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2012 / Re: 2012 DominionStrategy.com Championships: Final Four
« on: January 22, 2013, 09:27:00 am »
I'm now rooting for Mic solely because I have a good friend who is 24 and a Midwestern Chem graduate student. In my mind he's pretended to be bad at Dominion whenever we've played against each other while secretly becoming one of the best players in the world. That would be cool.


Also, I always love these interviews. Good work Theory.

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2012 / Re: 2012 Elite Eight Bracket
« on: January 20, 2013, 09:30:20 pm »
Congrats on getting this far Dondon!

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Other Games / Re: Favorite non-Dominon Game Tournament (Nominations)
« on: January 17, 2013, 02:03:58 pm »
7 Wonders
Telestrations
Carcassone
Stratego
Mr. Jack
Time's Up!
Jaipur
Ticket to Ride
Word Blur
Rail Baron

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Pet tricks you haven't tried yet
« on: January 16, 2013, 08:10:31 pm »
I just did one that I enjoyed but shows up terribly on the log so I'll just explain it.

My deck was an engine that could draw itself and then some, and it had a Courtyard it didn't really need. My opponent had a Masquerade that had forced me to give him a Wharf and a Silver earlier because I was stupid. So at the end of each turn I put one of my coppers back on top and each time he played Masquerade I had a copper to give him.

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Dominion Isotropic / Re: Attention-whoring thread.... I did it!!
« on: January 16, 2013, 09:56:39 am »
A bit different from all the levels here...I almost always decline any board with alchemy cards because I have a strong dislike for them and I have no idea how to play them, but after a second straight tournament of losing games with alchemy cards, I figured maybe I should start playing with them. So I just won my first ever Vineyards game! I messed it up badly and I think I really needed a second potion, but it didn't end up mattering.

http://dominion.isotropic.org/gamelog/201301/16/game-20130116-065340-e57b1951.html

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2012 / Re: 2012 Elite Eight Bracket
« on: January 15, 2013, 05:49:41 pm »
Quality information from a quality name.

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Dominion Articles / Re: Death Cart
« on: January 05, 2013, 08:58:00 am »
Can you people edit all my papers for me? I suppose I just need to find people as passionate about my topics as people on here are about dominion...

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Catacombs - as bad as Explorer?
« on: January 03, 2013, 01:10:15 am »
Starting 5/2 with Catacombs has been, in the game I've played in, pretty crazy. It's not completely unreasonable to be able to play the card turns 3, 4, and 6, getting 7 card hands each time (you might have to sacrifice decent 1st 3 cards for worse 2nd 3 cards, but eh) and putting those cards you bought with those 7 card hands into your hand more quickly. It jumpstarts your deck in a crazy way, and compared to Embassy, it gives you one more card and doesn't give your opponent a silver. It really might be my favorite DA card.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Catacombs - as bad as Explorer?
« on: January 02, 2013, 12:28:13 pm »
Catacombs is one of my favorite DA cards, it's very good. The ability to sift through 6 cards at once is (I believe) unmatched.

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Goko Dominion Online / Re: Why aren't *you* playing on Goko?
« on: December 23, 2012, 03:39:03 pm »
I hate the interface.  That's about it.

For those who say 'it's more like IRL Dominion,' I agree. But IRL Dominion is the inferior version of the game.  And for those who say 'it's more appealing to the common fan,' I'm not sure I agree. But regardless, I'm not the common fan, and I happen to hate it.

I can't really imagine spending money to play it that way, even with Dominion being my favorite game.  We'll see if that changes once Iso finally goes, but...to me it's just a completely different (and far worse) game.

I find it hilarious that you find what is essentially bug-testing software to be superior to an actual finished product.

What's so hilarious about it? My GF and I will hang out, we will both be right there, with all IRL dominion expansions, and yet usually choose to just play against each other on isotropic as opposed to with real cards. Why? There's no time spent taking out all the cards or putting them back. There's no time spent shuffling. There's far less downtime. When we play with Dark Ages now and I've successfully built an engine and she hasn't (or vice versa) and her turns are 5 seconds and my turns are 90 seconds every time, it gets boring for the other person. That doesn't happen to nearly the same extent online.

