Category Archives: Articles

Building the “First Game” engine

The following is a guest article by Geronimoo, who analyzes the steps in designing an “engine”, using one of the most popular Kingdom boards. You’ve finally gotten your friends together to show them the awesomeness that is Dominion. Trusting Donald … Continue reading

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Terminal Draw Big Money

This is a guest article by HiveMindEmulator, originally posted in the forum. One of simplest basic strategies you learn which is surprisingly effective in the base set is “Smithy Big Money”. The idea of this strategy is to open Smithy/Silver, … Continue reading

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The Keys to Big Money: Money Density and Opportunity Cost

This is a revised version of a guest article by WanderingWinder, originally posted in the forum: Part I, Part II. WanderingWinder was a semifinalist in the 2011 DominionStrategy.com Championships. In a big-money kind of deck, there’s really two concepts you … Continue reading

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Your Guide to Beating Attacks

The author of this guest article is Donald X. Vaccarino, who probably knows a thing or two about Dominion.  It’s an excellent overview of the major different attack types in Dominion, and how to counter them without simply buying up … Continue reading

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Guest Article: Deck Control

The following article was originally written by shark_bait in the forums. One very important aspect of Dominion is deck control.  This involves knowing what cards you have in your deck, how many of them are left in your deck and where … Continue reading

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Opening Probabilities, Part II

Last time we examined some basic opening probabilities for Silver/Silver openings and Chapel.  Today we’ll take a closer look at how you can use your opening two buys on Turns 1 and 2 to get to $5 on Turns 3 … Continue reading

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Guide to the Dominion Base Game

This is an article intended for those who only own the Dominion base game and want an overall strategic overview of the game.  It is assumed that you have played enough games of Dominion to have a general understanding of … Continue reading

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Guest Article: Sample Game Planning

The following guest article is written by DG. Baron, Caravan, Coppersmith, Council Room, Haven, Masquerade, Remodel, Smithy, Thief, and Throne Room I decided to write an article about this game since it’s short and neat, there are some nice card … Continue reading

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Fun With Popular Buys: Card Power Levels

In our most recent installment, we looked at the popular buys page to examine the impact of tournament prizes to see which ones were popular, which ones were effective. While looking at this, I had jumped onto the page, sorted … Continue reading

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Fun with Popular Buys: Tournament Prizes

Theory’s hiatus continues, so you’re stuck with me providing some low quality content. Today’s mini installment is a follow up to our previous article on Cornucopia Prizes. We now have 1 weekend worth of data on CouncilRoom.com, so we can … Continue reading

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