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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Mixed bag of cards
« on: May 15, 2018, 04:07:17 pm »
I like these!

I feel like Scrounger is really good.  I mean, Buying a Smithy at $5 is fine in the first place if you need draw.  The second ability can be absolutely massive (or a complete dud, I know.)  I feel like this is better than Catacombs, Patrol, Rabble, Tragic Hero, and many other $5 Smithies by a good margin.  That being said, I've never played with it and I could be way off. Plus I'm not generally great at determining the strength of cards before playing with them.  I do really like the card though.  You say it might not be interesting enough, but it looks like a fun card to me.

If it does end up being too strong, you could do something like this.

"Choose one.  +4 cards then discard 2 cards; or take up to 3 cards from your discard pile into your hand."  That kinda nerfs it a bit while increasing the "Scrounging" effect when chained. And it becomes more interesting.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Dominion: Industrialization
« on: May 09, 2018, 11:52:03 am »
Theater and Stock Exchange will make people get some serious analysis paralysis.  I think you need to use the non-cantrip smog.  They need to actively clog your deck. 

The self-trashing version should be hard enough to trash since you'd have to get one in play first. 

Not sure if Supermarket would be good, but I do know that the 3 treasure limit really isn't that bad. With any kind of engine going, it shouldn't be too hard to only use 3 treasures. 

Edit: I really like General Store.  Cool idea!

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Rules Questions / Re: Resolve and Discard Hex
« on: May 07, 2018, 12:35:13 pm »
Wasn't it so that when you trash a Rat with Outpost, you draw the card below the other two revealed cards? I was pretty sure that's how it goes. It kind of implies that revealed cards are in a special place. So that would imply Locusts does indeed miss the shuffle.

You meant Lookout, right?

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General Discussion / Re: NBA Playoffs
« on: May 06, 2018, 06:45:30 pm »
Iím a big Raptors fan, even when they make me cry against Lebron

Poor raptors.  They're actually one of my top teams as well.  But man they just don't show up in the playoffs. 

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Rules Questions / Re: Sacrifice and Inheritance
« on: May 04, 2018, 06:09:55 pm »

Note that this also means that if you Inherit Fortress and Sacrifice an Estate, you do get both bonuses.

Wait, if I Inherit Fortress, once I trash an Estate it is no longer mine and no longer a Fortress, right? Wouldn't this prevent the Estate from returning to my hand, hence preventing me from getting both bonuses by using Sacrifice?

I believe Donald ruled back when Inheritance first came out that trashing an Estate-as-Fortress meant that you did in fact trash a card that says "when you trash this.." so it still happens. Even if it only makes sense intuitively, rather than programatically.

I don't know if I'm worthy of my avatar anymore.  I'm having an identity crisis.

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Rules Questions / Re: Sacrifice and Inheritance
« on: May 04, 2018, 02:10:45 pm »

Note that this also means that if you Inherit Fortress and Sacrifice an Estate, you do get both bonuses.

Wait, if I Inherit Fortress, once I trash an Estate it is no longer mine and no longer a Fortress, right? Wouldn't this prevent the Estate from returning to my hand, hence preventing me from getting both bonuses by using Sacrifice?

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General Discussion / Re: Movies: Any movie buffs?
« on: April 30, 2018, 11:18:02 am »
Without any spoilers, please advise... I've seen every MCU movie except for Black Panther. I was planning on watching that before Infinity War, but just found out that it won't be on DVD for another 2 weeks. So... if I go see Infinity War without having seen Black Panther, will I be missing anything important; anything that won't make sense in Infinity War?

Not really, you should be fine.  There are a couple characters that won't be familiar, but honestly, with so many superheros running around in this movie, they aren't on screen for that long.

All you need to know is that Wakanda has lots of vibranium and technology. 

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Dominion Articles / Re: Villa Quarry: A PSA
« on: April 26, 2018, 05:37:09 pm »
One thing to keep in mind, though, is that you don't necessarily want all of the Villas.  If you don't need additional actions or buys, Villa is basically just a Copper (that can be drawn dead, costs more, etc.), and gaining a bunch of Coppers to your hand is probably not the best move.

