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My new Dominion YouTubing Series
« on: December 17, 2018, 09:20:14 am »
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Hello! I am attempting to start a Dominion YouTubing series, where I play dominion games and commentate on them. I am good at dominion in my opinion (I only lost because I hadn't played base in so long I forgot about gardens), and would absolutely love any tips or feedback I can get.



The next video will be up tonight. Thanks for the feedback, if you give any!

EDIT: This thread died, so I will have every episode conveniently located in this first post:



















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Re: My new Dominion YouTubing Series
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 10:06:26 am »
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Hello! I am attempting to start a Dominion YouTubing series, where I play dominion games and commentate on them. I am good at dominion in my opinion (I only lost because I hadn't played base in so long I forgot about gardens), and would absolutely love any tips or feedback I can get.



The next video will be up tonight. Thanks for the feedback, if you give any!

Hilarious video in so many ways! :D

I like your production "attempt" and your high energy, it reminds me of Adam Hortons videos, which in my opinion is still the best ones out there. Also props for daring to start with a game you misplayed quite severly, as a learning experience that is probably better than the ones where you just cruise to victory since you were able to explain midgame what you missed and why it crushed you in the end.

Another thing that was hilarious, but on another level, was when you hit early on and declared it a jackpot because Gold is such an awesome card. No, it's not. Gold, when not gained, is a shiny curse and something you want to avoid buying when building any form of engine. It was that buy more than anything else that doomed you from what I can see. Workshop/Gardens is really strong in itself on a baseboard, but against weaker players a good engine should be able to outpace it. An engine cluttered with treasures is not a good engine however.

I think it will be fun to follow your journey to be an actual good player if you are able to keep it up! Nice vid!

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Re: My new Dominion YouTubing Series
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 10:32:51 am »
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Gold, when not gained, is a shiny curse and something you want to avoid buying when building any form of engine.

This is hyperbole and should not be taken literally.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2018, 10:42:25 am »
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I like the video and definitely hope you keep making them!

I don't agree with all of your analysis, but I do think you gave it pretty well and effectively communicated what you were doing and why. Whether or not you were "right" or it worked out doesn't matter so much as we can watch the game play out and evaluate your thought process for ourselves, and there's value in that.

I'd give two pieces of advice:

- Use the kingdom viewer in the upper right at the beginning. No need to read the whole kingdom, just bring that up for a few seconds, the viewer can pause to read the cards if they need to.

- No need to spend more time doing base-only games, in my opinion. At this point, the base set isn't really that representative of the rest of the game anyway and there are lots of videos that focus on it already.

Keep it up!
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Re: My new Dominion YouTubing Series
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2018, 10:52:00 am »
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Gold, when not gained, is a shiny curse and something you want to avoid buying when building any form of engine.

This is hyperbole and should not be taken literally.

But there is definitely a lot of truth in it.
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 10:58:17 am »
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Gold, when not gained, is a shiny curse and something you want to avoid buying when building any form of engine.

This is hyperbole and should not be taken literally.

Why would it be hyperbole? If your goal is to build an engine every stop card is an obstacle you need to come around in some way. Of course you need some economy but if you are dependent on Gold to get that maybe that is a sign that engine is not the right call after all. On this board there was plenty of options that was better than Gold for the deck OP tried to build. Early Golds, as with Skulk or Wedding, is another story but buying Gold on an early is so rarely the right call for the engine that I wouldn't say my statement is hyperbole at all. Rather I'm wrong, but how in that case?

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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2018, 11:08:05 am »
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Thank you all so much for the advice! Would it be OK if I mentioned you guys in my next video, and amend my gold statement?
Imho, if noob dominion players see this channel for the first time, they might be bamboozled if episode 2 starts them off with night cards, potion cards, villa, black market, and coin tokens. I love the new expansions, I just want to have a solid "base" for newbies to watch. Thoughts?
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2018, 11:39:31 am »
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There are arguments both ways. I imagine someone who's watching games of Dominion played out online (that aren't rules tutorials) will be familiar with the mechanics enough to follow the game without trouble and base-only games could just be re-treading old ground.

