In the first game I planned to go for the treasure maps and use the cartographer to try and get them together. The name synergy of using the cartographer to find the maps just an added bonus. The problem I ran into is that by focusing on the maps I didn't have 5 coins to spend until it was too late, so the plan fell apart. As well, my attempts at using the crossroads was hampered by us using the Dark Ages starting cards in place of the three estates. My wife ended up using a couple of Goons and Death Carts to walk all over me. Final score was 47 to 31.