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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Homage to the Best Card
« on: January 20, 2021, 03:01:22 am »

Is this a reference to a particular meme, or a particular thread? I assume the Tweet itself isn't real as-written, since Rats didn't exist in 2011...

Rules Questions / Re: Lost in the Woods twice
« on: May 24, 2020, 11:47:39 am »
A related question: If I have an artifact during start of turn, and someone takes that artifact from me before I elect to use it, can I still use the ability?

I tested this out with Treasurer/Black Cat/WOTM/Vassal online, and you are able to do so:

Mic's point of view:

The Championship Match for the 38th season of the Dominion League was played today. My apologies for forgetting to post here advertising the match. Commentary was provided by E.Honda and SamE.

Congratulations to     Mic Qsenoch     !

Prediction: One of the landscape cards that use the Exile mat will be a Way that simply says "Exile this", so you could use that Way to Exile Action cards you no longer need

You can already do this with Turtle (minus the Exile interaction).

The current version of the rule is, if card X causes a Duration to be played multiple times, like Throne Room or Royal Carriage, then card X remains in play with the Duration. But if card X causes a Duration to be played only once, like Herald or Vassal, it's cleaned up as usual this turn.

Right, so why would Vassal ever stay in play? It's not a Command and it's not Throne-like.

Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Best buying strategy
« on: January 23, 2020, 06:13:10 am »
My first try, with some rough approximations:

Buy Watchtower and Blessed Village to get a Watchtower in hand. I'm not worried about how much this costs because it is very small compared to the rest.

Then, x times, buy Tfair and Banquet for Catacombs, trashing Catacombs for Feodum, trashing Feodum for Silvers.
Then y times, buy Tfair and Triumph.
The coin cost of this is 5x+7y, and it yields (1/2)y2+7xy VPs.
Substituting for x and rearranging, we get VPs = (7/5)cy - (93/10)y2. Here c (for "coffers") is equal to 1,000,000.
We want to maximize this, so take the derivative and set it to 0: (7/5)c - (93/5)y = 0
We then get y ~= 75268, and plug this back into the cost equation to get x ~= 94623.
Put these into the VP equation to get VPs ~= 52,687,223,660.

Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Best buying strategy
« on: January 23, 2020, 04:58:36 am »
Interesting puzzle!

You have made an error with Small Castle, though. Small Castle doesn't have any on-gain or on-trash ability; it allows you to trash it to gain a Castle when played. Also, Ball gives the -$1 token, not the -1 Card token.

Dominion League / Season 37 - Standings
« on: December 08, 2019, 06:09:18 pm »

Commentary by Freaky and truffles:

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Really bad card ideas
« on: September 30, 2019, 01:49:11 am »
When you would get from an Action card, instead gain a non-Kingdom Treasure that produces that amount of .

Dominion Online at Shuffle iT / Re: Captain / Encampment bug
« on: September 05, 2019, 03:28:28 pm »
There is a subtle flaw in your understanding of the rules, however. Captain's "leaving it there" does not directly prevent Encampment from setting itself aside. You play Captain, which plays Encampment, leaving it there. All this means is that the Encampment doesn't go to your play area. Then Encampment tries to set itself aside, but it isn't in play where it expects to find itself, so it fails. Then, at the start of cleanup, it tries to return itself to the supply from set-aside-land, which fails because it's not set aside.

Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Easy Puzzles
« on: July 18, 2019, 06:49:47 pm »
That is not the solution I have in mind, although of course it's difficult to promise you'll find mine more satisfying or unpedantic.
"No Goons left in the supply" was intended to mean that there is an empty supply pile for Goons, I don't care to argue to what extent those English words should mean exactly that, but it will be nice if someone can solve the puzzle for an empty Goons pile in the supply.

I actually almost designed a similar puzzle involving Black Market so I was thinking about an empty Goons supply pile to preclude Black Market Goons presence.

Oh, I see. Apologies, I misread some things and thought that was the intended solution.

Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Easy Puzzles
« on: July 18, 2019, 04:53:11 pm »
While my opponent decides what this turn's purchase will be, I realized that the synergy Goons and Worker's Village is probably key to winning this game, but I don't have any Goons, there are no Goons left in the supply, no Goons in the trash, and all of my opponent's Goons are on his Island Mat.  But by the time my opponent is done deciding, I've already realized that's A-OK.  A dozen turns later, I play four Goons in a turn and pile out the Estates for a win.

What happened?

All those factors would be technically true if Goons was not in the Supply, so:

Goons is available in the Black Market deck.

You buy the only one, then KC the Goons for 3 plays, while calling RC for the fourth.

Hmm, if this is correct, then I dislike the puzzle, because it simply comes down to a trickery of "all of my opponent's Goons" actually means "no Goons", because my opponent doesn't have any. Guess what, all of my opponent's Goons are also Victory cards that are on his Tavern Mat, and are worth 100 at game end! It's too much like this:

Indeed, also that's not playing 4 Goons. That's playing 1 Goons 4 times. If you're going to be pedantic at least get it right.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Strictly Better
« on: June 17, 2019, 11:33:58 pm »
Can anyone come up with something not on the list so far?
- Adding "you win"
- Adding "your opponent takes Miserable/Twice Miserable/Deluded"
- Adding "take the Horn/Lost in the Woods"

Inflicting Deluded may protect the target from taking Envious via Envy. And taking Lost in the Woods may prevent you from getting the 3 boons from Fool.

Rules Questions / Re: Piazza and Duration cards
« on: May 29, 2019, 02:26:48 pm »
If I reveal and play a duration with Piazza, it's still the start of my turn when it resolves, right?


