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Reactions
« on: July 16, 2018, 10:29:00 pm »
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Cards that have the "Reaction" type keyword/attribute, that's also color coded blue.

1) Favorite Reaction card?

2) Least favorite Reaction card?

3) Most useful of them?

For me, i'd go with
1- Horse Trader
I like big hands and I can not lie  ;)
Also, nice to reliably get $5.

2- Diplomat
Call me old fashioned, but I prefer Secret Chamber  ???

3- Watchtower.  Versatile, and has a decent utility.  Trashing cards as gained is still quite a unique ability.
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Re: Reactions
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 11:20:22 pm »
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1. Tunnel. Gaining golds is fun. Market square is nice too, but it's always sad to discard it since usually you could've played it.
2. Trader. Can't remember the last time I bought one. Though the mechanic itself is, in theory, kinda neat I guess.
3. Watchtower is great, as you say.
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Re: Reactions
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 11:30:32 pm »
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1 and 3 - Watchtower.

2 - Fool's Gold.

I really like both Secret Chamber and Diplomat.
« Last Edit: July 16, 2018, 11:32:35 pm by LibraryAdventurer »
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Re: Reactions
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2018, 12:00:13 am »
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1 and 3:
Watchtower - Just a great card in general.
Caravan Guard - Weak, but the way it works is really cool. Also, awesome color scheme.

2: Hmmmm, I can't think of any I outright dislike. I suppose my least favorites would be:
Beggar - Because it's pretty useless, both the Reaction and the rest of it.
Diplomat - I mostly like this card, but the Reaction part is starting to annoy me because of how long it takes opponents to decide stuff.
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Re: Reactions
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2018, 12:05:32 am »
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1) I am a sucker for Fool's Gold.

2) Secret Chamber.  Finicky and yucky.

3) Market Square.  Gold for dayzzzzzz, and a +Buy
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Re: Reactions
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2018, 11:31:55 am »
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1) My favorite reaction card is Diplomat. But my favorite reaction would be Watchtower's. It's so versatile, and I like reactions that can both protect you from attacks and be used strategically on your own turn.

2) Definitely Secret Chamber. But of still existing cards: maybe Beggar? I think the card is a lot of fun, but I honestly don't know if I've ever used the reaction before.

3) Probably Watchtower, but I find the non-terminal buy on Market Square to be really useful, and Hermit/Market Square is a cool combo.
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Re: Reactions
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2018, 11:48:12 am »
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I've refused to drop Secret Chamber. I continue to really like it for the interesting choices it can give, and especially the way it can sometimes leave you better off after an attack. Also, while it's not a strong enough effect to actively play for, it's amusing when it combos nicely with other Reactions.

1) This isn't about effectiveness, so I'll go for Tunnel as most fun. (Edit: unless I can have the Market Square+Donate combo.)

2) Diplomat. Most Dominion cards are straightforward enough that I can remember what they do. Diplomat is an annoying exception.

3) Yeah, Watchtower. Maybe good old Moat comes second, especially on a 5/2 opening?
« Last Edit: July 17, 2018, 11:49:44 am by crj »
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Re: Reactions
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2018, 02:34:15 pm »
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1) Watchtower.

2) Hovel. The least interesting one in my opinion.

3) Watchtower or Fool's Gold. I'm not sure whether I should interpret 'most useful' as 'utility' or as 'strength'. Fool's Gold wants gainers or +buy though.

Is there a way to activate Diplomat's actions in a Reaction-only kingdom? I don't see one.
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Re: Reactions
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2018, 02:35:53 pm »
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Is there a way to activate Diplomat's actions in a Reaction-only kingdom? I don't see one.
Trash Fool's Gold from hand on your opponent's turn.
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Re: Reactions
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2018, 03:07:53 pm »
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Is there a way to activate Diplomat's actions in a Reaction-only kingdom? I don't see one.
Trash Fool's Gold from hand on your opponent's turn.

Ah, yes, thanks.
Although I was hoping you could make a somewhat reliable engine out of Reactions, but using Diplomat as your village would only work after other's Province turns.
But with Shelters, you'd have Necropolis, which decreases your handsize. So you could play, for example, Necropolis - Secret Chamber - Diplomat.
Now I'm wondering what the best megaturn would be using only Reactions, provided the stars align perfectly. You can trash with Trader + Watchtower.
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Re: Reactions
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2018, 03:54:49 pm »
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Favorite: Faithful Hound.  Maybe not super useful always, but tons of fun when it actually helps.

Least favorite: Beggar. 

Most useful: Probably Watch Tower.  Fools Gold is often important too. 
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Re: Reactions
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2018, 04:15:30 pm »
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Is there a way to activate Diplomat's actions in a Reaction-only kingdom? I don't see one.
Trash Fool's Gold from hand on your opponent's turn.

Ah, yes, thanks.
Although I was hoping you could make a somewhat reliable engine out of Reactions, but using Diplomat as your village would only work after other's Province turns.
But with Shelters, you'd have Necropolis, which decreases your handsize. So you could play, for example, Necropolis - Secret Chamber - Diplomat.
Now I'm wondering what the best megaturn would be using only Reactions, provided the stars align perfectly. You can trash with Trader + Watchtower.

Related:

http://forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=18375.0
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Re: Reactions
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2018, 04:18:13 pm »
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Favorite: Diplomat. The most fun engines are the ones that need some care in operating, Diplomat enables those.
Least Favorite: Beggar.
Most Useful: Watchtower.
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Re: Reactions
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2018, 03:47:33 am »
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I am a big fan of Diplomat for precisely this reason, but the reaction effect is not central to what makes this card good, although it can be a nice addition.
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