So while this combo is certainly useful, you should take care not to do it unthinkingly just because you can; make sure that every Villa you buy is making your deck stronger rather than weaker (or denying your opponent, moving towards a three-pile, or serving some other purpose that makes it worthwhile).  Even without this combo, I've often seen inexperienced players overbuy Villas just because it's convenient even when those Villas did them more harm than good.

Even though your point is totally true, I feel inclined to point out that in this case villas don't cost more than coppers. 

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General Discussion / Re: NBA Playoffs
« on: April 26, 2018, 04:59:41 pm »
Yeah it wasn't great.  That's okay though.  I expected Russ to have at least one good game, and I'm pretty confident the Jazz will win game 6 at home.  As long as both Russ and Push-off P don't both go nuts at the same time again. 

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General Discussion / Re: NBA Playoffs
« on: April 25, 2018, 01:10:44 pm »
Yes! Iím a Celts fan specifically but I watch the entire league as well. I have also occasionally had to clear space on my phone when it has filled up with a backlog of NBA podcasts.

It was too bad you guys didn't get to see my man Hayward playing.  That injury was gnarly.

Yeah, I wrote off the whole season 5 minutes into the first game. I thought it was impressive how well they did without him, and then to see them with a good chance to win a playoff series without him or Kyrie is just ridiculous. I'm excited for next season if everyone is healthy. Tatum and Brown and even Rozier have been surprisingly awesome.

I think Hayward might end up being pretty redundant with Tatum playing so well.  They might regret that big contract soon.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Holunder's cards
« on: April 25, 2018, 10:53:37 am »
I like that second wording much better.  Otherwise highway would make it too easy to pile drive. Once you have a lead and get 2 or 3 highways in play you could pile out the cheap cards.  Actually, you don't need a lead seeing as you can pile out the estates.  Maybe you should even make it say "While this is in play, when you buy a card that costs more than $1, +1 Buy.

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General Discussion / Re: NBA Playoffs
« on: April 25, 2018, 10:48:04 am »
Yes! Iím a Celts fan specifically but I watch the entire league as well. I have also occasionally had to clear space on my phone when it has filled up with a backlog of NBA podcasts.

It was too bad you guys didn't get to see my man Hayward playing.  That injury was gnarly.

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General Discussion / NBA Playoffs
« on: April 24, 2018, 05:56:17 pm »
Huge Utah Jazz fan here.  I'm also a Trailblazers fan, but they choked hard.

Anybody here care about the NBA? Who's your team?

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: The bad luck thread
« on: April 24, 2018, 03:15:07 am »


Just got this hand on turn 3.  And then again on turn 5.

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I have also had this issue before.  Only once before when it actually mattered though

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Dominion:Cities
« on: April 18, 2018, 04:48:01 pm »
Matchmaking matches you with people of roughly the same skill level, so someone playing online does not mean they will necessarily play good opponents. There are lots of people who understand nothing about Dominion strategy and if you are someone who understands even basic Eurogame strategy, you will never be close to being matched against them.

It is obvious looking at Chase's post history that when his profile says he is 13 years old that this is accurate. I fully believe Chase has games against his parents where he gets to build up to buy his ludicrously expensive custom cards and still wins.

Chase, I enjoyed reading your cards, another great set along the levels of Dominion: Gunpowder.

I don't think I was around for the (in)famous Gunpowder expansion.  Where do I find that thread? I'd very much like to read it.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Dominion: Antiquity (WIP! Please help!)
« on: April 18, 2018, 03:28:48 pm »
What if you just made Snake Pit a cantrip? Yeah, it's still a cantrip trasher, which is crazy, but since it lets everyone else trash too, it might be balanced.  The cursing will only come later, and by then, your opponent(s) will have decent control of their deck already due to heavy trashing, so the curses won't be that big of a deal. 

