Dominion Nocturne Card List, Rules Up, and Online Now!

Dominion Nocturne is online now for purchase. The rules are up here which includes a complete list of cards. Here are the missing Nocturne cards that were not revealed during preview week.

Bard
$4
Action – Fate
+$2
Receive a Boon.

Changeling
$3
Night
Trash this. Gain a copy of a card you have in play.


In games using this, when you gain a card costing $3 or more, you may exchange it for a Changeling.

Cobbler
$5
Night – Duration
At the start of your next turn, gain a card to hand costing up to $4.

Conclave
$4
Action
+$2.
You may play an Action card from your hand that you don’t have a copy of in play. If you do, +1 Action.

Den of Sin
$5
Night – Duration
At the start of your next turn: +2 Cards.


This is gained to your hand (instead of your discard pile).

Guardian
$2
Night – Duration
Until your next turn, when another player plays an Attack card, it doesn’t affect you. At the start of your next turn, +$1.


This is gained to your hand (instead of your discard pile).

Monastery
$2
Night
For each card you’ve gained this turn, you may trash a card from your hand or a Copper you have in play.  

Night Watchman
$3
Night
Look at the top 5 cards of your deck, discard any number, and put the rest back in any order.


This is gained to your hand (instead of your discard pile).

Sacred Grove
$5
Action – Fate
+1 Buy
+$3
Receive a Boon. If it doesn’t give +$1, each other player may receive it.

Secret Cave
$3
Action – Duration
+1 Card
+1 Action
You may discard 3 cards. If you did, then at the start of your next turn: +$3.

Heirloom: Magic Lamp

Magic Lamp
$0
Treasure – Heirloom
$1


When you play this, if there are at least 6 cards that you have exactly 1 copy of in play, trash this. If you do, gain 3 Wishes from their pile.

Tormentor
$5
Action – Attack – Doom
+$2
If you have no other cards in play, gain an Imp from its pile. Otherwise, each other player receives the next Hex.

Tracker
$2
Action – Fate
+$1. Receive a Boon.
While this is in play, when you gain a card, you may put that card onto your deck.


Heirloom: Pouch

Pouch
$2
Treasure – Heirloom
$1
+1 Buy

Tragic Hero
$5
Action
+3 Cards
+1 Buy
If you have 8 or more cards in hand (after drawing), trash this and gain a Treasure.

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Dominion Tournaments & Meetups Update

The goal of this column is to list all known Dominion tournaments and events happening around the world and online. If you run a league, tournament, Dominion meetup, or do anything else Dominion related, we would love to post that info here. Please contact Beyond Awesome, so the column may be updated in next week’s edition. 

This week, we have added one Dominion tournament. If you want your group or tournament to be featured on our site, please feel free to contact Beyond Awesome, and your info will be posted in next week’s updated edition.

To run an officially sanctioned Rio Grande Games Dominion tournament, please use this contact form. Dominion Strategy is not affiliated with Rio Grande Games.
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Beat the Bot #4

Here’s me again challenging you to beat my latest whacky creation. Actually the bot’s only 3 lines of code and not whacky at all. I’m not going to spoil anything, but there’s a neat little combo hidden in the cards.

The goal is to beat the bot by playing against it.

Click the simulator to get the new version and the Beat the Bot #4.

Here’s the Kingdom used:
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Good luck and have fun. Discuss here!

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Nocturne Release Update, Plus Dominion Online Updates

Dominion: Nocturne is shipping out, and is expected to hit stores by the end of this week. It is estimated that stores should start getting them in on Thursday or the weekend at the latest. Obviously, some stores may not get them in until next week depending on when they get their copies from their distributor.

The newest expansion will go live on Dominion Online on Thursday at 10:00PM UTC or 2PM PDT/5PM EST. In addition, Stef posted an update on the ShuffleiT forum detailing a special update that goes into effect with Nocturne’s release plus also an update on the overall state of Dominion Online. Here is Stef’s exact quote:
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Semi-Final Dominion Online Championship Matches

The Dominion Online Championships are almost at an end. For players are left, and all of them will walk away with prize money from the 1000 Euro pot. Here are the dates and times of the upcoming matches. You can watch the matches streamed live here.

Saturday: Mercury444F vs SamE at 0 UTC
Sunday: jsh vs Dan Brooks at 8 PM UTC
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Turn 1 Dominion Win

Check out this amazing video made by Qvist which demonstrates how to win in on the first turn in Dominion.

Also, check out this other video where Qvist shows a turn 5 win, using 2 Events.

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Dominion Tournaments & Meetups Update

The goal of this column is to list all known Dominion tournaments and events happening around the world and online. If you run a league, tournament, Dominion meetup, or do anything else Dominion related, we would love to post that info here. Please contact Beyond Awesome, so the column may be updated in next week’s edition. 
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Beat the Bot #3

Last week we all got to play with the awesome new cards from Nocturne. Since you’re probably all suffering from withdrawal now the cards are gone again, I’m here to help you out. This week’s Beat the Bot features a few Nocturne cards. The bot does nothing fancy, so it’s up to you to get fancy.

The goal is to beat the bot by playing against it. It shouldn’t be that hard once you figure out the tricks. But can you win on your first try?

Click the simulator to get the new version and the Beat the Bot #3.

Here’s the Kingdom used:
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Good luck and have fun. Discuss here

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Dominion 101: What is an Engine

Dominion 101 is a series focused on the fundamentals of Dominion. What is an Engine is the second article in this series. You can read the first article, Why Trashing is Good by clicking here. To discuss this article in our forums, click here.

Dominion 101

Part 2- What is an Engine

Original Article by werothegreat

One of the most important strategic concepts in Dominion is the engine.  Most experienced Dominion players will spend their first few moments of a game looking at the Kingdom and figuring out if an engine is possible, and if so, how they can cobble one together.  Engine strategies can reliably beat most decks that just buy Treasures and Victory cards (called Big Money decks), and getting an engine running is for many players one of the most satisfying and rewarding parts of playing the game.

So what exactly is an engine?  An engine is characterized by two main features:
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Possession Banned Online Within a Couple of Days. Ban List Option Coming Soon

Possession has been banned on Dominion Online, and you will see this go into effect in a couple of days. You can still create a table and select Possession to still play with it. Coming soon will be an option to ban up to 5 cards of your choosing, at which point, Possession will no longer be banned, but you will have the option to ban it.

Context can be found here.

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