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Forum Games / Re: Should this subforum be visible to guests?
« on: August 25, 2018, 11:05:09 am »
I too can not change the number of the day or any of my posts really; this is quite inconvenient

I fixed this.  Let me know if there's other bugs.

Forum Games / Re: Should this subforum be visible to guests?
« on: August 23, 2018, 11:59:02 am »
Did that fix it?

Forum Games / MOVED: Post Your Picture!!
« on: August 21, 2018, 01:20:03 pm »

Forum Games / Re: Should this subforum be visible to guests?
« on: August 21, 2018, 01:18:44 pm »
I will make this forum and the game threads public, and I will create a separate forum for Post Your Picture and make it accessible to members only.  Thanks for your feedback.

Forum Games / Re: Should this subforum be visible to guests?
« on: August 20, 2018, 07:05:24 pm »
I am all for democracy.  But before I change the settings, the reason the forum was originally private is, I think, to allow people to be more frank and open in playing games without fear of it being public.

So, three questions:

1 - are there things that people posted with an expectation of privacy that I'd be violating now if I made it all public?

2 - what benefit are we aiming for, given that you still will need to register an account to post and play?

3 - would your purposes be served if I created a wrapper public forum that people could chat in, but kept this as the subforum of that?  Or would that be too complicated?

I don't actually care one way or the other, just wanted to make sure we thought through everything.

Dominion Articles / Re: Gear
« on: August 18, 2018, 08:42:23 pm »
I immediately thought of the comparison to Haven, rather than Moat.  How does it compare to that - what makes Gear so much more powerful despite Haven being a cantrip?

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Being sneaky
« on: April 14, 2018, 07:54:27 pm »
I think the distinction is easier.  You have an obligation to not affirmatively mislead others, but you do not have an obligation to affirmatively inform others of information you know that they would also want to know.


* Counting piles silently in your head and not providing the count is fine, but if asked, responding truthfully with the count is required
* Playing quickly with the intent of concealing your actions is not fine, but you do not have to announce your updated score when you buy a Province

Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Really bad card ideas
« on: February 21, 2018, 08:42:54 pm »

Take an extra turn after this one, and you only draw 3 cards for your next hand.
While this is in play, when another player plays an Attack card, it doesn't affect you.

General Discussion / MOVED: Fire Emblem Heros
« on: February 12, 2018, 02:46:56 pm »

I'm not disallowing anything.  jsh's "article" was closed because it was in the wrong section.  This one was not because it doesn't break any rules.

Did I miss some new forum rule by which only nonsense threads may be started from now on?

I wouldn't mind if they were at least funny.  These are hardly distinguishable from actual bad content.  But at least this one is not in Articles.

Dominion Articles / Re: The Worst Card in Dominion #1
« on: February 09, 2018, 01:28:14 am »
Not sure satire is appropriate.

Dominion League / Season 26 - Standings
« on: February 08, 2018, 10:55:45 pm »

Other Games / Re: Dominion clones
« on: February 08, 2018, 08:33:49 pm »
Sirlin is a terrible person.  And sure, judge the person not his works, but his games are non grata because the reason he is a terrible person is because of his terrible actions involving his games.  If Hannibal Lecter's board game existed solely because of his cannibalism, I wouldn't play it even if it was the most finely-designed deckbuilder of all time, because I would be encouraging and subsidizing terrible behavior.

But they also happen to be terrible games, though, which makes it all much easier.  They fall into that particularly pernicious modern cluster of games designed by people who are excellent at marketing but not excellent at design.  See, e.g., Secret Hitler.

Tournaments and Events / Upcoming Dominion Online Matches Calendar
« on: February 07, 2018, 03:07:14 pm »
This is a calendar for upcoming announced matches on Dominion Online in tournaments organized on this forum, including the Dominion League and the Dominion World Cup. The default time zone is UTC. If you use Google Calendar, you can add it to your own by clicking the plus sign in the lower-right corner.

To add your own games to this calendar, fill out this form. If you have any issues, please contact samath.

Other Games / Re: Breath of the Wild
« on: January 30, 2018, 12:45:54 pm »
Incidentally I had never played a Zelda game previously, and loved BotW.  I love Kakariko Village.  I would totally live there.

Other Games / Re: Breath of the Wild
« on: January 30, 2018, 12:43:23 pm »
Zelda: "Link... The Blood Moon rises once again... Please be careful ... Link..."

Me: skip skip skip skip

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Right way to play when you canít win?
« on: January 29, 2018, 11:12:11 am »
There's no good answer to this question, in large part because there's often a difference between playing for first and playing for second.  The best thing you can do is play in a way that other players at least can reasonably anticipate.  If you buy the last Province and end the game, even though you couldn't win and the next player in turn order could have won with that Province, that's not your fault.  But you shouldn't be doing things like passing a Platinum through Masquerade to end the game faster.

Dominion Articles / Re: Underrated Cards in 2018
« on: January 25, 2018, 11:41:37 pm »
I forget who it was, but there was definitely an old-school player who said that Bishop open was usually wrong, and it was better to pick it up a few turns after the opening. I still think that's correct.

Bishop is only kind of for the trashing. You really want it more for the VP. It turns out VP chips are still really good. I don't know if I'd say it's underrated though.
I remember very vividly getting beat down by DG's King's Court-Pawn deck on a board with no other trashing, because I was foolish enough to open Bishop to let him slim into his engine.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: How thematic are card names?
« on: January 24, 2018, 05:14:37 pm »
Torturer is surely the most thematically appropriate Dominion card, for the simple reason that it genuinely evokes that theme within the player itself and not just his deck :)

Dominion Articles / Re: Etiquette in Dominion Online
« on: January 20, 2018, 02:42:44 pm »
It's not clear from your post whether you got an undo on your own misclick.

If you did not ask for an undo, or if you asked for an undo and was not granted one, then I think your move wasn't unsporting at all.  It wasn't sporting, but it also isn't unsporting.  It's just baseline expected behavior.

If you did get an undo, then I think your move is slightly unsporting.  But I wouldn't consider it egregiously out of line.  One never has an obligation to agree to an undo, except maybe if the opponent had granted one to you.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: The more I read the worse I get?
« on: January 08, 2018, 05:22:30 pm »
The respect system is going nowhere.  The whole point of it is supposed to be a way to silently express approval or lack thereof.  Indeed I would have thought it would have solved the problem people had in this thread. 

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