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How would you rank the Dominion kingdoms?
« on: February 18, 2021, 08:10:22 am »
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What are the best, the worst, and why? I tried this ranking exercise and would love to know your thoughts:
https://www.partieswithtownies.com/blog/2021/2/16/dominion-kingdoms-ranked
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Re: How would you rank the Dominion kingdoms?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2021, 08:17:00 am »
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My immediate take is that you probably haven't seen a Herald deck done right. Ferociously powerful card when it gets going.
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Re: How would you rank the Dominion kingdoms?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2021, 09:08:43 am »
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A side note: "kingdom" refers to the set of 10 cards in a given game. "Expansion" or "Set" is generally how each of the things you buy that contain 12-30 cards are called.
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Re: How would you rank the Dominion kingdoms?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2021, 01:58:29 pm »
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Favorite cards: Alchemist, Golem, Herbalist

Boy, that's a hot-take if I've ever seen one...

Anyway, my top 4 are
1. Renaissance
2. Dark Ages
3. Menagerie
4. Adventures
And my bottom 3 are
1. Alchemy
2. Base
3. Nocturne
No idea how I'd rank the other 7, though.
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Re: How would you rank the Dominion kingdoms?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2021, 01:27:16 pm »
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Favorite cards: Alchemist, Golem, Herbalist

Boy, that's a hot-take if I've ever seen one...
Well, Alchemy has only 2 non-Potion cards, so I imagine that Herbalist would show up in quite a lot of people's top three of the set.
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Re: How would you rank the Dominion kingdoms?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2021, 02:39:57 pm »
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Favorite cards: Alchemist, Golem, Herbalist

Boy, that's a hot-take if I've ever seen one...
Well, Alchemy has only 2 non-Potion cards, so I imagine that Herbalist would show up in quite a lot of people's top three of the set.
over apprentice though?

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Re: How would you rank the Dominion kingdoms?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2021, 12:47:49 pm »
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I don't believe you can buy Guilds and Cornucopia separately anymore. If you play with only 1 expansion at a time, I agree that the smaller expansions aren't great for variety in that regard. You might try combining those and see if you enjoy them together, though they don't have any particular inter-set synergy that I remember.

I also think it's interesting that you didn't find Menagerie beginner-friendly. Anecdotally, my friends found it easier to grok most Menagerie cards over e.g. Adventures/Empires cards. Any clarification there, out of curiosity?
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Re: How would you rank the Dominion kingdoms?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2021, 11:47:31 pm »
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My ranking is currently:
1. Empires
2. Adventures
3. Renaissance
4. Prosperity
5. Intrigue
6. Dark Ages
7. Seaside
8. Guilds
9. Cornucopia
10. Nocturne
11. Hinterlands
12. Menagerie
13. Base
14. Alchemy
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Re: How would you rank the Dominion kingdoms?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2021, 02:10:51 pm »
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Let's see here.

1. Nocturne
2. Menagerie
3. Empires
4. Renaissance
5. Adventures
6. Intrigue
7. Mixed Box (Cornucopia + Guilds)
8. Dark Ages
9. Base
10. Hinterlands
11. Seaside
12. Prosperity
13. Alchemy
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Re: How would you rank the Dominion kingdoms?
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2021, 02:22:44 pm »
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My ranking:
1. Adventures
2. Cornucopia
3. Renaissance
4. Empires
5. Prosperity
6. Seaside
7. Guilds
8. Menagerie
9. Dark Ages
10. Base
11. Alchemy
12. Hinterlands
13. Nocturne
14. Intrigue

I value card modularity and minigames over the "pure" deckbuilding; like, pure deckbuilding is great too, but if I can do minigames? *chef's kiss*

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Re: How would you rank the Dominion kingdoms?
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2021, 10:43:03 pm »
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Amazing:
Renaissance, Menagerie, Empires, Adventures

Good:
Intrigue (revised), Base (revised), Cornucopia+Guilds, Dark Ages

Needs revision:
Prosperity, Hinterlands, Seaside, Nocturne

Not good:
Alchemy
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Re: How would you rank the Dominion kingdoms?
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2021, 12:35:22 pm »
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Amazing:
Renaissance, Menagerie, Empires, Adventures

Good:
Intrigue (revised), Base (revised), Cornucopia+Guilds, Dark Ages

Needs revision:
Prosperity, Hinterlands, Seaside, Nocturne

Not good:
Alchemy
That's about where I stand, acknowledging that for some players Nocturne is great.
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Re: How would you rank the Dominion kingdoms?
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2021, 01:02:12 pm »
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I agree that Prosperity needs revision, but I put it high on my list because when it's good, it's so good.
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Re: How would you rank the Dominion kingdoms?
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2021, 02:17:44 pm »
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Amazing:
Renaissance, Menagerie, Empires, Adventures

Good:
Intrigue (revised), Base (revised), Cornucopia+Guilds, Dark Ages

Needs revision:
Prosperity, Hinterlands, Seaside, Nocturne

Not good:
Alchemy

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Re: How would you rank the Dominion kingdoms?
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2021, 05:52:22 pm »
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I think 2nd edition base is underappreciated a lot because people take the base set for granted and because it's understandably not as exciting to play with cards you've seen so many times, but BSO feels great to play (relatively). I don't think any expansion, when using cards only from that expansion, leads to fun games as consistently as base does, even though they contain cards that are individually more interesting.
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