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General Discussion / Re: How to hold a gun
« on: July 19, 2017, 05:11:19 pm »
If a person were to be opening a door expecting a trap like that and someone bursted through the door like that, they would almost certainly at least have the gun pointed at the person no matter who they are; if the person has any amount of training, their reactions would probably take over and end up shooting the person.  So at the very least, that tension of him almost but not shooting probably should be there if the goal is for any realism in his actions.  But I would also agree that I don't know of any reason anyone would ever grab both weapons like e pointed out.

To add to what Awaclus described, when walking and looking around, the arm with the gun should be bent up where it is in front of your chest with the barrel pointed at the ground in front of you (finger off the trigger, extended along the side of the barrel), so that when you aim, you aren't having to raise your arm from your side, but rather are just extending it straight in a line away from your body to the target like the gentleman in the picture, except the off hand will be holding a bat I guess.

When/if you aim, hold the gun with your wrist at a slight natural angle inward, like between 20-35 degrees from straight verticle.  Some might not do this or have likely never heard of this, but that is a more natural position to be able to lock your wrist in place to control the recoil better when having to shoot 1 handed.  This is a slight detail that probably 99% of people wouldn't catch in a movie though, because as long as your stance and basic gun safety is good, even most gun enthusiasts wouldn't pay that much attention to details like that in a movie.

Most importantly though, just don't hold it horizontally movie gangster style.  It's just wrong.

(link above is to a random concealed carry training website that just so happens to have the best pic of what I was describing that I could find)

edit: typo

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shred some light

I'm trying to think of the best joke to make about this.  Something about cheese?  Salad toppings?  Guitar music?  Can't decide.
angels playing electric guitar was the image that came to mind

Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" album artwork with a cheese grater in place of the triangle came to mine.

Done.



That's oddly more satisfying than I had even imagined

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: July 17, 2017, 01:50:19 am »
I know a guy who is currently in college that had lead poisoning as a kid. I'm not going to say it didn't affect him, because it did, but overall he's fine and having a normal life now.  Without knowing any details, it sounds like you caught it early enough that it maybe hasn't gone too far and they'll be able to help her.

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Game Reports / Re: Dear My Opponent: I am Sorry
« on: July 17, 2017, 12:46:07 am »
Dear my opponent, I'm sorry I got 2 quarries in play and drained the remaining 9 villas on the 3rd shuffle leading to your resignation. (rabbles were soon to be bought).

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Dominion League / Re: Season 22 - Results
« on: July 11, 2017, 12:18:25 am »
I will also be back next season.

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Man, trash for benefit. It's such a crappy term. It's even worse than "village". Here are all the problems with it:

Am I the only person who remembers the discussion about what we should call cantrips, as cantrip was a crappy mtg terms that means nothing to anyone who wasn't a mtg player? Serial card would have been so much more logical.

I wasn't here for that, but even if cantrip isn't the most intuitive name for it outside of that context, it has one very specific definition (+1 card +1 action).  That is where this conversation diverges, in that Awaclus seems to be saying we need to clarify the exact meaning of TfB or replace it with names for the different classes of TfB rather than just changing the name of 1 very specific and well-defined type of thing.

Edit: "is" -> "isn't" in first sentence.

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shred some light

I'm trying to think of the best joke to make about this.  Something about cheese?  Salad toppings?  Guitar music?  Can't decide.
angels playing electric guitar was the image that came to mind

Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" album artwork with a cheese grater in place of the triangle came to mine.

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Scheduling / Re: Season 22 - C1
« on: July 01, 2017, 01:03:17 pm »
Hey guys. I'll be back from a vacation Monday, so shoot me a message if we still haven't played and I should be able to play next week sometime.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Novice player, looking to improve
« on: June 22, 2017, 04:37:10 pm »
I would say the wiki articles need some major updating.

That's certainly true, but I think the wiki is inherently not super suitable for articles, because you're missing the diversity of perspectives you have when someone posts an article on the forums and others comment on it.

Of course the forum environment is more dynamic, but there is definitely a place for solid wiki articles that can cover the strategy basics and some of the nuances that are important for using certain cards well.  Also, even if the perfect thread to answer your question exists somewhere on the forum, it might be really hard to find depending on how clever or funny the OP tried to be when naming the thread, whereas the wiki is dead simple to navigate (assuming basic internet literacy).

