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Kirian is probably right.  i suspect as your rating goes into the 60s, you're a lot less likely to run into these people if you select good matches.

Eh, I'm only at 55.  I'm betting it dies down in the 40-45 range, but I could be mistaken.

Wow, I've never had this problem before, I guess you just hang with the wrong crowd  :). Seriously though, I think blacklisting is the only option, because a clock isn't really an option due to varying game length, as ackmondual said.

I have seen this issue exactly once, and it was the opposite of your typical slow-roll; it was some guy who wanted me to be faster despite playing at what I consider a normal speed.  Then he started insulting me in chat, I slow-rolled him for a minute, one of us quit after two minutes because who actually has time for slow-rolling, and we blacklisted each other.  Hooray for blacklists!

Otherwise I've yet to see this happen.  I wonder if it's a function of rating?

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: May 21, 2017, 06:10:19 pm »
So from a previous answer I know your daughters are slightly older than mine.  Are they now involved in playtesting?  And if so do they think of it as cool or boring?

General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: May 21, 2017, 02:44:52 am »
ew. I only tested towards 123454321 because the tool had a number cap.

Well, 3 is prime.  And 5 is prime.  And 7 is prime.  Yep, every odd number greater than 1 is prime, that checks out!

Got all my Dominion boxes back on their tables. Haven't played IRL for like 2 months because of remodeling.

Presumably your house is now worth $2 more!

Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Convert coin into coin tokens, but...
« on: May 19, 2017, 05:52:06 pm »
I could see an event for gives a coin token for $3.  It's a pretty steep penalty at 3:1

The Transformers: The Movie (1986), in which he played the planet-eating robot Unicron.

You know, I first read that as "planet-eating robot unicorn" and, like, fuck yes I want to see that.

Reminds me of a time when I was at a friend's place, and a group of us were watching some movie, I forget what, but it was from the '60s or '70s and it was directed by Orson Welles.

When the director credit came up at the end, my friend's roommate said, very seriously, "No.  Orson Welles died in 1957."  Nothing we could say could dissuade him from this opinion, not even when I pulled up IMDb on a laptop (this was early 2000s) and pointed out that Welles had, in fact, died in 1985.
One of my favourite trivia questions is along the lines of "Orson Welles' final role before his death was in a film which also starred Leonard Nimoy and Eric Idle, and which he expressed deep regrets for agreeing to. What was that film?"

Isn't that a pretty well-known bit of trivia though?

I didn't realize Nimoy and Idle were part of it.


You may have gained a Province, but you didn't buy one, so all those Treasuries go back on your deck.


Is there a named rule for the rule "There's an appropriate xkcd comic for everything"?

It will be a normal size expansion.

It will contain cards.

At least one of the cards will have the word "Action" on it.

Most of the cards will have "Dominion" on the reverse.

Man, they're giving you, essentially, 40 bucks.  I think that's pretty much the opposite of terrible, given they never saw any of the money that went to MF.

Sure, they didn't but Jay and Donald hopefully did (unless MF/Goko screwed them over totally).

My understanding is that at least half the reason for the switch is that Jay and Donald saw almost no income from Goko and MF.  Yeah, they got royally screwed.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Help with Watchtower?
« on: May 12, 2017, 10:21:44 pm »
Villa/Watchtower for 3 cards/Villa/Watchtower for 2 cards/Villa/Watchtower for 1 card? Not good.

Sure, but you know what is good?  Hand of WT-CCCC, play 4C, buy Villa, play Villa/WT for 6 cards... and so forth.  Only works as long as Villas are in the supply, of course.

Game Reports / Re: Could somebody explain me ranking?
« on: May 12, 2017, 02:30:28 pm »
Also, sometimes even highly-ranked people forget things?  I did this same thing the other day (rating ~54).

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: May 05, 2017, 08:54:25 pm »
2017 has been pretty quite for new Dominion.  I know you don't usually discuss if you have new stuff in the works but do you let us know when you are NOT working on new Dominion?
I feel like people could do that math.

I would but it's too complex.

Implying there are imaginary Dominion cards.

Other Games / Re: Gwent
« on: May 02, 2017, 06:02:16 pm »
I find it boring. I described it on the Hearthstone reddit as playing at "duelling calculators".

