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Rules Questions / Re: Emissary and Stash
« on: June 10, 2022, 12:20:01 pm »
What about just:

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If this would make you shuffle...

Though I know we went away from "would" with Trader, it's still used on some other cards.

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@faust, when are you getting married? Congratulations! I am also having a wedding in late June! :)

On to my entry:

From when the contest started, it was clear that combinations could become very strong, so the way to temper is to make sure you can only with weak cards - what weak card can we make available in every game? Ruins!

I wasn't sure how exactly to best make this work until I saw Way of the Buffalo, above. I hope this entry is different enough, I think it is, since it's only the same when the top ruin is Ruined Village.

So basically, you can sacrifice a play of your Action card in order to make that copy a little stronger for the future. And it should be fun to figure out which of your action cards pairs best with the top Ruin.




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Way of the Vulture - Way-Looter
Combine this with a Ruins from the Supply.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: June 01, 2022, 08:58:33 am »
I like dice then robot.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: May 29, 2022, 07:54:32 pm »
Huh. I was pretty sure that Jazz was Parade and South, but neither...

Let's go blue!

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Seaside 2E Preview 3
« on: May 19, 2022, 10:59:42 am »
Fall expansion?!?

What's the context of this post? Was fall expansion mentioned somewhere earlier in the thread?

From the secret history:
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I usually have a section going on about outtakes. Seaside 2E though was worked on at the same time as both Allies and the fall expansion (fall expansion?).

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: May 12, 2022, 01:09:27 pm »
Yeah, I still like Pizza. has links to both and I can't see any reason it wouldn't at worst be neutral.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: May 11, 2022, 04:04:21 pm »
We're back in it, I think!

And we have one more guess...

I think I still like Pizza best. But haven't really lucked much again for Whitish ones.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: May 11, 2022, 04:03:16 pm »
Whew!

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: May 11, 2022, 03:53:37 pm »
Definitely more of an American thing - but thinking of gospel or baptist type churches. Also religious holiday celebrations like Christmas.

I like enough to lock in:

CHURCH

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: May 11, 2022, 11:48:15 am »
I'm happy with CHURCH and ANTARCTICA being the next two, either order.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: May 11, 2022, 04:42:53 am »
Man, we keep getting clues that point to words i thought were theirs.

In this case, PARADE, which I was sure was jazz,  but has to be celebrating, right?

After that I'm thinking CHURCH and PIZZA? May want to guess ANTARCTICA first, though (the original, "i thought was theirs, now I think it's ours")

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Weekly Design Contest / Re: WDC 151: Now or Later
« on: May 08, 2022, 02:38:24 pm »
I think the history of this is that cards used to say things like "Trash 2 cards from your hand. If you did, +$1." But to the uninitiated "if you did" there looks weird, like, what, I thought I had to trash 2 cards, do you mean I had a choice or something? You have to realise that it's possible to play the card with only 1 card left, and then it makes sense.

So more recently DXV has favored the "for" wording instead of "if you did". Because it means the same, but looks less weird. And handy that it takes up less space too.

I think that's how it is, anyway.

I see, I'm used to the "if you did" formulation, so I were unsure what "for" meant here. Thanks for the clarification   ;D

Actually, I'm very unsure of my ground here.
Here is a relevant post from DXV:
In some cases, "you may" helps me get a more natural phrasing; I prefer not to tell you to do something and then check if you did it, because it looks weird to casual players.

Certainly it seems like DXV has a preference to use "for" or "to" instead of "if you did". But it seems like the stronger preference is to use "you may" as well; "you may <do something> for <something nice>" or "you may <do something> to <do something nice>".

The only example I can find of a non-optional thing using "for" or "to" is Embargo; it changed from "Trash this. Add an Embargo token" (2017) to "Trash this. If you did, add an Embargo token" (2019) and then to "Trash this to add an Embargo token" (2020).

Whereas there are several instances of "if you did", where it could have been "to" or "for": eg Trading Post (2016), Madman (2017), Pillage (2020), Desperation (2020). (The years refer to the latest versions of these cards on http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com)

So, er, maybe some of these will be changed to "to" or "for" in the future. But it seems just as likely they would also get a "you may".