I would suggest to that end framing your videos more as en exploration than a tutorial either way, which makes me think there's more value in exploring the rest of the game than sticking to base-only.
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Re: My new Dominion YouTubing Series
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2018, 11:41:04 am »
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Thank you all so much for the advice! Would it be OK if I mentioned you guys in my next video, and amend my gold statement?
Imho, if noob dominion players see this channel for the first time, they might be bamboozled if episode 2 starts them off with night cards, potion cards, villa, black market, and coin tokens. I love the new expansions, I just want to have a solid "base" for newbies to watch. Thoughts?

Do expansion per expansion maybe? Those kingdoms are pretty fun and if it's hard to get people to join your custom board I would happily help if needed.

No problem with mentioning the forums, I don't think :)

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« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2018, 11:42:24 am »
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There are arguments both ways. I imagine someone who's watching games of Dominion played out online (that aren't rules tutorials) will be familiar with the mechanics enough to follow the game without trouble and base-only games could just be re-treading old ground.

I would suggest to that end framing your videos more as en exploration than a tutorial either way, which makes me think there's more value in exploring the rest of the game than sticking to base-only.

Yeah I'll second that if you want an opponent for your vids myself and others here would be more than happy to help out!
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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2018, 12:36:23 pm »
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You guys are literally the best. I should be available tonight for a few recorded games. Unfortunately, I already used the only time my house is silent (when everybody is gone) today to record. Whatever evenings work for you guys work for me. I decided to do 2 games per episode: 1 base with a random person, and 1 expansion one. I'll stop doing the base and just do 2 games per episode after about 10 or so episodes. Best of both worlds! Experts can skip base, noobs can skip expansions! 1 episode per expansion is brilliant! I think I will do that starting with episode 3. In addition to the base game segment for noobs.
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Re: My new Dominion YouTubing Series
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2018, 06:09:30 pm »
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Gold, when not gained, is a shiny curse and something you want to avoid buying when building any form of engine.

This is hyperbole and should not be taken literally.

Why would it be hyperbole? If your goal is to build an engine every stop card is an obstacle you need to come around in some way. Of course you need some economy but if you are dependent on Gold to get that maybe that is a sign that engine is not the right call after all. On this board there was plenty of options that was better than Gold for the deck OP tried to build. Early Golds, as with Skulk or Wedding, is another story but buying Gold on an early is so rarely the right call for the engine that I wouldn't say my statement is hyperbole at all. Rather I'm wrong, but how in that case?

You made a very strong statement, such that a single counterexample can rebut it; but, I'll provide several.
  • You're trying to buy a key $7 card to kickstart your engine.  Silvers are less reliable to hit $7 early and can get in the way. Sometimes you can get an early Gold. Inheritance, Forge, and Expand (as only Estate trashing) are all potential motivations to want an early Gold.  Check out this game Dan Brooks played where an early Gold was a key part of the build to get an early Forge.
  • Spiking $8 in the middle game.  Gold is also better at spiking $8, which is occasionally valuable to do before you get full control of your deck.  Pathfinding and Province (in a Tournament game) provide motivation for Gold in the middle turns.
  • +buy on demand.  Travelling Fair, Villa, and Forum ameliorate having too much economy on a single turn.  Sometimes (rarely) it's correct to pick up Gold on an early $6 to use it later to get multiple engine components more efficiently.
  • Before heavy trashing.  This is most common (and still uncommon) with Donate, where you might have an opportunity to pick up a Gold on turn 3 before Donating.
  • Card defense.  Gold is especially valuable against certain cards from the opponent, notably Swindler and Chariot Race.  It can pay off to buy an earlyish Gold in games where these cards are dominant.
  • Gold has special significance.  Sometimes (not always) games with Encampment sufficiently reward an early Gold.  This is really easy to see with Encampment + Gear.
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Re: My new Dominion YouTubing Series
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2018, 07:28:50 pm »
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Gold, when not gained, is a shiny curse and something you want to avoid buying when building any form of engine.

This is hyperbole and should not be taken literally.

