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Whereas you can't tell your friends, "I like Sheep, let's play with it," because there is no card Sheep.

*surreptitiously places pile of Sheep cards from Catan next to the kingdom piles*

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At least we have Goat and Shepherd!

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Thief and Pirate Ship are... not widely regarded as game-distortingly strong.

But Thief could cause exceptionally-rare contrived stalemates that forced Donald to add the "whoever starves first loses" rule!

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Fix the worst cards
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:00:46 pm »
IHoPb = International House of PancakesBurgers

FTFY.  Well, fixed in the most terrible sense at least.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Mountain Pass
« on: June 15, 2018, 05:06:53 pm »
Sims for pure big money suggest bidding 17

Out of interest, this was BM vs BM, right?

But engine vs BM there are two possibilities.  If BM gets Province first, what does engine bid, and vice versa?

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Mountain Pass
« on: June 15, 2018, 01:37:38 am »
I always bid a non-integer, non-fraction number.  People think I'm irrational when I do it.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Fix the worst cards
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:53:42 pm »
how Puerto Rico magically had Chuts and 3Sug.

What are those?  I've never seen those in relation to Puerto Rico.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Fix the worst cards
« on: June 13, 2018, 01:04:27 am »
And so that newer people who are scratching their heads about the bacon thing don't think we're all just crazy:

http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=11886.msg427883#msg427883

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Fix the worst cards
« on: June 13, 2018, 12:19:55 am »
B) Would bump it out of the bottom 10%

But then we would have a different bottom 10%. Wouldn't we have to fix that next?

I feel like there's a bacon analogy here somewhere.

I had ten strips of bacon yesterday...

Would you say that one of them was the worst of the ten?  And was it still tasty?

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Fix the worst cards
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:15:49 pm »
B) Would bump it out of the bottom 10%

But then we would have a different bottom 10%. Wouldn't we have to fix that next?

I feel like there's a bacon analogy here somewhere.

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Feedback / Re: The forum isn't protected by HTTPS
« on: June 06, 2018, 01:26:42 pm »
Are any of these posts actually funny?

Are any of these posts actually funny?

Are any of these posts actually funny?

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Feedback / Re: The forum isn't protected by HTTPS
« on: June 05, 2018, 08:27:39 pm »
I mean... is anything we do here really that important?
Is anything we do really that important?
Is anything we do really that important?
Is anything we do really that important?

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Soothsayer/Donate

Technically, any gainer+ Donate.  Obviously this only works on 5/2 or 2/5 opening.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Plotting cards with DATA
« on: May 25, 2018, 06:38:33 pm »
I... don't understand what Component 1/2/3/4 mean here.  Could you give a brief explanation?

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: May 24, 2018, 04:18:29 pm »
Did the well-known blue dog discussion inform the development and naming of Faithful Hound?
The card name wasn't based on that, but when I made the card I thought, sweet, a blue dog.

I tried two cards at the same time for that slot, two reactions that cared about being discarded. The other was a Black Cat. That would have been cool too. But the blue dog was better.


Now I'm kinda sad there's no black cat (which I assume would be a Night-only card named Cat).  At least we have a Bat.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: May 24, 2018, 04:16:11 pm »
Does anyone think it's odd that our mouths are used for so many functions? If you were going to design a person would you have separate facilities for eating, breathing, speaking, etc. Also I feel like we could end up just dropping verbal speech.

You want to design several organs?  We would probably poop out of our mouths if it weren't for the fact that it's not sanitary.
Yep, it's defnitely best to keep the number of openings where problematic stuff can enter to a minimum. When you design a spaceship, you don't drop airlocks all over the place for different functions [this is me speaking from my vast experience in designing spaceships].

I think it makes a lot of sense to have multi-purpose body parts. In many cases, it's easier for an existing body part to evolve to perform another function in addition to what it was already doing than for a completely new body part to emerge. For example, mudskippers use their fins for walking on land, because that's easier than growing a pair of legs or something.

And if you want proof that "intelligent design" is utter bullshit, look no further than these two systems and ask which the world looks more like!

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Card alchemy revelation....
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:29:10 pm »
Ah, makes sense. It's amazing how educational this thread has become.

Here, have some CGP Grey.


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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Card alchemy revelation....
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:58:19 pm »
(Royal Wedding)

Well, it's more like Prince/Duke + Wandering Minstrel + Wedding = Prince/Duke + Princess/Duchess

Wikipedia says she was a Duchess (which I had to google, since I don't follow that stuff)

She became a Duchess when they married; before that she was not a peer.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Card alchemy revelation....
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:28:46 pm »
(Royal Wedding)

Well, it's more like Prince/Duke + Wandering Minstrel + Wedding = Prince/Duke + Princess/Duchess

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: May 19, 2018, 07:44:47 pm »
I agree with silverspawn, people often are bad at estimating measurements.
For example, I recently ordered something 20 centimeters long, and it was less than half the size i had imagined.

Was... was this supposed to be a dick joke?

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: May 19, 2018, 07:42:45 pm »
My problem with estimating centimeters is that because I'm in the United States, the only time I use centimeters is in science, and in those cases the actual values they quantify don't really matter, and I end up thinking of centimeters as short inches.  However, I've noticed that in my mind I sometimes think of it being about 1.5 centimeters to an inch, not 2.5 centimeters to an inch...

Wait... WAIT. I know the US uses a lot of Imperial units, but do you seriously like not even use cm and m on a daily basis? Like, do schoolkids not have standard 15cm/30cm rulers? Do people not know doorframes are about 2m high? Is it not common knowledge that 1 mile is 1 kilometer, 609 metres, 34 centimetres and 4 milimetres? Okay that last one is maybe not common here either but still, this blows my mind that you guys are using feet and inches for... most things?

I'm sorry you had to find out this way.  It really is terrible, especially for those of us who actually prefer metric.  Maybe by the end of my life it'll change; I'm trying to teach our kids to use metric.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: May 19, 2018, 07:39:57 pm »
What have we done...

Thanks for posting this. Otherwise I'd have missed out on a lot of funny posts.

Totally unrelated what is the common English term for the person doing a lecture or tutorial at a university that works in both cases? That person isn't always a professor. Lecturer?

Sometimes Lecturer.  Depends on the college.

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Other Games / Re: Prismata
« on: May 18, 2018, 06:08:12 pm »
There's now a free weekend on Steam. AFAIK you get to keep the Prismata account that you make, which means you can still play using the standalone client or the web client after the free weekend is over, so it's a great idea to get it now.

Did they get rid of their F2P model?  Shouldn't it... always be free?

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Card alchemy revelation....
« on: May 18, 2018, 06:02:32 pm »
And one specially for Donald X ...


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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Card alchemy revelation....
« on: May 18, 2018, 06:00:27 pm »


(Went with Farmer's Market because it can get you both points and money!)

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Card alchemy revelation....
« on: May 18, 2018, 05:58:13 pm »


Am I doing it right?

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