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Video from me:

My other matches from this season and 3 others I commentated with xtruffles:

Well based on the astounding quality of this list I would suggest that GendoIkari should write half the  card lists for next year.

werothegreat's and faust's enthusiasm about what lists should look like indicates to me that they would be excellent candidates for splitting the other half.

Dominion General Discussion / The Dominion Card Lists 2018 Edition: Prizes
« on: February 20, 2019, 04:02:29 pm »
Given recent events, I felt it was necessary to place this list (and the Knights) in a less easily editable format for posting on this forum. To that end, you may view the nicely formatted Prizes list here:

For simpler discussion reference, a list without commentary is reprinted below.

5. Bag of Gold
4. Diadem
3. Princess
2. Trusty Steed

Dominion General Discussion / The Dominion Card Lists 2018 Edition: Knights
« on: February 20, 2019, 04:01:30 pm »
Given recent events, I felt it was necessary to place this list (and the Prizes) in a less easily editable format for posting on this forum. To that end, you may view the nicely formatted Knights list here:

For simpler discussion reference, a list without commentary is reprinted below.

10. Dame Josephine
9. Sir Vander
8. Sir Martin
7. Dame Sylvia
6. Dame Natalie
5. Sir Destry
4. Sir Michael
3. Dame Molly
2. Dame Anna
1. Sir Bailey

Please reverse the order; this is backwards from all the other card lists; and opposite of how a countdown normally works.

For some reason the standard way to post these is such that I need to scroll to the bottom and then read going upwards. If posting them in the way that doesn't bother me does bother you I suggest doing the same.

Fell and should keep falling: Sauna - Sauna didn't fall much but it could be somewhat significantly lower. It is typically a card of last resort, whether for its trashing or village effects, and if you can you would rather be using neither, the former because it is so slow and the latter because it is somewhat awkward. In many cases leaving the Sauna pile untouched until Avantos are revealed is the proper move, so Sauna shouldn't have quite the standing it does here.

Fell and shouldn't be falling: Walled Village - Why Walled Village is so far below cards that do roughly the same thing is puzzling. Sure it costs $4 and plays mostly as a standard village, but that's roughly Farming Village and Mining Village too. Villages are necessary to a lot of decks. Respect that and don't drop them in rank because they're boring.

Rose and shouldn't be rising: Bridge - Bridge is really good. It deserves a high spot on this list. It doesn't deserve that spot though. While often centralizing when a deck can be built for it, Bridge suffers without draw and isn't that special as the only +buy on single-terminal boards. For those reasons it falls short of the other top cards on this list for what they can do for you early, and could settle back to its previous spot behind them and close to Inventor.

Rose and should keep rising: Ranger - With an honorable mention for Exorcist which has less distance to cover to its proper spot, it is a bit stunning that Smithy could be so many spots above Ranger when the first Ranger played in a turn draws as many cards as 2 Smithies and gives +buy on top of that. When building decks with terminal draw this means you typically want a Ranger pair in addition to whatever else you are doing, either for the additional gains on a card that is otherwise useful or for the added consistency of a huge first draw.

Scheme doesn't do a very good job of letting me play my Masquerade turns 3 and 4 regardless of shuffles.

Okay for the list as a whole:

Fell and should keep falling: Fishing Village - Placing Fishing Village in this category isn't so much about Fishing Village as it is about the other cards on this list. Fishing Village is quite good but the lower cards, particularly the trashers, Dungeon, and Gear, often do more for consistency than having a start-of-turn extra action. Also, the first two or four are very impressive but then you would most often rather have another village that draws. I would argue for Ghost Town being above it if consistency building is your main reason for rating this so high.

Fell and shouldn't be falling: Gear - Along with Dungeon should be in the top 10. Few cards do more for you early: while it doesn't feel spectacular, having turns 3 and 4 go more correctly is a big deal. After this speed has been gained, Gear will then act as a strong consistency measure, giving a bit of draw but more importantly allowing the setting aside of either cards necessary to draw or those that would prevent you from doing so such that they do not get in the way.

