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Dominion Articles / Re: The Infinite Number of Fundamental Deck Types
« on: September 15, 2017, 02:40:02 am »
I thought this article was pretty interesting. Seprix has a good point, that new terminology or classification probably isn't going to be really useful for the top players, but like he said, WW's original deck type article was designed to help newer players evaluate boards differently in order to help them make better decisions about what type of deck they should try to build on any given kingdom.  This article does the same thing in a way by describing the obstacles that you have to overcome and helping newer players think through what exactly different strategies will do to overcome them, instead of just thinking in terms of "Are there cards that will let me build an engine here or not?"  I think focusing too much on Awaclus's specific classifications misses the most valuable part of the article, imho.

Having said that, I do like his classification of the stockpile in particular. After reading the 4 Deck Types, I thought about decks like native village/bridge in terms of combos of specific cards, and it took way longer than it could have to realize there were quite a few different ways of accomplishing basically the same type of thing using several different cards. Especially with the possibility of new expansions introducing even more ways of building stockpiles, I believe thinking of these decks in terms of a new category rather than the specific combos would be pretty helpful for growing players.

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Dominion League / Re: Season 23 - Results
« on: September 09, 2017, 11:48:03 am »
D1: Dylan32 3 - 3 bouchon

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This only happened once, and my excuse is that I was playing while extremely tired. But one game I built this deck that would have been a truly massive engine as soon as I was able to call my teacher the first time, only to realize that, seemingly out of nowhere, I had a Champion in my hand instead... I lost badly.

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If there are like three people that were wanting to co-lead the new blog, I don't see why Adam couldn't be one of the three. Then if the other two disagree with something he did, like if he vetoes or edits other peoples' contributions too harshly or something, the other two would have controlling interest to deal with it appropriately.  Not that all his ideas are completely unique, but it is harder to find someone with the time, enthusiasm, ability, and (if needed) disposable income available to invest into the blog the way it needs in order to be revived and sustainable.  I think I would be ok with him having some measure of control of the blog, but only with a checks and balance type of thing there in order to help assuage the fears or concerns of the people who were around 2 years ago.

*wrote this and realized it's just a longer form of teamlyle's post, but I don't feel like wasting my time completely by deleting it*

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If the engine is the way to go, I can see Princing a Pearl Diver to have a village effect.

Ok, when you include considerations like that, it might be worth it. But if your only concern is avoiding enchantress, probably not.

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Turns out Prince is not very good in an Enchantress game, you guys.

It can be really good if you Prince something like a Pearl Diver.

Yeah enchantress's attack is sooo brutal that spending 8 to play a pearl diver first every turn is worth it. /s  :P

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Dominion League / Re: Season 23 - Results
« on: August 20, 2017, 02:58:13 pm »
D1: Dylan32 4 - 2 iremio

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Governor/Mountain Pass

A Governor deck is often able to win without buying a card after it is set up, so you can bid all 40 debt on the first Province gain. You should make sure your opponent is the first to go for Provinces.

Just had this combo, forgot to let opponent take the first one, but they literally didn't bid for it at all. 8 VP for 1 debt, I'll take it.

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Dominion League / Re: Season 23 - Results
« on: August 04, 2017, 12:04:18 am »
D1: Dylan32 3 - 3 CASmnl42

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Introductions / Re: It has been a while
« on: July 27, 2017, 01:01:14 am »
Be sure to check out the forum games.

That was hands down the greatest moment of M100. 100 games of mafia boiled down into that single post.

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Rules Questions / Re: Thrown Room
« on: July 24, 2017, 08:12:41 pm »
You have to play the throne room first before whatever card you are going to play twice.  Getting +1 action allows you to play another card, after everything on the card that gave +action has been done. And anyway, Throne Room specifically says "You may play an Action card from your hand twice." The market is not in your hand, so you can't play it twice.

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General Discussion / Re: How to hold a gun
« on: July 19, 2017, 05:11:19 pm »
If a person were to be opening a door expecting a trap like that and someone bursted through the door like that, they would almost certainly at least have the gun pointed at the person no matter who they are; if the person has any amount of training, their reactions would probably take over and end up shooting the person.  So at the very least, that tension of him almost but not shooting probably should be there if the goal is for any realism in his actions.  But I would also agree that I don't know of any reason anyone would ever grab both weapons like e pointed out.

To add to what Awaclus described, when walking and looking around, the arm with the gun should be bent up where it is in front of your chest with the barrel pointed at the ground in front of you (finger off the trigger, extended along the side of the barrel), so that when you aim, you aren't having to raise your arm from your side, but rather are just extending it straight in a line away from your body to the target like the gentleman in the picture, except the off hand will be holding a bat I guess.

