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Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« on: April 03, 2023, 11:41:18 am »
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Weekly Design Contest 183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please

There have been a number of contests recently focusing on the features introduced by the latest sets. As a contrast to this I have decided to take inspiration from the very early days of Dominion, namely the basic vanilla options (base set) and choices (Intrigue).

This weeks competition is to design a card or horizontal that offers a choice of the basic vanilla options.

Rules
- The 4 basic vanilla options are +Cards, +Actions, +Buy and .
- The choice can only comprise of these options. Whether your choice offers all four, or any combination of two or three, is up to you.
- How many items you can choose is entirely up to you. Similarly, if you allow more than one choice, it is up to to you to decide if the choices must be different or not.
- The choice does not have to be when the card is played. Entries where the choice is given as a reaction, on gain or on trash effect, etc will also be acceptable.
- Just because I have taken inspiration from the early sets, doesn't mean features from later sets are not allowed. Any official card type, mechanic or horizontal type will be acceptable providing it meets the above criteria.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2023, 12:58:01 pm »
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Would this card like this qualify as a "choice"? as players would choice to opt in on receiving the bonus(es) and even more if they had limited cards they cards they could easily discard they would need to choose which bonus they prefer

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Way of the Platypus
Way
+1 Action and +1 Buy
You may discard a card for +1 Action.
You may discard a card for +$1.
"Well, he is a platypus, they don't do much."
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2023, 01:04:12 pm »
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Dollhouse

$5 Action - Treasure

+1 Buy.

Choose one: +$2 or +2 Cards
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2023, 01:19:48 pm »
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Would this card like this qualify as a "choice"? as players would choice to opt in on receiving the bonus(es) and even more if they had limited cards they cards they could easily discard they would need to choose which bonus they prefer

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Way of the Platypus
Way
+1 Action and +1 Buy
You may discard a card for +1 Action.
You may discard a card for +$1.
"Well, he is a platypus, they don't do much."

Sorry no that wouldn't qualify as you have the choice of not discarding. Not discarding isn't one of the four options. I will update the rules.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2023, 01:34:30 pm »
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Odd Octopi
$6 Action - Duration
Now and at the start of your next turn choose one you have not picked yet: +2 Cards and +1 Action; +1 Card and +2 Actions; +1 Action and +1 Buy and +$1.

previous version
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Odd Octopi
$5 Action
Choose three different: +1 Card; or +1 Card; or +1 Action and +1 Buy; or +1 Action; or +1 Buy and +$1.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2023, 01:43:54 pm »
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A Smithy from the Ironfamily. It is not as elegant as -works or -monger as the vanillas are, for obvious reasons (discarding a Treasure for a Coin is pointless unless you overdraw), not symmetrical.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2023, 02:02:03 pm »
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$5 Action
Choose three different: +1 Card; or +1 Card; or +1 Action and +1 Buy; or +1 Action; or +1 Buy and +$1.
This is strictly better than Lab.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2023, 02:04:04 pm »
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2023, 02:06:17 pm »
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$5 Action
Choose three different: +1 Card; or +1 Card; or +1 Action and +1 Buy; or +1 Action; or +1 Buy and +$1.
This is strictly better than Lab.

It's also strictly better than Market. You can straight up get +1 Card, +1 Action, +2 Buys, and +, which is Market with an extra +Buy. (And similarly, the effects yielded by the first three options are Lab with a +Buy.)

Forget being strictly better than existing cards for the same price because of being able to choose between various effects, it lets you choose between various strictly-better-than- effects.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2023, 02:34:04 pm »
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Ah, who doesn't love guests. Exciting when they arrive, and sometimes even more exciting when they leave.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2023, 06:31:20 pm »
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$6 Action
Now and at the start of your next turn choose one you have not picked yet: +2 Cards and +1 Action; +1 Card and +2 Actions; +1 Action and +1 Buy and +$1.

This new version needs to be typed as a Duration.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2023, 06:44:40 pm »
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Can do a lot for you, but needs a bit of excess cards to get going. Lots of good options here, but unless you're fine going -3 in handsize, you'll probably pass on at least one of them.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2023, 07:10:30 pm »
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Hourglass
cost $2 - Event
Choose two: +1 Card; +1 Action; +1 Buy; or +$1.
Return to your Action phase.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2023, 07:56:59 pm »
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$2 - Action - Duration
+$1.
Now and at the start of your next turn, choose one: +1 Action, +1 Card, +$1, +1 Buy.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2023, 09:59:11 pm »
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A Garrison for the Night phase.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2023, 10:30:43 pm »
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Early on, you cash in on the first choice. Later, your draw has more value since you've cleaned some junk and bought better stuff, so that's probably when you switch to the second option.
Different traps for different beasts. Also once your prey starts going extinct you have to look further to find it.  ;)
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2023, 12:17:46 am »
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Peon

Action
Choose one: +2 Cards; or +2 Actions and +.

