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Some ideas for the Strategy Blog
« on: October 07, 2017, 09:31:07 am »

I'm glad that the strategy blog is back, some ideas for things that are littered through the forums that have helped me and I think would be a good fit for the blog:

-Annotated games

I've been recently playing through some of the old annotated games and some that have been posted on the forums by myself against a bot or some random person. The notes and ideas presented help me get an understanding of various strategies and power levels between cards.

-An article on the strengths and importance of attacks or the viability of weak engines vs BM decks

meandering mercury made a great post in this thread: about how long certain decks make the game, and it literally changed how I thought about Dominion and helped me think about timing. A longer article that details certain boards, and how different types of decks run at different speeds, would be fantastic.

-Kingdom of the Week Challenges

Release a Kingdom of the week like the dominion subreddit, usually tailored around unique challenges, strategies, and/or learning ideas and then post analysis of the kingdom within the next few days. (Example: Post a Kingdom on Tuesday, post an analysis on Thursday). Similar to the first suggestion, this'll help work through strategies, but instead of where the annotated games were more exposition, this is closer to exercises.


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Re: Some ideas for the Strategy Blog
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2017, 09:58:10 am »

Annotated games would be a great idea. I find that it really helps strategy-wise to go over a game step by step and talk about each decision. If the admins were to start doing these, it would not only be super helpful, but it would give the blog a lot more longevity, since annotated games are a lot easier to produce than articles, since Dominion has been thought and written about for a long time.

The challenge, though, would be finding super interesting boards and pro players to play them. Or, people could submit game numbers to BA which they think are really interesting.
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Re: Some ideas for the Strategy Blog
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2017, 11:14:26 pm »

Thank you PolarTime. Annotated Games is a definite possibility. I do have plans for content this entire week, but in the future, this is something we could see happen. I don't think it would happen every week, but I will try my best to keep putting new content up.

I like your two article suggestions. I think they would be very helpful. I will see what I can do to get these articles out there.

I will keep Kingdom of the Week in mind. It's not on top of my priority list, especially since reddit already does this. Though, on second thought, I could reach out to person that posts them and asks if it would be okay to post it up on the blog sometime. If the reaction is positive, it could become a more regular thing.


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Re: Some ideas for the Strategy Blog
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 02:13:38 am »

Annotated games would work well with some coverage of the final rounds of the Dominion tournament. You could pick some match and discuss it.
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