Why would it be hyperbole? If your goal is to build an engine every stop card is an obstacle you need to come around in some way. Of course you need some economy but if you are dependent on Gold to get that maybe that is a sign that engine is not the right call after all. On this board there was plenty of options that was better than Gold for the deck OP tried to build. Early Golds, as with Skulk or Wedding, is another story but buying Gold on an early is so rarely the right call for the engine that I wouldn't say my statement is hyperbole at all. Rather I'm wrong, but how in that case?

You made a very strong statement, such that a single counterexample can rebut it; but, I'll provide several.
  • You're trying to buy a key $7 card to kickstart your engine.  Silvers are less reliable to hit $7 early and can get in the way. Sometimes you can get an early Gold. Inheritance, Forge, and Expand (as only Estate trashing) are all potential motivations to want an early Gold.  Check out this game Dan Brooks played where an early Gold was a key part of the build to get an early Forge.
  • Spiking $8 in the middle game.  Gold is also better at spiking $8, which is occasionally valuable to do before you get full control of your deck.  Pathfinding and Province (in a Tournament game) provide motivation for Gold in the middle turns.
  • +buy on demand.  Travelling Fair, Villa, and Forum ameliorate having too much economy on a single turn.  Sometimes (rarely) it's correct to pick up Gold on an early $6 to use it later to get multiple engine components more efficiently.
  • Before heavy trashing.  This is most common (and still uncommon) with Donate, where you might have an opportunity to pick up a Gold on turn 3 before Donating.
  • Card defense.  Gold is especially valuable against certain cards from the opponent, notably Swindler and Chariot Race.  It can pay off to buy an earlyish Gold in games where these cards are dominant.
  • Gold has special significance.  Sometimes (not always) games with Encampment sufficiently reward an early Gold.  This is really easy to see with Encampment + Gear.

Well done. Too much Gold is always bad for an engine, but that certainly doesn't mean it's a bad idea to get one or two Golds to kickstart things.
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Re: My new Dominion YouTubing Series
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2018, 09:58:19 pm »
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Well done. Too much Gold is always bad for an engine, but that certainly doesn't mean it's a bad idea to get one or two Golds to kickstart things.

That depends on what things you're "kickstarting" with the Golds. If you're already (almost) drawing your deck and you get one or two Golds at that point to kickstart greening or more explosive engine building, that's fine when there isn't any better payload. However, usually it is a bad idea to get one or two Golds to kickstart buying the engine components because if they cost $3-6 which they usually do, the +cards engine component is at least roughly as easy to acquire as the Gold, at least roughly as useful for your early economy, and additionally it cycles your deck instead of being a stop card and it's an engine component while it does all that.
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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2018, 10:21:23 pm »
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Episode 2 is live! Here it is!

This one took alot out of me. Most of today, in fact. I hope you guys find the cuts funny.
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Re: My new Dominion YouTubing Series
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2018, 03:47:51 am »
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Gold, when not gained, is a shiny curse and something you want to avoid buying when building any form of engine.

This is hyperbole and should not be taken literally.

Why would it be hyperbole? If your goal is to build an engine every stop card is an obstacle you need to come around in some way. Of course you need some economy but if you are dependent on Gold to get that maybe that is a sign that engine is not the right call after all. On this board there was plenty of options that was better than Gold for the deck OP tried to build. Early Golds, as with Skulk or Wedding, is another story but buying Gold on an early is so rarely the right call for the engine that I wouldn't say my statement is hyperbole at all. Rather I'm wrong, but how in that case?

