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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Coin Game (Round 6 starts)
« on: December 20, 2012, 02:23:25 pm »
galzria and tables seem like the only main contenders. I'm Having trouble seeing how jimmmmmm or I could win. You'd have to both die pretty much, or one of us two gets our coins back twice.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Coin Game (Round 6 starts)
« on: December 20, 2012, 12:00:17 pm »
You have to walk the fine line. Lets say you don't, but everyone else does. You'll make it to the end, and everyone but one of the other people will lose before then. But that one person will have more coins left than you, and will win

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Coin Game (Round 6 starts)
« on: December 20, 2012, 10:35:48 am »
yes, and this round of four you set up for the round of three, while not getting eliminated. In theory it seems like the amount of coins wagered should increase each round, but I'm not sure about that...

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Coin Game (Round 6 starts)
« on: December 20, 2012, 10:17:24 am »
wow. that was close.... well this is intense now....

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Forum Games / Re: Diplomacy 2: Fool Me Twice
« on: December 19, 2012, 05:03:46 pm »
I vote yes on both. I don't feel terribly strongly on either one though.

and my username is liopoil, not lipoil, which is what you have on the OP. lipoil seems like lip-oil, and idk what that means XD.

when we've decided on those two you'll post what power each of us are and a starting map?

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Forum Games / Re: Diplomacy 2: Fool Me Twice
« on: December 19, 2012, 04:52:46 pm »
lol no XD

sounds good! I'd vote for just seven , one for each country

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Forum Games / Re: Diplomacy 2: Fool Me Twice
« on: December 19, 2012, 02:19:56 pm »
I thought about it, but I think it's too tough to set up.  It would be optimal if another poor soul eager contender decided to give this a try.

Poor soul eager competitor here.... /in

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Coin Game (Round 4 starts)
« on: December 18, 2012, 10:32:41 am »
I'd be fine with switching the rules. Unless had this rule been known from the start people would have submitted quite a bit differently.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Puerto Rico I (signups, 0/5)
« on: December 17, 2012, 06:20:04 pm »
/in

fine with bozzball playing.

this game is pretty much perfect to be done over a forum....

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Coin Game (OF WE GO!)
« on: December 16, 2012, 08:04:36 pm »
Three people from 58-54! wow. Surprised by the low numbers. Interesting game.

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Your friend doesn't know chess very well. Or is a super-grandmaster.

That's right. Memorizing openings in chess will no get you very far at all. They only become helpful in chess once you are already very good at it. When learning chess the best way to get better is to study tactics. If you play a chess opening perfectly and your opponent doesn't, all you will have gained is a slight positional advantage. This won't help you at all if you miss a tactic and are suddenly down a piece.

I think you actually can compare dominion to chess in a way though. While each dominion game has a different kingdom, each game of chess will usually reach a unique position. Analyzing a chess position is as important as analyzing the kingdom.  In some sense memorizing the various engines and BM strategies in dominion does help you. However, experience seems to me the only way to get a good sense of how many of what cards you need in your strategy.

Another analogy: In the endgame of a game of dominion you sometimes have to calculate quite a bit to decide whether to buy that penultimate province, or if it's worth buying that duchy right now. this is especially true IRL without point counters. In the endgame in chess it is often worth it to spend quite a bit of time calculating it out, often as long as 15 minutes. This is from 8+ years and hundreds of tournament games of chess experience.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Coin Game (signups)
« on: December 12, 2012, 05:33:49 pm »
in!

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Loser's Bracket / Re: Losers Bracket RD 1 Sign-Ups - 23(24)/64
« on: December 09, 2012, 11:33:58 am »
Sign me up! My iso name is jefhw, not liopoil by the way. I lost in round one to Marin, 4-1. I won one game so I don't feel like a loser XD.

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2012 / Re: Best Game: Round 1 Nominations
« on: December 09, 2012, 11:31:58 am »
http://dominion.isotropic.org/gamelog/201212/09/game-20121209-070946-26590166.html

Game One in our match

liopoil 34, Marin 39.

I'm not sure exactly what makes a game "the best" but I think it was really close. I was ahead the whole game untill the last turn, at time by at least 19 points. In the last two turns Marin bought 3 provinces and two duchies to win. I know people have emptied out the provinces fast, but this seemed particularly remarkable because he primarily did it with highways and nobles. While I had 5 grand markets to his two, I was suprised by how powerful nobles-ambassador was. He opened 5/2 and I 4/3, which I though would give me a great shot at winning the ambassador battle. Yet eventually he was playing 2-3 ambassadors a turn. I ended the game with 16 copper and 4 estates to his 0. It didn't really slow down my deck that much though I don't think, It just prevented me to really get my grandmarkets going. It sped his up hugely, and in the last two turns I think he played all his actions. I was confused at first when he bought a feast and a bridge when niegther of us had bought any the whole game, only to find out next turn when he turned the feast into a province and played the bridge with his highways to great affect. It may not have been the best game ever, but i definatly learned a lot from it, such as how to make an engine with no +2actions except nobles...

Our other four games weren't nearly as close an exciting as this one.

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2012 / Re: Witch Division: Bracket and Results
« on: December 03, 2012, 09:10:13 pm »
You all don't have to worry about playing Marin. I'm playing him round one.  ;) ;) ;) ;)

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