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Here's how I see the equation:



I have no idea why Donald X. is equal to imaginary negative 315.

Hint: Inn^2 = InnInn

Still confused... if DXV = 515; then you shouldn’t need any of the other cards or math operations there.

The other cards and math operations are apparently just supposed to cancel each other out.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Card alchemy revelation....
« on: May 19, 2018, 02:52:39 pm »

Oh you math..icists..

Please explain? If possible, that is.

I'm like 90-93% sure that the joke is that DXV = 515 but I'm not sure how he gets there.

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Other Games / Re: Prismata
« on: May 19, 2018, 03:51:53 am »
There's now a free weekend on Steam. AFAIK you get to keep the Prismata account that you make, which means you can still play using the standalone client or the web client after the free weekend is over, so it's a great idea to get it now.

Did they get rid of their F2P model?  Shouldn't it... always be free?

No and no. They are going to release it for free later, but during early access, you normally have to ask for a free key or buy at least Engineer tier ($25) because they don't want to present an unfinished product to random people who aren't committed enough to ask for a key.

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Other Games / Re: Prismata
« on: May 18, 2018, 03:17:45 pm »
There's now a free weekend on Steam. AFAIK you get to keep the Prismata account that you make, which means you can still play using the standalone client or the web client after the free weekend is over, so it's a great idea to get it now.

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Introductions / Re: 4 days, 0 minutes
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:05:32 pm »
I'm trying to figure out what it says that I am in the top 6 in terms of post count, yet a large number of posters have more than double my total time logged in.

It says that they play more Mafia.

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Introductions / Re: 4 days, 0 minutes
« on: May 18, 2018, 01:13:56 pm »

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Easy Puzzles
« on: May 18, 2018, 01:05:47 pm »
:) What is the largest number of differently-named Victory cards you can have in your deck, with none of them worth more than 0 VP?  :(

I'm gonna guess... 48?

12 each of Duke, Feodum, and either Vineyard or Distant Lands (but not both)
6 Overgrown Estates and 6 Pastures, via ridiculous 6-player Masquerade shenanigans

Differently-named.

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LFN's suggested Sentry would be a much more fun card.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part IV
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:19:46 pm »
In 2011, someone made a thread called "1-card Combo" on f.ds.

The card in question was Farming Village.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Favorite Expansions in 2018
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:22:44 pm »
Then there is still Counting House, Trade Route etc..

That's a super weak card and a super strong card that do completely different things, I'm having a hard time knowing what the "etc" is supposed to be.

This is tiresome.  A card is not “super strong” if it’s correct to gain it in fewer than 20% of the kingdoms it appears in.

doesn't take into account a scenario in which a card is only very slightly weaker than many other similar cards (e.g. Walled Village), in which case the card in question is not gained in many kingdoms because a slightly stronger card is gained instead

Trade Route is not "slightly" weaker than other $3 trashers. It is way, way weaker than most of them. Even if it's the only trasher, it's a waste of time if terminal space is tight but you still have decent draw.

It is absolutely not a waste of time. Trashing an Estate is one of the strongest things you can do in the game.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Favorite Expansions in 2018
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:44:14 am »
Then there is still Counting House, Trade Route etc..

That's a super weak card and a super strong card that do completely different things, I'm having a hard time knowing what the "etc" is supposed to be.

This is tiresome.  A card is not “super strong” if it’s correct to gain it in fewer than 20% of the kingdoms it appears in.

doesn't take into account a scenario in which a card is only very slightly weaker than many other similar cards (e.g. Walled Village), in which case the card in question is not gained in many kingdoms because a slightly stronger card is gained instead

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General Discussion / Re: Song of the day
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:00:40 am »

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Favorite Expansions in 2018
« on: May 16, 2018, 04:51:14 am »
Then there is still Counting House, Trade Route etc..

That's a super weak card and a super strong card that do completely different things, I'm having a hard time knowing what the "etc" is supposed to be.

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Although IIRC a bunch of those Adventures cards required tokens or such so are only moderately useful.

I disagree; I think most of the Adventures cards that require tokens are incredibly useful.

Awaclus alt account?

Huh?

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion Confessions
« on: May 13, 2018, 04:01:23 pm »
Cursers are still good in Sauna  or Chapel games, unless the opponent is already overdrawing their deck. They'll get rid of the Curses eventually, but just having the Curse for one shuffle is already a strong attack and any more than that is just extra.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion Confessions
« on: May 13, 2018, 03:08:13 am »
Whenever there's a junker on the board, I will over-buy it to excess and build a deck around playing them as quickly as possible. Less because I think cursing itself is good, but more because I hate dealing with deck junking. After all, you don't have to worry about curses if you opponent has all 10 of them.

But that's a completely valid strategy unless it's one of the weaker junkers like Sea Hag or Marauder.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Playing to lose?
« on: May 11, 2018, 01:04:34 pm »
2nd place makes sense in games where the game ends at a predetermined point. It doesn't make sense in Dominion where the ability to control when the game ends is one of the requirements for winning.

Either way, I don't recommend playing Dominion with more than 2 players and this is exactly the reason why.

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So really, we won. Yay, us!

