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Dominion General Discussion / Margrave vs Tragic Hero
« on: January 01, 2018, 09:27:54 pm »
Is it me, or is Tragic Hero way worse than Margrave? Margrave's attack is good, which Tragic Hero's extra effect is more neutral; I see when it helps, but it hurts perhaps more often.

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Cursed Village/Secret Cave

You get pretty much a full engine- draw, actions and coins.

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Let's Discuss ... / Re: Let's Discuss Nocturne Cards: Cursed Village
« on: December 28, 2017, 09:00:27 am »
Art is great though, this is defo the village where Tragic Hero lives, what with the crow infestation.

More likely it's the village where Tragic Hero dies.

My dad says the crows eat him.

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Dominion Articles / Re: Etiquette in Dominion Online
« on: December 27, 2017, 11:50:25 pm »
gg

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General Discussion / Re: STAR WARS
« on: December 27, 2017, 10:32:10 pm »
I just saw Star Wars Episode 5 in theaters! It was great! I especially liked the part where they fight four-legged walkers in speeders, where the old jedi trains the new jedi, and we find out about the main character's parents!

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Let's Discuss ... / Re: Let's Discuss Nocturne Cards: Cursed Village
« on: December 27, 2017, 06:06:51 pm »
From a hand of 5 cards, your first CV is a Lost City. The second is a Vanillage. In the presence of additional card draw, it can quickly turn into a Necropolis.

Obviously where it shines is with any kind of discard-for-benefit. In the presence of such cards I think it's almost a must-buy.

I agree. And even if you don't have any kind of discard-for-benefit, just playing terminals makes it keep drawing. I don't think it is as good as Lost City, though.

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Let's Discuss ... / Let's Discuss Nocturne Cards: Cursed Village
« on: December 27, 2017, 05:47:18 pm »

1. How does this compare to Lost City
2. How reliable is this as a village and as draw?
3. How terrific is the art?

I think this is a pretty solid village. If you have something to discard card with, it can be a source of draw and a village. The on-buy penalty is not usually a problem, but you never know with hexes. The art is really cool, though I'm not sure if the people in the town are ghosts or they just don't care about the insane amount of crows flying around.

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Introductions / Re: Hello Forum
« on: December 27, 2017, 10:19:39 am »
Hello fellow forum visitors,

I am from the Netherlands, my name is Aad (short for Adriaan). Curently I work at Shuffle iT on the online version of  Dominion. I hope to visit this forum on a regular basis when I am working. My Dominon online name is 'adriaan', although I do not play very regularly at the moment.  Got to keep some non-Dominion time in my live, besides work. I mean, other games are fun to, and then there is family and stuff :-)

Cu around,

Aad Schippers.

Welcome to the forums!

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Dominion Articles / Re: Etiquette in Dominion Online
« on: December 27, 2017, 10:18:41 am »
You should not say gg until the game is over. You can say gg and resign, ending the game, but saying gg while you are either winning or it isn't clear who will win is poor etiquette.

Resigning is also fine if you have no chance of winning. I think playing it out if you have a slim chance is the way to go but if it is extremely improbable, I don't mind a resignation.

As for ending the game quickly, not everyone knows how close a margin they can get away with and still guarantee victory, and not everyone knows when they have clearly lost, and sometimes the margin needed is quite large. In an engine with explosive potential for points, for example with goons, groundskeeper, or kings court/monument, with loads of vp per turn, a large margin is necessary to safely approach the endgame. New players also may not spot that they are down too far to have any possibility of winning, and keep playing even though they will lose when the game ends no matter what. Further, if you aren't confident of your deck tracking and you don't know if your alt-vp will quite be enough buying just the last silk road, it is fine to play a slightly longer turn to ensure you get the points you need.

One thing I would add is to not play attacks that aren't necessary. Don't make them discard to militia unless you need the coins, don't play a witch when they could have a moat unless you need the cards, or the curse vp will make a difference. You playing 3 actions doesn't take much time, but forcing them to make a decision takes a lot longer.

I say gg during a game if it is exciting and/or interesting.