Dominion is especially the type of game that works well online, for many reasons, but two of the main ones are:

1) It has a lot of downtime IRL
2) Not every game is particularly interesting. IRL, if you have a game that ends up being uninteresting, you can either just quit in the middle or spend the next 20 - 40 minutes playing it through. Online, you get through the boring game in 5 - 10 minutes.

I much prefer playing online to playing with real cards (though I like playing with real cards too) and I don't really understand why that's funny.

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Goko Dominion Online / Re: Why aren't *you* playing on Goko?
« on: December 23, 2012, 07:44:31 am »
Sort of a combination of I'm broke and it's still a beta, which is to say, I don't want to spend money on a beta when I'm broke. And I don't really want to pay for one small expansion and then another small one later when I know I could have bundled them together and had it cost less in the long run...

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Incredibly stupid play on words challenge!
« on: December 22, 2012, 06:08:25 pm »
Well, this was a fun fad =P

The answers to the last 15, in case anyone was curious:

1) When someone asks if the sword they're making you HAS to be made out of steel, because honestly they're kind of running out, you shrug and say this - Ironworks

2) Know well - Familiar

3) Right next to where they keep the legs - Armory

4) He's not dead yet - Death Cart

5) When your paycheck has the flu - Ill Gotten Gains

6) An action you might do for someone feeling ill - Wishing Well

7) There's a chicken joke in here somewhere - Crossroads

8: The softball player wears this - Hermit

9) Saying hi to one of your siblings with a canadian accent - Oasis

10) This clue is golden, I'm not just giving it up for nothing - Governor

11) A wannabe knight card - Survivors

12) What a rabbit does - Horn of Plenty

13) A bad strain of staph infection combined with a bird used at great depths - Mercenary

14) A disoriented Posh Crow, almost - Workshop

15) 5/6ths of it are right near the edge - Bazaar

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Loser's Bracket / Re: Rats! Division (Losers Bracket) - Bracket and Results
« on: December 15, 2012, 11:28:54 am »
Thanks for the games Dekryr, were fun. I have to disagree with you on the second game, I think if you went for an engine you could have caught up, I kept having way more money than I was spending. To be fair though, in short Council Room games first player advantage is huge.

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Incredibly stupid play on words challenge!
« on: December 14, 2012, 04:10:30 pm »
Feel free to try them out Theory =) Would be nice if more people did, it would feel as if there was a point to the #15s, though I understand it's not exactly the most fun thing to a lot of people.

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That Goko would do as poorly as it has, so I could warn everyone.

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Incredibly stupid play on words challenge!
« on: December 13, 2012, 12:09:07 pm »
Not necessarily. Ruffles have ridges, and most of them aren't near the edge of anything.

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Incredibly stupid play on words challenge!
« on: December 13, 2012, 11:46:05 am »
I'll put my partial progress here to come back to later.  There are a few I'm not entirely sure about, but I've not put down the ones I only have weak guesses for.

1) Ironworks - correct
2) Know well
3) Armory - correct
4) He's not dead yet
5) Ill-gotten Gains - correct
6) Wishing Well - correct
7) There's a chicken joke in here somewhere
8: The softball player wears this
9) Familiar - incorrect
10) Hoard - incorrect
11) Rogue? - incorrect
12) What a rabbit does
13) A bad strain of staph infection combined with a bird used at great depths
14) Workshop - correct
15) 5/6ths of it are right near the edge



1) Ironworks - correct

2) Familiar - correct

3) Right next to where they keep the legs

4) Death Cart - correct

5) IGG - correct

6) An action you might do for someone feeling ill

7) Crossroads - correct

8: The softball player wears this

9) Saying hi to one of your siblings with a canadian accent

10) This clue is golden, I'm not just giving it up for nothing

11) Squire - incorrect

12) What a rabbit does

13) A bad strain of staph infection combined with a bird used at great depths

14) A disoriented Posh Crow, almost

15) 5/6ths of it are right near the edge

8. Hermit    - correct
9. Oasis      - correct
11. Squire?    - incorrect
12. HoP        - correct
15. Bridge  - incorrect

The winner, with 11 correct, was HiveMindEmulator!
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Thanks to those that participated, hope you enjoyed it =)
I did. It's much easier solving these when you're making your own too :P

It really is =P Also, I meant to put (not squire) for #11, but I forgot, whoops. Oh well. Guess again.

