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Dominion World Masters / Re: World championship 2017
« on: Today at 06:42:40 am »
I don't see any lolcow troll continuing to make accounts flaming, sending nasty PMs, and spouting off opinions despite not being wanted.

I have seen that.

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General Discussion / Re: Movies: Any movie buffs?
« on: Today at 05:38:47 am »
Oh yeah, regarding Dunkirk, I think I have seen pretty much every Nolan movie he made, but I'm not really interesting in war movies in general. So I wonder (without spoiling anything of course), does it have something special what makes it worth watching anyway? Or is it just a generic well made war movie?

In my opinion it had about a half scoop of the Nolan special sauce. I would not say it's just like any old war movie, but it doesn't stand out as mind-bending or genre-bending either. I think it's worth seeing because it it very good, but don't expect it to be your favorite Nolan film.

Yeah, that's pretty much how I feel about it too. I'm also interested in war movies in general and it's not my favorite war movie either.

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General Discussion / Re: Movies: Any movie buffs?
« on: August 21, 2017, 12:34:20 pm »
I saw Dunkirk in the theaters today. Was pretty good, I don't really have any complaints about it, I guess it didn't exactly resonate within me as much as it could have but it was definitely entertaining enough.

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Dominion World Masters / Re: World championship 2017
« on: August 21, 2017, 12:28:06 pm »
Jeebus sounds like a hating ass bitch who probably hasn't left his mama's house in years. Go out and see the sun you virgin. Next time don't speak unless spoken to.

User was banned for this post

FWIW I don't endorse the content of this post, I just upvoted it for the lulz.

EDIT: fixed phonepostingtypo

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Dominion World Masters / Re: World championship 2017
« on: August 21, 2017, 12:19:17 am »
Seems pretty unfair. It's like one country being allowed to send several teams to the world cup of a sport just because that sport is especially popular there.
And it's not just that there are several tournaments in the US as opposed to one; it seems there are also at least one tournament where several players qualify, namely GenCon, where apparently 5 people qualified. The end result is of course that the chance of the world champion being from the US in a given year is many times bigger than any other country.

I'm not sure how much it matters what country the winner came from, really. When I heard of the results, I was thinking to myself something to the extent of "GJ Adam", and something like "GJ America" didn't even enter my mind.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Silk Road
« on: August 21, 2017, 12:11:22 am »
If it's only worth 2VP, getting 2 of them is the same points and cards as a duchy and an estate, except it was a bit more expensive.

You mean a lot cheaper. The difference between $4 and $2 is not very big, whereas the difference between $4 and $5 is. So Silk Road costs a lot less than Duchy but not a lot more than Estate.
Late in the game the difference between 4-5 is small unless if you're deck socks.

That's usually true, but it isn't true when you would be buying an Estate.

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General Discussion / Re: Song of the day
« on: August 20, 2017, 04:13:28 pm »

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Yeah enchantress's attack is sooo brutal that spending 8 to play a pearl diver first every turn is worth it. /s  :P

Well, if spending 6 to play a Ruined Library first every turn is worth it, then spending 8 to play Pearl Diver doesn't seem that crazy either.

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General Discussion / Re: Movies: Any movie buffs?
« on: August 19, 2017, 07:26:00 pm »
I recently saw The Seven Samurai, which was honestly pretty mediocre. I get that it must have been quite groundbreaking for its time, but by modern standards it's really just barely meeting those standards. Like if I go read an overwhelmingly positive review of the movie (which is apparently a lot of them), the reviewer is praising the film for things that you can take for granted when you go see a movie today. I'm not saying that it completely sucked or anything, I just found it to be a very underwhelming experience for the hype.

I also recently saw Interstellar, which I was also disappointed by but not nearly as much. It had some very excellent sci-fi moments during the first half (maybe first 2/3?) of the movie, and then it went totally crazy and I didn't appreciate the total lack of explanation for how that science was supposed to work, and the happy ending felt kind of forced and didn't work so well for this film. But it also had nice music.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Silk Road
« on: August 19, 2017, 09:25:57 am »
If it's only worth 2VP, getting 2 of them is the same points and cards as a duchy and an estate, except it was a bit more expensive.

You mean a lot cheaper. The difference between $4 and $2 is not very big, whereas the difference between $4 and $5 is. So Silk Road costs a lot less than Duchy but not a lot more than Estate.