Your opponents probably interpret that as you being passive-aggressive about being in a losing position.

Maybe, but given the context, I kind of doubt it. Most times when I say it it isn't clear who is ahead.

If a game is interesting/exciting, then it is maybe worth your time to spell out what you mean and say "this is a good game" or something to that effect. Why risk ruining a player's mood by giving them a chance to misinterpret a "gg".

I like to think I've never played someone emotionally fragile enough to have their mood ruined by me being perceived as passive aggressive.

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Dominion Articles / Re: Etiquette in Dominion Online
« on: December 26, 2017, 10:24:58 am »
You should not say gg until the game is over. You can say gg and resign, ending the game, but saying gg while you are either winning or it isn't clear who will win is poor etiquette.

Resigning is also fine if you have no chance of winning. I think playing it out if you have a slim chance is the way to go but if it is extremely improbable, I don't mind a resignation.

As for ending the game quickly, not everyone knows how close a margin they can get away with and still guarantee victory, and not everyone knows when they have clearly lost, and sometimes the margin needed is quite large. In an engine with explosive potential for points, for example with goons, groundskeeper, or kings court/monument, with loads of vp per turn, a large margin is necessary to safely approach the endgame. New players also may not spot that they are down too far to have any possibility of winning, and keep playing even though they will lose when the game ends no matter what. Further, if you aren't confident of your deck tracking and you don't know if your alt-vp will quite be enough buying just the last silk road, it is fine to play a slightly longer turn to ensure you get the points you need.

One thing I would add is to not play attacks that aren't necessary. Don't make them discard to militia unless you need the coins, don't play a witch when they could have a moat unless you need the cards, or the curse vp will make a difference. You playing 3 actions doesn't take much time, but forcing them to make a decision takes a lot longer.

I say gg during a game if it is exciting and/or interesting.

Your opponents probably interpret that as you being passive-aggressive about being in a losing position.

Maybe, but given the context, I kind of doubt it. Most times when I say it it isn't clear who is ahead.

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Dominion Articles / Re: Etiquette in Dominion Online
« on: December 25, 2017, 11:10:47 pm »
You should not say gg until the game is over. You can say gg and resign, ending the game, but saying gg while you are either winning or it isn't clear who will win is poor etiquette.

Resigning is also fine if you have no chance of winning. I think playing it out if you have a slim chance is the way to go but if it is extremely improbable, I don't mind a resignation.

As for ending the game quickly, not everyone knows how close a margin they can get away with and still guarantee victory, and not everyone knows when they have clearly lost, and sometimes the margin needed is quite large. In an engine with explosive potential for points, for example with goons, groundskeeper, or kings court/monument, with loads of vp per turn, a large margin is necessary to safely approach the endgame. New players also may not spot that they are down too far to have any possibility of winning, and keep playing even though they will lose when the game ends no matter what. Further, if you aren't confident of your deck tracking and you don't know if your alt-vp will quite be enough buying just the last silk road, it is fine to play a slightly longer turn to ensure you get the points you need.

One thing I would add is to not play attacks that aren't necessary. Don't make them discard to militia unless you need the coins, don't play a witch when they could have a moat unless you need the cards, or the curse vp will make a difference. You playing 3 actions doesn't take much time, but forcing them to make a decision takes a lot longer.

I say gg during a game if it is exciting and/or interesting.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Star Wars themed mini set
« on: December 20, 2017, 03:34:32 pm »
Welcome to the forums!

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: The Dominion Cards Lists 2017 Edition
« on: December 19, 2017, 10:39:36 am »
Anyone else having issues connecting to the page?

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General Discussion / Re: STAR WARS
« on: December 17, 2017, 05:30:27 pm »
I'm reading this thread to get excited to watch the movie myself. This is better than spoilers or trailers!

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Other Games / Re: McGarnacle's Youtube Channel
« on: December 10, 2017, 03:02:24 pm »
Also, I have  a question for other people with a youtube channel: Should I delete older videos I'm no longer happy with, or just keep them up?