I'd say the issue is that something like "Trash a card from your hand for $1" could be read with an implied "you may". Yes, those of us on the forums know it doesn't, but a casual player might wonder, "well l I if I don't want $1, do I have to trash?"

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: May 04, 2022, 05:56:37 pm »
D'oh!

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: May 04, 2022, 11:13:41 am »
Same here on Antarctica. I'd go MAIL next.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: May 03, 2022, 06:37:03 pm »
I think technically Ivory is whitish and not white. Though I think we'd still guess it if the clue had been white. So not sure there. That's part of why I think Rose might have a shot.

I do like Mail and Antarctica for 3 and 4, mabe, but those also fit claim so we may want to be careful.

(and pizza and snake are in my lowest tier as well). I do kind of like whale a little more though.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: May 03, 2022, 05:44:17 pm »
Oooh, 5 vs 5!

So, the two most obvious to me are:
IVORY and SNOW

Then things that could be white or whitish (in no particular order, so not saying these are good guesses yet):
there is a version of PIZZA considered white pizza
a band called white SNAKE ("Here I go again on my own...")
MAIL is often in white envelopes
ROSE is a color and is light
ANTARCTICA is ice and snow and always white looking
Moby Dick: the while WHALE
DICE are often WHITE
white DRAGONs are a thing in fantasy
eyes are white, so a connection to PUPIL (though the Pupil is not the white part)


Feel free to lock in the first two, if y'all agree. I think if the rest, I like MAIL for third. Let me know if I missed any other connections.

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confirm list probably a good idea.
Still need 2 more.

Ask the guys in your codenames game.  Between Eevee, Scola, and Jimmmm maybe there will be takers??

I just posted this in the codenames thread:

I just don't have the time right now. And we saw how much people weren't happy with my limited availability last game. I expect to being able to opt in on games again, sometime in July.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: April 29, 2022, 02:03:56 pm »
(Codenames, of course, being significantly less of a time suck)

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: April 29, 2022, 02:03:28 pm »
cough - come play Hungry Hippo Mafia - cough

I just don't have the time right now. And we saw how much people weren't happy with my limited availability last game. I expect to being able to opt in on games again, sometime in July.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: April 22, 2022, 04:28:57 pm »
Blue goes first
HIMALAYASROBOTSATURNCHANGEFUEL
PUPILKINGARMYCAVEJEWELER
PUPPETFOOTBALLREINDEERMAGICIANSQUARE
KIWICANDLEDWARFTUXEDOPARADE
GLOVEMODELWALRUSFIELDACE

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: April 22, 2022, 04:28:22 pm »
Post mortem:

APPRENTICE: 3 - Pupil, Magician, Jeweler
MILITARY: 2 - Army, Parade
ENORMOUS: 2 - Saturn, Walrus
Unclued: Puppet, Glove

This was a pretty straightforward round for us. Except for the extra KING (which I new was possible, but was neutral), you got my clues perfectly. The problem, of course, is that it was not fast enough, given that they got the Moria 4. After that I was left with the choice of trying to clue the last 4 words (or a subset of them and have you guess randomly) or stay on target and hope they missed their last clue. I went went with the latter, even though I suspected something like "Romantic" might be the clue and game over.

But I couldn't think of a good way to tie 3 of the last 4 words, let alone all 4. (I briefly consider RINGS: 3 and hoped  somehow that might lead to Saturn, Glove, and Puppet, but thought Model was risky, and then still need the random WALRUS)

I did want to go ENORMOUS as my 2nd clue, but was worried Himalayas would get guessed before Walrus.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: April 22, 2022, 04:03:13 pm »
Pass is irrelevant, as Tuxedo is red!

gg!

(and great clue with Moria, that sealed it.)

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: April 22, 2022, 03:45:19 pm »
Candle is red.

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Non-Mafia Game Threads / Re: Codenames XIII
« on: April 19, 2022, 09:13:23 pm »
Saturn is blue.

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