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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Tom Vasel Nocturne Review
« on: December 14, 2017, 06:10:59 pm »
I just watched Vasel's review of Nocturne.  Although I do agree with some of what he says, mostly I just got a kick out of it.  It was funny, because it was pretty obvious that he doesn't really know what he's talking about when it comes to dominion. 

I watch his reviews for lots of games I am interested in, but this makes me wonder how well he explains them.  He described ghost saying "you can look through your deck and set aside an action card".  He neglected to mention the part that is actually good about ghost.  He also just said a lot of things wrong.

Rules Questions / Re: Why isn't Champion triggering on itself being played?
« on: December 14, 2017, 04:33:19 pm »
KC                  0
  KC                0
    Champion    0
    Champion    1
    Champion    3
  KC                6
    Champion    9
    Champion  13
    Champion  18
  KC               24
    Champion  30
    Champion  37
    Champion  45

Or Sum_{n=1}^9 ( n-1 ) + Sum_{n=1}^3 ( 3(n-1) )
And one Buy

On the ninth day of Dominion my King's Court gave to me
Nine Champion Actions
Eight Champion Actions
Seven Champion Actions
Six Champion Actions
Five Champion Actions
Four Champion Actions
Three Champion Actions
Two Champion Actions
And a single lousy Buy

Dominion Online at Shuffle iT / Re: Undo Trolling
« on: December 08, 2017, 01:51:29 pm »
am i the only person that thinks the undo trolling in the OP is hilarious?  if that happened to me i would chuckle and throw up my hands.  that is some high-tier BM

i see the argument for living in a world with automatic no-info undos.  but that's hard to implement and vulnerable to bugs.  it's perfectly reasonable to not live in that world, and once you're not in that world, it's incumbent on you to know that all undos are strictly at the grace of your opponent.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: New German Promo 'Abbruch'
« on: December 07, 2017, 02:40:21 pm »
It would be easier to simply write a bot that automatically makes these kinds of jokes, so that the rest of us don't have to.

News and Announcements / Forum crash
« on: November 30, 2017, 06:57:49 pm »
So I goofed.  As I said in the Discord:

the admin panel was like PLS UPGRADE
and i was like ok but don't you need like PHP 5.4
and it was like nah it's cool 5.3 is good
and i was like do i really need to upgrade the forum is fine
so i clicked upgrade
and it immediately broke
because i didn't have PHP 5.4

But I undid the update, eventually.


Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Nocturne Initial Impressions
« on: November 26, 2017, 09:39:20 pm »
tristan 4.0 is banned.

I'm like 99% sure you're joking, but, you are joking, right? That would be the quickest witch hunt ever if not.

More on topic: I don't know that I think Josh was being condescending until after he was first accused of being condescending, although I should admit I haven't read those other two threads Trivialknot linked to. I agree with Seprix though, deescalation would be good, because this has been a very enjoyable thread so far, and it'd be cool to keep it like that
I wasn't joking.  And I was confident in my analysis, which I would be happy to share with you over PM.

Feedback / MOVED: The 5/2 rule
« on: November 26, 2017, 09:37:19 pm »

Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Nocturne Initial Impressions
« on: November 23, 2017, 10:45:03 am »
tristan 4.0 is banned.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: November 21, 2017, 08:23:19 pm »
It is a common complaint for many games, but personally I consider those to be bugs of the gaming group, not of the game.  What's the point of playing a game where a heavy player has no advantage over a casual player?

The blame-game-for-gaming-group-problem phenomenon is most common in reviews of coop games, where people solemnly point out that Pandemic is a bad game because one time someone took over a newbie game and dictated everyone's moves.  It's not the game's fault you're playing with jerks.

Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Another awful thread about nothing
« on: November 11, 2017, 01:33:51 am »

Good catch.  Perhaps a past graduate student, though!

Are we 8 for 8 on the quarterfinalists being undergraduate or graduate students?

Dominion Articles / Re: Etiquette in Dominion Online
« on: November 03, 2017, 01:46:50 pm »
As I have been from the start, I'm still unsure how best to address the post-game 'gg'.
It depends on whether you think this guide should, ahem, describe online etiquette as it exists, or prescribe how it ought to be ;)

General Discussion / Re: Brag Board
« on: October 30, 2017, 02:45:05 pm »
I came in first place in my division in the tennis tournament my school went to today, and our school took second place!

The number of participants is not important.  The question is how many times each person is willing to vote.  Basically you show people, over and over again, a random set of 4 cards, asking them what is the best and what is the worst.  After enough iterations you have some solid Bayesian data on how those cards are tiered.

I strongly, strongly recommend whoever is making the list to try out MaxDiff sorting.

Basically, humans suck at ranking long lists of things.  Is Cutpurse the 47th best card?  Or the 48th?

So instead, we create a system where people are given randomly-selected sets of 4 cards, and asked to rank the best and worst out of those 4.  It's easy, and ends up producing a ton of data for very little mental cost.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Strength of Delayed Effects
« on: October 26, 2017, 11:45:50 am »
I think both sides are correct.  A Silver that said "+$2 on your next turn" blows.  It is even worse if it has to stay out until then.

But a modified Smithy that said "+3 cards on your next turn" is not that bad.  In fact in many scenarios it would even be better than regular Smithy, even if it has to stay out.

The difference is simply that unlike +$, or any other resource, +cards is super valuable at the start of a turn, both because you have more optionality and because you have no risk of drawing dead.

Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Bonus Preview #3: Fool
« on: October 25, 2017, 03:22:09 pm »
How many States are there? Do they all work the same way?

50 and no:

Please tell me that this is a Rick Roll too.
You're not allowed to post rickrolls outside of our special rickroll forum:

Feedback / Re: Bug Report
« on: October 25, 2017, 01:31:53 pm »
It should all be fixed now.

He says, with like 6 fingers crossed and a few toes too.

Feedback / Re: Bug Report
« on: October 24, 2017, 09:36:39 am »
It's slow for me.  Is it not for you guys?

Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Previews #2: Shepherd, Pooka, Cemetery
« on: October 24, 2017, 09:29:54 am »
Shepherd would combo really well with some way to get Victory cards into your hand.  Like imagine if there was some kind of non-terminal Action that would sift through the top of your deck and draw all the Victory cards into your hand - a sort of reconnoiterer, if you will.  Shepherd would definitely combo with that.

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