If so, does that mean I get the start-of-turn bonus of the duration card?

It depends on the wording of the Duration. It's the start of your turn, but not the start of your next turn. So Wharf, for example, will give you 2 cards and a buy now, and 2 cards and a buy next turn. But Hireling, for example, says "At the start of each of your turns for the rest of the game", so you would draw immediately from the Piazza'd Hireling.

Dominion FAQ / Re: Disciple & Wish
« on: April 29, 2019, 12:36:23 am »
You do end up with one more Action than you started with, since you played Wish twice and its +1 Action does not depend on successfully returning it to the pile.

Dominion Online at Shuffle iT / Re: Innovation / Skulk interaction
« on: April 19, 2019, 08:20:54 am »
For some reason this does not apply to hands. You can gain a card with Transmogrify (or Mine if you like), physically shuffle your hand around, then react with a Watchtower to trash the gained card.

What I posit is that "top of discard pile" and "rest of discard pile" are different locations WRT lose-track.

Weekly Design Contest / Re: Weekly Design Contest Thread
« on: April 18, 2019, 10:29:25 am »
Carve - $4

Trash this or a card from your hand. Gain a card costing exactly $1 more than it.


When you trash this, +1 Action.


"It's better than Feast!" - not quite, shut up. "It's worse than Remake!" - not quite either, and don't we want most cards in between those two?
Would be clearer if it said "than the trashed card" as currently it is not quite clear what "it" refers to. It's also unclear what happens if you throne this, trash it the first time and on the second play choose to trash it again.

You can't choose to trash this a second time if you throne it, similar to how it works with Raze.

Sure you can. You then look through 0 cards, choose one to put in your hand, and fail to do that.

In the case of Carve, you would trash nothing and then gain nothing.

Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Really bad card ideas
« on: April 05, 2019, 10:54:50 am »
+2 Cards
+1 Action
When you discard this other than during Clean-up, you may set it aside, and put it into your hand at end of turn.

Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Easy Puzzles
« on: March 13, 2019, 08:23:05 pm »
Here's a relatively formulaic challenge which I present mainly for amusement value:

Play a Smuggler before the player to your right has had a turn.

Play Pouch, Cursed Gold, 3 Coppers. Spend Baker coffer, buy Borrow, Innovation, Smugglers.

Play Pouch, Cursed Gold, 2 Coppers. Buy Innovation. Advance Necropolis into Smugglers.

Dominion League / Re: Season 33 - Signups
« on: February 06, 2019, 02:57:05 pm »
Signups and Available Spots are listed below. Tiers are tentative. Counts for returning players may be a bit off before the season ends.

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Dominion League / Season 33 - Signups
« on: February 06, 2019, 02:56:47 pm »
Season 33 will run from Monday, April 1 until Sunday, May 12 and you can sign up until Wednesday, March 27 at 19:00 UTC. Signups are now closed. If you would like to sign up late, you can do so here before Wednesday, April 3 at 19:00 UTC. If there is a space suitable for you, you will be added to fill all divisions up to 6 players each.

If you are a returning player, we encourage you to sign up before Sunday, March 24. Depending on space, you may be required to play a placement match or return at a lower level.

As of Season 31, we are requiring all new and returning players to join the Dominion Discord before signing up. If you arenít familiar with it, Discord is a messaging app for gamers, ideal for real-time chatting with your opponents in the League. It is a lively community of players of all skill levels with regular discussion of Dominion strategy, fun tournaments, and playful banter. It also allows you to listen to live commentary of many matches. The League has been mostly conducted over Discord in recent seasons, so this change is just making it all officially required.

Staying in the league
If you are playing in Season 32, please don't post here, but fill out the Returning form that you should have been sent in a PM. Itís also pinned in your division-specific channel in Discord.

Returning to the league
If you last played in the Dominion League some time in the past year (Seasons 27 through 31), please post a message here stating your username, your timezone*, your Discord username (formatted like @___#___), the last season you were in, the division you played and the place you finished. If you last played earlier than that, simply sign up as if you were a new member; see below.

New to the league
Welcome to the League! To join the League, you must first have accounts on both and the Dominion Discord. Once you have both of those, please post a message in this thread with both usernames (Discord formatted like @___#___) and your timezone*.

Please make sure to state the exact spelling of your usernames (upper/lower case, special characters, and so on). You will be placed in an appropriate division according to your rating on as seen in the client or here. We recommend playing at least 10 rated games before the League starts so that your rating can be appropriately calibrated.

Please check the welcome thread first and read the rules to make sure you're comfortable with the format and the time it takes to play a season. If you have any questions be sure to check out the FAQ. You can also ask questions about the League at the dominionleague channel on Discord.

You will also receive a personal message on Discord from one of the league moderators within a week to confirm your signup. You must reply to this message within the specified time frame (2-7 days, depending on how close to the signup deadline it is) or your signup will be removed. In addition, we require all players to "check in" during the first week of the season or forfeit their place. This consists of filling out a very short form to confirm that you plan to play the season that will be sent at the start of the season. If you fail to check in promptly, you could be removed.

The Google Sheet in the following post will contain all Signups as they are processed by the moderators and then confirmed. Please check back again in a few days to make sure your signup was entered correctly.

*When specifying a timezone, please use one of these common examples or use the same format and look yours up in the complete list.
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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Color or Country
« on: February 03, 2019, 10:30:44 pm »
I don't think it's like Mao, it's more like Mornington Crescent in reverse.


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