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14 February 2011 @ 03:51 pm
An interesting Dominion card set  
Beth and I just played a few games of Dominion, with a card set somewhat inspired by donaithnen's game report. We picked Chapel and Mint to explore the how-to-start question with those, cards, and randomly generated the rest: (After rejecting Witch, Sea Hag and Saboteur as annoying)

Chapel
Pearl Diver
Steward
Loan
Feast
Mint
Vault
Treasury
Market
Minion
(and Platinum/Colony)

We tried a few different starting choices, using "tournament start" (pick 3/4 or 2/5 split, instead of dealing randomly)

Mint/Copper turns out to be a fairly effective start, but in the last game I tried Chapel/Vault, which wound up working really well. I was pretty lucky, though: I drew Chapel, Copper 3xEstate on my 3rd turn (trash it all), and then 5 Copper on my 4th (buy Mint, trash it all). So I wound up with a 4 card deck, which predictably bought Silver, Market, Gold, Platinum on the next 4 turns. That's about as good of a Dominion start as I can imagine.

We'll probably play this set (or a slightly modified set) again: There are a number of interesting decisions to be made.
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Beth Leonardbeth_leonard on February 15th, 2011 05:18 am (UTC)
Happy Valentines Day!
This set was a lot of fun to play. I'm looking forward to doing it again.
--Beth
jon_leonardjon_leonard on February 18th, 2011 06:30 am (UTC)
We played several more games; the most effective start seems to be Chapel/Minion, which is kind of surprising.
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