When/if you aim, hold the gun with your wrist at a slight natural angle inward, like between 20-35 degrees from straight verticle.  Some might not do this or have likely never heard of this, but that is a more natural position to be able to lock your wrist in place to control the recoil better when having to shoot 1 handed.  This is a slight detail that probably 99% of people wouldn't catch in a movie though, because as long as your stance and basic gun safety is good, even most gun enthusiasts wouldn't pay that much attention to details like that in a movie.

Most importantly though, just don't hold it horizontally movie gangster style.  It's just wrong.

(link above is to a random concealed carry training website that just so happens to have the best pic of what I was describing that I could find)

edit: typo

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shred some light

I'm trying to think of the best joke to make about this.  Something about cheese?  Salad toppings?  Guitar music?  Can't decide.
angels playing electric guitar was the image that came to mind

Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" album artwork with a cheese grater in place of the triangle came to mine.

Done.



That's oddly more satisfying than I had even imagined

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: July 17, 2017, 01:50:19 am »
I know a guy who is currently in college that had lead poisoning as a kid. I'm not going to say it didn't affect him, because it did, but overall he's fine and having a normal life now.  Without knowing any details, it sounds like you caught it early enough that it maybe hasn't gone too far and they'll be able to help her.

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Game Reports / Re: Dear My Opponent: I am Sorry
« on: July 17, 2017, 12:46:07 am »
Dear my opponent, I'm sorry I got 2 quarries in play and drained the remaining 9 villas on the 3rd shuffle leading to your resignation. (rabbles were soon to be bought).

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Dominion League / Re: Season 22 - Results
« on: July 11, 2017, 12:18:25 am »
I will also be back next season.

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Man, trash for benefit. It's such a crappy term. It's even worse than "village". Here are all the problems with it:

Am I the only person who remembers the discussion about what we should call cantrips, as cantrip was a crappy mtg terms that means nothing to anyone who wasn't a mtg player? Serial card would have been so much more logical.

I wasn't here for that, but even if cantrip isn't the most intuitive name for it outside of that context, it has one very specific definition (+1 card +1 action).  That is where this conversation diverges, in that Awaclus seems to be saying we need to clarify the exact meaning of TfB or replace it with names for the different classes of TfB rather than just changing the name of 1 very specific and well-defined type of thing.

Edit: "is" -> "isn't" in first sentence.

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shred some light

I'm trying to think of the best joke to make about this.  Something about cheese?  Salad toppings?  Guitar music?  Can't decide.
angels playing electric guitar was the image that came to mind

Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon" album artwork with a cheese grater in place of the triangle came to mine.

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Scheduling / Re: Season 22 - C1
« on: July 01, 2017, 01:03:17 pm »
Hey guys. I'll be back from a vacation Monday, so shoot me a message if we still haven't played and I should be able to play next week sometime.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Novice player, looking to improve
« on: June 22, 2017, 04:37:10 pm »
I would say the wiki articles need some major updating.

That's certainly true, but I think the wiki is inherently not super suitable for articles, because you're missing the diversity of perspectives you have when someone posts an article on the forums and others comment on it.

Of course the forum environment is more dynamic, but there is definitely a place for solid wiki articles that can cover the strategy basics and some of the nuances that are important for using certain cards well.  Also, even if the perfect thread to answer your question exists somewhere on the forum, it might be really hard to find depending on how clever or funny the OP tried to be when naming the thread, whereas the wiki is dead simple to navigate (assuming basic internet literacy).

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: June 22, 2017, 02:11:11 pm »
Assuming you're drawing from the same source I do, I must admit that I only got a rather small proportion of puns. Most of them went over my head.

Tom Swifty quotes are a play on word where Tom says something in an adverb way. The adverb is tied to the quote itself. I'm sure there are web sites full of them. They're usually just goofy. For example: "My car needs a new muffler," Tom said exhaustedly. Since the muffler is part of the exhaust, that ties into the adverb. They are admittedly very language-dependent.

And sometimes I just like to make some up, like the two math Swifty quotes I posted. Also: "I can't believe she's pregnant," Tom said hysterically.

I like my Swifty quotes abstruse.

"Well, I've gotta run," Tom said swiftly.

Layers

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Game Reports / Re: Monument-BM?
« on: June 22, 2017, 01:55:27 pm »
Why not call it the foolish sage?  It's a nice little oxymoron for it.

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General Discussion / Re: Random Stuff Part III
« on: June 18, 2017, 04:58:33 pm »
I just stepped on a Lego.
They don't hurt as much as everyone says they do.

Depends on which size of block you step on.

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Dominion League / Re: Season 22 - Results
« on: June 07, 2017, 09:39:21 pm »
C1
Dylan32 3.5 - 2.5 luckat

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Scheduling / Re: Season 22 - C1
« on: June 02, 2017, 08:00:54 pm »
I will be really free this week, so if I could get a few matches in, that would be fantastic. Times are pretty flexible, so just shoot me a message with a time and I'll work from there.

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