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Dominion League / Season 29 - Game Reports and Discussion
« on: July 28, 2018, 04:12:45 pm »
Announce your upcoming Season 29 league matches in this thread. If you don't want to miss any, use the notify button on the top right (this is also a good plan for your own scheduling thread).

When announcing, please convert the starting time to UTC. Keep in mind that people from around the world frequent the forums and they might not know what you're referring to otherwise.

In addition to posting here, you are encouraged to add your match to the Upcoming Matches Google Calendar by filling out this form.

Promoting Dominion Content

For streamers, any time a Dominion Online Twitch stream is live, a notification will play on the Dominion Discord, and people do show up! This is a good way to get eyes on your games, and to get post-game discussions on how to improve your play.

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Tournaments and Events / Re: Cage Match Tournament #2: Empires
« on: July 11, 2018, 08:38:41 pm »
amoffett11 3 - 1 volfied

Sacrifice gained every time by both players to varying effect. First player to take Shrine points lost each time.

Tournaments and Events / Re: Cage Match Tournament #2: Empires
« on: July 07, 2018, 07:18:55 am »
/in volfied

Dominion League / Re: Season 27 - Signups
« on: March 22, 2018, 07:22:05 pm »
New to the league.

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Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Co0kieL0rd's other cards
« on: March 05, 2018, 08:05:41 am »
Sentinel appears to have disappeared from Imgur. Was this a deliberate removal? Seemed like a popular card.

That was intentional. When Sentry was published, I realized that it fulfilled basically the same role as Sentinel but in a much more elegant way. I wasn't happy with my card anymore, and see no reason for it to exist parallel to Sentry, so I removed it. I can re-upload the card if you're interested though.

Ahh, that makes sense. Thank you.

Just in case you wanted to include any of these in the top post, ThetaSigma12 (no hard feelings, if not), here are the final versions:

I think I can live with that. Iíll fix the wording on Occupied Village, revert Phoenix/Ashes and add these to my print run, then. Thank you, all.

Didnít he mean Phoenix, itself?

Apart from the possibility of having another card that gains from the trash, how does the earlier wording avoid pile-driving? Perhaps some subtlety Iím missing.

Fair enough. Let's try this version of Occupied Village. My worry is that it might be a little powerful.

I see your point about Vampire/Bats. I own Nocturne, but have not had much of a chance to play with it, so the depth of the similarities escaped my notice. I'm rather taken with the current arrangement, though, and don't want to make especially dramatic changes to it. I've implemented the exchange wording, as you suggested, along with a slight tweak to Ashes.

Youíre right, of course. Iím not as experienced with the second edition cards, so that escaped my notice. Iím not quite sure what the right course of action is. Clearly, I could raise the cost to 5, possibly adding some additional minor benefit.

What do people think of Poacher, though? It seems quite weak for a $4 card. Now, if you agree with Rinkworks that the distinction between $3 and $4 cost cards should be less about absolute value and more about early game balance, maybe that means that the ďstrictly superiorĒ test isnít as useful for cards with those costs. Iíd be interested in hearing arguments, either way.

Thank you all for the input. Here are the updated cards. I'm not sure they address everyone's concerns perfectly, but they are certainly all improvements. Robber Baron and Crop Rotation didn't make the cut. Particular thanks (and co-creation credit) to Gazbag for his Ash concept, which I have implemented. Any additional thoughts?

Variants and Fan Cards / Re: Co0kieL0rd's other cards
« on: February 10, 2018, 08:57:12 am »
Sentinel appears to have disappeared from Imgur. Was this a deliberate removal? Seemed like a popular card.

That was pretty much what I was going for with the Master of the Mint: accessible early, but still a little pricey.

Looks like I've got some thinking to do. Thank you all for the feedback. I think I can make most of these work eventually.

Good catch on Master of the Mint, J Reggie.

Anyone have any concrete ideas about how debt in costs should be employed? These came about after Rinkworks' article on card creation, so there's no "official" guidance.

Okay, so sounds like Phoenix needs to be nerfed. (Which I'd actually already done. Made this one ages ago. Used to be "trash any number of cards and draw two cards per". Clearly excessive.)

Robber Baron's similarity to Tunnel hadn't hit me, for some reason. Still, discarding your hand makes it a little tough. However, if something like Tunnel makes it so easy to gain Golds, then perhaps this is too steep a price to pay.

I'll have to do a little play testing again with Money Changers and see how it fares. Maybe it's not OP, even with gain to hand.

Holunder9: How would you stack Crop Rotation? Doesn't discarding your hand and -1 action prevent that? (Actually, doesn't "discard your hand" make the -1 Action unnecessary? Or is there a way around that?) I do wonder whether it's worth it as a weak (albeit, cheaper) Tactician, as you've said.

I see your point about Occupied Village. Perhaps making it +3 Actions? I would think the cost would have to stay at 4 if I did that, since it would be strictly superior to Village. I do like liopoil's version. Simple and elegant.

I think you're right about Land Grab needing a draw. Would +2 Cards be too much, though? I could see +1 Cards without raising the price.

Added one more card that occurred to me last night.

Hello all,

I've spent much of today reading through this thread. I'm planning to print some fan expansion cards for myself and figured I'd find a couple other decent ones to pad out the print run. Came away with rather more than I'd bargained for thanks to all your excellent work.

I've come up with a few cards (some recently, others long ago) that I thought I'd run past you in case you have any input.

A few things that are already rolling around in my head:
  • Phoenix: The phrasing of the complex OR statement could be better. I worry it's a little OP.
  • Robber Baron: May be a little underpowered for $5.
  • Money Changers: Phrasing of the "exchange" concept is hard to get just right. Used to gain cards to your hand instead of discarding. Might still be OP.
  • Crop Rotation: Something very similar already exists among the fan cards. I think it's an Event.
  • Occupied Village: Forfeiting actions being a novel concept, I'm not sure this is the best possible phrasing. Also toyed with a version called Final Act that cost $3, had +1 Card (or +1 Action) instead of +2 Actions, and forced you to forfeit all your unused actions for a draw each. Still not sure which I like better.
  • Land Grab: I hate all the Victory shields in this description, but I can't think of a better approach. Used to say "[shield] value" where applicable, but decided to drop "value". Does the meaning convey through all the muddle?
  • Master of the Mint: This one just occurred to me last night. Is twice the face value in coin tokens too high? Should it be just the face value in both debt and coin? There doesn't seem to be much commentary on debt in prices, so I'm eyeballing this one a bit.

I'm genuinely interested in any critiques you can offer. Thank you.

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