You made a very strong statement, such that a single counterexample can rebut it; but, I'll provide several.
  • You're trying to buy a key $7 card to kickstart your engine.  Silvers are less reliable to hit $7 early and can get in the way. Sometimes you can get an early Gold. Inheritance, Forge, and Expand (as only Estate trashing) are all potential motivations to want an early Gold.  Check out this game Dan Brooks played where an early Gold was a key part of the build to get an early Forge.
  • Spiking $8 in the middle game.  Gold is also better at spiking $8, which is occasionally valuable to do before you get full control of your deck.  Pathfinding and Province (in a Tournament game) provide motivation for Gold in the middle turns.
  • +buy on demand.  Travelling Fair, Villa, and Forum ameliorate having too much economy on a single turn.  Sometimes (rarely) it's correct to pick up Gold on an early $6 to use it later to get multiple engine components more efficiently.
  • Before heavy trashing.  This is most common (and still uncommon) with Donate, where you might have an opportunity to pick up a Gold on turn 3 before Donating.
  • Card defense.  Gold is especially valuable against certain cards from the opponent, notably Swindler and Chariot Race.  It can pay off to buy an earlyish Gold in games where these cards are dominant.
  • Gold has special significance.  Sometimes (not always) games with Encampment sufficiently reward an early Gold.  This is really easy to see with Encampment + Gear.

Nah, counterexamples don't stop rules of thumb from being legitimate. A key in Dominion is to spot kingdoms where these rules breaks down and where you shouldn't follow them, but without them it's hard to know what to do at all when trying to improve from one level to the next. All of these rules comes with an implicit "unless you have a reason to differ", I guess "avoid" isn't mild enough for that be heard for you there, but I didn't say "never buy Gold", that would be exaggerated, but that you regularly want to avoid it is still true.

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Re: My new Dominion YouTubing Series
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2018, 04:43:43 am »
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Episode 2 is live! Here it is!

This one took alot out of me. Most of today, in fact. I hope you guys find the cuts funny.

Coolcool! First off, nice work once again, it's easy to watch this even though it shows somewhat that you just began (as it should).

One thing: Please don't laugh at your opponents even if they are playing badly. There can be multiple reasons why they choose a subpar strategy (experimenting, playing unfocused or whatever) and it just makes you look tacky. You may explain why you think it's bad, but if you tease them and then they manage to beat you, you just come off as pathetic. Don't risk that.

Then I want to say that don't mix high energy with just being too speedy. Here you often speak way too fast and your voice is weird in a way it wasn't in the first vid. Try to remember to be cool when recording, I know that it's easy to be hyped and I don't ask you to be boring or try to be anyone other than yourself, just try to remember that you have an audience and try to have your voice and mind grounded somewhat. You have time, no stress, no need to jump over every second word to get your point across. If you are more patient you can also analyse the kingdom better and don't miss any combos again. I you don't have any standard way to analyse the kingdom, uhm, get one. No, but we can help you out I'm sure, but it's a bit cringy to see you just flailing out in the kingdom with barely a plan. Fun the couple first few times, but not in the long run.

Anyhow, nice overall, just trying to give some constructive criticism. Keep it up, if you will :)

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« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2018, 06:28:14 am »
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Thanks for the feedback!
I completely agree that laughing at my foe is a risk. However, when I see overconfident YouTubers fail, I find it hilarious. Regardless, I will cut back on it. Speed is difficult to cut back on in such a fast paced game as Dominion, but i'll do my darndest to slow down. Any tips on how to get all my points across while staying within the time of the game? I also find kingdom analysis hard to do while still showing my foe that i'm not afk. If I sit there for 5 minutes at the start reasoning, my foe may resign or try to have me kicked. And many people don't have chat activated, so saying "i'm thinking" wouldn't even change anything. Thus, I do all my thinking on the fly. Any tips on ways to analyze the kingdom quickly? Thanks again for the feedback.
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« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2018, 06:41:32 am »
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(Will edit out after game) Is anyone on that wants to play a game of intrigue for my third episode?

Thanks for the feedback!
I completely agree that laughing at my foe is a risk. However, when I see overconfident YouTubers fail, I find it hilarious. Regardless, I will cut back on it. Speed is difficult to cut back on in such a fast paced game as Dominion, but i'll do my darndest to slow down. Any tips on how to get all my points across while staying within the time of the game? I also find kingdom analysis hard to do while still showing my foe that i'm not afk. If I sit there for 5 minutes at the start reasoning, my foe may resign or try to have me kicked. And many people don't have chat activated, so saying "i'm thinking" wouldn't even change anything. Thus, I do all my thinking on the fly. Any tips on ways to analyze the kingdom quickly? Thanks again for the feedback.

