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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Playing with Black Market for Real
« on: September 18, 2017, 06:16:09 pm »
I got an idea from an old thread to make a permanent Black Market deck. I play almost exclusively with my husband, so together we chose a 28 cards to put in this deck. I then wrote the name of each card and its cost on a blank Dominion card. (We chose 28 because that was the number of blank cards I had on hand.) When someone buys from BM, they choose their card and then I pull an actual card from the box for their hand and put the "blank" card aside. This way I don't have to pull a bunch of cards that don't get used (and then return them.)

At the time I did this, we owned all expansions except Dark Ages and Corn/Guilds.  We will probably add some from these games when we get them and more blank cards.

We use the randomizers under each pile to show empty piles. Piles with no randomizers are marked with blank cards.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: How many Events and Landmarks do you use?
« on: September 13, 2017, 02:13:27 pm »
IRL I like using 3, but no more than 2 of any one kind. More than that and analysis paralysis gets worse.

Question from a non-beginner, but certainly no where near an advanced player:

When referring to "kind", are you referring to event vs landmark or the nature of the card-shaped object?

If the latter, how do you categorize the different kinds?

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: When did you start playing?
« on: September 12, 2017, 06:01:32 pm »
Last winter or spring. A friend loaned me the first edition base game and my husband and I got hooked. We purchased the Big Box with the SE Dominion and Intrigue. We call it our empty nest hobby. We have purchased all the expansions currently available. Just received Dark Ages today. I'm very glad we got it before Nocturne comes out. We played Adventures before Seaside and the Seaside durations seemed kind of bland!

I've never played online. My husband tried a few bot games but did not venture beyond that.

Edited to clarify.

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Dominion FAQ / Re: How to get 2nd edition except for Dominion and Intrigue
« on: September 12, 2017, 05:23:11 pm »
Just received Dark Ages from Amazon and it is Second Edition. It refers to first edition of Intrigue on the back. Hopefully they don't sneak out any first editions they may have laying around.

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Rules Questions / Re: Encampment with Crown or Throne Room
« on: September 07, 2017, 04:58:17 pm »
What's "feast"?

It's a large meal where lots of people get together, but that's not important right now.

While amusing, this is not very helpful!

LaLight: Feast is a card that was removed from the first edition of Dominion when the second edition was produced.

http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/Feast

It creates many questions on how it interacts with other cards, so you will probably see it referenced to if you read old threads.

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