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Rules Questions / Re: Attack resolving
« on: Today at 01:23:49 pm »
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Each other player discards the top card of their deck. If it's a Victory card they gain a Curse; otherwise they gain a copy of the discarded card or you do, your choice.
So, this phrase should be interpreted like this;

Each other player "reveals and discards" a card in turn order.
Each player who reveals a Victory gains a Curse in turn order.
You or each player who reveals a non-Victory gain a copy of the revealed card in turn order.

Right?
No, the period doesn't matter, it's still explaining what "each player" does.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: February 21, 2017, 07:38:08 pm »

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Rules Questions / Re: Stash + Inn (2nd edition)
« on: February 21, 2017, 06:44:49 pm »
If I gain an Inn, and I have a Stash in my deck, do I get to look through my entire deck when I shuffle?
No, "remaining deck" is the cards not being shuffled.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: February 16, 2017, 04:17:55 pm »
In the new Prosperity rules, it looks like Grand Market has an asterisk in its cost now?  Or is that just a smudge?
It has an asterisk now, yes. In line with other cards you can't just buy, or maybe can't.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: February 16, 2017, 02:30:17 pm »
It seems like the wording and template of cards is becoming more standardized both in print and in online Dominion. An example is the use of the coin symbol instead of the word "coins".

While coins, debt and VP chips have icons, other resources (notably cards/actions/buys) do not.

Did you ever consider using icons for them?
I routinely use a card symbol for +Cards in other games; you can see this in Nefarious. So I considered symbols early on, like I always did. I didn't have good symbols for +Actions and +Buys, so I used words.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: February 16, 2017, 02:28:52 pm »
Is Rats still your favorite child, or has something from one of the newer sets replaced it?
Rats is my favorite Dominion card.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: New to Dominion - should I buy them all?
« on: February 16, 2017, 01:02:57 am »
Would it be too much trouble to ask for scans of the updated Prosperity cards, as with Hinterlands? :)
I will see how that goes with the new printer after my copies arrive.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: New to Dominion - should I buy them all?
« on: February 15, 2017, 10:33:01 pm »
Will the updated rules for Prosperity be going up on RGG's website?
Yes, I will remind Jay.
It's up.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: New to Dominion - should I buy them all?
« on: February 15, 2017, 08:06:30 pm »
Will the updated rules for Prosperity be going up on RGG's website?
Yes, I will remind Jay.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: I want more expansions, but...
« on: February 15, 2017, 05:52:22 pm »
EDIT: I'm getting Empires in a few days, which is exciting. The guy on eBay hasn't done anything, idk what's happening there. He doesn't have seaside anyways though. I've been looking for that, and it seems to be very expensive, generally around $70 which is ridiculous. The cheapest I've seen is $36, one on an auction for eBay, the other from a site I've never seen before, and while you can buy it it's not in stock so they'll just ship it when they get it. No discount for that wait, and $36 isn't cheap so forget it. I mean Empires was $23 dollars w/ the Summon promo, and every other expansion I've bought has been less too. I suppose it's a better deal then the 2nd ed.base cards I bought, but still. Why is this so expensive? It's not like it's way better than the other expansions.
It's because Seaside has been out of stock from RGG. In that situation online stores tend to raise the price.

Seaside will be reprinted (and then, one expects, will not cost more than other sets); it would have been more timely but flu season slowed things down.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: New to Dominion - should I buy them all?
« on: February 15, 2017, 05:50:00 pm »
I do check the prices of dominion products a lot and I'd hold off on prosperity for now, it was over $160 at last check.
This should be ending as we speak; new copies of Prosperity (with improved layout/wordings) went out to distributors on the 10th.

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Rules Questions / Re: Do you have the right to shuffle your hand?
« on: February 10, 2017, 08:14:19 pm »
Ah, I misunderstood the implementation, then. So the rule is that you indeed have the right to "shuffle your hand," then?
You can shuffle your hand.

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Rules Questions / Re: when does the action phase change to the buy phase?
« on: February 08, 2017, 06:00:41 am »
What is the precise rule for when her buy phase starts? (i.e. when does she have the power to say, "this is my buy phase.")
When there's nothing left unresolved and you don't want to do anything more in your Action phase.

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Rules Questions / Re: PROcession on a Duration
« on: February 08, 2017, 02:58:27 am »
Read literally, this appears to imply Procession is discarded when the Duration card it plays is trashed, rather than during the cleanup phase.
It is discarded in that turn's Clean-up.

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Rules Questions / Re: PROcession on a Duration
« on: February 07, 2017, 11:06:03 pm »
The relevant new ruling was made in the Empires rulebook:
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Additionally, if a card such as Throne Room plays a Duration card
multiple times, that card also stays in play until the Duration card leaves play, to track the fact that
the Duration card was played multiple times.

So the question becomes: does this override Procession's FAQ?
Yes, and Procession's FAQ will change someday to match the new rules for Duration cards.

I assumed the Procession/Duration rule was still the same (especially given the Procession FAQ), that's why I made this post, and Chris is Me made this reply about how to look at it. But you're saying Procession on a Duration will always be discarded that turn?
The most recently printed rules for Duration cards are actually actually the current rules, and when I answered that question I was actually actually answering that question. Actually!