Two years later, teamlyle is going to tell his IRL friends about some forum posters who were such sore losers that they claimed to have won a game they didn't even play.

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General Discussion / Re: Song of the day
« on: May 04, 2018, 03:21:24 pm »

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Dominion Articles / Re: Archive
« on: May 04, 2018, 12:47:42 pm »
Well, for starters, you could make that image smaller by typing [img width=400] instead of [img].

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Rules Questions / Re: Sacrifice and Inheritance
« on: May 04, 2018, 11:43:01 am »
Hmm. That reasoning makes sense. So...

...what happens if you Sacrifice a Fortress? Does Sacrifice Lose Track of the Fortress and give you nothing?

Lose track only applies when you're trying to move something and it isn't where you think it is. So no, there's nothing special about Sacrifice/Fortress; you trash the Fortress, put it into your hand and get +2 cards +2 actions.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion Confessions
« on: May 04, 2018, 02:38:46 am »
I feel a great deal of discomfort when I have an odd number of cards from an empty Duration pile. I'd basically rather just have 4 Den Of Sins than 5.

But if you have 5, that means your opponent doesn't get to have an even number either.

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General Discussion / Re: Movies: Any movie buffs?
« on: May 03, 2018, 03:41:23 pm »
I have recently seen a bunch of movies:

It (2017)
I haven't read the book so I wouldn't know how good of an adaptation it was, but overall I think it was a pretty good movie. I think the cinematography was outstanding, the movie had a pretty distinctive visual style which is super rare for live action movies. I didn't find it super scary, but it had its moments when it was a little scary and it was also thought-provoking (which is presumably thanks to the source material). Recommended for everyone, including people who have a hard time watching some of the more extreme horror movies because this isn't one.

Get out
This is one of the weirdest movies, it exists on so many different levels and people interpret it in completely different ways and still it seems like everyone enjoys the movie. I'm not even convinced the creators intended for it to work like that but it does anyway. Some of the VFX was so bad that it was hilarious, which I thought was supposed to be a part of the experience but your kilometerage may vary. Also recommended for everyone.

A Tale of Two Sisters
So earlier ITT I mentioned that I liked The Uninvited, which is (supposedly) a Hollywood remake of this. I finally got around to watching the original Korean version, and now I think that The Uninvited is more like an entirely different movie than a remake, really. Whereas The Uninvited is clever but straightforward and really more like a detective story with some horror elements than an actual horror story, A Tale of Two Sisters is a mindfuck and an actual horror story, and the respective plots have hardly anything in common, other than that they're both really good. The pacing is very slow, especially at the very beginning, and I was actually quite bored for quite a while before it got going and the pace was still slow after it did. Recommended for people who liked movies such as Donnie Darko and Suicide Club.

Leap!
I was visiting my sister and her family and they have a tradition that each Friday, they rent a movie (apparently going to the physical video rental shop is a part of the experience for them) and they take turns deciding which movie to watch together, and this was chosen by my niece. I didn't have very high expectations but it was actually one of the better children's movies I've seen, definitely way better than anything Disney. The visuals look great, the story has a lot of substance, the main character is very relatable but the other characters aren't really very well developed, it also has all the mandatory children's movie clichés, I don't know how the voice acting was since we watched the Finnish dub. I wouldn't really go as far as to recommend it to adults, but I certainly wouldn't feel stupid if I was watching it on my own, and it's a pretty decent choice if you're watching a movie with children.

Coraline
This was recommended to me by one of my friends who's also a huge fan of animation, so I downloaded it from the Internetz and I also watched it with my sister's family. I liked this the most out of all of the movies on this list, it was seriously creepy and it also looked great, had great music, and a great atmosphere. My only complaint is that there was one moment in the movie where it felt like they were holding back to keep it more suitable for children where it would have felt more natural if it had been more intense. Recommended for fans of animation and dark fantasy.

A Quiet Place
I saw this in the movie theater. It was alright, but it suffered from the pretty common flaw of horror movies that is stupid characters. I was constantly annoyed by the characters doing something obviously stupid, and it was amplified by the fact that these characters had survived under those circumstances for like 16 months and I would have been able to make way better decisions after 20 minutes of watching the movie, as well as the fact that they got away with their stupid decisions much more than what was believable. One aspect of acoustics that the movie just outright ignored was the fact that you can tell the shape and even the material of your surroundings by listening to the reverberations (even humans are capable of this with a little training), and the blind monsters didn't really seem to be able to do that based on how bad they were at finding people who were hiding nearby, which is borderline plausible if their brains aren't very advanced, but I would have appreciated if it had been at least addressed along the lines of "this is a thing but the monsters can't do that because they're dumb". The music was remarkably good, but it was overused since the entire point of the movie is centered around being silent, and the music was annoyingly covering up that silence too often. On the other hand, they actually used a lot of other acoustics related concepts very cleverly and accurately, and the movie was extremely intense and scary, so it could have been an amazing film if only it didn't have all the flaws that it has, but now it's just alright. Recommended for horror fans.

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Not every board is a megaturn engine.

#YesEveryBoard

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We all know Triple Gear is nuts

More like not very good.

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