Notes: Inspired by Nobles, with the name inspired by Pawn. A versatile but unexceptional card that can play a supporting role in a lot of decks.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2023, 12:45:01 pm »
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A Smithy from the Ironfamily. It is not as elegant as -works or -monger as the vanillas are, for obvious reasons (discarding a Treasure for a Coin is pointless unless you overdraw), not symmetrical.

Shouldn't this be written like Ironmonger?
+3 Cards
Discard a card.  If it is an...
Action card, +1 Action
Treasure card, +1 buy
Victory card, +$1


At least for me, the way it is written is very odd.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2023, 02:23:31 pm »
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Clarifications following entries and questions
- There has been an entry with a Hamlet style choice, where the player could optionally discard a card for a choice of two vanilla bonuses or discard two cards for both bonuses. This is not eligible as there is also the option of not discarding and receiving no additional bonuses. This isn't one of the four vanilla choices.
I find this rule kind of technical and limiting. If I understand it correctly, two additional entries so far wouldn't qualify:

Cabin - if you discard a Curse, you get no additional bonuses
Abandoned Fort - if you have no Actions in play, you get no additional bonuses

Do these qualify or not?
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2023, 03:15:54 pm »
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Clarifications following entries and questions
- There has been an entry with a Hamlet style choice, where the player could optionally discard a card for a choice of two vanilla bonuses or discard two cards for both bonuses. This is not eligible as there is also the option of not discarding and receiving no additional bonuses. This isn't one of the four vanilla choices.
I find this rule kind of technical and limiting. If I understand it correctly, two additional entries so far wouldn't qualify:

Cabin - if you discard a Curse, you get no additional bonuses
Abandoned Fort - if you have no Actions in play, you get no additional bonuses

Do these qualify or not?

I have seen this and had a think about it. I will reverse my earlier decision. I hadn't thought about the additional scenarios with those entries.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2023, 03:17:17 pm »
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Would this card like this qualify as a "choice"? as players would choice to opt in on receiving the bonus(es) and even more if they had limited cards they cards they could easily discard they would need to choose which bonus they prefer

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Way of the Platypus
Way
+1 Action and +1 Buy
You may discard a card for +1 Action.
You may discard a card for +$1.
"Well, he is a platypus, they don't do much."

Sorry no that wouldn't qualify as you have the choice of not discarding. Not discarding isn't one of the four options. I will update the rules.

See my previous post in response to Faust's question. I have changed my mind and this is now qualifies.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2023, 11:25:27 pm »
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Churn
Action - $3
+2 Cards
You may discard 2 cards to choose one: +1 Card; +$1; +1 Action
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2023, 11:46:40 am »
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My submission:

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Young Knight • $3) • Action - Knight
Choose one: +2 Cards; or +2 Actions; or +2 Buys; or +$2.

(This is not in the Supply.)


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Chivalrous • Trait
When you gain a Chivalrous card, gain a Young Knight. After you play a Chivalrous card, play any number of Young Knights from your hand.


My submission is Young Knight, a non-Supply card that lets the player get +2 of any vanilla bonus, and Chivalrous, a Trait that interacts with YK. YK is a fairly weak card on its own. Although it offers all 4 vanilla bonuses, you only get +2 per card, giving effects like Moat and Necropolis when just played from your hand. However, designs using it also provide the opportunity for a player to play a chain of them, making them must stronger. There are 20 YKs in their pile.

Here, the Trait Chivalrous both allows you to gain YK (when you gain the card from the pile) and to play them (when you play it).
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2023, 01:09:38 pm »
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I don’t see why you need more than 10 Young Knights.
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Re: Weekly Design Contest #183: I'll Have The Vanilla Please
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2023, 11:22:50 pm »
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Expanding Market - $5
Action
+1 Card
+1 Action
+$1
You may discard a card costing $5 or more for +1 Card, +1 Buy, and +$1.

A Peddler that lets you turn a card costing $5 or more into a Market (through discarding it). Originally was going to require the discarded card to cost $6 or more. May warrant a cost of $6 as is.
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