The strategy works as follows:
- Open with Chapel and Remodel
- trash away until you have 5 cards left
- Either buy or upgrade yourself a Throne Room
When you have 5 cards left, these will be [Throne Room, Remodel, Chapel,x, x]. Now you use Throne Room Remodel 2 cards each turn to upgrade the Chapel and the other two cards into Provinces. Once you have Provinces you Remodel these into new Provinces in order to quickly end the game. You will score 18 points, and your goal is to end before your opponent scores more.
Creating an optimal Turbo Remodel strategy is not trivial. There are a lot of small decisions and each affects its efficiency. For instance it turns out to be much better to initially trash both Estates and Coppers. At first I thought you would want to end up with [Throne Room, Remodel, Chapel, Estate, Estate] but saving your estates really slows down your trashing too much.
I am sad to report that for all my tweaking the performance of Turbo Remodel remains plain ugly.
Turbo Remodel 1 wins: 2345 (27%)
Big Money Ultimate wins: 6293 (73%)
I’m sure one can find tweaks to make it perform slightly better, but I doubt this strategy can ever become competitive in its current form. However, this strategy does make for a very pretty graph. The average card count graph showcases all that is going on in a single image.
The Chapel saga continues, but sadly without Turbo Remodel.
[Edit: I realized that card names should be capitalized.]