I see, but I felt that you were a bit rushed as in overexcited/stressed over being recording. Might be projecting since I have done some podcasting myself and I know how easy it is to get a bit overwhelmed by being in front of a mic to the point that one sounds just plain weird. The point being merely that you really have much time to say whatever you want, even though it might not seem so. (As an exercise, try to speak spontanously for a minute straight about a random topic, it's way longer than you might think.) Just be relaxed, and it'll be fine and a bit more enjoyable to listen to.

Can you have chat deactivatated? In any case, start the game and even play your first hand of treasures, then if you stop it should be clear for the opponent that you are thinking. You don't need 5 minutes, just go through the kingdom, spot the engine pieces, attacks and so on, see if there is any rush/slog strategies viable and then you're good to go. No biggie really, you will get naturally better with more experience, but I think it's good to keep it in mind.

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« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2018, 09:56:56 pm »
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Episode 3 is live!

I had so many problems trying to make this episode. I ran out of time and couldn't do any funny intros, analysis, or cuts. Sorry. Feel free to skip this one. Or just cut to the end for the funny realization.
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« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2018, 12:07:28 am »
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First match I watched, so my first feedback on your gameplay. I am not the best player either, but here are my 5cents.
Why are you gaining a million Gold when you are only buying 1 Province a turn? You said there is no way to increase your handsize, but there is Moat. I think the goal is to gain only as much Gold as you need and go through your whole deck each turn and then double/triple Provincing. This means, you only want 1 Tunnel and Courtier is totally pointless here. Here is an example where I go for triple Province for reference: #21448693 Depending on what your opponent does you could then also add a Potion and buy an additional Vineyard each turn.
And when you bought Worker's Village for $11 you totally didn't want a free Forum with it? :P You had no way to increase your handsize so 5 Golds is the max, so you had no way for a double Province, even though you were hoping for it. Also you definitely should have gotten the Duchy, with so much sifting and so many Golds, why do you think your deck would suffer from it?

I like your video though as a whole, keep em coming.
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« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2018, 06:11:30 am »
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First match I watched, so my first feedback on your gameplay. I am not the best player either, but here are my 5cents.
Why are you gaining a million Gold when you are only buying 1 Province a turn? You said there is no way to increase your handsize, but there is Moat. I think the goal is to gain only as much Gold as you need and go through your whole deck each turn and then double/triple Provincing. This means, you only want 1 Tunnel and Courtier is totally pointless here. Here is an example where I go for triple Province for reference: #21448693 Depending on what your opponent does you could then also add a Potion and buy an additional Vineyard each turn.
And when you bought Worker's Village for $11 you totally didn't want a free Forum with it? :P You had no way to increase your handsize so 5 Golds is the max, so you had no way for a double Province, even though you were hoping for it. Also you definitely should have gotten the Duchy, with so much sifting and so many Golds, why do you think your deck would suffer from it?

I like your video though as a whole, keep em coming.
Yes, not my best work. I was rushed (because I only had 2 hours to get the video live), saw my foe buying up the tunnels and panicked. If you wanna see me better, see episode 2. I do lots of funny edits and actually thinking. Thanks for the advice regardless.
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« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2018, 08:41:29 pm »
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Episode 4 is live!

Feedback?

EDIT: I recently received a message from "Jake". He says he is a fellow dominion tuber and would like to skype/play me for one of my videos. However, I got it as a do not reply email. How would I go about responding?
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« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2018, 10:18:25 pm »
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I recently received a message from "Jake". He says he is a fellow dominion tuber and would like to skype/play me for one of my videos. However, I got it as a do not reply email. How would I go about responding?

Maybe look in your "messages" tab near the top of the forum website and you can reply there? If it was a message from this forum anyway. If it's from youtube I don't know.
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« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2018, 08:47:56 am »
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EDIT: I recently received a message from "Jake". He says he is a fellow dominion tuber and would like to skype/play me for one of my videos. However, I got it as a do not reply email. How would I go about responding?


