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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: December 05, 2023, 03:51:01 pm »
Thank you. This is good advice. 

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Interview with Donald X.
« on: November 30, 2023, 04:44:07 pm »
Do you have any resources you'd recommend for a hopeful game designer?

I've read a lot of game theory stuff, but, surprisingly, that is more about econ than fun games.

I'm struggling to find a way to make sure asymmetrical game play is balanced. Any suggestions on what to research?   

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I play dominion almost exclusively with a pool of five players.  We used to play at least weekly when we were in the same town. but most of the group has moved away.

Thankfully one of use has sprung for a full subscription online. we get together, play dominion and have a fun group chat.

I probably don't play at the super high level some do, but it's dang fun.  It's just an excuse to spend time with the guys.

there is enough variability in Dominion that everyone wins sometimes. And can Lord that over the rest of the people until we play again.

I'm so glad online dominion has 3-4 player options.  I like having everyone able to play.

So yeah.  I'll keep playing, more online than in person.  but I sure love this game.


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i'm not sure the number people they playtest with is that important.  I mean how many expansions into this thing are we and it is pretty dang fun.

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i would just give him the 2nd edition. it's cleaner.  he won't have to store a big box and a small box.  Really IMHO the only reason to get the 1st edition is if you are a completest.  If he gets to the point where he loves it enough to be a completest, he can go for all of them.  But probably after he's bought a ton of other expansions

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This is good news.  thank you.  a few extra cards in the long run makes this not a bad deal at all.  Love the game.

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Dominion General Discussion / Intrigue Second edition missing cards
« on: May 14, 2018, 01:34:18 pm »
has anyone else had this happen?  i bought intrigue a few months ago, but finally had a chance to play it.  when we opened it up, one of the sets was adventure cards instead of intrigue.  is it best to contact Rio Grand, amazon, or am i just out of luck.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Playing to lose?
« on: May 11, 2018, 05:11:24 pm »
my take, you should play so you will end the best possible.  if first is out of reach, second is better than last. There is real value in seeing you beat the other players.

Any other strategy is playing king maker.  If the guy who could have gotten second prolongs the game to his detriment, then he is helping the engine people with no benefit to himself.  at least with the second place player trying for second he is trying to avoid the shame of announcing the lowest number of points.

at least in my group we give some good natured ribbing to the last place player.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: What should Dominion do next?
« on: April 04, 2018, 01:34:41 pm »
i love revisiting mechanics like duration, ruins, events, and landmarks.  Even if he didn't introduce new mechanics, i would enjoy a set that just explores old mechanics further.

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Dominion General Discussion / Re: The Fool is a pity
« on: January 08, 2018, 04:02:07 pm »
Donald needs no back up, but i play primarily with 4 players, and i love the game.  i've played over 200 games with the same group of guys, and it hasn't gotten stale yet. 

I acknowledge the fact that it tries to be balanced for 2-4. It just doesn't always succeed. Why do you reckon the 2-player option is the standard for competitive play?

It's cute that it's possible to play with 3 or 4 players, especially for casual players. But it just doesn't work nearly as well.

By the way, this is not meant as a criticism towards Dominion in general, because I still think it's the second best 2-player board/card game in the world (after chess).
People like to compete online with 2 players because it's faster and there's less luck.

I have endlessly played Dominion with 3-5, thousands of games. You aren't going to convince me that it doesn't work.

Chess is a great example of what not to do in a board game.

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i've played 2-3 online games. 

hundreds if not thousands of games IRL.

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Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Is there any update on Nocturne?
« on: November 09, 2017, 11:06:01 am »
Do we have a better guess at when we'll see this?   have the trays come in?

Just rather excited for it

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Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Previews #5: Exorcist, Pixie, Vampire
« on: October 27, 2017, 12:05:16 pm »
So you can swap between Vamp, and bat several times on the same turn correct?    where does the exchanged card go?

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Actually, i would have loved star wars dominion

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Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Bonus Preview #4: Leprechaun
« on: October 26, 2017, 11:11:07 am »
So with Possession the Possessor would gain the gold, but the possessed would gain the Hex right?

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So with the Idol are all treasures played at once, but you don't ahve to play all of them?

so if i have 4 Idols do i just play them at the same time and everyone else gets a curse, or do i play them one after another so it's boon curse boon curse?

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Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Is there any update on Nocturne?
« on: October 10, 2017, 05:06:19 pm »
i heard from a friend it was delayed due to a misprint.  but i haven't found anything online

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I enjoy a good possession every now and then, i love a possession inside a possession.  that's really all i can add.  but i figured someone who liked the card could chime in.


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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion Opening Training & Predicting
« on: December 21, 2016, 02:43:51 pm »
Played this set last night. So many different options we played two games with it.  I'm what strategies would you have done





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Rules Questions / Re: Pirate ship reaction before choose one?
« on: November 16, 2016, 01:04:31 pm »
Thanks, I meant to type put two on top of your deck

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Rules Questions / Pirate ship reaction before choose one?
« on: November 16, 2016, 12:58:15 pm »
I just wanted to make sure this is how it should happen.

Someone plays Pirate ship

someone reacts with secret chamber discarding two cards

then the Pirate Ship player can choose attack or money?

is that right?

or does he have to choose as soon as he plays it

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