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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #50 on: August 02, 2015, 04:58:30 pm »
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Because songs and stories are only interesting when they have focus on actions; the actions taken are more interesting than their results.

Why, literally, can you buy a Duchess if you don't have any Duchies?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #51 on: August 03, 2015, 09:20:28 am »
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She came from a Duchy in another kingdom, and now decides to join your harem. That's also why she gives you money.

Speaking of which: Why do Harems give you money instead of taking it, literally?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #52 on: August 03, 2015, 10:27:52 am »
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You buy/gain them, so they are yours. You relish the victory and rewards as you play them.

Why do a Princess, Bridge, Highway, and Bridge Troll reduce costs, literally?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #53 on: August 03, 2015, 12:35:32 pm »
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Bridges and Highways facilitate travel, thus reducing costs, as Donald X has said.  The Bridge Troll has presumably been hired to your services, and is able to collect tolls from foreigners to make goods cheaper for your people.  The Princess has suitors begging for her hand in marriage, and in order to be seen as most attractive, sign treaties with you, her non-gender-specified royal parent, removing tariffs on goods from their kingdoms, making them cheaper.  Much cheaper.

Why, literally, do Haunted Woods make you keep useless cards in your hand from turn to turn?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #54 on: August 03, 2015, 03:03:02 pm »
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Presumably, all your useful cards have been put to use at other places, like Villages or Smithies. What is left in your hand are the only things you can take with you to give you comfort in the Haunted Woods so you want to cling to them.

When you Possess someone, of course you keep the cards you make them gain for yourself. But why does the possessed one get the trashed cards back?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #55 on: August 03, 2015, 03:11:01 pm »
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Why, literally, do Haunted Woods make you keep useless cards in your hand from turn to turn?
You may wander forever, unable to let go of the past.

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When you Possess someone, of course you keep the cards you make them gain for yourself. But why does the possessed one get the trashed cards back?

You've got good insurance for that sort of thing.

Why, literally, are young witches powerless against cheap cards?

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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #56 on: August 03, 2015, 03:47:37 pm »
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They are still going through a rebellious phase where they think kingdoms which rely on cheap cards are undeserving of their magic. Which doesn't make much sense, because nobody wants their magic, but they are teenagers so you better not argue with them.

Why is a Talisman, literally, a Treasure, while an Amulet is not?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #57 on: August 05, 2015, 06:04:17 am »
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The Amulet is imbued with magic powers that let you do all kinds of things so the action type seems rather fitting. Talisman is just a boring old trinket that people seem to adore which is why you get stuff for free.

What, literally, is the story behind the Teacher line? Get creative!
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #58 on: August 05, 2015, 07:22:57 am »
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I think the story is pretty obvious, so, as we are asked to be creative, i'll put it in rhyme:



There was a Peasant once,
and his name was Hans.
Was lazy, more than me or you,
sat around, nothing to do.

And he was so bored that when
the army came to town
he signed up for Adventures and
to fight for king and crown.

Chosus:
Hans, Hans, Hans the Peasant - yes that was his name,
he became a Soldier, the army is to blame.

The army fought and killed
and Soldier Hans was thrilled.
He was a teen and shucks,
didn't see that dying sucks.

But then the army lost the fight,
Hans had to run away,
to hide at night in fright out of sight,
under a Bridge to stay.

Chorus:
Hans, Hans, Hans the Soldier - yes that was his name,
he became a Fugitive, the king's adivsor to blame.

He had lost everything,
and Hans began to think.
Maybe i was wrong,
this way it can't go on.

A Hermit gave him Shelter,
he told Hans many things,
and Hans learned from the elder,
and now the chorus sings:

Chorus:
Hans, Hans, Hans the Fugitive - yes that was his name,
he became a Disciple, and that is not the same.

He studied much a year,
and he got wise, i hear.
So when the war was gone,
the Hermit sent him on.

I once was Soldier too, he said,
i made your mistakes, too,
dear Hans my friend, now go your way,
find someone who needs you.

Chorus:
Hans, Hans, Hans the Disciple - now the story's done,
became a Teacher, so to make the world a better one.




Why do Goons what Militia does, literally?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #59 on: August 05, 2015, 07:28:53 am »
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Why do Goons what Militia does, literally?

They both beat people up, seems like something they'd both be good at.