Yo, sup. That's me. Weird about the do-not-reply thing, I might have checked a box or something.

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« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2018, 12:35:07 pm »
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I suscribed
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EDIT: I recently received a message from "Jake". He says he is a fellow dominion tuber and would like to skype/play me for one of my videos. However, I got it as a do not reply email. How would I go about responding?


Yo, sup. That's me. Weird about the do-not-reply thing, I might have checked a box or something.
Great! So do we PM to arrange a game or something? I don't really know the etiquette regarding youtubers communications. I would absolutely love to play you in a game. Multiple, if it can be arranged.
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« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2018, 01:40:42 pm »
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I suscribed
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EDIT: I recently received a message from "Jake". He says he is a fellow dominion tuber and would like to skype/play me for one of my videos. However, I got it as a do not reply email. How would I go about responding?


Yo, sup. That's me. Weird about the do-not-reply thing, I might have checked a box or something.
Great! So do we PM to arrange a game or something? I don't really know the etiquette regarding youtubers communications. I would absolutely love to play you in a game. Multiple, if it can be arranged.

What a coincidence, neither do I. Why don't you shoot me an email: jakeschwartz38@gmail.com and we'll schedule something.
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« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2018, 08:35:27 pm »
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Episode 5 just dropped!

Feedback? Do you guys think I dropped to much energy in speaking slower?

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« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2018, 08:36:37 pm »
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Episode 6 is live!

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« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2018, 11:01:03 pm »
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Episode 7 is live!

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« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2018, 08:50:13 am »
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At 11:12, you said get a Border Village with Embassy. Isn't it Embassy with Border Village? or did you just mean that you're getting them at the same time.


Also, you can't see the amount of VP cards left. It may just be the width of the screen.
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« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2018, 09:02:51 am »
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At 11:12, you said get a Border Village with Embassy. Isn't it Embassy with Border Village? or did you just mean that you're getting them at the same time.
Yes, I meant I was getting them at the same time. While the Embassy was coming with the Border Village, I clicked Border Village first, so I said it first.
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« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2018, 09:04:11 am »
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The strategies used were better then something I could come up with.
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« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2018, 09:05:18 am »
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At 11:12, you said get a Border Village with Embassy. Isn't it Embassy with Border Village? or did you just mean that you're getting them at the same time.
Yes, I meant I was getting them at the same time. While the Embassy was coming with the Border Village, I clicked Border Village first, so I said it first.
Sorry for being critical. I haven't played with Hinterlands yet so it confused me.
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« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2018, 10:05:48 pm »
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At 11:12, you said get a Border Village with Embassy. Isn't it Embassy with Border Village? or did you just mean that you're getting them at the same time.
Yes, I meant I was getting them at the same time. While the Embassy was coming with the Border Village, I clicked Border Village first, so I said it first.
Sorry for being critical. I haven't played with Hinterlands yet so it confused me.
Please be as critical as you want. I want to become a better youtuber, and criticism is necessary to do that.
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« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2018, 06:52:19 am »
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You could have won if you topdecked the Count to gain a Duchy and buy a Province.
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« Reply #37 on: December 24, 2018, 09:38:06 am »
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Thanks for the videos!

I don't like the Wandering Minstrel opening, because it's not cycling to anything except the necropolis - thus it doesn't do much to help early economy. If you open double silver then you can still pick up the Minstrel turn 3 but you have a higher shot at getting the Count turn 4. I think missing that early $5 for Count was why you had trouble using it to trash - Count struggles once there are too many good cards in your deck.
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« Reply #38 on: December 24, 2018, 10:21:03 am »
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Thanks for the videos!

I don't like the Wandering Minstrel opening, because it's not cycling to anything except the necropolis - thus it doesn't do much to help early economy. If you open double silver then you can still pick up the Minstrel turn 3 but you have a higher shot at getting the Count turn 4. I think missing that early $5 for Count was why you had trouble using it to trash - Count struggles once there are too many good cards in your deck.

Thanks for the tip! I hate buying silver on a 4 coin turn. It's a flaw of mine.