But... that sounds fascinating.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion Records!
« on: May 01, 2017, 05:52:12 pm »
Anyway, I was curious with the new Empires landmarks what the new lowest score you could have and still theoretically win with is. Bandit Fort and Wall let both players go really negative.

Not exceptionally negative, but Mountebank + Catapult/Rocks + Bandit Fort produced a -4 to -7 victory for me just now.

Game # 3252938

Game Reports / Re: Dear My Opponent: I am Sorry
« on: April 27, 2017, 05:57:45 pm »
Dear my opponent, I'm sorry you didn't open Page/Knight like you should have on a 2/5 opening, and didn't pursue either Knights or Travellers until I had a Champion, multiple Warriors, and most of the Knights.

You got two Provinces early!  Which doesn't help once I've turned your deck into two Provinces, 4 Coppers, and 2 Royal Blacksmiths.

Other Games / Re: Kerbal Space Program
« on: April 24, 2017, 12:18:31 pm »
To be fair, paying $150k for 83 Reputation isn't bad at all.

Other Games / Re: Kerbal Space Program
« on: April 23, 2017, 08:42:22 pm »
As promised, the saga of the asteroid that nearly hit Kerbin:

All right.  9000 delta-V to play with, and only need about 450 of it to latch on.  Great!

Asteroid is about 100 km away, no actual visual contact.  But Mun looks pretty.

Look at all those Nervs blasting away to slow us down relative to the asteroid.  So pretty!

Released some of the Nervs and fuel tanks to drop some weight.  Still no visual contact.

Well, that's as relative-stationary as we're going to get.  Time to move toward the still-invisible asteroid.

Wait, what's that readout on the right?  Impact Time: 46 min.  Time to get a move on, then.

Visual contact!

This orbit goes distressingly inside the planet.

All right, this manuever technically doesn't hit Kerbin.  Let's burn it, and shit shit shit asteroids don't turn very well.  It took a crapton of jostling around to get it out of that awful orbit.

No impact time listed.  Woohoo, we're in orbit!

Pure profit, baby.  Except for the 450k the rocket cost.  OK, maybe not "profit" per se.

So if you tilt your view of a giant asteroid just right, you may find out that the skin is barely there, and the COM is just a cube...

But from this vantage, that is one big-ass teroid.

Kerbin is saved!  And we can probably mine this thing too...

General Discussion / Re: STAR WARS
« on: April 17, 2017, 04:09:52 pm »
Well that was unexpected. Big departure from the Expanded Universe, assuming they stay close to the teaser.

Well, the Expanded Universe is pretty much gone.  They've already said that.  It's not a surprise.

General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: April 15, 2017, 11:29:44 pm »
Shutting down the con's main gaming room from 745 to 9 is thoroughly annoying, but at least vaguely workable.  Shutting down the area after 9 to run a CAH "tournament" is an insult to gaming.  Moving the rest of gaming to the room directly across from the dance is even more of an insult.

Being on ConCom means hopefully I can get the ear of the gaming coordinator.  And then twist it off while shouting WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU.


You want to gain those Coppers on your turn anyway.  Might as well take 4-5 points for 5 Debt!

Honorable mention: Masterpiece-Triumph.

Dominion Online at Shuffle iT / Re: Black Market?
« on: April 13, 2017, 02:01:58 am »
So now that it's been a few months to try it out... Is Black Market not just so so strong?  Like at least top 5 $3's?

Black Market has always been a strong card, usually a must-buy.  Top 5?  Well, it's competing against Amb, Masq, Fishing Village, Amulet, etc., so possibly not.
Looking at those, I'd put it at #3.

Well, there are a lot of others as well.  Hermit, Menagerie, Steward, etc etc.  BM was #13 (of 49) here:

General Discussion / Re: Collecting
« on: April 13, 2017, 12:42:00 am »
I collect dust.

OK, OK, we also collect books.  I have a number of signed first editions and then just a few (literal) tons of other books, mostly SFF but not all.

We actually left a bunch behind when we moved across the country, for weight considerations.

Edit:  one of the most interesting books we have is a copy of Grey's Anatomy that some med student used for cadaver dissection... in 1898.

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