered the glass/mult part.
    The reason it was like this was because of Red Seals, and I was thinking 3x3 was better than 2x4.
    I should leave a duplication on Hack then.

    Ah yeah red seals changes the game. Though so does glass, since that always hits.

    Basically need to optimize for those x2s each hand.

    life's a game that you're bound to lose / like using a hammer to pound in screws
    fuck up once and you break your thumb / if you're happy at all then you're god damn dumb
    that's right we're on a fucked up cruise / God is dead but at least we have booze
    bad things happen, no one knows why / the sun burns out and everyone dies
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    akjakakjak Thera Spooky GymRegistered User regular
    My glass cards have 100% chance to shatter

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    discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    edited April 18
    Aioua wrote: »
    discrider wrote: »
    Hadn't considered the glass/mult part.
    The reason it was like this was because of Red Seals, and I was thinking 3x3 was better than 2x4.
    I should leave a duplication on Hack then.

    Ah yeah red seals changes the game. Though so does glass, since that always hits.

    Basically need to optimize for those x2s each hand.

    I already hit The Head boss early in the run, so this run is shaping up to be the 2e(z) run.
    Turned down Fibonacci, because Wee Joker is slowly clicking up, and Fib doesn't scale.

    ..
    I might have to rethink going glass if I pickup Oops, all sixes! later on.

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    SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    edited April 19
    I finally found Perkeo in a run, and quite early too! Was doing the very annoying X-Ray challenge that has the 1 in 3 cards are face down debuff constantly. I then got Canio in the next shop so I hunted for a hanged man which didn't take long.

    Perkeo is so much fun! Duplicated a bunch of hanged mans, got rid of all my face cards so Canio was at 18x most of the run. Got an invisible joker, it duplicated Perkeo, which I used to duplicate a bunch of temperament cards that were giving me $39 per use. Got boot straps and bull which were giving me about 200 mult and 1000 chips each at the end.

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    discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Only got to e12, ante 14 with that nonsense.
    I needed more glass cards in the end.
    My Wee Joker was at like 1.6K chips though.

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    akjak wrote: »
    My glass cards have 100% chance to shatter

    Nope!
    Nope!
    Nope!
    Nope!
    Nope!
    Nope!
    Nope!

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    SLyMSLyM Registered User regular
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    I like new bloodstone

    My friend is working on a roguelike game you can play if you want to. (It has free demo)
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    Corporal CarlCorporal Carl Registered User regular
    I think you're going to score at least 7.200.000 :wink:

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    discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    I still think you need glass cards for ante 14.

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    discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Yeah, okay, Ancient Joker (xmult for suit) doesn't work with Checkered deck.
    It will select suits you don't have.

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    SatsumomoSatsumomo Rated PG! Registered User regular
    edited April 22
    Are you absolutely sure? I'm almost 100% that it only select from suits in your deck.

    Edit: Just checked the wiki. You are right!
    Unlike Castle Castle, which chooses its suit proportionally to the composition of the current deck, Ancient Joker chooses evenly amongst the four suits, regardless of the current deck's composition.

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    syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
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    Well, it happened; I crossed the billion dollar hand.

    Still no scientific notation, but damn...

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    discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    It would have been interesting to see what would happen if you had gotten the Baron..

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    akjakakjak Thera Spooky GymRegistered User regular
    Well I guess coming here to post my new highest hand is uh... not as great.
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    Corporal CarlCorporal Carl Registered User regular
    Every hand above 1 million is great!

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    TertieeTertiee Registered User regular
    Too bad these chips are all virtual...

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
    Yeah I don’t think anybody here is going to say your score/setup isn’t worth posting unless it hits scientific notation

    If you had a fun combo post that shit!

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    scherbchenscherbchen Asgard (it is dead)Registered User regular
    tried to do silly things with lucky queens, mostly to unlock the final planet, furthest I ever got....
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    akjakakjak Thera Spooky GymRegistered User regular
    Is there some way to see what all the upcoming boss blinds are going to be? Because I've gotten tilted a few too many times thinking I've Got a Good Thing Going, only for a boss blind to completely obliterate my strat with seemingly zero recourse. I mean yeah, there are tags and jokers that mess with the boss blind, but it's a little weird there isn't a StS style "here's all the bosses this run" thing, at least up to the endless mark.

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    TertieeTertiee Registered User regular
    edited April 27
    You can't see all the boss blinds for a a run. During the start of an ante right before selecting the small blind you can see see the boss blind. Thus you have two blinds to pivot away from a hard counter but not beyond that. This is equivalent to StS where you see the boss for that act but not the next ones.

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    Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
    Tertiee wrote: »
    You can't see all the boss blinds for a a run. During the start of a round right before selecting the small blind you can see see the boss blind. Thus you have two blinds to pivot away from a hard counter but not beyond that. This is equivalent to StS where you see the boss for that act but not the next ones.

    Upcoming (and available now if you opt into the beta on Steam) you can see the next boss blind while in the current post-boss shop, so you’ll get three shopping sessions to panic scramble.

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    TofystedethTofystedeth Registered User regular
    edited April 26
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    syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    I kind of hate that the endgame almost completely centers around steel kings with red chips, a baron or two and as many mimes as you can land.

    The meta steers towards only one outcome for points, even after all the experimental changes.

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    akjakakjak Thera Spooky GymRegistered User regular
    Geez I just cannot get a win with the black deck. I didn't really think I needed the extra hand that badly, but I guess I do?

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited April 27
    akjak wrote: »
    Geez I just cannot get a win with the black deck. I didn't really think I needed the extra hand that badly, but I guess I do?

    I never woulda won the basic stake without the vouchers that give you a free hand and free discard.

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    TertieeTertiee Registered User regular
    That deck's downside is deceptively impactful. In addition to fewer hands it's also effectively -$1 per round played when it's most impactful at the start of a run.

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