Generally, I would be more inclined to keep than delete. I'm only happy with a couple of videos on my music production channel, but every video increases the chance that someone might discover the channel so it's worth it to keep the videos up even if I could do way better with my current skillset. I have deleted a couple of videos that were so bad and/or different from what I do right now that I absolutely didn't want them to be someone's first introduction to my channel, and there was one video that I unlisted after making a better version of it.

If it's a very old video and it only has very few views and stuff, I would be more inclined to delete than keep.

Okay, good to know. Thanks.

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Other Games / Re: McGarnacle's Youtube Channel
« on: December 10, 2017, 08:30:52 am »
Also, I have  a question for other people with a youtube channel: Should I delete older videos I'm no longer happy with, or just keep them up?

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Other Games / McGarnacle's Youtube Channel
« on: December 09, 2017, 05:17:07 pm »
Hi everyone, here is something I've been working on for kind of a while now. Unfortunately no Dominion videos yet, just Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2005) and maybe some Injustice 2 at a later date. I am interested in what you guys think. Also, my voice is not as obnoxious IRL as it sounds in my videos.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLpUnw46DA0ORltGZi6nRkA

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: How good is Fishing Village really?
« on: December 08, 2017, 10:34:41 am »
I think Fishing Village is one of those cards that has gotten worse, but is still really strong. In the days before Villa, Port, Border Village and Wandering Minstrel, it used to be a lot harder to get a good engine with lots of actions. And Fishing Village was great at that. Its still a good card, just not as good.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Banshee
« on: December 06, 2017, 08:09:23 pm »
Agree with wanting a banshee card.
The attack for trashing an action is too nasty. Pillage is a one-shot 5-cost for a reason.

True.  Also a bit too easy to stack, I'm realizing.  Maybe just a straight "discard down to 3"?

I like the art and the concept. But if it is a haunted-themed card, shouldn't it topdeck down to 3 instead?

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Other Games / Injustice 2
« on: December 06, 2017, 08:07:28 pm »
I just got this game on PC. Anybody here play it? Any tips on how to get better? Currently playing a lot of Doctor Fate, Deadshot and Black Adam.

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Dominion Articles / Re: Etiquette in Dominion Online
« on: November 05, 2017, 07:15:20 pm »
Whenever I loose, I accuse people of hacking, just like I do whenever I play people online.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: What do you forget IRL?
« on: October 28, 2017, 08:08:23 pm »
I forget to topdeck Treasuries, one of my favorite cards.

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Dominion Articles / Re: Number of Unique Kingdoms Currently Playable?
« on: October 28, 2017, 09:39:48 am »
Only counting the variety via Kingdom cards (i.e. ignoring Young Witch, Events, Landmarks and all the new stuff from Nocturne) it is 289 choose 10 or 956 quadrillion (9.56 x 10^17) different Kingdoms.
In my opinion this is just a number games though that doesn't capture the variety of Dominion. The base game already had more than 3 million possible Kingdoms yet a lot of these Kingdoms would feel and play identically.

Thar's a good point.  It'd be interesting to know how long it'd take to play all those Kingdoms at 30 minutes per game. I tried to do the math, but I think I might've done it wrong (math has never been one of my strong points :P)

5.45 x 10^13 years, by my count

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Dominion Articles / Re: Number of Unique Kingdoms Currently Playable?
« on: October 28, 2017, 09:36:36 am »
So one better way to measure "unique" is instead of factoring in all possible cards, just counting the most powerful ones. A kingdom with Tournament and say one or two others engine cards is going to play exactly the same way regardless of the 7-8 other cards available, unless they are also quite strong engine cards. Yes, I know, edge cases, bla bla. Still, as far as "unique" is concerned, looking at only the cards you will buy is important. This still leaves you with a lot of different possibilities. I've played a lot of Dominion, and never really got 2 kingdoms which play the same.

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Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Cultural references in Nocturne
« on: October 28, 2017, 09:32:18 am »
Another kind of cool thing about a lot of the cards is how they are thematic opposites of each other. Werewolf-Faithful Hound, Cursed Village-Blessed Village, Druid-Necromancer etc. Kind of a good-evil kind of thing. I really do like the theme of this set.

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