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Dominion General Discussion / Re: gear&vault?
« on: August 16, 2017, 11:51:41 pm »
Well, considering that you can set money aside, the decision is probably going to be not between Gear and Vault, but between Gear+Gold and Vault+Silver. I would much rather have the former triple Gear is already very consistently able to hit $8, so adding in a Vault results in overkill turns while you lose out on the very useful set aside ability of Gear and give your opponent the benefit they get from Vault. There are turns when you would actually rather want the Vault over Gear for sure, but those are less common than the turns when you want the Gold over the Silver which is every time.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: What would you open here?
« on: August 16, 2017, 05:09:42 pm »
Trying to curse a Sauna player is an exercise in futility, since their trashing is faster, less resource intensive and better for tempo than your cursing, unless you have like a Mountebank opening or something like that. Otherwise, their engine might come together almost as fast as it would without the cursing, really, and you probably spent one turn and a terminal slot on a card that doesn't really help your engine all that much. If it (what the card does in addition to junking, and what it costs) conveniently fits into your strategy and you manage to do it early, you can buy junkers against Sauna, but I wouldn't buy Sea Hag, for instance.

There is also no "while they are busy buying all 5 Saunas" because every Sauna they buy is a potential splitter cantrip trasher, so you need to be spending those five turns more efficiently than that instead of taking your sweet time.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: What would you open here?
« on: August 16, 2017, 10:15:52 am »
I think Potion / Silver gives you the most flexibility here; you can pivot to Sauna for trash and grab Pools right away, or if you hit $5 instead of $4 you can go Count or Upgrade.

Forager is okay here and might actually be good enough that you open it anyway, because you eventually need the +Buy and end up doing some weird thing with Count's copper gain to sustain it. So maybe Potion Forager is actually correct.

I certainly like a Forager opening. I'm not sure if I would open Forager/Potion or Forager/Sauna though. The Sauna/Avanto and Scrying Pool splits are both kind of important, but you can make up for losing one by winning the other.

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Rules Questions / Re: haunted castle attack?
« on: August 16, 2017, 04:02:05 am »
Attack doesn't mean "things that hurt your opponent", it means "things that Moat, Squire, Soldier etc. care about". Apparently those cards aren't supposed to care about Haunted Castle.

Worth noting that even though Noble Brigand IS an Attack card, players can't use reactions to protect themselves against the thing it does when it is bought.

They can use reactions, such as Tunnel and Watchtower. Just not ones that trigger when a card is played.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion: Nocturne announced!
« on: August 15, 2017, 08:19:47 am »
One thing is for sure: Fairgrounds and any other card that likes variety just keeps getting better and better.

I hope this doesn't happen, I hate Fairgrounds.

Another thing is for sure: Fairgrounds will appear less and less.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: King & Queen
« on: August 14, 2017, 03:33:23 pm »
don't laugh at it.

No one does

Still beside the point. You can PM me any further complaints you might have about my comedy routine if you don't have anything relevant to add to the discussion.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: King & Queen
« on: August 14, 2017, 03:27:51 am »
But Awaclus, you're terrible at identifying which times are which. Your schtick of pedantically "misunderstanding" people's posts is really played out, to the point that I can often predict what you'll post before it happens.

Whether or not you like wordplay based jokes is beside the point. The point is that they're jokes, not an attempt to discredit someone's argument.

They're not jokes. They're the same joke over and over.

Still beside the point. If you don't like wordplay, don't laugh at it.

it also provides an infinite supply of alt VP.

Eh, not so much.  By the time you buy this super expensive card, and play it, people will be buying provinces.  Then add on top of that the province trashing, and the game won't last much longer.  Not very infinite.

This is not wordplay. It is purposefully misunderstanding my post in order to start a pointless argument over it. I have never done that. You can go through each individual post I ever wrote and you won't find a single instance of me doing that. Therefore, the implied accusations that I'm being a hypocrite here are completely unfounded.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: King & Queen
« on: August 13, 2017, 04:41:42 pm »
But Awaclus, you're terrible at identifying which times are which. Your schtick of pedantically "misunderstanding" people's posts is really played out, to the point that I can often predict what you'll post before it happens.

Whether or not you like wordplay based jokes is beside the point. The point is that they're jokes, not an attempt to discredit someone's argument.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: King & Queen
« on: August 13, 2017, 10:47:41 am »
Ah.  I guess I didn't understand the complex rules of when I'm allowed to be literal and when I'm supposed to just entertain everyone.

Well, you clearly didn't. There are times when it's funny to point out that a certain sentence could mean a hilariously different thing than what it's obviously supposed to mean. And then there are times when you're trying to communicate clearly and misunderstanding things on purpose doesn't help anyone.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: King & Queen
« on: August 13, 2017, 05:32:42 am »

However, it's generally a lot more useful to focus on what people mean when they say things than what words they use.

Remember this?

I also play the drums, like to watch movies and go skiing in winter.

So what do you do in summer?

