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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Most hated attacks?
« on: August 17, 2018, 09:01:01 am »
I voted for Mountebank and Cultist because I feel like those cards had the highest random chance of making it very easy for my opponent to win regardless of small differences in skill level (where small = no more than 7 levels) out of all Attacks, and that's why I like seeing them in a kingdom less than the others. I wouldn't say I hate them though, they're not Magic Lamp level bad.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: August 16, 2018, 03:28:35 pm »
That's almost certainly untrue when taken literally. The median person doesn't own a car. It might be true when we restrict it to just a few regions.

Pedestrians also wait for red lights to turn green.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: August 16, 2018, 03:01:28 pm »
Hi, I am using this thread to unlock my full potential as a forum user.

To distract you from my true purpose I will distract you with a depressing thought:

The average person spends 6 months of their lifetime waiting on a red light to turn green.

Now I will back myself out of this conversation...

I've already spent 9Ĺ months of my lifetime shitposting on f.ds, it's not that depressing in comparison.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: August 15, 2018, 07:53:25 pm »
Does anybody have suggestions on things like Skype that are entirely browser based?  When I google I just get things like chat roulettes.

You can use IRC with a web client.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: August 14, 2018, 05:47:23 pm »
Posting to avoid captcha

Perhaps the most random of all first posts. Welcome!

Well, it would be a pretty random first post, but it's a pretty common third post when the others are in Forum Games.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: August 14, 2018, 02:17:27 pm »
Recent Facebook hell now has me scrolling through answers for the question of how much money did a store owner lose if you stole a $100 bill from the register and then used that bill to buy $70 worth of merchandise. I'm more forgiving of this one because for some people, it can be tricky to follow along. At least it's not flat-out ignoring order of operations.

Well, you can't give an accurate answer to that question if that's the only information you are given. Does the money in the register belong to the store owner and is the store owner directly gaining all profits from sales? If not, how much does stealing the $100 correlate with the store owner getting paid less, and likewise for the profits? Were you going to buy that merch anyway or did you only buy it because you had an extra $100 after stealing it? If you weren't going to buy it anyway, was someone else going to buy it anyway or was it just going to sit there? If someone else was going to buy it anyway, but at a later date, what is the inflation rate? If you bought $70 "worth" of merch, presumably that means you're paying $70 for it but the store probably paid less than $70, so how much did the store have to pay for the merch? Depending on the answers to these questions, the store owner could lose anywhere between nothing and $100.

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Most money from 5-card hand?
« on: August 10, 2018, 09:50:54 am »
I still fail to see how Ov1 ends in draw pile after "play Ov1 as KC" and before "play Ov2 as MV (draw Ov1, trash Ov2 +2$)". It would seem to me that Ov1 is in play after being played as KC.

Ov1 ends in discard pile after "play Ov1 as MV (trash Ov1 +2$)" and "play Ov1 as Lu (gain Ov1)". Playing it as KC doesn't put it back into play from the discard pile.

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Most money from 5-card hand?
« on: August 10, 2018, 08:52:44 am »
Does this work?
Hand: 2x King's Court (KC), 2x Overlord (Ov), 1x Bridge (Br)
additionally in the Kingdom: Lurker (Lu), Mining Village (MV)

play KC
... play KC
... ... play Br
... ... play Br
... ... play Br
... play KC
... ... play Ov1 as MV (trash Ov1 +2$)
... ... play Ov1 as Lu (gain Ov1)
... ... play Ov1 as KC
... ... ... play Ov2 as MV (draw Ov1, trash Ov2 +2$)
... ... ... play Ov2 as Lu (gain Ov2)
... ... ... play Ov2 as KC
repeat

could you iterate one more time so I can see what "repeat" means? At this point, both KC and Overlords are in play; I don't see how they can re-enter the cycle.

The Overlords aren't in play (Ov1 is in your hand and Ov2 is the only card in your discard pile) and you don't need the KCs for the loop beyond the first time.

play KC
... play KC
... ... play Br
... ... play Br
... ... play Br
... play KC
... ... play Ov1 as MV (trash Ov1 +2$)
... ... play Ov1 as Lu (gain Ov1)
... ... play Ov1 as KC
... ... ... play Ov2 as MV (draw Ov1, trash Ov2 +2$)
... ... ... play Ov2 as Lu (gain Ov2)
... ... ... play Ov2 as KC
... ... ... ... play Ov1 as MV (draw Ov2, trash Ov1 +2$)
... ... ... ... play Ov1 as Lu (gain Ov1)
... ... ... ... play Ov1 as KC
... ... ... ... ... play Ov2 as MV (draw Ov1, trash Ov2 +2$)
... ... ... ... ... play Ov2 as Lu (gain Ov2)
... ... ... ... ... play Ov2 as KC

Both Overlords trashed themselves, but not the KCís. You need to Ferry KC and play Overlord-as-KC for everything except the first one for this to work I think? With a few extra steps to make it messier.