I liked the trash a card or gain a curse thing, but I don't like the trash an action card or gain a curse thing.  At least not on a cantrip.

Yeah, I'm leaning that way, too. Would you keep the "after I trash two, gain a gold?" Or three, depending on balance?

I think it's fun, but as Gazbag said, trashing quickly and gaining that kind of immediate economy might be too good. What if it was 'Gain a Silver into your hand' instead?

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Dominion: Antiquity (WIP! Please help!)
« on: April 18, 2018, 01:46:04 pm »
What if you just made Snake Pit a cantrip? Yeah, it's still a cantrip trasher, which is crazy, but since it lets everyone else trash too, it might be balanced.  The cursing will only come later, and by then, your opponent(s) will have decent control of their deck already due to heavy trashing, so the curses won't be that big of a deal. 

I liked the trash a card or gain a curse thing, but I don't like the trash an action card or gain a curse thing.  At least not on a cantrip. 

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Crystal
« on: April 05, 2018, 05:10:23 pm »
What about something like this to buff it a little.

+1 Buy

You may turn over any number of treasures from play, only one of which may be Copper, that total at least $6, for $6

That sounds like convoluted wording. I don't see a good reason to restrict it to only 1 Copper; it's not like you want to have a bunch of Coppers when you activate this anyway. And "total at least $6" isn't defined Dominion terminology. Intuitively, we can say that 1 Copper, 1 Silver, and 1 Gold "total $6", but in terms of actual mechanics, how much does a Bank add to this total? Or what about Crystal itself?

The reason I suggested the copper thing was simply to keep the general feel of the card the same.  You have to buy some other treasures to make it work.  You're definitely right about the wording and the fact that some treasures have variable values.  I just feel like with it being so strict (Copper Silver Gold) it won't work.

What if it said "+1 Buy.  Turn over 4 non-Crystal treasure cards from play for $6"?

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General Discussion / Re: Movies: Any movie buffs?
« on: April 05, 2018, 04:56:05 pm »
Has anyone seen Unsane? It looks really cool but I want to hear from some other people before I spend money to see it in the theater

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Crystal
« on: April 05, 2018, 04:42:29 pm »
What about something like this to buff it a little.

+1 Buy

You may turn over any number of treasures from play, only one of which may be Copper, that total at least $6, for $6

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Dominion Online at Shuffle iT / Re: A user report feature?
« on: April 05, 2018, 01:28:49 pm »
Just had a game against [redacted].  I had to wait for about 45 minutes since they waited 3.5 minutes between each card they played, but I eventually caught them waiting too long and made them resign.  I didn't mind waiting since I'm just in class and shouldn't really be playing dominion right now anyways, but normally that would really make me mad. (Or I'd have to take a loss that I don't deserve)

Please blacklist this person.  They don't deserve to use others' expansions if they play like that when they are losing.  I don't want new Dominion players to get matched up against someone like this and then change their mind about Dominion

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Introductions / Re: Chase Adolphson's intro
« on: April 03, 2018, 05:41:59 pm »
After playing with the base a lot, it got boring.  Now I don't even enjoy playing just base games, although second edition made it better (I<3 Artisan)  With the expansions, Dominion is just on a different level than any other game I've played, and I play lots of games.  It takes people a while to see why it is so great.  Often they never see it.  Just keep trying.  They'll hopefully convert to the truth eventually

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Dominion Articles / Re: Cultist article on main blog (and comments)
« on: April 03, 2018, 05:01:18 pm »
Sounds like I need to play more Rebuild games.

Only if you enjoy boring games...

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Scariest art in each expansion
« on: April 03, 2018, 04:28:21 pm »
While trying to think of scary art it just occurred to me, after years of playing, that trading post's picture is focused on a guy creeping around a tree.  I mean, obviously I could see the dude, I just never realized how little the actual trading post is involved in the picture.  It almost seems like it could be the art for bandit, rather than the dancing lady in black clothes with two swords

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