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Rules Questions / Re: Encampment with Crown or Throne Room
« on: August 18, 2017, 02:35:02 pm »
If the "set aside" happens after the first play then how does it get 2 more cards and 2 more actions?
I know some cards specify "during the clean up phase". Should "set aside" and "trash" default to "clean up phase" or always happen immediately? Can you only get the "trash" benefit if done as only the second option (I.e. Engineer, Mining Village) and not at all on cards like Feast?

Well, this is actually not very complicated. When you play a card, you follow all of the instructions on the card from top to bottom, except for the ones that you can't. Generally, cards are supposed to do literally exactly what's printed on them, word-for-word, so it's almost as if you were reading program code.

So, this is what happens when you play Encampment with Throne Room:

Throne Room tells you to play an Action card from your hand twice, so you choose Encampment.
You play Encampment.
You get +2 Cards.
You get +2 Actions.
You may reveal a Gold or a Plunder. If you don't, Encampment is set aside.
You play Encampment again.
You get +2 Cards.
You get +2 Actions.
You may reveal a Gold or a Plunder. If you don't, Encampment is set aside.

This is what happens with Mining Village:

Throne Room tells you to play an Action card from your hand twice, so you choose Mining Village.
You play Mining Village.
You get +1 Card.
You get +2 Actions.
You may trash Mining Village. (let's assume that you choose to trash it here)
If you trashed Mining Village, you get +$2, so you get it because you trashed it.
You play Mining Village again.
You get +1 Card.
You get +2 Actions.
You attempt to follow the instruction "You may trash this", but it fails because the card is already in the trash.
If you trashed Mining Village, you get +$2, but you didn't because it was already in the trash so you don't get +$2.

This is how it works for Feast:

Throne Room tells you to play an Action card from your hand twice, so you choose Feast.
You play Feast.
You trash Feast.
You gain a card costing up to $5.
You play Feast again.
You attempt to trash Feast, but it fails because it's already in the trash.
You gain a card costing up to $5.

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Let's Discuss ... / Re: Let's Discuss Adventures Cards: Dungeon
« on: August 18, 2017, 08:21:41 am »
Yeah, that's true. The on-play effect of Dungeon is obviously weaker than Warehouse, but it's not that much weaker actually; a lot of the time, Warehouse makes you discard something that you would have wanted to draw into, anyway. And the duration effect is way stronger than the on-play of Warehouse it's more like the on-play of Forum, and that makes a huge difference, plus it's convenient to guarantee getting the effect at the start of the turn as drsteelhammer pointed out.

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Hearthstone / Uninteresting Hearthstone moments
« on: August 17, 2017, 08:24:50 am »
I just had two Lich Kings in play and a Drakkari Enchanter in hand (on Arena). It wasn't the correct play to play the Drakkari Enchanter, since I had to use that mana for Peacekeeping an opponent's Core Hound.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: August 17, 2017, 07:58:08 am »
The Iso art from the forum gallery is the only way to get a bigger avatar than what e.g. I have.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: gear&vault?
« on: August 16, 2017, 11:51:41 pm »
Well, considering that you can set money aside, the decision is probably going to be not between Gear and Vault, but between Gear+Gold and Vault+Silver. I would much rather have the former triple Gear is already very consistently able to hit $8, so adding in a Vault results in overkill turns while you lose out on the very useful set aside ability of Gear and give your opponent the benefit they get from Vault. There are turns when you would actually rather want the Vault over Gear for sure, but those are less common than the turns when you want the Gold over the Silver which is every time.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: What would you open here?
« on: August 16, 2017, 05:09:42 pm »
Trying to curse a Sauna player is an exercise in futility, since their trashing is faster, less resource intensive and better for tempo than your cursing, unless you have like a Mountebank opening or something like that. Otherwise, their engine might come together almost as fast as it would without the cursing, really, and you probably spent one turn and a terminal slot on a card that doesn't really help your engine all that much. If it (what the card does in addition to junking, and what it costs) conveniently fits into your strategy and you manage to do it early, you can buy junkers against Sauna, but I wouldn't buy Sea Hag, for instance.

