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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #75 on: November 07, 2011, 09:47:43 am »
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missing the (first) reshuffle = (complaining about) not drawing a card purchased on T1/T2 until T5, which is a huge setback

Another player and I coined a slang term for this: "yogurting." Why this? Well, you know how some yogurt is that "fruit on the bottom" crap where you have to dig around for the good stuff? It's a similar experience when the "fruit" of your first two buys gets stuck on the bottom of your second deck. Maybe the term will catch on, or maybe it's just too silly for most people. I just think it's a bit easier to type and complain about than "missing the reshuffle."
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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #76 on: November 11, 2011, 12:18:11 pm »
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Two more for the acronyms section:  IGG and JoaT.
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« Reply #77 on: November 11, 2011, 12:40:43 pm »
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Two more for the acronyms section:  IGG and JoaT.

What do they mean?

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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #78 on: November 11, 2011, 02:22:20 pm »
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Two more for the acronyms section:  IGG and JoaT.

What do they mean?

loljk
Ill-Gotten-Gains and Jack of All Trades, respectively

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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #79 on: November 11, 2011, 02:33:10 pm »
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Two more for the acronyms section:  IGG and JoaT.

What do they mean?

loljk
Ill-Gotten-Gains and Jack of All Trades, respectively
You should look more closely at what you quoted ;)
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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #80 on: November 11, 2011, 09:47:27 pm »
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Two more for the acronyms section:  IGG and JoaT.

What do they mean?

loljk
Ill-Gotten-Gains and Jack of All Trades, respectively
You should look more closely at what you quoted ;)

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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #81 on: November 12, 2011, 11:25:45 am »
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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #82 on: November 12, 2011, 11:36:35 am »
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Heh. The text isn't even that small for me. I always thought it was strange that I couldn't smalltext as small on this forum as I always used to on other forums, but I guess it might have something to do with me getting a new laptop and opting to try out Opera as my main browser earlier this year. I will keep in mind that smalltext works as desired for those who aren't me  :D

Also, sorry for all of the confusion I have caused
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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #83 on: November 13, 2011, 01:55:02 am »
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Yeah, yeah, at some point I'll have the time to update this.
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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #84 on: November 15, 2011, 10:03:01 pm »
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Also, sorry for all of the confusion I have caused

The main problem was that the 5 letters were such that I thought they were an ellipsis, not really tiny text.  I kept trying to find hidden words and it wasn't until I saw the image of the screen being magnified that I noticed that it wasn't actually an ellipsis.
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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #85 on: November 19, 2011, 05:10:02 pm »
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Can I propose "hare brained scheme" for a strategy that involves buying lots of schemes and using the schemes only to put the schemes on top of the deck?
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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #86 on: November 29, 2011, 05:59:41 pm »
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Several times I've heard "mirror match" for a game where both people use the same strategy (or where the second player just buys whatever the first player buys). Pretty obvious, but possibly confusing for a newbie.

I recently learned "scorched earth Possession" for a strategy where you buy possession and wreck your own deck then try to win with your opponent's, though I doubt that comes up often enough to include.

(As you can imagine, a scorched earth possession mirror match is pretty much the most terrible game)
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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #87 on: December 01, 2011, 03:06:44 pm »
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ehunt said:
Can I propose "hare brained scheme" for a strategy that involves buying lots of schemes and using the schemes only to put the schemes on top of the deck?

I just played a game against WHARF 2 THA BRIDGE where I did a bit of this.  Oh well, I've been making a concerted effort to buy cards I've never bought.  Turns out that buying them is one thing, using them correctly is another. WHARF was very kind to put up with my long turns (I also bought Masquerade, Warehouse, Cartographer, and Sea Hag, all for the first time, and Worker's Village was on the board), though I suspect his pain was minimal given the score.  He bought 7 of the provinces, all the duchies, and I think all the estates.

Question on Lingo - What is "AP"? The subject of the thread was multiple plays of the "beginning kingdom" when teaching noobs.

Also, what is tl;dr?  I see it occassionally, and I haven't been able to work it out, either as an abbreviation or an handmade emoticon (though I've not tried standing on my head when looking at it).

And finally, can someone tell me how to quote from another post properly?
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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #88 on: December 01, 2011, 03:20:53 pm »
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If Kirian doesn't update the first post, I'm going to soon  :P

Question on Lingo - What is "AP"? The subject of the thread was multiple plays of the "beginning kingdom" when teaching noobs.
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Also, what is tl;dr?  I see it occassionally, and I haven't been able to work it out, either as an abbreviation or an handmade emoticon (though I've not tried standing on my head when looking at it).
Too long; didn't read.  Originally meant as a dismissive retort to someone's long post, and now used preemptively as a signifier of summary.

