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Other Games / Re: Asmodee Digital sale
« on: October 18, 2017, 11:23:57 pm »
I still lol at the idea of a Potion Explosion app. That game only exist as the novelty of being a physical version of candy crush. To make an app of it is just silly.

Not Asmodee, but I just bought the Kingdom Builder app. Itís not the best interface.

Even having them only draw 3 cards is really awful. It's SO much worse than discarding down to 3. Having them only draw 4 cards would be basically the same as Minion, which can be nasty. Which is also the same as taking their -1 card token. I think the attack should just give out the -1 card token if you want something like that.

I assume the main argument against using the term "village" is ambiguity between this term and the Village card.
I suggest we should increase the frustration and call all the villages "walled villages".

Joke aside, as I understand it, the actual argument against using the term isn't that ambiguity, but rather the question of if cards like Throne Room should count.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Homage to the Best Card
« on: October 15, 2017, 11:37:07 am »
Brain Sparks is one of the best modern memes.  It's sad that people are starting to switch to Unfaithful Boyfriend.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Is there any update on Nocturne?
« on: October 13, 2017, 02:02:20 pm »
Mega-confirmed. Apparently there's some enormous incentive not to make new types of trays.

Recycling Center - Victory -

Worth 1 for each set that can use the same tray.

Having not read other replies yet...

Any Dominion card name or set name should make a fine white card.

When you say "Black card and white card phrasing must match", is that a rule about how to play the game, or how to design the cards? When designing a white card, you don't have a black card to match it with. Or, are you just saying that all white cards should be nouns, and therefore all black cards should have blanks for nouns?

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Is there any update on Nocturne?
« on: October 11, 2017, 09:58:27 am »
I had a dream the other night that it had already been released, does that count?

Can you tell us what the cards were?

Mostly just spinoffs of Fortune Teller.

Inheriting Great Hall or Scout is totally amazing.

You canít Inherit Great Hall.

Are you telling me this email saying that a long lost relative has died and left me their entire estate, include a great hall, is fake?  :-\

Rules Questions / Re: Band of Misfits as Reserve Cards
« on: October 08, 2017, 03:32:10 pm »
Quote from: DOMINION (2nd Ed) rules page 7
"In play" - Being in a player's play area.
ē Cards become "in play" when played, and usually stay there until discarded from play in Clean-up.
ē Only played cards are in play; set aside cards, cards in the trash, in the Supply, in hands, etc., are not in play.
I believe I'm right in saying that called cards are also in play.  That's a potentially important consideration when Peddler is in the kingdom.

Writing the above has caused something to occur to me.  Consider a scenario in which you have two buys and a Duplicate on the Tavern mat.  After your first buy, you call the Duplicate to get a second copy of the gained card.  Presumably that causes the price of Peddler to drop by 2 between the first and second buys.

That's not the only time that can happen. If you buy a Mint or Mandarin with Crown in play, Peddler's cost will increase in between buys. Or with various Bonfire stuff.

Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Dominion: Industrial Revolution [UPDATED]
« on: October 06, 2017, 05:42:12 pm »
Reserve's wording doesn't work with Dominion rules.

You don't spend treasure cards in buys. When you play a treasure card, it produces (usually), and then you can spend that . Cards don't get spent. I'm not actually sure of your intention, but if I'm guessing right, then what you want here is a reserve card, similar to Coin Of The Realm (and the name should be changed because Reserve is a card type).

[Card name] - Treasure-Reserve :

When you play this, put it on your Tavern mat.
At the start of your buy phase, or immediately after you finish playing a treasure card, you may call this, for +.

Allowing you to call it at the start of your buy phase OR after playing a treasure allows it to be called immediately after playing it, or during a future buy phase even if you don't have other treasures in hand.

Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Dominion: Industrial Revolution [UPDATED]
« on: October 06, 2017, 05:29:00 pm »
Aside from the possible stalemate issue with Cathedral, is just seems crazy powerful. Looking at Junk Dealer, which is a pretty powerful ... this gives a coin token instead of , AND gives a ... all for a cost increase from to . Also, the trashing is optional, not mandatory, so it's safer than Junk Dealer.

However, it's worth noting that a stalemate isn't that simple, due to the fact that you only get the if you trash a card. So you can't just build a deck with a bunch of these; soon you'll be down to just 1 card... and 1 VP per turn isn't great. But when combined with something like King's Court, you could build something better.

General Discussion / Re: Board game businesses
« on: October 06, 2017, 02:15:01 pm »
A guy I know that runs a Raleigh-area board game con has been working for a while to get one of these set up here; we don't have any.

Sauna with autobuy is pretty terrible online as well; say you have a Sauna in play, two Silvers and three Coppers in hand and click on a Gold to buy it. After a Silver is automatically played, you will get to trash a Copper and even though you still have enough $ in hand to buy the Gold, you will not automatically play the rest of your treasures and will not get the Gold. You're now stuck with just a Silver in play, unable to play any treasures barring an undo.

This sounds like a flat-out bug, not a difficulty of online play...

I think "up to 4" Pretty clearly includes 0,1,2,3,4. I thought that from day one of playing dominion. (Although admittedly it really didn't ever matter to me until I'd already played lots of dominion)
It might as well say "Trash fewer than 5 cards"

Chose one: Trash 0 cards from your hand; or trash 1 card from your hand; or trash 2 cards from your hand; or trash 3 cards from your hand; or trash 4 cards from your hand.

But while I agree that "up to" should clearly include 0; that doesn't stop other people from being confused. "Play an action card from your hand twice" clearly means... "play an action card from your hand twice", yet people still get confused and ask what happens if Throne Room a Throne Room.