You could have won if you topdecked the Count to gain a Duchy and buy a Province.

I glanced through the video, and I can't seem to find a time where I could have used count to gain a duchy and could still have afforded a province. Could you give me a timestamp? Thanks for the criticism.
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« Reply #39 on: December 24, 2018, 03:03:47 pm »
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At 17:58 you played WM and could have ordered Count on top, then play BC to draw it. Then play Count gain Copper, gain Duchy, buy Province.
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« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2018, 08:05:42 pm »
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At 17:58 you played WM and could have ordered Count on top, then play BC to draw it. Then play Count gain Copper, gain Duchy, buy Province.
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« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2018, 01:18:43 pm »
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You can't see the amount of cards left in the Victory piles. They're off the screen
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« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2018, 10:38:19 pm »
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You can't see the amount of cards left in the Victory piles. They're off the screen
Funny. I can see them. Could I have a screenshot?

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« Reply #43 on: December 26, 2018, 09:21:50 am »
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You can't see the amount of cards left in the Victory piles. They're off the screen
Funny. I can see them. Could I have a screenshot?

I went to a different computer and I could see them just fine. the other one is an older model, so the width might be off
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« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2018, 09:49:18 pm »
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Episode 11 is live! We are back!

Does it look blurry to you guys?
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« Reply #45 on: December 30, 2018, 06:43:04 pm »
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I'd say there were 3 main areas you went wrong in that game:

1) You definitely underestimated Lookout. With that much junking coming in to your deck you definitely wanted more than one of them. Also with fortress on the board, using lookout more than usual is OK because if a fortress and some other engine pieces come up, you can freely trash the fortress and it goes into your hand, so the risk is lessened. Also also if you do get the Royal Blacksmith engine going, you can draw all of your cards and end with a load of coppers as the only cards in your deck, that your lookouts can then trash with no risk.
2) You got too distracted by Flag Bearer and Soothsayer. The extra card from the flag didn't matter because your deck was filled with junk so it made little difference. On this board you either wanted to go all in on Soothsayer or build the engine, and you sort of went half on both and as such had a deck that didn't really do anything. Note that in 4 player, one person can easily skip cursing and it's not so bad as in 2 player. In 2-player if one person skips junking they lose the curse split 10 - 0, but in 4 player, they tend to lose 7 - 7 - 7 - 10 or there abouts, which is nowhere nearly as bad.
3) You needed to focus more on Engineer to get the engine components you needed. You needed way more fortresses, patrons and lookouts in your deck so that the engine could be built in time, and the only realistic way of getting enough of these was with engineer. Lookout - Engineer would have been a good opener.
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« Reply #46 on: December 30, 2018, 11:32:16 pm »
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I'd say there were 3 main areas you went wrong in that game:

1) You definitely underestimated Lookout. With that much junking coming in to your deck you definitely wanted more than one of them. Also with fortress on the board, using lookout more than usual is OK because if a fortress and some other engine pieces come up, you can freely trash the fortress and it goes into your hand, so the risk is lessened. Also also if you do get the Royal Blacksmith engine going, you can draw all of your cards and end with a load of coppers as the only cards in your deck, that your lookouts can then trash with no risk.
2) You got too distracted by Flag Bearer and Soothsayer. The extra card from the flag didn't matter because your deck was filled with junk so it made little difference. On this board you either wanted to go all in on Soothsayer or build the engine, and you sort of went half on both and as such had a deck that didn't really do anything. Note that in 4 player, one person can easily skip cursing and it's not so bad as in 2 player. In 2-player if one person skips junking they lose the curse split 10 - 0, but in 4 player, they tend to lose 7 - 7 - 7 - 10 or there abouts, which is nowhere nearly as bad.
3) You needed to focus more on Engineer to get the engine components you needed. You needed way more fortresses, patrons and lookouts in your deck so that the engine could be built in time, and the only realistic way of getting enough of these was with engineer. Lookout - Engineer would have been a good opener.
You are right. I shall reference you in the next analysis.
Episode 12 will be live shortly.