Rose and shouldn't be rising: Gladiator - Menagerie was a close second here, but Gladiator's rise should have been a fall rather than roughly staying put. Contrary to what people have been saying in the other thread, Gladiator acts as a terminal Silver, and going out of your way to make it a Gold is typically a bad plan, not that either card is special or even good. Being able to play with Gladiator against poor opponents where revealing Fortune is significantly better for you than them likely makes it feel better than it actually is.

Rose and should keep rising: Smugglers - Against competent opponents, Smugglers is a gainer that will gain what they want nearly regardless of cost, which is likely what you want too. This card can warp games with people being careful about their gains as to not give more away than they get, and often plays as better than buying. While the top half of this list is already loaded and there are other cards (Develop, Improve) that should be moving into or at least close to it, a place can also probably be made for Smugglers.

I was thinking how to express an opinion for each list because I don't really like focusing on absolute position. I settled on doing the 4 cards that I think most characterize:

Fell and should keep falling: Delve - Adding extra Silver to your deck tends to not be so hot, especially early. Delve can be decent in money strategies but even in many of those you lose more pace from having an extra card than you gain from having a bit of extra economy until later. Fool's Gold is comparable as economy that is easy to get early but makes a deck suffer more than it helps.

Fell and shouldn't be falling: Courtyard - Courtyard is still very strong to open with and provides a fair amount of use throughout many games. Being able to make turns 3 and 4 be closer to ideal is a very strong effect, and after that the little bit of draw it provides keeps Courtyard from becoming useless. Comparing to Moat and Faithful Hound, Courtyard's strength early on makes it significantly better, although the later draw effects of the others should go more appreciated.

Rose and shouldn't be rising: Lurker - Lurker requires a lot to get it working early and is fairly annoying to use later on. The tricks and pile control are nice but for most of the game it acts as a slow gainer, which while good to have at $2 doesn't compare well with many of the cards above and below it that work to speed up decks instead of just the end of the game.

Rose and should keep rising: Save - At some point Save should break into the top 5. It does a huge number of speed tricks early and later on is a great consistency measure. Like many events on this low-cost list, Save likely goes underranked because people never let themselves try to win without it so they don't appreciate how much it does.

Dominion Online at Shuffle iT / Re: Dominion Scavenger is Back
« on: December 25, 2018, 11:59:40 am »
The mu in the column is the opponent's rating. The only thing that is affected by your rating is the expected win rate.

Dominion Online at Shuffle iT / Re: Dominion Scavenger is Back
« on: December 24, 2018, 07:39:17 pm »
The mu and other information listed with the games is for that opponent.

In the screenshot it shows that you won 4 games to an expected 3.5 and correspondingly your mu is projected to go up.

This match from my perspective:

Also the rest of my matches this season:

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Pearl Diver buff acceptable?
« on: November 28, 2018, 02:35:34 am »
Pearl Diver is good and fine as is.

Tournaments and Events / Re: Renaissance: The Tournament
« on: November 16, 2018, 04:02:45 pm »
All of my matches from this tournament will be here:

Tournaments and Events / Re: Renaissance: The Tournament
« on: October 28, 2018, 12:57:43 pm »
Groups and standings are now in the second post.

Assuming a release date of sometime this week, please play a match (as described in the rules) against each of the two members of the group by the end (US Eastern time) of Sunday, November 18.

Reporting the result in a post here or by notifying (@) me on discord are both fine.

Tournaments and Events / Re: Renaissance: The Tournament
« on: October 28, 2018, 01:48:10 am »
Confirmations are closed. If you are listed in the second post you are in the tournament. Groups coming tomorrow.