There is also no "while they are busy buying all 5 Saunas" because every Sauna they buy is a potential splitter cantrip trasher, so you need to be spending those five turns more efficiently than that instead of taking your sweet time.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: What would you open here?
« on: August 16, 2017, 10:15:52 am »
I think Potion / Silver gives you the most flexibility here; you can pivot to Sauna for trash and grab Pools right away, or if you hit $5 instead of $4 you can go Count or Upgrade.

Forager is okay here and might actually be good enough that you open it anyway, because you eventually need the +Buy and end up doing some weird thing with Count's copper gain to sustain it. So maybe Potion Forager is actually correct.

I certainly like a Forager opening. I'm not sure if I would open Forager/Potion or Forager/Sauna though. The Sauna/Avanto and Scrying Pool splits are both kind of important, but you can make up for losing one by winning the other.

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Rules Questions / Re: haunted castle attack?
« on: August 16, 2017, 04:02:05 am »
Attack doesn't mean "things that hurt your opponent", it means "things that Moat, Squire, Soldier etc. care about". Apparently those cards aren't supposed to care about Haunted Castle.

Worth noting that even though Noble Brigand IS an Attack card, players can't use reactions to protect themselves against the thing it does when it is bought.

They can use reactions, such as Tunnel and Watchtower. Just not ones that trigger when a card is played.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion: Nocturne announced!
« on: August 15, 2017, 08:19:47 am »
One thing is for sure: Fairgrounds and any other card that likes variety just keeps getting better and better.

I hope this doesn't happen, I hate Fairgrounds.

Another thing is for sure: Fairgrounds will appear less and less.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: King & Queen
« on: August 14, 2017, 03:33:23 pm »
don't laugh at it.

No one does

Still beside the point. You can PM me any further complaints you might have about my comedy routine if you don't have anything relevant to add to the discussion.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: King & Queen
« on: August 14, 2017, 03:27:51 am »
But Awaclus, you're terrible at identifying which times are which. Your schtick of pedantically "misunderstanding" people's posts is really played out, to the point that I can often predict what you'll post before it happens.

Whether or not you like wordplay based jokes is beside the point. The point is that they're jokes, not an attempt to discredit someone's argument.

They're not jokes. They're the same joke over and over.

Still beside the point. If you don't like wordplay, don't laugh at it.

it also provides an infinite supply of alt VP.

Eh, not so much.  By the time you buy this super expensive card, and play it, people will be buying provinces.  Then add on top of that the province trashing, and the game won't last much longer.  Not very infinite.

This is not wordplay. It is purposefully misunderstanding my post in order to start a pointless argument over it. I have never done that. You can go through each individual post I ever wrote and you won't find a single instance of me doing that. Therefore, the implied accusations that I'm being a hypocrite here are completely unfounded.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: King & Queen
« on: August 13, 2017, 04:41:42 pm »
But Awaclus, you're terrible at identifying which times are which. Your schtick of pedantically "misunderstanding" people's posts is really played out, to the point that I can often predict what you'll post before it happens.

Whether or not you like wordplay based jokes is beside the point. The point is that they're jokes, not an attempt to discredit someone's argument.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: King & Queen
« on: August 13, 2017, 10:47:41 am »
Ah.  I guess I didn't understand the complex rules of when I'm allowed to be literal and when I'm supposed to just entertain everyone.

Well, you clearly didn't. There are times when it's funny to point out that a certain sentence could mean a hilariously different thing than what it's obviously supposed to mean. And then there are times when you're trying to communicate clearly and misunderstanding things on purpose doesn't help anyone.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: King & Queen
« on: August 13, 2017, 05:32:42 am »

However, it's generally a lot more useful to focus on what people mean when they say things than what words they use.

Remember this?

I also play the drums, like to watch movies and go skiing in winter.

So what do you do in summer?

That wasn't supposed to be useful. It was supposed to be entertaining.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: King & Queen
« on: August 12, 2017, 02:24:47 pm »


It is very infinite if you have Overlord, Crown, Lurker, Mandarin, Raze and Watchtower in the kingdom.

 you're not bound by anything other than how much time you have left. .

I agree that you can get a whole lotta points.  But we must have different definitions of infinite.  That would mean it's not bound by anything at all. At least that's what it means to me.

However, it's generally a lot more useful to focus on what people mean when they say things than what words they use.

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