Other Games / Re: Through the Ages online
« on: October 03, 2017, 01:40:19 pm »
Hello again.

I am there also. Same username as here. Feel free to send a friend request and/or game invites if you remember me. Thanks Watno for reminding me this place exists!

Where have you been!?

Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Event: Liberate
« on: October 02, 2017, 05:05:26 pm »
Gaining it to your hand doesn't help much; it will usually be an action that you can't play now anyway.

I don't see how gaining 1 of them is nearly enough. If you do get to gain 1 with the event, then buying the event is basically the exact same thing as buying the card would be normally. The "advantage" of having it available from now on means nothing at all; your opponent can buy them just as well.

Maybe you need to gain 3 of them for free or so.

Also, if you do that, you can simplify the wording a bunch by just returning it to the supply immediately. No need to prevent your opponent from buying it on this next turn. Plus, you could do interesting combos with having multiple buys and enough money to buy the event and the card at once.

You very rarely play a Chapel to trash zero cards.
Hmm. I must be strange. I've many times played a Chapel to cost-reduce Peddler. I've also Princed a Chapel to good effect in a Mountebank game.

I've also owned Chapels in a game with Herald, though I don't recall if I was ever forced to play Chapel then chose not to trash anything.

It seems to crop up surprisingly often.

I think by "you", he meant the average new payer who isn't going to be doing any of the things you just mentioned. And by "rarely" he meant in comparison to how often you would want to play a Knight just for the attack. You "very rarely" want to buy Curses or Coppers, but most of the people on this forum have played numerous games where we have done so.

I can see the annoyance of deciding the order that you put them back in. But knowing when certain cards will come up after you've had a cycle is to me a good though minor part of the skill of using Black Market. Just in the last game I played IRL, I had to choose between playing Black Market and another Terminal, and I chose the other Terminal because I knew that the only good cards left in the Black Market were not near the top.

Wait, they shuffle the Black Market deck after every cycle? Why would they change the actual rules of the card? I know the setup part doesn't follow the "a copy of each card not in the game" because it's been long-established that Black Market setup rules are intended to actually be "however you want". But changing what happens to the 3 cards after you buy a card seems to just alter the way the card works; even removing a strategic element that exists with it.

Dominion FAQ / Re: How to get 2nd edition except for Dominion and Intrigue
« on: September 29, 2017, 01:02:29 pm »
I notice the new Dame Anna says "You may trash up to 2 cards from your hand." Is this a mistake or was it left for clarity?
I have no memory of this case and probably just didn't consider it.

I think I suggested it. And it's purposefully inconsistent. You often play Dame Anna without wanting to trash your cards, so the question comes up constantly. You very rarely play a Chapel to trash zero cards.

I seem to remember the question coming up with Chapel more than once... but it was most often from people just curious about the rules rather than people who were in a situation where they wanted to play Chapel without trashing cards.

General Discussion / Re: Biweekly, bimonthly, etc.
« on: September 29, 2017, 10:34:45 am »
Yeah, this problem is literally the worst thing that has happened to me. I hope I don't have to deal with it before next Friday.

This post got more upvotes than I would have expected. Am I missing anything?
GendoIkari is making fun of Kuildeous' outrage about inaccurate use of words by jokingly referring to two other popular cases of inaccurate word use: One is the use of "literally" in its opposite meaning of figuratively - originally an ironic use that has become so commonplace that people think it's how it is meant to be used -, and the unclarity of "next [weekday]", which is used by some to mean "the next time that particular day comes around" and by others as "this day in the week after the current one".

I'm just glad both reference were caught!

Dominion FAQ / Re: How to get 2nd edition except for Dominion and Intrigue
« on: September 28, 2017, 04:42:59 pm »
Chapel: 3rd Edition.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Cards I would ban / errata
« on: September 28, 2017, 12:39:43 pm »
It's worth noting that errata is always bad. It's sometimes a necessary evil, because it's not as bad as the alternative. In a CCG, the alternative is having everybody playing the same dominant deck. That's very bad. In Dominion, the alternative is having some games with these cards being less fun than most games without them. That's bad, but not as bad as having errata.

EDIT: And, well, Dominion has done errata, mostly in the form of the second editions removing weak cards and adding better ones. And Possession has had significant errata to make it not awful with Debt tokens.

Also, with regards to errata specifically (not banning); MTG stopped the concept of giving errata for power level purposes a long time ago; and reversed any errata they had done because of that. Now, errata only exists due to wording updates, much like Dominion did with most 2nd edition cards.

Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Question: Throne Room + Trash this.
« on: September 28, 2017, 12:31:26 pm »
Excellent, thank you.
In my Antiquities Fanspansion, I have an altVP with "Trash to gain VPs" and didn't want it to be King's Court + altVP = 5 billion points.

Meh. People are always freaking out over cards being strong with King's Court. Cards are strong with King's Court. That's what King's Court does. Like Possession and Fortress, you should usually ignore if something feels overpowered with that card, unless it's downright broken (which admittedly is a matter of perception, but I wouldn't call +4 more VP broken).

Either way, have you compared your card to Distand Lands yet?

I dunno, Donald added extra words to Tactician just to nerf the interaction with Throne Room. And there's plenty of effects stronger than Throne Room + Tactician (if it worked).

Dominion FAQ / Re: How to get 2nd edition except for Dominion and Intrigue
« on: September 28, 2017, 12:29:26 pm »
I notice the new Dame Anna says "You may trash up to 2 cards from your hand." Is this a mistake or was it left for clarity?

I like the "may" for added clarity, even though it's redundant. I've seen people ask before if "up to" includes 0. But I'm surprised Chapel didn't get that same wording in 2nd edition.

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