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Is it okay to buy Possession?
« on: November 06, 2017, 10:59:54 am »
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I meet more and more people on Dominion Online who just gets mad if I buy Possession. Someone just outright blacklisted me for buying one.
I have to ask if there is a common consensus of banning possession every game? (I know how controversial the card is.)
If there is not, then please at least say something at the beginning of the game, like "can we play without possession?". That would be really useful to prevent misunderstandings.
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 11:05:01 am »
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While people here tend to dislike Possession, there is no unspoken agreement not to buy it. If the other player would rather play without it, it’s on them to be clear about it at the beginning of the game, and even then you are not forced to comply if you don’t want to.
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 11:26:18 am »
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Well, if your opponent blacklisted you, that saves you the trouble of having to blacklist them!
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 12:01:08 pm »
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I black list everyone who buys silver, personally.
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 12:52:01 pm »
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I used to really dislike Possession, but now I don't mind it. There are times where it's annoying, but interesting Possession games are really interesting.

Anyway, I played a game a few weeks ago against an opponent I'd played several times, and they asked up front if I wanted to ban Possession (it was in the Kingdom). That was the first time I'd been asked that, and I assumed it meant they didn't care for the card. I responded that I'd come around on the card, and normally didn't mind it.

They ended up beating me using Possession.  :D
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 01:38:20 pm »
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Not so long ago, i played ferry on cultist on the first turn, and my opponnent said  something like "so many possibilities, and you directly go for the aggression, not my kind of player", and resigned (and probably blacklisted me, i dunno, can you see if people blacklist you?)
Since then i have a new coping mechanism for people getting mad unjustified: i just laugh once out loud, and blacklist them.

If people want to ban cards,that's ok  but they should say it up front at the start of the game (and of course it's still up to you if you agree with it).

But i do hope the ban card-function will come around (all though nowadays it's more because i start to hate boring games where you see a ton of cool combo's on the board, and after that notice rebuild, and then just play a boring rebuild game.)
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 05:27:57 pm »
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Donald just asked me to temporarily ban possession until we get the banned cards feature up.
I agreed to do that and will release it in a day or two.

I guess that settles this threads question.
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 06:13:32 pm »
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Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2017, 06:16:09 pm »
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This thread just got a lot more interesting now that we know that it was Donald who blacklisted the OP.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2017, 03:49:35 pm by Drab Emordnilap »
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2017, 06:26:44 pm »
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Donald just asked me to temporarily ban possession until we get the banned cards feature up.
I agreed to do that and will release it in a day or two.

I'm curious why Donald asked for a Possession ban now as opposed to earlier. My hypothesis is that Donald watched a number of videos/streams of the ongoing tournament and noticed that Possession was banned (by mutual agreement of the participants) far more than any other card, and possibly more than all other cards put together.

Also, I assume this ban will only apply to rated games.
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2017, 06:26:55 pm »
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Note that you will still be able to force the card into a game; it just won't be picked randomly.
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2017, 06:28:35 pm »
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Donald just asked me to temporarily ban possession until we get the banned cards feature up.
I agreed to do that and will release it in a day or two.

I'm curious why Donald asked for a Possession ban now as opposed to earlier. My hypothesis is that Donald watched a number of videos/streams of the ongoing tournament and noticed that Possession was banned (by mutual agreement of the participants) far more than any other card, and possibly more than all other cards put together.

I assume this ban will only apply to rated games.
Yes it was me seeing those videos. I have been pushing for "everyone gets a 5-card ban list," Stef likes the idea, it will happen... but in the meantime, this is the card most people would ban first.

You can play a rated game where you force a card to be used, so you can still play a rated game with Possession. It just won't show up randomly.
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2017, 07:27:20 pm »
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Will there ever be an option to force one of the retired cards into a game?
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2017, 07:54:44 pm »
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I sure hope not
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2017, 08:13:34 pm »
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Will there ever be an option to force one of the retired cards into a game?
The "ever" makes that question impossible to accurately answer. There are no plans to ever add the retired cards.
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2017, 09:56:37 pm »
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Will there ever be an option to force one of the retired cards into a game?
The "ever" makes that question impossible to accurately answer. There are no plans to ever add the retired cards.

Forcing Scout into games would make a great April Fools' Day prank.
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2017, 10:33:37 pm »
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This makes me sad.  Though I'm also amused that Possession has gone from "man this card is garbage no one would ever pay for this garbage" to so OP it's being voluntarily banned from tournaments.
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #17 on: November 06, 2017, 10:39:48 pm »
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This makes me sad.  Though I'm also amused that Possession has gone from "man this card is garbage no one would ever pay for this garbage" to so OP it's being voluntarily banned from tournaments.

It's not really that it's overwhelmingly powerful, it's just that it makes the game miserable garbage a lot of the time when it's out.
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2017, 12:18:48 am »
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it makes the game miserable garbage a lot of the time when it's out.

I know another card that would be a perfect fit for this list.
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2017, 12:54:22 am »
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it makes the game miserable garbage a lot of the time when it's out.

I know another card that would be a perfect fit for this list.

You’ll have to take it up with Donald, you Silver Naysayer!
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2017, 01:33:39 am »
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Will there ever be an option to force one of the retired cards into a game?
The "ever" makes that question impossible to accurately answer. There are no plans to ever add the retired cards.

Forcing Scout into games would make a great April Fools' Day prank.

April Fool's Day:  All Kingdoms are ten piles of Scout.
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2017, 05:18:45 am »
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Will there ever be an option to force one of the retired cards into a game?
The "ever" makes that question impossible to accurately answer. There are no plans to ever add the retired cards.

Forcing Scout into games would make a great April Fools' Day prank.

April Fool's Day:  All Kingdoms are ten piles of Scout.
+Inheritance just to rub salt into the wound.
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2017, 06:01:15 am »
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An April Fool that could actually be fun to play would be replacing all starting Estates with Scouts.
That way you get the satisfaction of trashing them, at least.
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2017, 09:57:46 am »
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An April Fool that could actually be fun to play would be replacing all starting Estates with Scouts.
That way you get the satisfaction of trashing them, at least.

What if one of the remaining heirlooms is a Scout variant?
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Re: Is it okay to buy Possession?
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2017, 10:05:24 am »
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An April Fool that could actually be fun to play would be replacing all starting Estates with Scouts.
That way you get the satisfaction of trashing them, at least.

What if one of the remaining heirlooms is a Scout variant?

As long as it gives +$1 in addition to the Scout thing, it's pretty comparable to just having a Copper.
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