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Other Games / Re: McGarnacle's Youtube Channel
« on: December 10, 2017, 03:02:24 pm »
Also, I have  a question for other people with a youtube channel: Should I delete older videos I'm no longer happy with, or just keep them up?

Generally, I would be more inclined to keep than delete. I'm only happy with a couple of videos on my music production channel, but every video increases the chance that someone might discover the channel so it's worth it to keep the videos up even if I could do way better with my current skillset. I have deleted a couple of videos that were so bad and/or different from what I do right now that I absolutely didn't want them to be someone's first introduction to my channel, and there was one video that I unlisted after making a better version of it.

If it's a very old video and it only has very few views and stuff, I would be more inclined to delete than keep.

Okay, good to know. Thanks.

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Other Games / Re: McGarnacle's Youtube Channel
« on: December 10, 2017, 08:30:52 am »
Also, I have  a question for other people with a youtube channel: Should I delete older videos I'm no longer happy with, or just keep them up?

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Other Games / McGarnacle's Youtube Channel
« on: December 09, 2017, 05:17:07 pm »
Hi everyone, here is something I've been working on for kind of a while now. Unfortunately no Dominion videos yet, just Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2005) and maybe some Injustice 2 at a later date. I am interested in what you guys think. Also, my voice is not as obnoxious IRL as it sounds in my videos.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLpUnw46DA0ORltGZi6nRkA

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: How good is Fishing Village really?
« on: December 08, 2017, 10:34:41 am »
I think Fishing Village is one of those cards that has gotten worse, but is still really strong. In the days before Villa, Port, Border Village and Wandering Minstrel, it used to be a lot harder to get a good engine with lots of actions. And Fishing Village was great at that. Its still a good card, just not as good.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Banshee
« on: December 06, 2017, 08:09:23 pm »
Agree with wanting a banshee card.
The attack for trashing an action is too nasty. Pillage is a one-shot 5-cost for a reason.

True.  Also a bit too easy to stack, I'm realizing.  Maybe just a straight "discard down to 3"?

I like the art and the concept. But if it is a haunted-themed card, shouldn't it topdeck down to 3 instead?

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Other Games / Injustice 2
« on: December 06, 2017, 08:07:28 pm »
I just got this game on PC. Anybody here play it? Any tips on how to get better? Currently playing a lot of Doctor Fate, Deadshot and Black Adam.

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Dominion Articles / Re: Etiquette in Dominion Online
« on: November 05, 2017, 07:15:20 pm »
Whenever I loose, I accuse people of hacking, just like I do whenever I play people online.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: What do you forget IRL?
« on: October 28, 2017, 08:08:23 pm »
I forget to topdeck Treasuries, one of my favorite cards.

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Dominion Articles / Re: Number of Unique Kingdoms Currently Playable?
« on: October 28, 2017, 09:39:48 am »
Only counting the variety via Kingdom cards (i.e. ignoring Young Witch, Events, Landmarks and all the new stuff from Nocturne) it is 289 choose 10 or 956 quadrillion (9.56 x 10^17) different Kingdoms.
In my opinion this is just a number games though that doesn't capture the variety of Dominion. The base game already had more than 3 million possible Kingdoms yet a lot of these Kingdoms would feel and play identically.

Thar's a good point.  It'd be interesting to know how long it'd take to play all those Kingdoms at 30 minutes per game. I tried to do the math, but I think I might've done it wrong (math has never been one of my strong points :P)

5.45 x 10^13 years, by my count

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Dominion Articles / Re: Number of Unique Kingdoms Currently Playable?
« on: October 28, 2017, 09:36:36 am »
So one better way to measure "unique" is instead of factoring in all possible cards, just counting the most powerful ones. A kingdom with Tournament and say one or two others engine cards is going to play exactly the same way regardless of the 7-8 other cards available, unless they are also quite strong engine cards. Yes, I know, edge cases, bla bla. Still, as far as "unique" is concerned, looking at only the cards you will buy is important. This still leaves you with a lot of different possibilities. I've played a lot of Dominion, and never really got 2 kingdoms which play the same.

