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Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion Paradoxes
« on: April 02, 2020, 06:31:54 pm »
Start the game with a cost-reducer in play so Young Witch can be its own bane!

Dominion Online at Shuffle iT / Re: Very Poor Sportsmanship
« on: October 11, 2019, 10:30:25 pm »
FWIW the blacklist button also reports the player.
It's true, but half of the people I blacklist aren't because they are rude, and I don't want them to be banned or anything. I just don't want to play with them anymore for one reason or another.  It would be good to have a separate "report" option.

I like the Board Game Arena method on this: when you ban/thumbs down players, you have an option for reporting them and takes very few extra clicks.

Dominion Articles / Re: SaunaVanto --Draft--
« on: February 19, 2019, 11:12:49 pm »
Good start.  I don't really think it needs to be shorter; you hit the main points and didn't explain yourself to the point that it got repetitive.  The only point that got repeated several times is the City Trap idea.  If you are looking to add anything, you could consider what other cards are useful to a Sauna\Avanto deck.  To make it worthwhile, you should want +buy\attacks\something to do with the extra Actions, but having too many extraneous cards mean the Saunas and Avantos are less likely to line up.

There were no fundamental changes to the cards in the sets, unlike Base and Intrigue.  Better worded cards and rules shouldn't change how the cards actually play, so it doesn't constitute enough to call them 2nd Edition.

I'd be satisfied if there were legitimate cases where it's not the absolute worst opening, assuming the player proceeds to play competently after the opening.
OK. By that weaker standard, what about buying Curse, Curse, Ambassador, Ambassador on T1-4? There are going to be kingdoms where that will beat people who for some reason ignore Ambassador entirely.

In a discussion about "strong cards", I think we should assume mid to high level play.  Curse is not a strong card; Ambassador is.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: A quick Temple tip
« on: April 22, 2018, 08:23:42 pm »
Does any mathsy person know what would happen if I tried to divide by Potion?
Simple: ($6 + 2P)/P = 2 with remainder $6. In other words, if you have $6 and 2 Potions, you can buy 2 Transmutes and still have $6 leftover.

Except my point is that you also need the buys: ($6 + 2P + 1 buy)/(P + buy) = 1 with remainder $6 + P. In other words, if you have $6 and 2 Potions, but only 1 buy, you can only buy one Transmute.

But on a coins-provided-per-cost basis how does Philosophers Stone compare to Silver??

Define Usefulness as a function that looks like (return)/(investment).  So Silver is ($2 * plays) / ($3 + 1buy), and Stone is ((Deck / 5) * plays)/($3 + 1P + 1buy).

So Usefulness(Stone)/Usefulness(Silver), is [((Deck / 5) * StonePlays) * ($3 + 1buy]) / [($3 + 1P + 1buy) * ($2 * SilverPlays)]

The problem is the value of Stone varies, especially when you play it, which makes this mess difficult to to anything with.  I wish I knew LaTeX - this would be much easier.

Dominion Online at Shuffle iT / Re: A user report feature?
« on: April 07, 2018, 12:30:45 am »
It's perfectly reasonable to have a bad experience with an opponent and want everyone else to blacklist them.  Problem is, any one person could make up a false story against someone they don't like, so giving the world a story about a person shouldn't generate hate for that person.  Stef has always told us to blacklist problematic opponents and stop there.  It's his platform; let's follow his rules.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Dominion Anthology/Fan edtion PLEASE
« on: March 17, 2018, 11:12:40 pm »
One issue with treasure chest expansions is that they fail to have a true theme.  If you're not careful, it'll look like just a collection of outtakes and ideas.  I know Dominion doesn't rely on theme all that much, but without a theme, there won't be any common ground for people to talk about: we both might like the set, but like and dislike opposite cards.  Durations, as Adventures showed, can be brought back easily, but it's almost impossible to put Potions in a set and not make it an Alchemy sequel.

Really, the Promos are nearing the size of a small expansion, and could be seen as a treasure chest sort of expansion in their own right.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: The more I read the worse I get?
« on: January 07, 2018, 10:44:10 pm »
The more I read this thread, the worse I get.

