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Raincloud
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« on: June 24, 2014, 07:35:33 PM »

I have been at it for 2 hours. I lose every time. The Lamkin's gambit doesn't work (his moves are different each time), I have watched numerous videos and tried them over and over, they don't work, I have tried defensive, offensive... I must be just incredibly horrible at this. I have been loving this game up until this point and it seems like everyone can do it but me. My questions are: do I have to do this to advance the plot? Am I wasting my time? What do I do... I feel like giving up because I just can't get it. If it helps, I'm playing the PC version. Thanks for reading.
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Lamkin
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2014, 09:10:16 PM »

Yes, you have to do it to advance. :(

Now, I kind of modified this post from an earlier one, but...

...if my pattern doesn't work, I do have some advice on strategy. Using the above image, see how the row that has 1 and 3 crosses the row that has 5 and 4? They cross at 8. 8 being the third piece for each row. My advice is to *always* set up two rows of two pieces each so that they will cross at the third piece. But wait to put down that third piece. Instead, put down the fifth piece in each row—6 and 7 in the example above—and *then* put down that third piece, because, from my experience, the computer will successfully block you every time you have three pieces in a row.
Hope that makes sense. =)

Example game below. Note that you're going to have to block his move every time he gets three pieces in a row (just like he does to you). Also, you might want to try working backwards with the placement of your rows...meaning specifically your first four pieces...the example below shows what I'm talking about.









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Raincloud
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 11:34:11 AM »

Okay, I finally got it!! Thanks! Cheesy
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