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Jan
18
answered When is it optimal to purchase a Mint on a 5/2 split?
Jan
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Jan
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Jan
8
answered What happens when all your cards (the whole deck) are in play?
Jan
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
27
answered Dominion: when playing the Big Money strategy, when should you switch from buying Gold to Duchy?
Dec
11
comment Is there a strategy for consistent winning in the base dominion game with the base setup?
This question has been settled definitely by simulators. Single Smithy, no Village is far faster than any other number of Smithies/Villages. The Workshop will only slow you down because either you'll draw it dead from the Smithy regularly or you'll need to buy Villages to play it with the Smithy, which also slows you down from buying Silver. See forum.dominionstrategy.com/…. WanderingWinder is one of the top players in the world and this is an easy scenario to simulate.
Dec
10
answered Is there a strategy for consistent winning in the base dominion game with the base setup?
Dec
8
comment Is Saboteur better in a 4-player game than a 2-player game?
If it looked like it was going to turn into a Sab-fest, Estates would definitely become a priority. But, you want to be careful if a) there are no über-cheap piles, or b) if your opponents take nothing rather than a lower-cost card. In those scenarios, I don't know if Silver would be better than Estates.
Dec
8
answered Is Saboteur better in a 4-player game than a 2-player game?
Oct
20
comment When should I buy copper in Dominion?
Adding to your contrived example: if I'm playing a Pirate Ship strategy, I might Ambassador some Coppers over to my opponent in order to give my Ship another target and might eventually need to buy a Copper in order to give my Ambassador more fodder. This is almost certainly not the optimal way to play an Ambassador/Ship strategy, but it's possible.
Oct
20
revised When should I buy copper in Dominion?
Fixed calculation error: you need a 1.6 average value, not 1.8
Oct
20
answered When should I buy copper in Dominion?
Oct
15
answered When would you buy the Thief in Dominion?
Aug
29
answered Using the Baron
Aug
28
comment If I have 8+ coins and no Gold, should I buy a Gold or a Province?
@thesunneversets: there's about a half percent edge to delaying the first Province until you have at least one Gold with the Big Money Ultimate strategy. Adding in Kingdom cards tends to increase that edge (e.g., a Silver/Baron opening has a 5% edge over the same strategy if it waits until after buying a Gold).
Aug
28
comment If I have 8+ coins and no Gold, should I buy a Gold or a Province?
@thesunneversets: you're forgetting that the early Province is a hinderance for the rest of the game. You can try simulating the result yourself with the simulator I linked to above.
Aug
28
comment If I have 8+ coins and no Gold, should I buy a Gold or a Province?
@aramis: I won't say it's always wrong to use a Silver-heavy strategy, but usually Silver decks won't be able to sustain the pace once the deck starts to turn green. Exceptions might be if you can use Bureaucrats, Trusty Steed, or gaining cards like Workshop to continue to acquire Silvers and counterbalance the green in your deck, but those situations are exceptions rather than the rule. Silver-based decks are also far more vulnerable to attacks: a simple Militia leaves Silver unable to buy Provinces.
Aug
28
comment If I have 8+ coins and no Gold, should I buy a Gold or a Province?
@StasK: you can run the simulations yourself. Geronimoo's simulator is available at forum.dominionstrategy.com/index.php?topic=144.0. Buying Duchies when there are 5 or fewer Provinces left is known as Big Money Ultimate, the optimized version of the Big Money strategy.
Aug
28
comment If I have 8+ coins and no Gold, should I buy a Gold or a Province?
I'm guessing that you missed the part of the OP's question where he asked about buying a Province without Gold already in the deck.