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Best Kingdom Art
« on: September 24, 2012, 01:24:49 pm »
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Hello all,

We all know Dominion cards contain some of the best art of any other card game, but in this thread I would like to know some of the cards with the community's favorite art. Please share your favorites and why you like that art so much (ie. nice colors, fine detail, etc.). Have fun discussing!
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 01:25:46 pm »
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Young Witch.  It's just so painterly.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 01:56:33 pm »
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My current top 10 :

1 (and by far) : Ill-Gotten gains !! I love the bird, the yellow-orange color...
2 : Jester
3 : Inn
4 : Farmland
5 : Lighthouse
6 : Outpost
7 : Altar
8 : Young witch
9 : Mystic
10 : Sea hag

Honorable mention : Harem (not so ugly !)

Hinterland is really the most beautiful set IMO : IGG, Inn, Farmland above mentionned but I like also the artwork of Oracle, Highway, trader and embassy. And the cornucopia cover is very graceful.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 02:01:33 pm »
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Of cards not yet named -- I like SR, Harvest, Expand.  Probably others that I'm forgetting...
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 02:02:24 pm »
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My favorites off the top of my head are Bishop, Wharf, and Watchtower.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 02:14:17 pm »
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I love lots of things about Dominion, but in general the art is not one of them. 
I like Thief.

But man most of the art leaves me wanting something better.  Do you really like Dominion art more than MtG art?
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 02:25:10 pm »
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Whenever a thread like this pops up, I always give this answer: my girls, Forge and Peddler.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 02:29:26 pm »
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Please refrain from using pops as a verb, it messes with my head when I skim a post before reading it fully.  Especially right after mine.

Synonyms are: appears, materializes, presents itself.
Should you need to describe the destruction of a balloon, consider "bursts".

Thank you for your cooperation..
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 02:37:27 pm »
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Please refrain from using pops as a verb, it messes with my head when I skim a post before reading it fully.  Especially right after mine.

Synonyms are: appears, materializes, presents itself.
Should you need to describe the destruction of a balloon, consider "bursts".

Thank you for your cooperation..

Yeah, and people shouldn't say "were" so I don't get confused.  Or "great", either.

By the way, it's WerO.  With an O.  It doesn't even look like an E.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2012, 02:57:43 pm »
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Please refrain from using pops as a verb, it messes with my head when I skim a post before reading it fully.  Especially right after mine.

Synonyms are: appears, materializes, presents itself.
Should you need to describe the destruction of a balloon, consider "bursts".

Thank you for your cooperation..

Fine! Here, fixed:

Whenever a thread like this pops up takes root in the fertile valley that is f.ds, blossoms into a new question or topic, and yields the fruit of other users' comments,, I always give this answer: my girls, Forge and Peddler.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2012, 03:30:16 pm »
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Do you really like Dominion art more than MtG art?

Yes.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2012, 04:24:59 pm »
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Whenever a thread like this pops up, I always give this answer: my girls, Forge and Peddler.

Forge reminds me of A Knight's Tale.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2012, 04:37:05 pm »
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Whenever a thread like this pops up, I always give this answer: my girls, Forge and Peddler.

Forge reminds me of A Knight's Tale.

Me too!!!!

I always imagine that the Forge girl was an Arya Stark type who learned swordsmanship from her smithy father. But one day, he was struck down by a crooked knight. Now she is patiently reforging her father's sword, in preparation for the day where she will eventually avenge him. The art perfectly captures her purposeful loneliness, and her dedication to the smith's craft.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2012, 04:55:50 pm »
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2012, 06:11:38 pm »
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Looks like Jennifer Lawrence in the Hunger Games to me...


And if you could all stop using the word Forge, that would be great. Feel free to say create, or make, like in the sentence "Make is a decent 7 card but it's often too late in the game to use effectively by the time you get it"
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2012, 06:37:23 pm »
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Scout 
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2012, 07:20:29 pm »
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Scout 
Can't tell if Scout joke or legitimaly likes Scout's artwork...
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2012, 07:56:49 pm »
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i love the art in dark ages, by far the best art so far. also like that is uses pictures from the original set for the ruins and pillage
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2012, 09:10:29 pm »
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torturer is pretty great and so is mining village.  I also like bridge

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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2012, 10:28:23 pm »
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Some of my favorites that have not been mentioned are Procession, Noble Brigand, Transmute, Thief, Treasury, and Pirate Ship.  I obviously like Trusty Steed too :D
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2012, 10:53:17 pm »
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Count would be a hard one to draw because of all the details. But it is pretty neat looking.

