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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Question- What is an Engine
« on: July 26, 2018, 12:58:16 pm »
There are two qualities I use to qualify whether a deck is an engine or not: control and growth rate. Decks with high control are able to play higher fractions of their useful cards each turn, with the archetype obviously being a deck that draws itself with perfect reliability. Decks with high growth rate are able to quickly obtain useful payload, and ideally use extra gains to grow non-linearly.

If a deck possesses both of these qualities, I consider it a strong engine. Some decks possess one but not the other; for example Hunting Party + X has control but not growth rate, and Bridge Troll + Village (or Ironworks + Gardens) has growth rate but not control. I call these decks weak engines.

Strong money decks can incorporate a limited amount of control (e.g. through Donate), growth (e.g. through Delve), or both (e.g. through Jack), but they can be differentiated from engines as the primary goal while building is to increase the coin value of the average card in the deck.

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Rules Questions / Re: Inheritance interaction
« on: May 13, 2018, 09:50:27 am »
I'm just happy we have a solution to a puzzle no-one would have thought to ask: how can you play a card whose only type is Victory?

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We need a term for the opposite of a Golden Sombrero:

Turn 2 - xyrix
x plays 4 Coppers.
x buys and gains a Blessed Village.
x takes The Earth's Gift.
x sets The Earth's Gift aside.
x shuffles their deck.
x draws 3 Estates, a Peasant and a Blessed Village.

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Gear + Leprechaun

Buy two Leprechauns, set one aside with Gear every turn, never worry about missing out on a Wish because you had to play more than 6 cards to get to your Leprechaun.

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Tournaments and Events / Re: Cage Match Tournament 1: Nocturne
« on: March 20, 2018, 09:08:23 pm »
markusin d. xyrix 3-2

#12794284 both gained Changelings
#12794643 m won by 10 Changeling Masterpiece pileout
#12795158 neither gained Changelings
#12795392 both gained Changelings
#12795968 x gained Changelings and lost


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Game Reports / Re: Dear My Opponent: I am Sorry
« on: March 20, 2018, 09:16:17 am »
Additionally, the replacement of -um with -a in the name of an element signifies a refractory oxide (e.g. alumina, zirconia, magnesia), of which platinum has none.

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Win with an all-blue deck
« on: March 19, 2018, 10:36:15 pm »
Variant 3: Like variant 1, but Tunnel may not be in the game (neither in the kingdom, supply, black market deck, on a mat or up your sleeve).

As above but omit Donate and include Ritual. Use Trader/Watchtower to tediously clean your deck of the starting cards and to trash Curses from Ritual.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Really bad card ideas
« on: March 18, 2018, 01:20:27 pm »
Really Bad Card Idea
Action - $2
When you play this, propose a card. If each other player agrees to it, play this as if it was that card.  This is that card until it leaves play.  If they do not, +1 Card, +1 Action.

Really Bad Action Idea
Action - $0
+1 Card
+1 Action
Reveal your hand. The player to your left may choose an Action card from your hand. If they do, gain a Province, play that action, and until it is resolved, the player to your left can see all cards you can and makes all decisions for you.

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Scheduling / Re: Season 26 - C1
« on: March 18, 2018, 12:49:08 pm »
I will return for next season.

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Tournaments and Events / Re: Cage Match Tournament 1: Nocturne
« on: March 17, 2018, 04:09:22 pm »
Conclave: xyrix 3 - GreyEK 0

#12686797 GreyEK bought Conclave
#12687042 neither bought Conclave
#12688301 both bought Conclave

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Extending the game
« on: March 16, 2018, 06:07:20 pm »
Play with Black Market, you can spend hours setting up the Black Market deck and then spend even longer playing a classic long winded Black Market game! It's never ending fun!

Don't forget to add Museum and Wall to ensure that there's never any reason to buy a card from a Supply pile!

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Really bad card ideas
« on: March 15, 2018, 05:59:56 pm »
Well-Defined Gains
Action - $3
+1 Card
+1 Action

Name a card, then reveal the top card of your deck. If you named it, gain a copy of it.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Why Dominion Sucks!
« on: March 12, 2018, 12:46:41 pm »
If you want to play designed kingdoms you should uh stop playing exclusively rated automatch.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Really bad card ideas
« on: March 12, 2018, 12:32:00 pm »
Fountain of Youth
Event - $15

Once per game: For the rest of the game, when you gain a card, +1 VP. The game doesn't end until any four piles are empty.

Apocalypse
Event - $15

Once per game: At the start of each of your turns for the rest of the game, trash a Province from the supply. When scoring, each player receives +1 VP for each Action, Victory or Treasure card in their deck and the player with the lowest score wins.

Buy both for a Zombie Apocalypse!

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Going back to Hinterlands there's also opponent buying Noble Brigand.

Since Villa lets you open with the entire supply it's probably worth a mention.

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Tournaments and Events / Re: Cage Match Tournament 1: Nocturne
« on: March 03, 2018, 03:02:38 am »
In

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Dominion Articles / Re: Tempo Challenge (Puzzle/article hybrid)
« on: February 24, 2018, 12:20:47 pm »
Easy mode: #11950792
Hard mode: #11984420 (required some generous shuffle luck to not dud on T11)

A very interesting exercise!

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Really bad card ideas
« on: February 21, 2018, 05:47:08 pm »
A Really Bad Split Pile Idea:

Chamber Pot
Night-Duration $2

You may set aside any number of cards from your hand. Put them into your hand at the start of your next turn.

Outhouse
Action-Duration $5

At the start of each of your turns for the rest of the game, you may trash any number of cards from your hand for +1 VP each.

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Dominion League / Re: Season 26 - Announcing Matches/Streams
« on: February 19, 2018, 06:45:51 am »
C1: xyrix v. GreysonEK

Sun. 25 Feb. 1500 UTC +0.

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Group C Jan 5 - xyrix 1

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Tuesday Feb. 6th at 2030 UTC :

Group D
Canada xyrix - Jan Netherlands

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Dominion League / Re: Season 25 - Results
« on: January 14, 2018, 11:49:52 am »
C1: xyrix 2 - COYS 4.

I will return for next season.

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Cursed Village + Fishing Village

Not only is FV a decent source of virtual coin, being able to play a bunch of terminals before playing a CV increases the CV draw significantly.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Really bad card ideas
« on: January 12, 2018, 06:08:16 pm »
El Dorado
Action - $5

+2 Cards
+2 Actions
+1 Buy
+$1

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When you gain this, each other player gains an El Dorado.
If they don't, they reveal their discard pile and return all revealed El Dorados to the supply.

I hear you can see El Dorado from that Watchtower...

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Really bad card ideas
« on: January 12, 2018, 08:53:15 am »
El Dorado
Action - $5

+2 Cards
+2 Actions
+1 Buy
+$1

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When you gain this, each other player gains an El Dorado.

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