How can the Swindler convince you that a Curse is better than your Copper? Like, how does he even sell that to you, literally?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #60 on: August 05, 2015, 12:08:16 pm »
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Because copper weighs you down but a curse is immaterial, so you're actually taking a load off. And then he skips town before you notice that that's literally the only benefit.

How does a Princess do (in part) double what a Highway or Bridge does, literally?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #61 on: August 05, 2015, 12:35:06 pm »
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She's not a virgin Princess.  i.e. she's been ridden all the way over town aha

Why, literally, does Training your Dungeons make them make money for you?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #62 on: August 05, 2015, 12:40:40 pm »
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If you train your prisoners in extra skills it makes for some wonderfully cheap labor. Profit!

Why do Wandering Minstrels share most of their capabilities with Villages, literally?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #63 on: August 05, 2015, 12:47:41 pm »
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A village consists of village people. Wandering Minstrels are musicians. Village People are musicians. Therefore, Villages consist of Wandering Minstrels.

Why does Ambassador cause other players to gain cards, literally?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #64 on: August 05, 2015, 12:51:52 pm »
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It's a gift - a xenium!  There's actually a word for that.

Why, literally, do Expeditions draw you cards?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #65 on: August 05, 2015, 05:15:45 pm »
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Why, literally, do Expeditions draw you cards?
The intrepid sailors know if they return empty-handed, you'll just send them back out again.

Also, big applause for the Song of Hans. That will forever be the Peasant's name.

Why does a Trader and a Trade both give you more silvers-per-card-trashed than a Trading Post?

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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #66 on: August 05, 2015, 05:19:21 pm »
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Why, literally, do Expeditions draw you cards?
The intrepid sailors know if they return empty-handed, you'll just send them back out again.

Also, big applause for the Song of Hans. That will forever be the Peasant's name.

Why does a Trader and a Trade both give you more silvers-per-card-trashed than a Trading Post?

It costs more to set up a shop; you have to pay the city for the space.  Ever stop by one of those holiday markets?

Why does Young Witch draw and discard?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #67 on: August 06, 2015, 09:32:56 am »
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She tries to be as good as her older sister but keeps dropping some of her magic ingredients on the floor.

Why, literally, does Sea Hag curse ever harder than Witch but does nothing for you who played her?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #68 on: August 06, 2015, 09:43:32 am »
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Why, literally, does Sea Hag curse ever harder than Witch but does nothing for you who played her?

Does nothing? Really? Look at that pink hair glisten in the moonlight, then look me in the eye and tell me that does nothing for you. When you fall for the Sea Hag, you fall hard, man.


EDIT: Oh my, that picture was quite large :-[



Why does Ambassador cause other players to gain cards, literally?

It's a gift - a xenium!  There's actually a word for that.

How, literally, does this Ambassador convince you that a Curse is actually a gift?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #69 on: August 06, 2015, 09:51:19 am »
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EDIT: Oh my, that picture was quite large :-[

Well, you used the "width" property, but then you set it to 640. That's not going to help much. On the other hand, i never noticed that pink hair thing.
Edit: Oh, so you edited that in after you noticed how big it was... Oops.

One should also mention that the reason she curses so hard is because she hangs out with sailors so much. Dirty, dirty sailors.

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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #70 on: August 06, 2015, 10:16:33 am »
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How, literally, does this Ambassador convince you that a Curse is actually a gift?

"In my country, purple is color of fortune.  Please accept this gift from my people to yours."

Why do you win the Tournament by revealing a Province?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #71 on: August 06, 2015, 07:32:43 pm »
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Why do you win the Tournament by revealing a Province?

"Look, young knight, I am a landed noble, with a Province to my name. If you know what's best for you, you will let me win the Prize."


Why does Peddler cost less the more Actions you have in play?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #72 on: August 07, 2015, 12:09:43 pm »
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Why does Peddler cost less the more Actions you have in play?

Poor Peddler despises his life of trading and coin and fancies himself an Action hero.

Why can you, literally, gain a cheaper card when you buy Border Village?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #73 on: August 07, 2015, 03:05:02 pm »
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You gain the thing that the Border Village borders.

Why, literally, does it take a potion to buy a vineyard?
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Re: Literal Q&A about Dominion
« Reply #74 on: August 07, 2015, 05:09:27 pm »
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Because only a drunkard would sell his vineyard for nothing.

Why, literally, can Rats devour a Watchtower, a Lighthouse, a Moat, and a Dungeon, but not a Fortress?
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