It already works.

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Most money from 5-card hand?
« on: August 09, 2018, 12:59:22 pm »
KC/KC/Lurker/Lurker/Overlord is infinite if you also have Pixie in the kingdom.

How's this?

It's the empty the supply on turn 1 loop.

That doesn't work (as an infinite money), because it doesn't produce infinite money. It empties the supply via gaining almost everything, and having enough Silvers to buy out the rest.

It does, you keep trashing Pixie over and over again so you gain money from the Boons that give money. You need to be able to play a couple of Bridges first though.

No, the Boons that give money you keep until the end of turn, so you can't receive them more than twice in the same turn.

Well, that's disappointing.

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Most money from 5-card hand?
« on: August 09, 2018, 06:11:37 am »
KC/KC/Lurker/Lurker/Overlord is infinite if you also have Pixie in the kingdom.

How's this?

It's the empty the supply on turn 1 loop.

That doesn't work (as an infinite money), because it doesn't produce infinite money. It empties the supply via gaining almost everything, and having enough Silvers to buy out the rest.

It does, you keep trashing Pixie over and over again so you gain money from the Boons that give money. You need to be able to play a couple of Bridges first though.

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Most money from 5-card hand?
« on: August 08, 2018, 09:08:00 pm »
KC/KC/Lurker/Lurker/Overlord is infinite if you also have Pixie in the kingdom.

How's this?

It's the empty the supply on turn 1 loop.

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Most money from 5-card hand?
« on: August 08, 2018, 12:43:51 pm »
Hand: Procession, Champion, Lurker, Chapel, Diadem
Setup: Play Procession to play Champion twice and Lurker to gain Champion. Repeat this 1 million times.

play Procession to play Champion twice
play Lurker to gain Champion
play Chapel
play Diadem for $5,000,012

no treasures!

Oops! Then, how about introducing Upgrade, King's Court, 2 Tournaments? Trash all but Chapel. This enables you to gain Province and Diadem in a single turn.

How do you keep playing the Procession repeatedly? Itís still in play so you canít gain it back with Lurker.

And the Lurker is also still in play and the Champion is in your discard pile so you can't play any of those either.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: August 08, 2018, 12:36:15 pm »
I'd like to know what you can do about the thin and fat yeti. the fact that they're thin and fat has to mean something, but I couldn't think of a way to use it. On the third try I went into another room and waited a while, then one of them was gone and I had to use only one shot instead of two, but I'm assuming there's a better way.

Also about the boss, what non-shooting thing can you do besides using the coffee?


1) There isn't, that's one of the two scenes where you actually have to use a shot.
2) You can push the bookshelf on him and push the chair out of the window.

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Rules Questions / Re: Tactician and +1 Card Token
« on: August 08, 2018, 05:35:37 am »
Correct.

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Most money from 5-card hand?
« on: August 08, 2018, 04:49:36 am »
Hand: Procession, Champion, Lurker, Chapel, Diadem
Setup: Play Procession to play Champion twice and Lurker to gain Champion. Repeat this 1 million times.

play Procession to play Champion twice
play Lurker to gain Champion
play Chapel
play Diadem for $5,000,012

How do you get Procession and Lurker from play back into your hand?

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Most money from 5-card hand?
« on: August 07, 2018, 05:50:56 pm »
KC/KC/Lurker/Lurker/Overlord is infinite if you also have Pixie in the kingdom.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: August 07, 2018, 05:27:29 pm »
I actually managed to beat it first try with one shot left. It's not too difficult, but the challenge to try to do it on your first try is what ups the stakes, because you aren't sure whether you still have time to figure out the solution, or if the yeti is about to kill you.

You do need to shoot at least two times    to beat the game. I managed to "perfect" it on my second try, was fun :)

Yeah it's very easy to beat if you use undo. I also just figured out the remaining way to save a bullet.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: August 07, 2018, 04:54:14 pm »
http://iplayif.com/?story=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ifarchive.org%2Fif-archive%2Fgames%2Fzcode%2FAOTYRZ.z5

from the same guy who made the awesome trans-dimensional brainchip webcoming

I seem to be bad at this. I think most of the time there was something creative you ought to do and I didn't find it.

I had to undo twice (once because I accidentally did something I didn't mean to do in the first place unlocked a door that I had just locked, not realizing it was the same door, and once because of a game over). I'm usually bad at these types of games, but I feel like this one worked the way I expected almost every time.

Ugh, I'm the worst at these. How do you escape yetis without shooting at them?

You don't. I think there are two opportunities to deal with a yeti before it catches you, and you have to take at least one of them in order to not run out of bullets.