Which is why it's my profile pic ;D
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2012, 01:33:22 am »
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Jester, all day long.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2012, 03:20:19 am »
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I like the oriental art on Merchant Ship.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2012, 04:45:45 am »
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Estate, simple, no fancy pictures getting in the way, tells you exactly what it does.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2012, 05:36:32 am »
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Please refrain from using pops as a verb, it messes with my head when I skim a post before reading it fully. 

Yeah, and people shouldn't say "were" so I don't get confused.  Or "great", either.


That's def. true.
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« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2012, 05:49:16 am »
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Too many words would be left out, we'd be bamboozled as to what to write
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2012, 06:24:48 am »
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Stop writing your name all over the place and discuss the art of Dominion. BTW, the new Potion is pretty nice to look at lekkit.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2012, 07:41:45 am »
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When I see Trusty Steed, a wave of excitement sweeps over me. Either that or someone just turned the aaron....
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2012, 11:49:58 am »
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I always imagine that the Forge girl was an Arya Stark type who learned swordsmanship from her smithy father. But one day, he was struck down by a crooked knight. Now she is patiently reforging her father's sword...

Do you mind?
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2012, 05:37:04 pm »
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I really like Ruined Market. It's just so ruined.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2012, 09:08:24 am »
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The extended art on the basic cards is super-purty.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2012, 05:48:49 pm »
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Thanks for all the input! I have so many favorite card images that I could't decide my favorite, but some among my top are hamlet and young witch. I will now be opening a poll where you can vote on the SET with the best card art. Happy dominion!
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #32 on: September 27, 2012, 05:49:07 am »
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I'm surprised so many people love the artxork in Dark Ages

Yes, there beautiful cards : Altar, counterfeit, bandit camp, rats, feodum, procession, market square, mystic, death cart and the ruins (but not ruined village), but not as beautiful as the landscapes in Hinterlands, Cornucopia and Seaside.

And there are some terribly ugly cards : Hermit, madman, squire, shelters, Marauder, Hunting grounds, almost all the knights, Beggar, Urchin, Rogue...

Just my opinion of course !  ;D
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« Reply #33 on: September 27, 2012, 07:03:43 am »
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Hinterlands!
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« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2012, 07:35:46 am »
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I actually like the artwork on Marauder. There is something about it that makes me want to go plunder a grand market...
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #35 on: September 27, 2012, 08:53:36 am »
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I'm so used to playing on the internet in text mode that when I actually see some images I go "huh, so that's what it looks like".

And another thing: Ruined Village uses the art from Walled Village. If any of the Villages would be able to defend itself, one would think it would be Walled Village! I mean, Fortress isn't called ... Village so it doesn't count.

Then again, it may be a message: Not even Walled Village is same from the looters, run, run!
They shamelessly plundered the Grand Market as well! I guess it's useless to plunder a single Peddler.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #36 on: September 27, 2012, 05:46:26 pm »
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I agree about not seeing much in a lot of the dark ages cards. I definitely see a lot of nice pictures in hinterlands and in cornucopia. There are also some nice cards in Seaside too.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #37 on: September 28, 2012, 09:49:15 am »
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On the other hand, if you use image mode on Iso, you may find yourself saying something like: "That's not what Militia looks like!"
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #38 on: September 28, 2012, 01:27:15 pm »
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I am surprised no one voted for base.  I almost picked it myself. Spy is one of my favorite cards as far as art goes, and Thief, Throne Room, Council Room, Remodel, Lab, and Adventurer are all pretty cool.  I guess it's just that it has a lot of dumb looking cards too.
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #39 on: September 28, 2012, 05:50:15 pm »
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I am surprised no one voted for base.  I almost picked it myself. Spy is one of my favorite cards as far as art goes, and Thief, Throne Room, Council Room, Remodel, Lab, and Adventurer are all pretty cool.  I guess it's just that it has a lot of dumb looking cards too.

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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2012, 12:37:48 am »
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I am surprised no one voted for base.  I almost picked it myself. Spy is one of my favorite cards as far as art goes, and Thief, Throne Room, Council Room, Remodel, Lab, and Adventurer are all pretty cool.  I guess it's just that it has a lot of dumb looking cards too.

Even some of the dumb ones are kind of cool in a quirky way though (like Festival).
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Re: Best Kingdom Art
« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2012, 09:28:45 am »
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I am surprised no one voted for base.  I almost picked it myself. Spy is one of my favorite cards as far as art goes, and Thief, Throne Room, Council Room, Remodel, Lab, and Adventurer are all pretty cool.  I guess it's just that it has a lot of dumb looking cards too.

Even some of the dumb ones are kind of cool in a quirky way though (like Festival).

Especially when he has a coke in his hand :D
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