That wasn't supposed to be useful. It was supposed to be entertaining.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: King & Queen
« on: August 12, 2017, 02:24:47 pm »


It is very infinite if you have Overlord, Crown, Lurker, Mandarin, Raze and Watchtower in the kingdom.

 you're not bound by anything other than how much time you have left. .

I agree that you can get a whole lotta points.  But we must have different definitions of infinite.  That would mean it's not bound by anything at all. At least that's what it means to me.

However, it's generally a lot more useful to focus on what people mean when they say things than what words they use.

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Procession + Duplicate is pretty neat. You play Procession on Duplicate, Duplicate reserves itself, Procession loses track of it, then you gain a $5 Action and may call Duplicate to gain a copy of it.

I guess you could say that Procession has that synergy with any Reserve card, but it's not particularly useful for most of them. Wine Merchant is another noteworthy one.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: August 12, 2017, 07:34:21 am »
health people: is there any reason one shouldn't exercise primarily at 3am?

I think it would depend on when you wake/sleep.

If you sleep from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. every day, then 3 a.m. seems like a fine time to work out.

What if I sleep from 4 am to 2 pm?

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: King & Queen
« on: August 11, 2017, 05:21:34 pm »
it also provides an infinite supply of alt VP.

Eh, not so much.  By the time you buy this super expensive card, and play it, people will be buying provinces.  Then add on top of that the province trashing, and the game won't last much longer.  Not very infinite.

It is very infinite if you have Overlord, Crown, Lurker, Mandarin, Raze and Watchtower in the kingdom.

The thing is, though, you're not bound by anything other than how much time you have left. Gaining the VP itself doesn't drain out the supply of VP that's still available to you. That is a very remarkable quality because Victory cards don't have it. Even almost all + cards drain something that is a prerequisite for getting the +, although sometimes the supply is large enough for it to be not very big of a concern (such as in Goons' case).

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Introductions / Re: Hello - again
« on: August 11, 2017, 02:57:11 pm »
I apparently still can't write stuff in English the way I mean it.

Well, I don't think it's necessarily a very desirable goal to be able to write stuff that I won't be able to misunderstand.

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Introductions / Re: Hello - again
« on: August 11, 2017, 02:29:31 pm »
I also play the drums, like to watch movies and go skiing in winter.

So what do you do in summer?

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Hearthstone / Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« on: August 11, 2017, 11:56:41 am »
I don't think he's as great as lots of reviewers think he is

How great do lots of reviewers think he is? He is certainly a very strong control card.

I had 10 Un'Goro packs, 3 Frozen Throne packs, 7 Classic packs, and 2 of the other two packs and got a legendary from each set, including a golden Lyra and a golden that $5 6/5 Hunter deathrattle legendary that nobody ever plays.

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Hearthstone / Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« on: August 11, 2017, 06:41:11 am »
The third match I found a little more challenging. Ended up running Hunter, using Mark to set my Dragon to a permanent 1 HP. After that I just needed to keep him alive.

I just Silenced it.

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Hearthstone / Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« on: August 11, 2017, 06:04:29 am »
I beat Marrowgar pretty easily with my Wild variant of Disguised Toast's Djinni priest.

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Dominion Articles / Re: The Peasant-Teacher Line
« on: August 11, 2017, 05:18:48 am »
I may be missing something here, but if you want three extra cards at the start of every turn, and you know that when you're planning your line of play before the game, isn't it quicker and simpler to buy and play three Hirelings than mess about with Disciple-Hireling?

Yes. More importantly, if you want three extra cards at the start of every turn, you also want the Disciple but you want to be using it on something else.

Generally, it's not an amazing idea to listen to tristan.

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General Discussion / Re: Song of the day
« on: August 10, 2017, 07:28:00 pm »

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Hearthstone / Re: Has anyone learned Hearthstone yet?
« on: August 10, 2017, 03:22:32 pm »
Well, the DKs are of such vastly different power levels. Some of them are nuts and some of them are kind of good.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: King & Queen
« on: August 10, 2017, 03:20:23 pm »
Queen: Whoever hits $9 first wins the game!

I was going to say "not necessarily", but I think you're actually right. Or rather, whoever plays Queen first. Even if they can't play anymore Actions that turn, they get +1 VP for each Treasure they play.

Huh? +1 VP for each Treasure they play on a given turn is not at all the equivalent of winning the game. On paper, an engine deck should be able to play Queen at least two turns behind a big money deck and still win, and because it cycles faster, that probably means buying Queen 3-5 turns later than BM. If you can get a second Queen, you can catch up even better.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: King & Queen
« on: August 10, 2017, 02:43:58 pm »
Congratulations. You have managed to make a card that is an even more obnoxious VP-trasher than Rebuild.

Is it really that bad? It's just one per turn, the card is super expensive, and it also provides an infinite supply of alt VP.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: The bad luck thread
« on: August 10, 2017, 03:33:37 am »
A few days later, and turn 3 was Estate-Estate-Estate-Moneylender-Silver. I think the universe is trying to make up for the difference in experience/skill between my friend and I.

By coincidence, today my turn 3 E/E/E/M/S screenshot was my Facebook memory from exactly 3 years ago.

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