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Dominion: Renaissance Previews / Re: Your reviews of the previews
« on: September 29, 2018, 11:38:23 am »
I think Renaissance is going to be a very good expansion for facilitating the Engine-type strategies and decks. The Villager tokens are probably my favorite new mechanic that's been introduced so far.

My favorite cards were Mountain Village, Recruiter (I'm a big fan of Apprentice, it may be my favorite Alchemy card, so it's nice to see a similar effect on Recruiter with the Villager tokens), and Acting Troupe. I also thought that Ducat was really interesting. The Projects also look pretty cool, too.

Renaissance will probably be one of my top 3 favorite Dominion expansions, until the next one comes out  :P

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Mountain Village is amazing when played after you play a card that gains you something. I just had a game (vs. a bot) with Magpie and it was really nice to be able to deploy gained Magpies immediately with the Mountain Villages, and I'm sure there's countless other similar situations, especially with the "gain a card costing up to X" cards where Mountain Village will come in really handy.


I'm not sure if this has been mentioned before, but Mountain Village + Villa has the potential to be a powerful combo because if you save a Mountain Village until after you buy a Villa, and you have bought card(s) previously, then Villa could be used to get those Mountain Village(s) in play, which could then be used to get all the card(s) you just bought that turn, in play that turn. This is purely theoretical at this moment, as I've not tested it but it seems like it could work, and work really well in some engine games.



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Game Reports / Re: Dear My Opponent: I am Sorry
« on: August 24, 2018, 03:44:58 pm »
Is there an "awww"- thread? I just met an opponent playing with Rats for the first time. They ended up with a deck consisting of.. 20 rats. So cute.


By the end of the game they were probably thinking something along the lines of "oh Rats!"


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Dominion Articles / Re: Feodum
« on: August 22, 2018, 06:46:17 pm »
Feodum is probably my favorite non-landmark or event way of gaining alt-vp. Managing to get your Feoda to the point where they're worth 6 vp or above each is one of the more satisfying things I can think of achieving in this game

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Smite
« on: August 21, 2018, 10:00:56 pm »
So, it's basically a super-de-duper reverse Tactician: Get a blowout turn now, forfeit all your other turns for the rest of the game. In principle it seems interesting, but in 2-player it will just be the other guy playing Solitaire for the rest of the game.

The natural next step, mathematically, would be something that costs $17 and gives 21 VP. Maybe:

Conqueror
Victory - $17
Worth 1 VP
When you gain this, gain 2 Colonies, setting them aside.

I do see the point about the card turning the game into Solitaire, but if you're at the point where you're able to get $74 (and a Potion) in hand at once through various means, which doesn't really happen that often, you're probably either neck-in-neck with your opponent in some sort of a Dominion version of an arms race or you've absolutely stomped your opponent into the ground and you're going for a final mega-turn. 

This could be a completely incorrect assumption of course, as I don't really see myself as an expert in the game, but in my experience, just getting to or above $20 with some extra actions or buys (if available) is usually seen as a mega-turn, and getting to $50+ is seen as a stratospheric sort of mega-turn and is usually a lot rarer (than getting to somewhere around $20).

The tl; dr version of the last two paragraphs I guess is that the card is designed to introduce a sort of "final blow" mechanic to the game.
(Which is why the it states that there's one less card than players in the stockpile, meaning that there'd be only one Smite in its supply pile in a 2-player game)

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General Discussion / Re: Cities: Skylines
« on: August 21, 2018, 06:33:03 pm »
Cities Skylines is probably my favorite City sim I've played. Does anyone else use the free-build mode? I find that to be pretty nice.  I don't like having to wait to unlock a bunch of extra stuff.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Smite
« on: August 21, 2018, 05:47:21 pm »
I like it!

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Variants and Fan Cards / Smite
« on: August 21, 2018, 05:40:07 pm »
I'm sure this sort of idea has been thought of before, but I was thinking of how a sort of upgraded version of Dominate would work as a card and not an event, and here is what I came up with:

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Smite

You may gain a Colony. If you gain a Colony, gain a curse. If you do, +42 vp tokens
Trash your deck
Your Opponents must reveal their hands. If they reveal any victory cards, all victory cards in hand must be trashed.
Your Opponents must trash all victory cards in their discard pile.
The no. of Smites in the Smite pile is equal to the no. of players - 1.
This is not an Event or a Landmark, but an additional Supply pile
Cost: $75 $74 1 Potion

I know this is probably a really awful card concept, but it'd be interesting to see if it could be made into something workable, albeit completely insane.

Thoughts?

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This expansion looks like it could be pretty cool!

Both Empires and Nocturne have been really interesting expansions with some really cool, gimmicky and unique cards, so hopefully Renaissance will continue the trend. Looking forward to it!

One question: When the sneak peeks are released will it work similarly to the Nocturne previews for Dominion Online when we were allowed to play with just the sneak peeked cards for that day in the days leading up to the full release?


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General Discussion / Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:46:46 am »
I feel like there's been a lot more draws and own goals this world cup than normal.
3 draws from 11 matches doesn't sound out of the ordinary.

That's true. Most of these matches have been pretty low-scoring. IIRC only 2 of the matches played so far have had one team scoring 3 or more points. Usually by now you have at least a couple of matches where one of the teams has scored 4 or 5 or at least 3 goals.

Edit: Changed "points" to "goals"

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General Discussion / Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup
« on: June 17, 2018, 04:52:41 pm »
I feel like there's been a lot more draws and own goals this world cup than normal.



