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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2017, 12:50:51 pm »
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Hound/Quest: Gain a gold basically every turn

May be way too slow, but it's pretty funny
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2017, 12:51:34 pm »
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Note that you don't get it back until the next turn (if you have an Inn then, then great)

lol.  I'm dumb.  Thanks
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2017, 12:59:02 pm »
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Oh Jesus.  Apparently puppy Mills are going to be a good thing now...   :o
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2017, 02:24:52 pm »
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2017, 02:47:43 pm »
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I dislike the art. This really is a guilds expansions, it continues the theme of weird art.

It's not my favorite card art, but I do think it would look better with a different color frame.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2017, 02:55:41 pm »
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Scheme + Cellar + Faithful Hound seems like a great way of starting each hand with +n cards where n is the number of Faithful Hounds in your deck. If you Seaway and Lost Arts your Cellar it's like you played a Tactician without the penalty :)

Other next-hand/turn interactions are Courtyard, Mandarin and Summon; other sifters are Storeroom, Warehouse, Embassy and Forum.

Unlike Tactician, this is vulnerable to Militia, Minion etc.

Unlike Tactician, this is vulnerable to Minion since you may lose your Cellar. It gets hampered by Militia to about the same degree Tactician does.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2017, 02:59:26 pm »
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Unlike Tactician, this is vulnerable to Militia, Minion etc.

In both those cases you will get all your Hounds back, so it's not that vulnerable, and in the first case you even get to keep the Cellar in hand.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2017, 03:02:12 pm »
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Unlike Tactician, this is vulnerable to Militia, Minion etc.

The effect of the attack is mitigated based on how many Hounds you have in hand.

If you have 5 Hounds and end your turn with 10 cards in hand, and the next player plays Minion, you'll still have 9 cards in hand at the end of their turn, right?
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2017, 03:06:23 pm »
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This card may or may not be good, but because it's a blue dog it's my favorite card in the set.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2017, 03:17:46 pm »
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I remember thinking that IGG was weak, which was obvously way off

If I remember correctly, that consensus remained popular for a while, right?
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2017, 03:27:31 pm »
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In both those cases [Scheme+Cellar+FH vs. Militia or Minion] you will get all your Hounds back, so it's not that vulnerable, and in the first case you even get to keep the Cellar in hand.

The effect of the attack is mitigated based on how many Hounds you have in hand. If you have 5 Hounds and end your turn with 10 cards in hand, and the next player plays Minion, you'll still have 9 cards in hand at the end of their turn, right?

Oh hey I said nonsense again. Funny how that happens when I don't think carefully :D

Yup, Militia is not a big deal vs. Scheme+Cellar+FH. Minion might make you lose a Cellar, which will hurt more. Moat, Secret Chamber and Diplomat all defend against this. Redundant Cellars might mitigate. Secret Passage tricks seem difficult if you draw deck.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2017, 04:03:39 pm »
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Took me a while to understand that the Hound returns to your hand at the end of the turn it got discarded, and so is not vulnerable to discard attacks at all.

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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2017, 05:26:31 pm »
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Took me a while to understand that the Hound returns to your hand at the end of the turn it got discarded, and so is not vulnerable to discard attacks at all.

He can't protect you from Curses but he'll never leave your side.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2017, 06:18:46 pm »
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I don't really mind the choice in dog, but I can think of so many better ways to portray a faithful hound than in a forest with leaves falling to the ground around him.  First of all, since when do leaves fall in nice tidy piles for you?  They usually would blanket the ground.  And the 3 leaves falling next to the center tree trunk look like they are attached to the trunk in some weird way.  So I would give it a 7 for the dog, but 1 for the rest of the scene.
I think the idea is wind made them pile up around trunks/roots.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2017, 07:51:39 pm »
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This dog reminds me of Hachikō, that loyal Japanese dog who kept going to the train station every day, even after the death of his master.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #40 on: October 24, 2017, 08:53:46 pm »
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This dog reminds me of Hachikō, that loyal Japanese dog who kept going to the train station every day, even after the death of his master.
ハチ公,in Chinese 忠犬八公
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2017, 12:01:01 am »
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Just played my first game with the pup (that's what I'm calling it anyway) and artificer happened to be in the kingdom and oh my goodness I just found one of the most fun synergies I think I've ever found. I lost but it was hilarious. Piledrive faithful hounds, get an artificer chain going, discard 5 pups for artificer, discard 5 more pups for whatever you want, start next turn with 15 cards in hand, have a ball. Of course, if you find a turn where you can't play artificer, your pups get loose and then you've got 10 of them running amok in your deck. There's got to be some crazy golden deck potential here though. It just happened to be my first ever game with faithful hound.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #42 on: October 25, 2017, 02:22:06 am »
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Discard the Faithful Hound, and it returns to its master's hand. "You gotta see the Reaction" indeed.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2017, 12:15:10 pm »
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This dog reminds me of Hachikō, that loyal Japanese dog who kept going to the train station every day, even after the death of his master.

And, by extension, Seymour.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2017, 01:37:44 pm »
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This dog reminds me of Hachikō, that loyal Japanese dog who kept going to the train station every day, even after the death of his master.

And, by extension, Seymour.

I was waiting to see how long it would take for somebody to make that reference.
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #45 on: October 25, 2017, 05:02:34 pm »
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Wow, this card is actually much better than it looks. Before playing about 10 games with it online I didn't think there were so many cards that combo with Faithful Hound. Another simple, well-designed card!
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2017, 06:24:38 pm »
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"Oh no, the fiendish Militia! Run, Waffles, my dear friend, save yourself!"
"Aawoooof! I will return to you, my master!"

"Woof! There's an Oasis in the distance, my lord!"
"But you are weak, Waffles! I can't leave you here!"
"I will catch up... eventually."

"Poor Waffles (sniff). He was a faithful friend to me for many turns... Rest well in these Catacombs, my faithful hound... Wait, what's that sound?"

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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #47 on: October 26, 2017, 02:37:06 am »
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"Oh no, the fiendish Militia! Run, Waffles, my dear friend, save yourself!"
"Aawoooof! I will return to you, my master!"

"Woof! There's an Oasis in the distance, my lord!"
"But you are weak, Waffles! I can't leave you here!"
"I will catch up... eventually."

"Poor Waffles (sniff). He was a faithful friend to me for many turns... Rest well in these Catacombs, my faithful hound... Wait, what's that sound?"
"Oh wise Sage, why do you have so many dogs yapping at your feet?"
"I was looking for something, and they all just showed up. You want them?"
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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #48 on: October 26, 2017, 12:26:04 pm »
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Played a game with this and Faithful Hound might be my favourite Dominion card right now.

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Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« Reply #49 on: October 26, 2017, 12:33:13 pm »
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"So, I basically got a bunch of Hirelings today."
"Oh, that's good. .......wait.  Basically?"
"..."
"WTF, why are there a bunch of dogs in our Cellar???"
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