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The Life and Times of Bill The Cat; or, Hi
« on: November 16, 2012, 05:58:29 pm »
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Hello, I am Bill The Cat!  I have never played on isotropic (I know, I have missed out on both the Golden and Silver ages of online Dominion) so if thereís a Bill The Cat there, Iím not that one. 

Iíve had a long-time commitment to regular, silent lurking on this site.  I enjoy all the strategy articles, which have really improved my real-life games, which until very recently, have been the only Dominon games I play (other than Androminion on my wifeís phone, just to make sure it was not going to function as a secret sensei for her to get better than me).   I really like the overall tone of the posts on this site, as there seems to be a sort of prickly Jeffersonian civility and camaraderie that permeates the dialog.   Anyway, Iíve never had any impetus to post until recently, because I donít have anything to add regarding the strategy of this great game, considering most of you appear to be real life math wizards, wandering winders, computer programmers, etc.  Iím here to learn from you.

However, I have really been thinking about the whole Goko implementation over the past few days, ever since I gave it another shot after its initial launch-a-mageddon in August.  I think I happened to try it again just as it had some kind of poisonous interaction with a Chrome update, which did not help me love it.  Overall, I really want it to work, because as a casual player that does not relish being ranted at by some random dude who does not like my unfortunate tendency toward AP / slow play, I would like to simply have an outlet to play decent bots or real-life friends.  Anyhow, Iíd like to write a piece or two regarding the aesthetics of the Goko Dominion-beast and wanted to introduce myself before I post, because I guess I have a sense that its strange to just start talking before introducing yourself.  Do the Goko-lords read this site?  I hope they do, because they need to realize their aesthetic sucks and that it will not be that hard to fix it, and that itís a dang crime if they donít!  I mean, who do they think their market is?  But I digress!

Amazingly, I am 40 years old.

Iím totally married, and have a rad family (rad wife, rad 19 year-old, rad 14 year-old, rad 9 year-old).  As children are like terminal actions, we spread them out over a 10 year span and they hardly ever collide.  I live in California.  Iím the estimating manager for a medium sized landscape construction outfit.  I have a BA in English from Cal Poly, for some reason.  I am a Christian, and have relentlessly converted all of my church friends to Dominion.  Seriously, thank you Donald X. for not naming cards stuff like ďDefiling Death Wand of 100 DemonsĒ so I donít have to try to explain it to my more reactionary co-religionists.  Apprentice is a medieval scientist, with an unfortunately anthropomorphic non-supernatural bonfire behind him.  Familiar is just a guy with a cat.

My family and friends have been into board games since, well, the beginning.  I played old-school Battletech in junior high, graduated to Star Fleet Battles and Avalon Hill fare in high school and college (including ASL- whoo!) and then de-graduated into games that my wife would play with me after that (Catan, Stone Age, El Grande, Agricola, Empire Builder, 7 Wonders, etc.; and now Kingdom Builder, which my wife is some sort of evil savant at).  Weíve been playing Dominion since the middle of last year and it really is kind of in a class by itself; we play other stuff one time a week and 10++ Dominion games.  Just to go on record, I will commit to buy any and all Dominion products that Donald X. puts out for the rest of his natural life, so go ahead and make non-canonical battle-chests or whatever because I will buy them.
 
And thatís about it.  Thanks again for all the help you guys have given me strategy-wise over the past year to help me stay slightly ahead of my wife, who is starting to have zero patience for my 10-minute sermons on how the shuffle luck screwed me, so itís a good thing I can win occasionally. 
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Re: The Life and Times of Bill The Cat; or, Hi
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 06:07:30 pm »
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Welcome! I'm so curious to hear how you explain possession! ;D
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Re: The Life and Times of Bill The Cat; or, Hi
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 07:28:41 pm »
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You can still play Isotropic ;-)
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Re: The Life and Times of Bill The Cat; or, Hi
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012, 07:51:30 pm »
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Stuff that gets posted on this forum may or may not get passed on to Goko; they don't often read this site, but Donald X does and he passes things along. They do, however, read https://getsatisfaction.com/goko/ .
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Re: The Life and Times of Bill The Cat; or, Hi
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012, 09:59:38 pm »
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Nice introduction, welcome!
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Re: The Life and Times of Bill The Cat; or, Hi
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 11:23:06 am »
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Bill The Cat: More respect per post than Celestial Chameleon.
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Re: The Life and Times of Bill The Cat; or, Hi
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 12:58:25 pm »
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Bill The Cat's contribution to Dominion strategy on a forum called Dominion Strategy = 0

Hehe :)
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Re: The Life and Times of Bill The Cat; or, Hi
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2012, 04:33:02 pm »
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Bill The Cat: More respect per post than Celestial Chameleon.

Huh?

CC: 213/26 = 8.19
Bill: 48/6 = 8
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Re: The Life and Times of Bill The Cat; or, Hi
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2012, 04:38:20 pm »
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He just wrote a post above. Now the average is worse.
48/5 = 9.6

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Re: The Life and Times of Bill The Cat; or, Hi
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2012, 04:38:53 pm »
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He just wrote a post above. Now the average is worse.
48/5 = 9.6

Ahhh.
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Re: The Life and Times of Bill The Cat; or, Hi
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2012, 02:43:31 am »
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He just wrote a post above. Now the average is worse.
48/5 = 9.6
There's a fix for that.
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Re: The Life and Times of Bill The Cat; or, Hi
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2012, 03:09:11 am »
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How has no one mentioned the awesomeness of Bloom County yet?

And do you have that little 45 record from your namesake?
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Re: The Life and Times of Bill The Cat; or, Hi
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2012, 03:09:49 am »
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Oh, and play forum mafia.
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