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Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Cultural references in Nocturne
« on: October 28, 2017, 09:32:18 am »
Another kind of cool thing about a lot of the cards is how they are thematic opposites of each other. Werewolf-Faithful Hound, Cursed Village-Blessed Village, Druid-Necromancer etc. Kind of a good-evil kind of thing. I really do like the theme of this set.

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So first a disclaimer: I never totally understood how the previous ranking system worked, but for me, it was a big turn off that it took sooooo long to rank all the cards. Is there any way it could be split into more manageable sections? I would be totally on board if it was, but frankly I find it hard to justify spending an unreal amount of time ranking the cards. Maybe instead of rating a bunch of cards against each other, people could just arrange them from least to most powerful.

I realize this would be a big change to the ranking system, I just wanted to throw this out there.

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Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Bonus Preview #5: Necromancer
« on: October 27, 2017, 10:43:23 am »
Okay, so a lot of people are complaining about the art and theme of some of these cards. I think they are fine. The art and card names are sufficiently different from MtG to avoid the trap I've always seen the possibility of Dominion falling into. Also, while this might seem very different from any other set, that is pretty much what we say every time there is a new expansion. I like that this is a sequel to Dark Ages/Alchemy, and I think it aces going for the magic/fantasy theme while remaining distinctly Dominion.

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Pros- Lots of cool new card types, and the art is pretty great, especially Cursed Village
Cons- How come Werewolf doesn't care about silver?

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Just be a man and buy that Province, you know you want to! Death or Glory!

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Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Bonus Preview #1: Crypt
« on: October 23, 2017, 11:42:27 am »
This is good for selective trashing. You get this early, stash away a bunch of coppers, then trash them or Miser them one at a time. Also works like Baker for smoothing.

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Dang, these are cool. I like the grey background for Devil's Workshop.

Man, I can't think of what to say about these cards. Dominion Previews are like meeting your crush; you think of what it will be like and what you will say, but when it happens you can't think of anything insightful or clever.

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Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Nocturne Teasers
« on: October 22, 2017, 05:38:13 pm »
German and Russian (and maybe Japanese?) answers were added because those languages are supported on Dominion Online.  Danish is not yet supported, unfortunately. :(

As cool as the quiz was, it's a little sad that teasers this year means "you get to know the names of most of the cards". Previously it was always interesting information dealing with various quantities of different things and slight information actually related to mechanics.

Perhaps Donald thought that he couldn't do that kind of teaser for Nocturne without either giving too much away or not really saying anything at all. Or maybe he didn't have the energy to do that kind of teaser. I trust his motives.

I think it was more that this set had some cool names that he wanted to show off.

Come for the names, stay for the mechanics.

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That was incredible! You have a good voice! They should add this to Dominion Online.

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I like the incredible Balance. I play a lot of other games, and Dominion is amazingly well-balanced. Yeah, some cards are better then others, but no strictly-worse cards.

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Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Nocturne Teasers
« on: October 20, 2017, 05:05:26 pm »
My goal is to get at least 1 of these. Obviously they won't all follow the horror theme.

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Warning: If you are new to the forum, do not read this thread.

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Introductions / Re: mnyello
« on: October 12, 2017, 12:34:40 pm »
Thank you! Any tips for where to start on here for a new forum user?

Welcome to the forums! If you haven't already, the card articles section is pretty great.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: How do YOU pick interesting kingdoms?
« on: October 11, 2017, 07:34:37 am »
Sometimes it can be fun to create a kingdom with an obvious strategy, and then a second, less obvious one. Then see which one is better.

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When you consider "throne", "king", "crown", "disciple", "procession", "chapel", "bonfire", "farmland", "ironworks", "workshop", and "alms" to be verbs.

When you internally groan when hearing about a country Rebuilding after a disaster.

New verbs are really among the best reasons to start Dominion.

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