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What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« on: February 15, 2012, 09:04:36 pm »
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What occurrence makes you yell "Dammit!" and startle your housemates/roommates/pets the most fiercely?

Feel free add your own peeves, and to share your stories of frustration (or stories of disturbing those around you!) I will add any interesting grievances I have missed.
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2012, 09:15:00 pm »
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My "other" is drawing 5/2 on a board where the 5s might be good, might even be great, but there are 3 and 4 costers that are too good as openers to easily pass up--probably Sea Hag, Masquerade, and Ambassador. Possibly some others, but none as important as those 3 off the top of my head.
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2012, 09:35:43 pm »
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How about drawing both of your opening buys on turn 5? It's like opening 3/4 twice...
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2012, 09:44:42 pm »
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Mine is opening Terminal/Silver, then having my terminal miss the shuffle and collide with a second terminal on turn 5
(The cause of a good 20% of my cursing, Starcraft uses up all the rest [TvP is brutal]).
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2012, 09:48:26 pm »
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How about drawing both of your opening buys on turn 5? It's like opening 3/4 twice...
I voted for missing the familiar buy, but this comes a close second.
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2012, 09:59:20 pm »
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How about drawing both of your opening buys on turn 5? It's like opening 3/4 twice...

I slightly edited one of the poll options to allow for this. Although it's infrequent enough (~1.4%) that it doesn't bug me as much as, say 5/2 on an Ambassador board.
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2012, 10:04:24 pm »
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Also... opponent breaking PPR when they don't have to, and winning!
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2012, 10:09:35 pm »
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I slightly edited one of the poll options to allow for this. Although it's infrequent enough (~1.4%) that it doesn't bug me as much as, say 5/2 on an Ambassador board.

Just the fact that it only happens 1.4% of the time is enough to bug me because I know it's really not supposed to happen.

Opening 5/2 on an Ambassador board sucks, but you can presumably fight back as long as the $5s are not really weak.
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2012, 10:23:49 pm »
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Swinder hits my tactician
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2012, 10:39:11 pm »
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Open Silver/Silver on a board with strong 5s and nothing else, then fail to hit $5 until turn 7
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2012, 10:47:24 pm »
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I've never had Mint / Mine confusion, but I have had Fairground / Farmland confusion frequently.  More rarely I've had Nomad Camp / Noble Brigand.
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2012, 10:48:46 pm »
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Gotta go Other here and vote for my personal weakness, confusing Fairgrounds and Farmlands. Stupid Green $6 F-Words. Many whoopsies.
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2012, 11:42:04 pm »
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I went mine/mint which was more of a vote for confusing cards in general (I have not actually mistaken mine for mint yet) one of my favorite (least favorite) misreads of the kingdom which I do a ton is not realizing it is a colony game until turn 6 or 7. This is usually not as bad as most of the others on this list, but I do it so often (like every other colony game it seems) that I have to hate it the most.
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2012, 12:10:03 am »
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Gotta go Other here and vote for my personal weakness, confusing Fairgrounds and Farmlands. Stupid Green $6 F-Words. Many whoopsies.

I've done this, yup.
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2012, 01:02:44 am »
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Not really in the spirit of the thread, but accepting a game that has minions or a torturer/village engine without noticing. I just hate minions so much.
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2012, 01:05:51 am »
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I've also mistaken fairgrounds and farmland on a few occasions  :(

Oh, and I also hate minions as well.
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2012, 01:39:36 am »
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(The cause of a good 20% of my cursing, Starcraft uses up all the rest [TvP is brutal]).

Perhaps you should consider constructing additional pylons.
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2012, 01:48:36 am »
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2012, 02:12:06 am »
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Possessing someone who has nothing in hand only to watch him Possess me and buy a Province on the next turn.
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2012, 02:23:44 am »
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$2P when going for Familiar is clearly the winner.  Everything else is annoying but situational.  That one is a reasonably likely occurrence every single time Familiar is on the board. 
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2012, 03:09:51 am »
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Turn 5 unassisted treasure maps going off is the worst. You see them open it and simultaneously scoff and know that it's going to happen, and then you've lost.
Jester hitting your first Gold is also pretty annoying.
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #21 on: February 16, 2012, 03:55:09 am »
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Losing the first Tournament to an inferior deck.

That one really pisses me off.
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #22 on: February 16, 2012, 04:28:10 am »
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Losing the first Tournament to an inferior deck.

That one really pisses me off.

It's even worse when, to add insult to injury, your tournament is parried (so you don't even get the +1 card +$1), and then your opponent's winning tournament is played when you have no province in hand, so they can play the prize on the same turn they get it. So annoying.
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2012, 06:21:49 am »
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Being possessed when I have both my tournament and my province in hand (all prices are available).
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Re: What is your favorite Dominion Downer?
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2012, 08:44:48 am »
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I wish I could dump all six votes into drawing both buys on Turn 5. It aggravates me so, and the dread build sup. In Turn 3, I'm thinking, "Well, it's rare that I won't get one of those cards next turn but that's not likely to happen. Or is it? Crap, what if it does?" And then when Turn 4 comes around, that fear is realized, and I know that those two cards are my buys.

I'd also vote for anything that loses those buys in turns 3 and 4. Basically, it's a combination of the Turn 5 blues and the Sea Hag blues. I *could* have had a critical card in turn 4, but my opponent's Sea Hag/Jester/whatever just took it out of commission until my next shuffle.

I didn't vote for the Familiar only because I don't play with it often enough. I recognize the pain in it, much like I recognize the pain of taking a stapler to the hand even though I've never had it happen.
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