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Dominion => 2016 DominionStrategy Championships => Tournaments and Events => 2012 => Topic started by: greatexpectations on December 17, 2012, 09:04:17 pm

Title: Best Game: Round 2 Voting and Round 3 Nominations
Post by: greatexpectations on December 17, 2012, 09:04:17 pm
a lot of drama in our Round 2 nominations, as 3 of the games ended up deciding the series. we've got comebacks and divergent strategies with just a hint of absurdity. get your votes in!

 Round 2 Nomination Info
Game 1 (http://dominion.isotropic.org/gamelog/201212/10/game-20121210-110433-d007380e.html): ycz6 vs yaron, Game 3/7 - 10 Scrying Pools vs. 10 Fool's Gold
Game 2 (http://dominion.isotropic.org/gamelog/201212/11/game-20121211-184147-d0637dfb.html): DWetzel vs. czechvarmander, Game 5/7 - 2 point win, IW/Silk Road vs Embassy/Monument/BM. turn 6 platinum...for the IW player!
Game 3 (http://dominion.isotropic.org/gamelog/201212/12/game-20121212-210908-20d2799f.html): julie vs. michaeljb, Game 8/8 - 1 Point Win in the deciding match of an upset, all victory cards purchased.
Game 4 (http://dominion.isotropic.org/gamelog/201212/13/game-20121213-160825-45361771.html): Eevee vs. Young Nick, Game 6/6 - King's Court and some other power cards show up to make the final game crazy.
Game 5 (http://dominion.isotropic.org/gamelog/201212/13/game-20121213-193854-cd19825c.html): Destierro vs. Hive Mind Emulator, Game 4/6 - 22 Point comeback without +Buy
Game 6 (http://dominion.isotropic.org/gamelog/201212/14/game-20121214-121932-774b35e5.html): jonts26 vs. Cuzz, Game 6/6 - Down 21 points, jonts26 trashes a Colony to fuel a comeback to win the game and series.

get your nominations in for Round 3!
Title: Re: Best Game: Round 2 Voting and Round 3 Nominations
Post by: shark_bait on December 17, 2012, 10:31:11 pm
Spoiler tag contains thoughts about my vote. 

Are you sure you want to do this?

Have you voted yet?  I would suggest doing that before continuing

Last chance...

Having played in numerous winner takes all games in last years DSC, I've got to go with Game 3.  It doesn't have the most intricate engine or stylistic finish.  But the allure of needing all the VP cards in Game 8 of a best of 7 series sure makes for an intense and exciting way to finish the series.
Title: Re: Best Game: Round 2 Voting and Round 3 Nominations
Post by: clb on December 18, 2012, 12:54:24 am
For me, it wasn't the last game intensity Shark Bait mentioned, but the fact that Duchy Dancing turned into Estate Dancing and when both piles were gone, poor Julie was left with some very poor options, especially considering that both of their decks seemed capable of both producing money and drawing fistfulls of green.
Title: Re: Best Game: Round 2 Voting and Round 3 Nominations
Post by: nightdance on December 18, 2012, 12:00:44 pm
Game 3 can be viewed on YouTube from MichealJb's perspective:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6-_xmP2KcM

Title: Re: Best Game: Round 2 Voting and Round 3 Nominations
Post by: theory on December 18, 2012, 12:18:45 pm
For me, it wasn't the last game intensity Shark Bait mentioned, but the fact that Duchy Dancing turned into Estate Dancing and when both piles were gone, poor Julie was left with some very poor options, especially considering that both of their decks seemed capable of both producing money and drawing fistfulls of green.

Yeah it seemed like her opponent won because he was lucky enough to draw appropriately?
Title: Re: Best Game: Round 2 Voting and Round 3 Nominations
Post by: mith on December 18, 2012, 12:29:02 pm
For me, the michaeljb upset might win best "moment" or something like that, but for best game jonts' comeback is the clear winner (and I'd take the Ironworks game second).
Title: Re: Best Game: Round 2 Voting and Round 3 Nominations
Post by: DWetzel on December 18, 2012, 12:55:15 pm
I mean, I've got one of the nominations and even I'm voting jonts.  I'm shocked it's that close.
Title: Re: Best Game: Round 2 Voting and Round 3 Nominations
Post by: philosophyguy on December 18, 2012, 01:10:02 pm
I'm shocked at how many great options there are here. I could easily see myself voting for at least three of these games.
Title: Re: Best Game: Round 2 Voting and Round 3 Nominations
Post by: clb on December 18, 2012, 01:11:08 pm
For me, the michaeljb upset might win best "moment" or something like that, but for best game jonts' comeback is the clear winner (and I'd take the Ironworks game second).
I can get behind this argument. However, for most of the nominations in both rounds, it seems like there are two solid games played with viable strategies, so what makes them exciting are those moments - how many, how exciting, and what speaks to you. I really liked several of the nominations.
Title: Re: Best Game: Round 2 Voting and Round 3 Nominations
Post by: () | (_) ^/ on December 18, 2012, 01:33:13 pm
Is there anyone who doesn't read spoiler tags, or is everyone like me?
Title: Re: Best Game: Round 2 Voting and Round 3 Nominations
Post by: DWetzel on December 18, 2012, 03:25:58 pm
Is there anyone who doesn't read spoiler tags, or is everyone like me?

Nope, I don't read them either.


I'm just really smart and knew you were going to ask that in spoiler tags, if you're wondering.
Title: Re: Best Game: Round 2 Voting and Round 3 Nominations
Post by: andwilk on December 19, 2012, 10:29:04 pm
Round 3 nomination: http://dominion.isotropic.org/gamelog/201212/19/game-20121219-174633-066f46c6.html

I nominate this game purely for Obi Wan Bonogi's turn 15 in which two separate Smugglers smuggle a Province from me.  He invests in 3 Smugglers and it almost pays off for him, but we end in a draw.