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And finally, can someone tell me how to quote from another post properly?
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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #89 on: December 01, 2011, 04:15:21 pm »
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of the post I want to quote?
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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #90 on: December 01, 2011, 04:16:05 pm »
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Yes.  Why don't you try it out?
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« Reply #91 on: December 01, 2011, 05:20:41 pm »
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« Reply #92 on: December 01, 2011, 05:22:00 pm »
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Oh, I had figured that out, but when I went into preview mode and the formatting didnt move into the "all pretty" stage, I thought I had done it wrong, so I deleted it and tried a manual version.  Thanks for the help.
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« Reply #93 on: December 08, 2011, 11:37:13 pm »
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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #94 on: December 09, 2011, 01:13:05 am »
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Unimportant point, but I rarely, if ever, see people use SH for Sea Hag; I just see "Hag" used instead.

If Lab is included on the list of abbreviations, I think Amb should go there too. I also see MV (Mining Village), GM (Grand Market), and HoP (Horn of Plenty) used fairly often.
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« Reply #95 on: December 15, 2011, 10:55:31 am »
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Can we try to come up with a uniform definition for the term combo? I have noticed this getting debated off-handedly in a number of threads recently.
I would propose the following three definitions:

Combo: Two or more cards that work together in such a way that the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Complete Combo: A combo (see above) that by itself is an entire strategy, such that buying just the combo cards and money can be enough to win a game (village/torturer, village/wharf, etc.)

Incomplete Combo: A combo (see above) that needs other cards to be effective. Usually this will be an accelrator or bonus component for another engine. (hamlet/menagerie, salvager/spice merchant)

I think it is useful to distinguish between these three concepts, although the names could maybe use some work.
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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #96 on: December 15, 2011, 06:08:43 pm »
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Can we try to come up with a uniform definition for the term combo? I have noticed this getting debated off-handedly in a number of threads recently.
I would propose the following three definitions:

Combo: Two or more cards that work together in such a way that the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Complete Combo: A combo (see above) that by itself is an entire strategy, such that buying just the combo cards and money can be enough to win a game (village/torturer, village/wharf, etc.)

Incomplete Combo: A combo (see above) that needs other cards to be effective. Usually this will be an accelrator or bonus component for another engine. (hamlet/menagerie, salvager/spice merchant)

I think it is useful to distinguish between these three concepts, although the names could maybe use some work.

But, and this is the problem I have with much of what gets posted in this thread, people don't actually use those terms. I don't think things should be here saying 'people should use this phrase' because it almost never catches on. If it HAS caught on, then post it. (I'm obviously excepting combo here, though that's not super well-defined and agreed upon)

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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #97 on: December 15, 2011, 10:20:17 pm »
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Can we try to come up with a uniform definition for the term combo? I have noticed this getting debated off-handedly in a number of threads recently.
I would propose the following three definitions:

Combo: Two or more cards that work together in such a way that the sum of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Complete Combo: A combo (see above) that by itself is an entire strategy, such that buying just the combo cards and money can be enough to win a game (village/torturer, village/wharf, etc.)

Incomplete Combo: A combo (see above) that needs other cards to be effective. Usually this will be an accelrator or bonus component for another engine. (hamlet/menagerie, salvager/spice merchant)

I think it is useful to distinguish between these three concepts, although the names could maybe use some work.

But, and this is the problem I have with much of what gets posted in this thread, people don't actually use those terms. I don't think things should be here saying 'people should use this phrase' because it almost never catches on. If it HAS caught on, then post it. (I'm obviously excepting combo here, though that's not super well-defined and agreed upon)

See also:  cantrip
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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #98 on: December 16, 2011, 10:28:37 am »
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Hmm, that's probably a fair point. But unlike the cantrip discussion, I am not proposing a replacement term for combo itself. I think everyone uses combo, so that should at least be in the definitions.

The problem is still that everyone is using "combo" and some mean combo as a full strategy and some mean combo as a smaller set of useful cards. I guess maybe I should have asked the question if anyone already has working terminology that distinguishes these concepts?
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Re: Dominion Lingo Dictionary
« Reply #99 on: December 24, 2011, 11:27:26 am »
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Why isn't PPR defined in the OP if endgame was? =/
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