If players really do hate 3-pile endings, they'll blacklist you after the game, and you can blacklist them.  Take the win.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Semi-Interesting Dominion Moments Thread
« on: December 14, 2017, 10:32:13 pm »
Tax and Mission on the board.  What to do on boring Mission turns?  Spend your +buy from Wharf to tax Province, and deny your opponent points.  Province had 24 Debt tokens on it at one point.

Fortunately, Monument and Artisan were in the kingdom, so it didn't turn into a stalemate.  The game ended with Farming Villages, Wharves, and Duchies emptying.  The game was practically over when I lost both the Farming Village split and the Wharf split, but it was fun to carry on nonetheless.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: "I couldn't help myself"
« on: December 11, 2017, 10:18:21 pm »
I will always go for hireling if it's in the kingdom. Its as sure as death and taxes.

Is there a reason you always go for Tax?

Well, when Tax is on the board, the starting taxes are pretty sure.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Homage to the Best Card
« on: December 05, 2017, 08:15:12 pm »
Before I opened this thread the view count was 959656 which is some kind of mirror image palindrome thingy.

You ruined it!

Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Fun with Setup
« on: December 02, 2017, 10:54:55 pm »
You may buy cards from the trash this turn.

This is a really neat mechanic when coupled with some way to put things in the trash.  As mentioned in Dark Ages discussions, straight gaining from the trash has problems, so this is a good way to balance good and bad cards in the trash, and not have a ridiculously overpowered or underpowered card.

Dominion Articles / Re: Pre-Game Analysis
« on: November 26, 2017, 09:37:12 pm »
The best laid plans of [Rats] and men often go awry. - Robert Burns

Especially if Lord Rattington is planning.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Semi-Interesting Dominion Moments Thread
« on: November 13, 2017, 07:16:32 pm »
I just trashed 13 cards with Count.

Involved cards were Cultist, Lost City, and King's Court.

Dominion Online at Shuffle iT / Re: AIís whims
« on: November 13, 2017, 05:37:55 pm »
Do the developers plan on fixing Lord Rattington someday? ícause it keeps playing retardedly.
the pledge
Turn 7 - Lord Rattington
L plays a Butcher.
L trashes a Copper.
L gains a Stonemason.

the turn
Turn 17 - Lord Rattington
L plays a Stonemason.
L trashes an Estate.

the prestige
Turn 17 - Lord Rattington
L plays a Stonemason.
L trashes an Estate.
L gains 2 Curses.
Apparently not.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Sauna/Silver or Other Opening
« on: November 07, 2017, 06:54:07 pm »
It's also worth questioning how fast to buy Sauna when things like Baker, Alms, or Borrow are on the board.

I feel like on a Baker start, opening double Sauna isn't the best, since it doesn't get trashing going at all and doesn't increase buying power.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Weird German Dominion promotion video
« on: October 30, 2017, 03:28:54 pm »
As with most ads, the majority of it has nothing to do with the thing its advertising.  But since I don't speak German, I don't know whether the narrator is talking about Dominion or beer.

Rules Questions / Re: When to check for three pile ending
« on: October 28, 2017, 06:57:20 pm »
Poacher, on the other hand, cares about what the game state is right now.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: What do you forget IRL?
« on: October 28, 2017, 01:24:03 pm »
The score

Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Bonus Preview #2: Faithful Hound
« on: October 24, 2017, 11:37:29 am »
I'm trying to think of a way for the Blue Dog Rule to come up with the Blue Dog Card.

Rules errata: when you buy this card, you must take it for a walk.

Dominion General Discussion / Re: Night cards are not action cards
« on: October 23, 2017, 09:22:19 pm »
Good draw is especially important now, because in an engine, Night cards sort of work like a non-terminal non-drawing card (similar to Treasure).
You can, however, gain Raider and other Night-Attack cards when trashing Squire.

Dominion: Nocturne Previews / Re: Is there any update on Nocturne?
« on: October 19, 2017, 10:05:18 am »
Event, $40
New Dominion Expansion
Open the box. If you did, examine the contents.

Setup: In games involving this, read teasers and previews of upcoming cards(haped-things). Speculate on how they would interact with the rest of the board.

Also speculate on how they would interact with Scout.


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