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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #4250 on: May 25, 2018, 01:12:51 am »
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The Secret History for Wedding says it used to have a different bonus that you decided not to use until a future expansion. Was that receiving a Boon?
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #4251 on: May 25, 2018, 01:16:04 am »
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The Secret History for Wedding says it used to have a different bonus that you decided not to use until a future expansion. Was that receiving a Boon?

Yes. It had “Recieve a Boon” instead of +1 VP. And at the time, one of the Boons was “+1 VP”.
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #4252 on: June 05, 2018, 09:03:47 pm »
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Does it ever annoy you that Dark Ages is the only expansion with two words in the title?
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« Reply #4253 on: June 05, 2018, 11:39:29 pm »
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Does it ever annoy you that Dark Ages is the only expansion with two words in the title?
It depends on how you count them - there's Guilds & Cornucopia aka Cornucopia & Guilds aka Mixed Box, and Update Pack and Intrigue Update Pack. And then less-expansion-y things - Big Box, Big Box II, Base Cards. And then other languages and those Japanese rethemes.

But no. I worried that Jay might complain, but he didn't; he likes short names, but Dark Ages was short enough.
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #4254 on: June 08, 2018, 01:59:42 pm »
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So I know you don't look at fan expansions, but you should check out the artwork from the Antiquities expansion, and then you should hire this JanBoruta guy to illustrate at least a couple cards in all future expansions! I especially like his human closeups on cards like Archaeologist.

https://imgur.com/a/WQ1aX

Hmmm...apparently that's not a question. Will you please hire this guy?
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #4255 on: June 08, 2018, 02:15:41 pm »
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I especially like his human closeups on cards like Archaeologist.

https://imgur.com/a/WQ1aX

Hmmm...apparently that's not a question. Will you please hire this guy?

Archaeologist does not look like a guy
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #4256 on: June 08, 2018, 02:28:18 pm »
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So I know you don't look at fan expansions, but you should check out the artwork from the Antiquities expansion, and then you should hire this JanBoruta guy to illustrate at least a couple cards in all future expansions! I especially like his human closeups on cards like Archaeologist.

https://imgur.com/a/WQ1aX

Hmmm...apparently that's not a question. Will you please hire this guy?

This brings me a question: How are the artists chosen for each card? Do you choose them, or does RGG handle that?
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #4257 on: June 08, 2018, 03:44:32 pm »
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This brings me a question: How are the artists chosen for each card? Do you choose them, or does RGG handle that?
Jay assigned them until Nocturne. I assigned them there, though Jay dealt with, what if they aren't available.
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #4258 on: June 08, 2018, 03:53:36 pm »
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First time posting to this thread (and no idea if I'm doing this right), but here goes.

How many expansions do you think you'll be making after Nocturne? Is there a set number of expansions you think Dominion can have before every aspect of the game's been fully explored and developed, or is it more a matter of continuing to make sets for as long as you have the ideas for them?
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #4259 on: June 08, 2018, 05:37:21 pm »
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How many expansions do you think you'll be making after Nocturne? Is there a set number of expansions you think Dominion can have before every aspect of the game's been fully explored and developed, or is it more a matter of continuing to make sets for as long as you have the ideas for them?
My plan is to slow the pace down after the next expansion. How many you can make depends on how complex you're willing to make them, and how little you require them to evoke the basic experience of the game. If you are loose enough on those issues you can keep going for a long time; if you demand simplicity and a classic Dominion feel, there may not be much more to do.

For me though the big thing is, well it's the war between "time spent on Dominion is time not spent on other games, and I'd like to make other games too" and "I'm not getting anything done on other games and like to feel satisfied with accomplishing things; maybe another Dominion expansion?"

So, how many more expansions, it's really down to how well I do on other projects, which is just so hard to predict.
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #4260 on: June 08, 2018, 05:40:55 pm »
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So I know you don't look at fan expansions, but you should check out the artwork from the Antiquities expansion, and then you should hire this JanBoruta guy to illustrate at least a couple cards in all future expansions! I especially like his human closeups on cards like Archaeologist.

https://imgur.com/a/WQ1aX

Hmmm...apparently that's not a question. Will you please hire this guy?

That art is good, except that Profiteer and Prospector are the exact same dude.
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #4261 on: June 10, 2018, 12:08:25 am »
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While we're talking about art, why is the art for Ruined Village a ruined looking Walled Village? That was a promo so the vast majority of Dominion players will never have played the card and they won't make the connection. Why not, you know... just a ruined version of Village?
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Re: Interview with Donald X.
« Reply #4262 on: June 10, 2018, 12:27:09 am »
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While we're talking about art, why is the art for Ruined Village a ruined looking Walled Village? That was a promo so the vast majority of Dominion players will never have played the card and they won't make the connection. Why not, you know... just a ruined version of Village?
That was something Jay did. Note though that Village does appear on Pillage in the same set (and on Scrying Pool). So he may have just been avoiding doing two callbacks to Village at once.
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