I had a long recording session I didn't expect, so I didn't have time to do an analysis or a funny edit. Sorry. That session was a particularly epic one, so absolutely worth a mediocre episode. Really, you guys are gonna love what I just recorded.
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« Reply #47 on: December 31, 2018, 02:27:08 am »
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Gold, when not gained, is a shiny curse and something you want to avoid buying when building any form of engine.

This is hyperbole and should not be taken literally.

Why would it be hyperbole? If your goal is to build an engine every stop card is an obstacle you need to come around in some way. Of course you need some economy but if you are dependent on Gold to get that maybe that is a sign that engine is not the right call after all. On this board there was plenty of options that was better than Gold for the deck OP tried to build. Early Golds, as with Skulk or Wedding, is another story but buying Gold on an early is so rarely the right call for the engine that I wouldn't say my statement is hyperbole at all. Rather I'm wrong, but how in that case?
Depends on the audience as well... I'd reckon your "typical" Dom player still subscribes to the "when in doubt, Treasure is generally safe bet" mentality.  They may not be interested in the "hard core" level of strategy discussions and analysis that frequent this and other Dom. sites.
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« Reply #48 on: December 31, 2018, 10:05:54 pm »
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Episode 13 is live!

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Re: My new Dominion YouTubing Series
« Reply #49 on: January 01, 2019, 02:05:20 pm »
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Letting your opponent get 10 Magpies with being so easy to put tokens on them, seems like a big mistake.
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« Reply #50 on: January 01, 2019, 10:14:31 pm »
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Letting your opponent get 10 Magpies with being so easy to put tokens on them, seems like a big mistake.
I figured the speed of getting rangers ASAP would outpace magpies. I was right, I would have won had I purchased a duchy in lieu of a haunted woods. I probably should have picked one up early though, depriving him of a magpie or 3 would have slowed him down, probably leading to the victory anyways. Thanks for the feedback!

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« Reply #51 on: January 03, 2019, 10:11:30 am »
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This board looks like a potent engine. Ultimately, I think I would want to use Crown Crown Royal Blacksmith as my draw (using Overlord as Crown as necessary). The payload would be a few Crowned Capitals followed by a Fortune.

Playing an Enchantress each turn should protect against the Legionary (because of the duration draw) and should stop the money player dead by turning the sparse actions into cantrips. The Enchantress also helps with consistency. As the engine player, you can reliably play a legionary each turn as well for the attack.

The cards you want for the engine are expensive, so opening Legionary on the 5-2 is probably fine. I think my other opening buy would be Overlord, played as Crown if it collides with Legionary to get lots of coin, or played as Sacrifice if it doesn't collide to begin trashing.
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« Reply #52 on: January 03, 2019, 09:26:35 pm »
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The long awaited episode 15 is live! This is my very first collaboration episode!

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« Reply #53 on: January 04, 2019, 07:00:59 pm »
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Episode 16 is Live!
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« Reply #54 on: January 05, 2019, 10:15:25 pm »
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Episode 17 is live!
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« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2019, 10:32:26 am »
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Hi guys. Sorry I stopped uploading. Daily videos is incredibly difficult to do. I started this series during vacation, and so had the time for daily videos. However, now that i'm back to working, I don't have time to pump out a good video daily. Therefore, I will be moving to a Monday Wednesday Friday schedule. That, or I could do daily but do no editing (analysis, funny cuts, etc.) What would you guys prefer?
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« Reply #56 on: January 08, 2019, 11:39:50 am »
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You should do whichever is more sustainable and enjoyable for you. I assume you put the editing work into the videos because you enjoy it, so do you prefer to do more videos or do fewer of them the way you like?

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« Reply #57 on: January 08, 2019, 10:24:01 pm »
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Episode 18 is live!
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« Reply #58 on: January 12, 2019, 03:07:23 pm »
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Really sorry for the delay.
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« Reply #59 on: January 16, 2019, 10:10:54 pm »
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Heres the two episodes from the last 2 uploads



EDIT: This thread is dead. I don't want to necro, so I am going to turn it into an episode repository from the first post.
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