Tournaments and Events / Re: Renaissance: The Tournament
« on: October 24, 2018, 11:42:06 pm »
With release likely coming next week, I have established hard dates for each round of the tournament, which can be seen in the opening post and below. I have also sent out confirmations to the participants; those who have confirmed will see their names bolded in the second post here.

Round timing (noting that league is running simultaneously to this tournament, I am trying to give at least 1 week per match, and perhaps more earlier):
First group round: Release until Sunday, November 18 (hard deadline)
Second group round: End of first round until Monday, December 3
Semifinals: End of second round until Monday, December 10
Final: After semifinals

Tournaments and Events / Re: Renaissance: The Tournament
« on: October 02, 2018, 10:35:27 am »
Obviously I have not made groups as promised and this is because of the significantly later start date than I had anticipated. I will send out private messages roughly a week and a half before the start to reconfirm with the participants that they are active and want to play, and form the groups after these confirmations.

Tournaments and Events / Re: Renaissance: The Tournament
« on: September 26, 2018, 04:25:54 pm »
And with that we are at 36 players and I am closing signups for good.

I will modify the first post to be consistent with this size later today and will form the groups based on the rating update tomorrow.

The latest I have heard is that release will be mid-October and will send out a reminder once I know a solid date.

Tournaments and Events / Re: Renaissance: The Tournament
« on: September 23, 2018, 06:58:29 pm »
This filled a lot faster than I had expected and since they will not do you much good right now, I will wait until the rating update 0 UTC Thursday September 27 to form groups. If for some reason you will be unable to play please tell me by then.

I am also considering expansion to 36 players should that many sign up, so feel free to keep going.

Tournaments and Events / Re: Renaissance: The Tournament
« on: September 23, 2018, 01:43:18 pm »
Signups to 27 are filled and I do not want to go larger to keep the tournament from going too long. If anybody wants to sign up as a substitute in the case of a drop out before the start of the tournament please do.

Tournaments and Events / Re: Renaissance: The Tournament
« on: September 23, 2018, 12:16:54 pm »

I cannot find you on scavenger under the same username as here - so either you have not played any rated games or I need your Dominion Online username.

Tournaments and Events / Re: Renaissance: The Tournament
« on: September 23, 2018, 01:26:00 am »
Since this is filling uncomfortably fast I'll add myself now rather than a few days in.

I will also conditionally expand to 27 should the need aside with a group final - the first 18 are guaranteed and any after that are conditional on 27 signups being reached.

Tournaments and Events / Re: Renaissance: The Tournament
« on: September 23, 2018, 12:35:16 am »
First Group Round

Group 1
PlayerMatch WinstracerBeyond Awesomephy phor
Beyond Awesome11-33-0
phy phor00-30-3

Group 2
PlayerMatch WinsmarkusJaketheZipperandc

Group 3
PlayerMatch WinssingleteeCave-o-sapienDarkness

Group 4
PlayerMatch Winsaku chiGreyEKospond
aku chi23-03-0

Group 5
PlayerMatch WinsSeprixFreakycrlundy

Group 6
PlayerMatch WinsSamELemonspawnk1511asd

Group 7
PlayerMatch Winswharf_ratmikechikeChris is me
Chris is me23-23-2

Group 8
PlayerMatch WinsglouresvsiewnarPersonman

Group 9
PlayerMatch WinsxyrixQvistQuickrick

Group 10
PlayerMatch WinsAwaclusBryanJean-Michel

Group 11
PlayerMatch WinsJimmmyGazbagWatno

Group 12
PlayerMatch Winsamoffett11markusinAnders

Second Group Round

Group 13
PlayerMatch Winstracerpersonmanamoffett11

Group 14
PlayerMatch WinsJaketheZipperChris is meGazbag
Chris is me13-21-3

Group 15
PlayerMatch WinssingleteeSamEAwaclus

Group 16
PlayerMatch Winsaku chiFreakyxyrix
aku chi0-2-3


tracer 1-3 xyrix
Gazbag 2-3 SamE


xyrix 1-3 SamE

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