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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.
Aug
27
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Aug
27
comment If I have 8+ coins and no Gold, should I buy a Gold or a Province?
If you don't have at least one (and often two) Gold in the deck already, buying an early Province will hurt you the vast majority of the time. The reason you need to have Gold in most situations is that your deck will fill with green cards and so you need the extra coin density to get to $8. This is especially true when you start learning how to buy Duchies; simulations show that you usually should start buying Duchies when there are 5 (!) Provinces left, yet most newer players don't start buying Duchies until far later. Those extra green cards make a difference in the quality of your hand.
Aug
27
answered If I have 8+ coins and no Gold, should I buy a Gold or a Province?
Jul
22
comment Recommendations for 6-player board game
I upvoted this answer because I love Dominion, but I want to echo @Mark Withers's suggestion to break the group into two groups of 3 and rotate through groups throughout the evening.
Jul
20
answered How much would the cards from Dominion: Alchemy cost if you wanted to use them while not playing with potions?
Jul
17
comment When is the Bureaucrat worth buying?
I want to emphasize what I think is the most important thing you said, which is that the relative value of Bureaucrat decreases as you get better at Dominion. Compared to the other attacks out there, Bureaucrat is extremely weak, and even compared to other non-attack cards, it is often going to be a card that you're better off avoiding. I wouldn't say it's as bad as Woodcutter, but it's definitely in that range.