EDIT: that's actually wrong, there must be more opportunities to deal with yetis without having them catch you according to the "amusing things to do" option after the game but I haven't figured out more than two so far

EDIT 2: I figured out another one!

EDIT 3: Figured out another one!

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: August 07, 2018, 12:09:30 pm »
My university (University of Eastern Finland) was/is under a pretty large scale phishing attack, which I found somewhat amusing and it also demonstrates a pretty important lesson about modern cyber security, so I thought I'd share the story.

The attackers sent out a bunch of phishing e-mails until someone opened the link (which was presumably a fake site that looked like the UEF login page) and gave them his/her login credentials. After that, the attackers were able to use that e-mail address to send out even more phishing e-mails whose sender appeared as "UEF Help Desk" with an uef.fi e-mail address, which made the e-mails a lot more convincing. All of this happened after the working hours, so it took the university a while to react to the attack, which they did by sending out an announcement by e-mail where they basically described what had happened and urged people to change their passwords. After the announcement, the attackers sent out a bunch of their own e-mails about how there had been phishing e-mails, with a link that you could click to change your password, presumably leading to the exact same fake site, as well as e-mails about suspicious activity from Brazil being detected on your account, also with a similar link.

This all started roughly 2 weeks ago from what I can tell, and according to a (real) announcement by the university today, it is likely that the attack is still ongoing. They haven't published an estimate about how many accounts have been compromised, but I, being a random student, have seen people get these fake e-mails from at least 10-20 different compromised UEF accounts so that's a very conservative lower bound. It's pretty easy for native Finnish speakers to get suspicious about these e-mails that contain very poor Finnish, but UEF has a lot of international transfer students who are very vulnerable to this kind of an attack, and in fact all of the different compromised accounts that I was able to confirm did belong to people with foreign-sounding names.


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I just gave you your 11111th respect, congrats.

I just gave you your 999th respect, congrats.

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I am pretty sure, there will also be a line: "When you buy or gain this, +1 Action tokenď. This would allow some 'crazy villa magic' for all Workshop variants.

That line gives you a total of two tokens when you buy it (and then gain it as a result).

No it wouldn't, it says "or". This isn't code/logic talk where "or" means one or more. Certainly buy or gain is redundant, but it wouldn't grant two tokens as far as I could tell.

You don't buy and gain at the same time, you buy first (and it triggers) and then gain (and it triggers again).

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I am pretty sure, there will also be a line: "When you buy or gain this, +1 Action tokenď. This would allow some 'crazy villa magic' for all Workshop variants.

That line gives you a total of two tokens when you buy it (and then gain it as a result).

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Dominion: Renaissance Previews / Dominion: Renaissance on RGG's website
« on: August 04, 2018, 05:29:38 pm »
http://riograndegames.com/Game/1334-Dominion-Renaissance

It's a momentous time. Art has been revolutionized by the invention of "perspective," and also of "funding." A picture used to be worth a dozen or so words; these new ones are more like a hundred. Oil paintings have gotten so realistic that you've hired an artist to do a portrait of you each morning, so you can make sure your hair is good. Busts have gotten better too; no more stopping at the shoulders, they go all the way to the ground. Science and medicine have advanced; there's no more superstition, now they know the perfect number of leeches to apply for each ailment. You have a clock accurate to within an hour, and a calendar accurate to within a week. Your physician heals himself, and your barber cuts his own hair. This is truly a golden age.


This is the 12th expansion to Dominion. It has 300 cards, with 25 new Kingdom cards. There are tokens that let you save coins and actions for later, Projects that grant abilities, and Artifacts to fight over.

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General Discussion / Re: TV shows
« on: August 04, 2018, 07:02:00 am »
when y'all watch something that isn't originally in your native language, what do you do? do you dub it, sub it, sub it in the original language, or do nothing? i guess it depends on the language but i'm curious

I generally get it subbed in English, including when the original language is English. There are no Finnish dubs for anything except for children's movies so I'm pretty accustomed to subtitles.

Also this is always relevant:

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: SepRanks for Top Player Rating
« on: August 02, 2018, 04:36:31 am »
Firstly, the Leaderboard is not entirely accurate. Great players might not play all that often, and their positions might very well be completely wrong. The Leaderboard is biased towards people who play ranked, not all Dominion. For example, Dominion League is almost never played ranked, but nobody will see higher quality Dominion being played than in the A and B tiers. In addition, players game the system all of the time to artificially raise their numbers, further watering down the results. I am not saying the Leaderboard is a useless metric, but some discernment must be used when consulting it.

Pretty sure the leaderboard is still more accurate than a public-opinion-based rating, and the Dominion League is a big culprit for that. A lot of top players (especially many of the Japanese ones) don't participate in the League or other big tournaments, and this skews the public opinion in the favor of those who do.

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