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General Discussion / Re: 2018 FIFA World Cup
« on: May 24, 2018, 08:51:26 pm »
As a dual-citizen of the USA and Germany, I'm still mad about the USA not making it in. Especially since all we had to do to make it in in the end was to get a draw against Trinidad and Tobago. We didn't even have to beat them!   :(  :(  :(  :(
If North America gets 2026, hopefully we can pull some miraculous upset off then



On the bright side, hopefully Germany will make a deep run this year. If Germany blows someone, anyone, away in any of the knock-out rounds (like they did against Brazil 4 years ago -- that was probably the funniest sporting event I've ever seen) I won't even care if they don't win the whole thing. Germany winning the whole thing again would be great, though.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Has anyone had any Nocturne sightings?
« on: November 20, 2017, 10:59:44 pm »
My current plan is to wait until black Friday (which is this Friday) before I buy Nocturne to see if Amazon/Rio Grande Games or Cool Stuff Inc.'ll have it on sale. I know it's out and prime eligible on Amazon (at least it was last time I checked this evening) but CS Inc was still showing it as a pre-order option.

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Not sure if this has been mentioned already, but Shanty Town + Big Money is a cute little engine
EDIT: When there's no better alternative available

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: CouncilRoom.com?
« on: November 19, 2017, 01:52:58 pm »
Ok.

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Dominion General Discussion / CouncilRoom.com?
« on: November 18, 2017, 07:15:12 pm »
I know that Councilroom.com was generally just a collection of statistics from the old Isotropic version of online Dominion, but are there any plans to revamp Councilroom.com so it includes the same sort of statistics for dominion.games or is there another place online with more current statistics about online usage rates of cards, best/worst opeinings, etc.?


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Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Dominion: Nocturne Text Spoiler
« on: November 16, 2017, 09:23:07 am »
I must say that after playing one game with it (bad sample size, I know :P), I really, really like Den of Sin. Also, the Cursed Village seems to be worth the hex you get when you gain it, and in my opinion Cursed Village is probably one of the better villages in the game, second only to Fishing Village probably.

EDIT: I really like Cemetery, too.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Weird German Dominion promotion video
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:59:58 am »
Maybe someone should post a link to this thread onto the original facebook post comments section and see what the reaction is haha

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Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Remaining mysteries
« on: November 11, 2017, 06:16:57 pm »
Thanks!

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Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Remaining mysteries
« on: November 11, 2017, 11:41:23 am »
I'm not sure if this has already been addressed, but does anyone know if we'll see any new Events in Nocturne? Because there weren't any in the previews and while I would be fine without new Events because there's so much more other stuff that's being added to the game, it would be nice to know for sure if there are going to be any as Events are one of my favorite parts of this game.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion jokes/pick-up lines
« on: November 04, 2017, 10:28:06 pm »
It's Donald on a Ronald!!

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion jokes/pick-up lines
« on: November 04, 2017, 09:07:53 pm »
You may have heard of Elf on a Shelf, but have you heard of...

https://imgur.com/gallery/7GGsu

How do I attach an image directly to a comment?

the combining of the photos was the best I could do with MS Paint, as I don't have photoshop on my computer  :P

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Dominion Articles / Re: Etiquette in Dominion Online
« on: November 01, 2017, 06:44:19 pm »
I typically say gg whether I win or lose.

Same. I started saying it because I thought that it was always the polite thing to do, as in "show you're not a sore loser by saying gg", or say gg when you win just to show your opponent that you're trying to be a good sport about it and not rub it in that you won 85 to 30 or something like that. I mean, which is better: saying "hahaha you suck! Look at me I won by 55 points!" or just saying "Good game!"?

As an aside, in principle I do agree with that running up the score as high as you can just to run up the score as high as you can is a jerkish thing to do, but I do have two exceptions to that rule:
1. Games with Kingdoms that warrant the building of a well-oiled Goons Engine, these games can also (but don't have to) involve Dominate. I mean, in these types of scenarios, when one player gets going, it's almost impossible for that player not to run up the score, as far as I know.
2. Games with my Brother  (he generally runs up the score on me when he can, especially if we're playing online, so it's only fair for me to do it back to him when I can, although these days one of us usually just resigns when it's clear that the other one has pulled together a game-winning engine :P)
Note: Exception 2 usually happens in Goons games, with Dominate (but not always with Dominate)

EDITS: Additional wording and phrasing added in for additional clarification

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General Discussion / Any Sports Fans Around Here?
« on: October 29, 2017, 10:53:20 am »
Any other big sports fans here?
If so, what's the best sporting event you've ever attended or watched, and how is your team doing currently, and what is the funniest sporting event you've attended or watched?

I'd say my favorite sports to watch are Gridiron Football (American-style, although Canadian-style is interesting, too), World Cup Soccer (Still pretty sad about 'Murica not qualifying for the World Cup, but at least Germany made it, so that's good. Hopefully die Mannschaft can win the whole thing again) and Basketball. Never really played sports much as I was never the most athletic of people.

The best sporting event I've ever attended was the unranked Iowa State Cyclones upsetting No.2 in the nation Oklahoma State Cowboys in 2011 (am a lifelong Iowa State fan). The Iowa State football team is actually good this year. They're 6-2 coming this season (6 wins, 2 losses) off a 14-7 win over the TCU Horned Frogs. Up to this season, Iowa State was something like 1-56-2 (their 1 win being against top 5 teams being against Oklahoma State in 2011) against top 5 nationally ranked teams. As of yesterday evening (10/28), they are 3-56-2, the other win against a top 5 team being a road win against the Oklahoma Sooners (Iowa State hasn't beaten Oklahoma in football since like 1990).

The funniest sporting event I've ever watched was Germany's 7-1 thrashing of Brazil in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup semifinal.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: What do you forget IRL?
« on: October 28, 2017, 02:33:44 pm »
Stuff triggered by Landmarks, sometimes effects of Duration cards in the following turn(s), too. 

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