I don't know why people sometimes need me to say these things over and over. I guess incredulity? The idea as always is that changing the rules here improved them. The new rule for Throned Duration cards contradicts the existing Procession FAQ; that unfortunately was essential to changing the rule.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: February 07, 2017, 08:26:01 pm »
I was wondering about the situation where you choose the Swamp terrain type from Marshlands, and have an extra Settlement (or 2) from Temple. I'm uncertain if this should be allowed to score points with Families.
If you pick Marsh, you don't score for Families.

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Rules Questions / Re: PROcession on a Duration
« on: February 07, 2017, 05:43:47 pm »
The relevant new ruling was made in the Empires rulebook:
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Additionally, if a card such as Throne Room plays a Duration card
multiple times, that card also stays in play until the Duration card leaves play, to track the fact that
the Duration card was played multiple times.

So the question becomes: does this override Procession's FAQ?
Yes, and Procession's FAQ will change someday to match the new rules for Duration cards.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: February 06, 2017, 06:33:24 pm »
Was Empires designed with Dark Ages interactions in mind or did that just work out that way? Seems like there are a lot of cute combos/counters when mixing those sets.
There was no special attempt to interact with Dark Ages. Cards in general try to give you things to do with them, and Dark Ages is heavier on combo cards, so odds are Dark Ages has lots of interactions with whatever other expansion.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: February 02, 2017, 05:38:30 pm »
You've stated before that originally you used one copy of each card as randomizers rather than having dedicated randomizers, and that this made Black Market setup quick and easy. Now that those blue-backed randomizers exist, do you use them? Do you pick events/landmarks by shuffling them into the randomizer deck or some other way? How do you do Black Market setup, particularly in regard to split piles?
I still play the prototype; to save on printing I use one card from each pile as a randomizer, add it to the pile to play, take one back out when putting it away.

I usually don't play with promos when not testing them; it has been some years since I have played with Black Market irl. When I did play with it I always used a randomizer deck from an expansion not in use (I usually play with two expansions at once, 5 cards from each). If I had just blindly done that with Empires then I would have played with the top cards of split piles and not the bottom ones. Which would have been fine.

Also, what is your favorite landmark and why?
I dunno. Battlefield? It's classic.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: February 01, 2017, 06:02:33 pm »
Because everyone knows that DXV is not a Slav to fashion.
If you're quick there's a Jimmy Page joke waiting to be made in the Sentry thread.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: February 01, 2017, 05:24:39 pm »
A card that referred to debt would most games be referring to nothing, except to the degree that the card itself also provided debt. I mean you deal out 10 random cards and mostly don't get one with debt. Whereas Apothecary knows Potion is in the game, because it put it there. Apprentice, the Potion clause there was a mistake; it was the only card in the set that didn't involve Potions, so I put on that clause, which doubles as answering the rules question that comes up there. But mostly it just makes the card more complex.

There were Remodels that involved debt; they didn't work out. See the Secret History.

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Other Games / Re: Luciferous' Temporum Client
« on: February 01, 2017, 05:01:41 am »
Some comments:

Primitive Paradise: You're supposed to get the $ before following instructions for the Zone.

A good way to make something visible on any background is to surround it with a white outline, then a black outline. You can see the outline even on white or black! I would do this for the pawns. Also I would make them look like the pawns, and make the crowns crowns.

I think the log could be way more readable.
- use "+$9" rather than "takes 9 coins" (and -"$9")
- use a symbol for crown, if you can't make an ASCII crown or just "C" (and similar "+9C")
- colorcode player names
- put parentheticals in a darker gray to more easily ignore them
- drop the word "zone"
- indent for side-effects of visiting a zone or playing/scoring cards (thus sometimes multi-indenting)

The bots are obv. very bad, doing things like visiting Mere Anarchy to lose money. A good classic simple approach is to come up with a formula that says how well you're doing, and consider each possible play, and pick the one that maximizes that formula. The formula includes $, cards in hand, advancements, abilities from cards, rulership of zones, whether or not you've won. The basic deal is that a card and an advancement are both worth $4, except of course that both cards and $ are worthless when in excess of what you need to win (well overshooting a little is okay because it protects you). It should be easy to get a formula that results in better play than what you have.

It would be better to be able to see full card names for your hand - they could be vertical? And the scoring formulas.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: February 01, 2017, 02:05:09 am »
Do you pay attention to the BGG ranking of your games at all?  Dominion is currently #52, I think it was in the top 20 and maybe even #9 a few years ago.
I'm not keeping tabs on them, but I've checked them. Also Amazon rank. Either Dominion or Intrigue made it to #6 on BGG back in the day.

Is it in your power to have the second edition entries merged with the first editions?  Second editions seem to be leading to a lot of balkanization for many games recently (Dominion, Agricola, Viticulture, etc.)
I do not understand this use of "balkanization." I don't have the ability to cause changes at BGG.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: January 31, 2017, 04:15:33 pm »
Do you ever go to game nights hosted by friends or family for fun? Or do you almost exclusively play to playtest?
You have asked this oddly; why does it matter who's hosting?

I play games for non-playtesting fun. How much depends on how busy I am with playtesting.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: January 31, 2017, 04:11:58 pm »
Have you ever considered making a game with a dexterity component? How about a real time game like Galaxy Trucker or Escape?
Well I have made video games with dexterity. I haven't made a board game with dexterity. I haven't given it much thought either.

Galaxy Trucker is cool, the real-time idea was great, but I personally would rather just build my ship in peace. At this point of course other people have made those games; I would need some really novel take to be excited there.

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