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: June 22, 2017, 02:11:11 pm »
Assuming you're drawing from the same source I do, I must admit that I only got a rather small proportion of puns. Most of them went over my head.

Tom Swifty quotes are a play on word where Tom says something in an adverb way. The adverb is tied to the quote itself. I'm sure there are web sites full of them. They're usually just goofy. For example: "My car needs a new muffler," Tom said exhaustedly. Since the muffler is part of the exhaust, that ties into the adverb. They are admittedly very language-dependent.

And sometimes I just like to make some up, like the two math Swifty quotes I posted. Also: "I can't believe she's pregnant," Tom said hysterically.

I like my Swifty quotes abstruse.

"Well, I've gotta run," Tom said swiftly.

Layers

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Game Reports / Re: Monument-BM?
« on: June 22, 2017, 01:55:27 pm »
Why not call it the foolish sage?  It's a nice little oxymoron for it.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: June 18, 2017, 04:58:33 pm »
I just stepped on a Lego.
They don't hurt as much as everyone says they do.

Depends on which size of block you step on.

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Dominion League / Re: Season 22 - Results
« on: June 07, 2017, 09:39:21 pm »
C1
Dylan32 3.5 - 2.5 luckat

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Scheduling / Re: Season 22 - C1
« on: June 02, 2017, 08:00:54 pm »
I will be really free this week, so if I could get a few matches in, that would be fantastic. Times are pretty flexible, so just shoot me a message with a time and I'll work from there.

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Dominion League / Re: Season 21 - Results
« on: June 02, 2017, 02:34:36 pm »
I will return next season.

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Introductions / Re: Hello, hello
« on: June 01, 2017, 04:56:31 pm »
Since it wouldn't be a proper f.ds welcome without it, you should check out the forum games board.

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Dominion League / Re: Season 21 - Results
« on: May 25, 2017, 10:48:49 pm »
D2

Dylan32 5 - 1 MtMagus

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Scheduling / Re: Season 21 - D2
« on: May 20, 2017, 11:23:56 pm »
Hey guys. Sorry mtmagus, I meant to answer earlier. The last 2 weeks have been pretty crazy for me. I can play any remaining matches this week if people just tell me what times work. My schedule should be pretty flexible from now on.

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Played a League match where my opponent (luckat) discovered/invented the Diplomat/Ruined Village combo.

How has this incredible synergy been missed? This should easily push Ruined Village up the Qvist rankings of the ruins.
It has long been known that ruined village likes things that benefit from smaller hand sizes but i don't think a few synergies should change the perceived value of ruined village over the other ruins. (That said card rankings provide little strategic benefits anyways especially the ruins rankings.)

Oh sorry, I forgot the /s tag.

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Played a League match where my opponent (luckat) discovered/invented the Diplomat/Ruined Village combo.

How has this incredible synergy been missed? This should easily push Ruined Village up the Qvist rankings of the ruins.

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Dominion League / Re: Season 21 - Results
« on: May 07, 2017, 10:26:30 am »
D2: SinisterHologram 3 - 3 Dylan32

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Forced Wins Training Sessions
« on: May 06, 2017, 02:09:27 pm »
Procession: Butcher. Trash Butcher+ 3 coin tokens for province. Trash Loan + 3 coin tokens into hunting grounds.  Trash the played butcher and gain hunting grounds. 2 piles empty, 26 - 20.  Play Mountebank, curses empty.  Buy province, 26-25 win.

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horn loses 2 pirate ship

lucky 4 me no pirates were bought

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Kingdom: City, Embassy, Horn of Plenty, Border Village, Forge, Crossroads, Caravan Guard, Vassal, Pirate Ship, Sauna/Avanto, Event = Wedding.
Game #3132484

I ended up down 3/2 on both saunas and avantos, but by using border village to add unique cards and HoP's, I was able to build for 4 turns while my opponent bought single provinces turns 9-13 and end it by gaining 4 provinces and buying a duchy my last turn. A pretty straightforward game I thought, but I think I almost blew it by not ending up with a silver for trashing until turn 5 or so... Also interesting, my last hand started with a city and 4 HoPs in hand and was able to draw up to 8 uniques by the end (luckily).

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Feedback / Re: Mouse scroll not working?
« on: April 26, 2017, 09:47:18 pm »
Guys help, I can't view my recent unread topics or all unread topics. The screen just cuts off at "Hello, Roadrunner7671."

Click the + sign at the right side of the bar that "hello, rr" is in.

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