We went over to a friend’s house to night and played a little Dominion. I’m not too knowledgable about the whole custom board/card game thing, but I’ve really liked playing this one. I have my own set (Intrigue), and our friend apparently has… all of the other ones. Except Alchemy, which I’m not sure I’d like. So we had a nice mix of cards going.
I think I enjoy the recommended sets the most, because they tend to strike a good balance. The game works best when there are a few card combinations to rotate your strategy around. The randomizers are nice for mixing things up, but it’s a bit hit-or-miss. Sometimes you get some good strategy paths and sometimes you don’t.
We have a little joke about one of the Seafaring cards called Pearl Diver. It’s mostly useless, to be honest. One of these days I want to make a deck that revolves around supporting the Pearl Diver.
Apparently there’s another expansion coming along called Cornucopia, which rewards building a varied deck. I tend to do that a lot, which may be why I lose so much, so maybe that one will help.
- I know that Homefront isn’t a great game, but it’s kind of funny how people begrudge others’ success. It’s apparently doing pretty well, so good for them. Maybe with a little polish (and seed money) Homefront 2 will be better.
- It’s probably going to be terrible, but I’d kind of like to see what kinds of Facebook games come out of properties like Scream and Children of the Corn.
- Remember when all those companies started focusing on downloadable stuff to combat used game sales, and people figured it would screw up GameStop’s profits? That didn’t happen.