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Incredibly stupid play on words challenge!
« on: December 13, 2012, 01:16:55 am »
Here's 15 more, feel free to post them on here this time though, don't PM me unless you want to talk about one of them or something. And spoilers please, of course, and they are again in order of perceived difficulty


1) When someone asks if the sword they're making you HAS to be made out of steel, because honestly they're kind of running out, you shrug and say this

2) Know well

3) Right next to where they keep the legs

4) He's not dead yet

5) When your paycheck has the flu

6) An action you might do for someone feeling ill

7) There's a chicken joke in here somewhere

8: The softball player wears this

9) Saying hi to one of your siblings with a canadian accent

10) This clue is golden, I'm not just giving it up for nothing

11) A wannabe knight card

12) What a rabbit does

13) A bad strain of staph infection combined with a bird used at great depths

14) A disoriented Posh Crow, almost

15) 5/6ths of it are right near the edge

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Incredibly stupid play on words challenge!
« on: December 13, 2012, 01:08:48 am »
The winner, with 11 correct, was HiveMindEmulator!

2nd: AdamH with 9

3rd: Jotheonah with 8

4th: Thirtyseven with 7

Answers:


1) Bazaar - 4/4 got it right - Bazaar = bizarre = strange

2) Rats - 3/4 got it right - Rats = tsar, arts, start, tars

3) Island - 2/4 got it right - island = eye land

4) Woodcutter - 1/4 got it right - Lumberjack's from famous Monty Python song wore suspenders and a bra. You could google "suspenders and a bra" and this is the first thing that popped up =P

5) Remodel - 3/4 got it right - Kate Upton is a model, if you do it again, remodel

6) Mine - 4/4 got it right - not yours = mine

7) Lookout - 3/4 got it right - Fore! is a golf term meaning to look out, which is the card name

8) Bureaucrat - 1/4 got it right - Bureau is a piece of furniture, bureaucrat works in politics, which is where you would have that type of "department"

9) Market - 0(2)/4 got it right - So I worded this one really terribly, the idea is that market = mark it, which is similar to put a check next to it, but I should have worded it better, and two people put cache, because you cash a check, and I decided that made as much sense as my answer. (This did not affect the standings at all)

10) Stash - 2/4 got it right - Burt Reynolds is known for having a sweet mustache

11) Mandarin - 4/4 got it right (yeesh) - Rod Stewart plays the mandolin, if you say the word mandolin with a stereotypical chinese accent it sounds like the card mandarin.

12) Nomad Camp - 3/4 got it right - If you're not angry, you no mad

13) Scout - 3/4 got it right - Robz888 is a well known big fan of the scout card

-------sorry about these next 2 =P

14) Haven - 0/4 got it right - Vinny is a guy from Jersey shore, if you know him well you might simply say Hey Vin.

15) Fool's Gold - 0/4 got it right - A pie is a type of baked good, if you combine pie and rite you get pyrite, which is another name for fool's gold.



Thanks to those that participated, hope you enjoyed it =)

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Stash in an IGG game. Discuss.
« on: December 13, 2012, 12:52:08 am »
You can go a whole IGG game without buying a province, unless your opponent is buying stashes instead of IGG, in which case you have a pretty solid shot of getting a province or two.

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Oh, duh.

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Heh, I made #21 as well (I have like 20 more made for when my challenge ends, which I'm going to do like this instead of as a PM challenge cause this is definitely better), but I referenced avatar instead of zelda

I also wanted to make the Cyclist and Benedict Arnold one and #24 but I wanted to do like a kitchen counter but couldn't for the life of me figure out how to explain a counter.

And, in case you're wondering, why are you spending so much time on these, and why are you here 24/7?, Forge!!!, what is your problem?, I am trying to do grad school apps and any way to procrastinate from them is a good way.

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Puzzles and Challenges / Re: Incredibly stupid play on words challenge!
« on: December 11, 2012, 03:37:40 pm »
2 submissions so far, one with 7 correct and the other with 8 correct!

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Is #14 just shanty town? =P



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