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Dominion Articles / Re: key cards in Dominion: a report card.
« on: September 16, 2015, 02:34:53 pm »
Yes, Counting House is never great. Just an empty space on the board, always.

http://www.gokosalvager.com/static/logprettifier.html?20140515/log.5101a6c4e4b02b7235c3860f.1400207171957.txt

:P

yeah all it takes is mountabank, scheme , festival and plaza and it's great...  ;)

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Dominion Articles / Re: key cards in Dominion: a report card.
« on: September 16, 2015, 02:29:11 pm »
Why weren't there any a+s?
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Chapel and KC are both A+ cards.  Neither can be ignored and both are the key cards to build/execute any engine based strategy.

I kind of think moneylender should be an A- too.  Early TFB helps building any stategy and thinning a deck helps all but quirky weird strategies that involve coppers or estates (ie crossroads).

Overall great list though.



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I was playing a game last night where I had Princed a haven.  I know in the past I've been screwed by princing an embargo (as it goes in the trash either way) But I don't see why the Haven only stayed for one turn and then left me with a Prince alone on the side.  I had expected I'd get +1 xard and an extra action, and instead I got :(

any insight?

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: How do you play double-Jack?
« on: August 19, 2015, 02:22:33 pm »
Double Jack isn't about looking at a ten card kingdom, deciding turn 0 that you are going to play DoubleJack no matter what, and launching DoubleJack subroutine.  It's about opening Jack to see what happens, then getting draws that push you towards the strategy, like hitting 5+ on neither turn 3 or 4, or hitting 3$ and 6$ exactly on turn 3 and turn 4 and then getting offered a second Jack purchase the next reshuffle. 

Simulating Doublejack vesus "SingleJack" seems very much like missing the point.  They should not be treated as discrete different strategies.  I'm positive that "double jack is better" in the sense that if you have a bot that buys a Jack and is open to buying a second Jack depending on how his draws go versus a bot that buys a Jack and is forbidden from buying Jack ever again, the first bot will win.  But that's not "double jack versus single jack", it's monojack versus flawed monojack.

Thanks.  This is the kind of guy i was referencing above...   8)

This makes more sense now. 


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Dominion General Discussion / Re: How do you play double-Jack?
« on: August 19, 2015, 01:25:58 pm »
Never trash the second jack. Don't always trash the estate (early on, of course, you should, but it's not that late when you don't). Probably you keep the card when it will get you to a new threshhold (gold, province). Generally skip estates, with the filter, but also keep track of your reshuffle.
Oh, and if it gets late enough and you haven't gotten the second jack, don't.

I'm confused.  How can you say never trash your second JOAT, and that if it gets too late and you don't have a 2nd JOAT don't get one?   This seems to conflict as to whether the 2nd one is helpful or harmful during the end game.  I often feel my hands get bogged down with double jack, but everyone seems to love it, and most of them are smarter than me...

There's a big difference between trashing a card you have and buying a card. Don't buy a second Jack late because then you can instead buy a Duchy / Silver / Estate; the opportunity cost of buying a Jack is not being able to buy other things. Opportunity cost of not trashing a Jack is very low.

I could see buying a duchy over second JOAT, but I imagine buying another silver would be unnecessary as u prolly decently packed with silver from the first one, and the second one will add more silvers soon.

I guess underlying all of this is my confusion as to why doublejack is seen as so much better than a single Jack. Then again I been trashing estates through peeking, and apparently I should just be sifting past em.  So maybe I just am playing it suboptimally.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: How do you play double-Jack?
« on: August 19, 2015, 01:03:11 pm »
Never trash the second jack. Don't always trash the estate (early on, of course, you should, but it's not that late when you don't). Probably you keep the card when it will get you to a new threshhold (gold, province). Generally skip estates, with the filter, but also keep track of your reshuffle.
Oh, and if it gets late enough and you haven't gotten the second jack, don't.

I'm confused.  How can you say never trash your second JOAT, and that if it gets too late and you don't have a 2nd JOAT don't get one?   This seems to conflict as to whether the 2nd one is helpful or harmful during the end game.  I often feel my hands get bogged down with double jack, but everyone seems to love it, and most of them are smarter than me...

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Homage to the Best Card
« on: August 19, 2015, 11:56:13 am »


every time i see the card I think of this post.

Brilliant.

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Dominion Articles / Re: Things that make Menagerie amazing
« on: August 01, 2015, 05:10:27 pm »
Hamlet is one of the best Menagerie enablers.  Absurdly cheap. Can discard for more + actions to play duplicate actions down to one. Can discard for more + buys to get even more menageries/hamlets. The 2x discard per hamlet often allows you to discard 2x's of good cards (golds/plats etc) knowing you will get them back later when you play your 2nd or third +3 menagerie.

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This concept is so basic yet so spot on that I felt it deserved resurrection. 

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Dominion Articles / Re: End Game Example
« on: July 08, 2015, 09:17:40 pm »
Very nice work in here.  This is a topic that I think gets short shrifted as people are often more focus on the building rather than the engame. 

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Dominion Articles / Re: Butcher
« on: July 08, 2015, 08:57:47 pm »
This thread really isn't about the butcher any more is it.  might need to be pared/merged.

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Well, I must say, the animations aren't even that annoying if you consider I have to click like, two cards to the left of anything to get the app to do what I want. Which is how I ended up opening Fool's Gold-Curse in stead of Fool's Gold-Rebuild.
I won't play anymore until this is fixed.. Anyone else have this problem?

This happened to me.  I think it means your monitor settings are off.  use this link for a foolproof way to know.

http://www.whatismyscreenresolution.com/

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: BM (Bad Maneer)
« on: June 12, 2015, 06:24:18 am »
There are so many people on Dominion Online who don't know what "gl hf" stands for... maybe more than on Board Game Arena or Isotropic.
for a while I really thought people were saying good luck honkey fresh...

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