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Dominion General Discussion / March Madness Kingdom
« on: March 22, 2019, 01:59:42 am »
Here is my March Madness Kingdom:

Page (Includes Warrior, Hero, and Champion)
Fortune Teller

(There are others you could choose from for these two, Training, Conquest, Dominate, Triumph)

Rules Questions / +Tokens on Castles pile
« on: July 22, 2017, 01:43:22 pm »
Can one of the +Tokens be put on the Castles pile when one of the Action Castles is on top? For example Small Castle.

Goko Dominion Online / Warrior glitch?
« on: July 20, 2016, 03:06:31 pm »
When I have played with Warrior, shouldn't it count Champion that is in play?

Champion says that it remains in play. I recall that Warrior was only doing one card even with Champion in play. Has anyone else noticed that?

Rules Questions / Black Market and split piles
« on: June 12, 2016, 12:27:11 pm »
If using Randomizer cards to populate the Black Market and a split pile Randomizer comes up, do I put just the top card in, one of both, or flip a coin?

Dominion General Discussion / jamfamsam's art ranking by committee
« on: June 11, 2016, 06:05:48 pm »
Check back for actual art postings early next week.

This post is for explaining the method and other details of the art rankings. If you aren't interested in that, skip this post.

Now that I have a copy of Empires, we will post our art rankings of all the art printed on cards with the exception of the original Estate, Duchy, Province, Copper, Silver, Gold, Potion, Platinum, Colony, and Curse. They are more symbols than actual art. Ranking the Estate card, for example, would be identical to the other Victory cards. I have included all these cards with the new art from the Base Cards set. We will not be ranking box art or art from mats, rule books, or anything that isn't printed on a card. We also did our rankings based on the view of the art as printed on the actual cards not the high-res scans. As I make the art postings though, we will be pulling the high-res art from the Wiki. My thanks to Wero and anyone else who has done the work to make that available.

I have 379 cards with unique artwork. If I've missed something, it won't be hard for me to slide it in. I have included Randomizer art that is different from the stack (Knights and Castles for example) as well as each unique piece of art in a stack. I included the Randomizer separately for the Split Piles as well as each card from the Split Piles. All Events and Landmarks are included as well as Promos. I included the 2 different Trash cards separately as well.

Four of us have done the ranking: me and my 3 teen-age daughters ranging in age from 13 to 17. Only one of the three has played more than a couple of rounds of Dominion ever and even the one that has is not a serious Dominion player (we can discuss such awful parenting failures in another thread). I am a serious player but I am not very good. I have been near or at the bottom of the D league since I started playing. There will be almost no bias toward any card's art because of the way it plays. My daughters wouldn't know one card from the other. The only potential for that bias would be from me but, if there is any, it will be limited by the method.

I stacked the cards alphabetically and each individual went through and gave each card a rating between 1 and 7 (some of us used decimals and some didn't). Each person did this alone and could not see anyone else's ratings. I gave each person a chance to go back and look again and change their ratings after a 2nd pass, but only I did that. I then averaged the four ratings and sorted the cards by the average. I arbitrarily chose to break the cards into 26 groups, one for each letter of the English alphabet. This puts approximately 15 cards in each group. Any cards that had the same average were put into the same group. The groups, as a result, are of slightly different sizes.

We then sat down together and took each group and ordered the cards from worst to best by committee. No card was able to move out of its group. This helped to mitigate any bullying bias a member of the group had toward their particular ranking. If the average put the card in that group, it stayed in that group and we worked through a consensus of the ranking within that group.

All the credit for the idea of doing art rankings goes to jsh. I will at times quote his postings here (with permission) because I read all of his postings and they had a significant influence on how I view some of the cards, not to mention a lot of his stuff is very funny. This no way implies an endorsement from jsh to our art rankings.

I guarantee that anyone who reads our art rankings will at one time or another be disappointed, outraged, frustrated, and/or appalled at our rankings. We have done this for entertainment for ourselves. I apologize to any of the artists who may be offended at any of the comments. I have a lot of respect for artists. I don't have an artistic bone in my body and am not qualified to criticize anyone's art. In high school I had to take a semester of art so I could graduate. I took the beginning class and did my best. I attended every class and did every assignment. About half way through the teacher took pity on me. I was failing miserably. She offered to give me a B if I would do her grade book for her. I jumped at the opportunity and therefore got a B in the class.

To anyone posting comments on this thread, I would ask you to keep your language appropriate for a 13 year old to read. My daughters will certainly be interested in reading the posts.

Edit: It would appear that my daughters share my bias against the more cartoon style of art.

Played last night. Had someone Disciple a Wine Merchant. Does Disciple follow Wine Merchant to the Tavern Mat?

My guess is no, but I wasn't sure since those types of cards stay out with Duration cards.

Rules Questions / Possessed Prince of Urchins
« on: October 15, 2014, 08:19:30 pm »
I have Princed an Urchin. My opponent Possesses me and on the Possessed turn plays the Princed Urchin and another attack card and chooses to trash my Urchin.
Possession states that Urchin will be returned to my discard. Is Prince then able to set aside the Urchin again or is it lost to the Prince and stays in my discard?

Goko Dominion Online / Goko Possession and Lighthouse
« on: April 03, 2014, 09:03:33 pm »
I just played a game with Possession and Lighthouse. Even though I had Lighthouse in play, my opponent was still able to Possess me. Has anyone else experienced this? I double checked the log when it happened to make sure I had played Lighthouse when I thought I had.

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