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DominionStrategy Blog Update
« on: September 07, 2017, 05:37:07 pm »

I'm working out the details of how to transition the blog away. *sniff*

In the meantime, the blog static pages are badly in need of a facelift.  For example, New to Dominion is somehow still recommending people go to Goko.  Man are they in for a disappointment. Well, even more so. 

Beyond Awesome has kindly agreed to work on revising that stuff; if you have any comments about what should get updated and how, let him know here.


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Re: DominionStrategy Blog Update
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 07:50:58 pm »

This doesn't really deal with Dominion strategy, but it still needs a mention. The Fan Card Creation guide could use a facelift. It mentions outdated cards like Coppersmith, Chancellor, Adventurer, Tribute, Theif. A design guide should try to not reference outdated cards if possible. Also, some of the wording is outdated.

It could be expanded with references to more recent material.
-Clarification on the use of the Reserve type. When to use a Duration instead, when a Duration should be a Reserve, why Miser isn't a reserve, etc.
-Some advice for Events. Specifically, on making kingdom card piles into events.
-Explanation of Landmarks. A lot of times people will try to do anything a landmark.

It could explain some more common pitfalls.
-Making cards strictly better than silver for , or action-silvers.\
-Not ability related, but people will often use a Blue-White template for a reaction.

It could talk about common fan card tropes and link to discussions about them.
-Card/Action tokens. In fact, you could have a whole article about this.
-Negative actions or buys.

It could mention some wording tips.
-What to make bold and when. Also, Italics.
-What terms to use, like "trash", "gain", and "buy". It touches on this, but still other stuff.
-Often times people will use "Can" instead of "may"
-Card types and names should be captial.

It could link to fan card creation tools.
-Dominion card generator. Bolding this because even though I prefer GIMP, this is a really great tool.
-GIMP templates, for people who might want to mess around more.
-Good art resources, and some tips on how to find good art.
-Minion Pro STD is not a commercial font. In fact, linking to all the fonts would be nice.

I might think of some stuff to add to this, but I think the creation guide could get a facelift too.
If you have a fan card you want to be created, just post about it here! I'd love to take a look at it.


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Re: DominionStrategy Blog Update
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 11:55:40 am »

Congrats to BA! Here's to many more years of good Dominion content.

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Re: DominionStrategy Blog Update
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2017, 12:16:22 pm »

New to Dominion still links to Councilroom now; I don't think the information on there is very relevant these days. I'd rather link to the ShuffleIT forum, or maybe the Dominion subreddit.
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Re: DominionStrategy Blog Update
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 01:28:02 pm »

Update the Card Lists tab to include new tabs for Adventures, Empires, and Nocturne (coming soon!). Update the All Cards subtab.

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Re: DominionStrategy Blog Update
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2017, 01:32:56 pm »

I'm working on all of that. I hope to have it done very soon. I work today, but have all day Sunday to get it done. I'm not just adding 2e, Adventures and Empires, but also updating the card wordings for all the cards.

I like the idea of linking to the ShiffleIT forum. I will also add Dominion Sparkle as well.
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