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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Card Type Concept: Tools
« on: Today at 02:56:09 pm »
Bag of Holding, Spellbook, Telescope, Wagon and Charlatan seem reasonably balanced. Battalion is ridiculously overpowered (it deals out junk which hurts more than a Curse and is extremely more difficult to get rid of than a Curse and it has a better on-play effect than Witch), Moccasins is strictly worse than Smithy, Sword is strictly worse than Lab, Bow and Arrow is strictly worse than Harbinger, and the rest seem pretty weak too.

Bow and Arrow is usually worse than Mountain Village. It can be better than Harbinger because you only need a single card to move a card from your discard into your hand.

Moccasins is not strictly than Smith because it works regardless of whether you have an action. You could play a Smithy, draw a Moccasins, and then play it. You could draw deck without a village in fact, making the card possibly quite strong for a moneyish deck.

Being worse than a card whose only purpose is to be a village, by not being a village, at the same price point as that village, is really bad. Sage's digging is way better than Farming Village's digging and Sage sucks at $3 while Farming Village is a good card at $4.

I don't think Moccasins/BM is ever a strong enough strategy to be viable, and if I'm wrong and it is actually strong somehow, then that's an even bigger problem because you literally only buy Silvers, Moccasins and victory cards in that game unless there's like Delve, in which case you buy Delve instead of Silver.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames IX
« on: Today at 02:08:05 pm »
I think I like brush the most, because it fits the clue for the same reason telescope does.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames IX
« on: Today at 12:43:38 pm »
Telescope and brush? Cloud because a lot of smart devices use cloud services? Tube because a lot of electronic devices use vacuum tubes?

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Card Type Concept: Tools
« on: Today at 03:07:06 am »
Bag of Holding, Spellbook, Telescope, Wagon and Charlatan seem reasonably balanced. Battalion is ridiculously overpowered (it deals out junk which hurts more than a Curse and is extremely more difficult to get rid of than a Curse and it has a better on-play effect than Witch), Moccasins is strictly worse than Smithy, Sword is strictly worse than Lab, Bow and Arrow is strictly worse than Harbinger, and the rest seem pretty weak too.

Rations' mandatory village thing is cute, especially since you can do it retroactively, like CotR or villagers. I don't understand the point of that last line of text though: how the hell are you playing this during your buy phase? There are only a couple ways that I can see that happening: 1) you have your +1 Card token on the Gladiator/Fortune, Encampment/Plunder, or Catapult/Rocks pile, and you play the treasure from that pile, or 2) Capitalism shenanigans. Neither of those are particularly likely to come up, especially since the first requires cards from 2 different expansions. I'd drop that rider, and probably reduce the cost to depending on how powerful it ends up being.

You can also use:
 - Innovation+Artisan
 - Sea's Gift/Wind's Gift from Idol/Blessed Village
 - Bonfire/Advance/Enhance/Ritual/Trade/Cemetery/Farmland/Doctor/Plan/Cursed Village->War/Locusts to trash a Cultist/Rats/Overgrown Estate
 - Gamble/March/Toil +cards
 - Messenger your Invested card
 - Sleigh
 - Sheepdog
 - Cavalry (although then it renders Cavalry's returning to the Action phase useless)

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames IX
« on: April 06, 2020, 12:55:32 pm »
Tail

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames IX
« on: April 06, 2020, 11:50:04 am »
Yeah, I don't think anything else really makes sense here. Whale

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Forum Games / Re: Apparently this is where people talk when it's night
« on: April 05, 2020, 01:12:19 am »
My situation has been almost completely unaffected, since my studies were remote, my work was remote, and most of my hobbies and social relationships were remote to begin with.

frankly, i mostly worry about the state of my country. government bought a system from China which will assign people qr codes if they want to leave home. basically it works this way: if you want to leave home, you register on special website, tell where and why you are going, get assigned the code which you then show to cops if they stop you on the streets. the system is not yet implemented, but it is a bit worrysome, because i'm afraid that after all this pandemic stuff, our government won't easily get rid of the control.

The other thing I am very worried about is the rising level of home abuse in Russia, I've heard stories from people about their neighbours, but then I also had a story with our neighbour, who nearly broke the wall between our apartments and our door, because we were playing piano at 9am. He wasn't even drunk. Also he himself called the cops who took his side of the argument and it was messy. the guy was aggressive af, and he has a wife and a kid at his place. so basically, this is the situation in Russia as I evaluate it

Yeah, these are worrying trends everywhere but it definitely seems like Russia has it way worse than most countries.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Really bad card ideas
« on: April 04, 2020, 11:30:41 am »

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A really strong combination that I've seen work twice recently is Sentry and Fortune. First, you need to use your fortune to have 5/2. Then you use your fortune to draw Sentry on turn 3. Then you use it again to draw the same sentry on turns 4 and 5. At that point, you've almost certainly won the game.

Fortune? isn't that not available until after the gladiators are gone?

Fortune isn't available until the Gladiators are gone, but fortune is available at any point in any game. Fortune only gives coins and a buy, but fortune can make a winner. Sometimes you even need fortune to get Fortune.

Edit: Fortune no longer sounds like a word.

:golfclap:

how does this only have 2 upvotes.   8)

Because that was silverspawn's joke to begin with.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames IX
« on: April 02, 2020, 01:22:58 am »
Seems good. Web

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Menagerie Previews 2: Horses
« on: April 01, 2020, 12:45:53 am »
I have seen at least this version of the Horse art:



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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Best expansion if you only buy one
« on: March 29, 2020, 08:45:27 pm »
Renaissance or Empires.

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Forum Games / Re: Apparently this is where people talk when it's night
« on: March 28, 2020, 10:47:15 pm »
Wanted to share an image of 2000 pieces puzzle I finished on quarantine, because I think it is most awesome



That just looks like one piece, not 2000.

That's what puzzles look like when they're completed.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames IX
« on: March 28, 2020, 12:55:39 pm »
Nighthawk was referring to the F-177 Nighthawk although I figured it might be fine even if the reference was missed.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames IX
« on: March 28, 2020, 12:50:57 pm »
Pool is the assassin. Here's the full board:

Red goes first
ELECTRICCZECHTHEATERSATURNLEMON
SHIPCLOAKBUTTONGUITARNAIL
SCORPIONBRUSHSHADOWSWITCHSOLDIER
PIANOCROSSPOOLRINGPICK
LIMOUSINEPLANEWITCHIVORYWEB

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames IX
« on: March 27, 2020, 04:20:14 pm »
Can anyone remind me if this is the thread* where we can google to get a definition?

It isn't.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Awesome flavor of Menagerie
« on: March 27, 2020, 10:24:42 am »
The law of Supplies and Demand is that horses go on top of your deck.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Prizes can be put back now
« on: March 27, 2020, 04:40:45 am »
What happens to Black Market cards?

They get returned to the supply, just like Farmers' Market cards.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Actually Passable Card Ideas
« on: March 27, 2020, 12:22:35 am »
Here's an actually passable card idea:

Mask - $2
Action
You may pass this to the player on your left.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames IX
« on: March 26, 2020, 08:16:28 pm »
Plane is blue.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames IX
« on: March 26, 2020, 07:56:29 pm »
Aircraft: 1

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames IX
« on: March 26, 2020, 06:08:37 am »
Czech is red.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames IX
« on: March 25, 2020, 02:40:38 pm »
Nighthawk: 3

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames IX
« on: March 24, 2020, 12:45:16 am »
Red.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames IX
« on: March 24, 2020, 12:38:27 am »
Limousine is red.

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