Category Archives: Intrigue

Secret Passage: Cute Tricks and Creativity in Dominion

Secret Passage: Cute Tricks and Creativity in Dominion Original Article by 4est This article is being discussed in this thread. Please feel free to join in on the discussion. Secret Passage is a nifty, yet subtle card.  At first glance, it … Continue reading

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On Lurker

On Lurker Original article by Seprix This article is being discussed on this thread. Please feel free to join in on the discussion.  Introduction Lurker is a combo card, and the thing about them is that they tend to depend … Continue reading

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Intrigue: Upgrade

This article is written by jsh357, originally posted on the forum. The Basics Upgrade is a higher skill card than it might initially seem.  What it does is pretty basic: replace a card with a more expensive one, or trash … Continue reading

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Intrigue: Conspirator

This article is written by rinkworks, author of A Dominion Fan Card Creation Guide. An homage to possibly my favorite card.  This guide is targeted to players who are familiar with the game but might not be familiar with how … Continue reading

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Intrigue: Masquerade

This is a revised version of a guest article by jonts26, incorporating analysis from DG and jomini, and originally posted in the forum. Introduction I love Masquerade. But not because it’s awesome. Well, it is awesome, but that’s not why … Continue reading

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Intrigue: Courtyard

Appearances can be deceiving.  Courtyard looks (and is priced as) a gimped Smithy, effectively only drawing 2 cards instead of 3.  In reality, the top-decking effect makes Courtyard a far stronger card than Smithy, at least when you aren’t actually … Continue reading

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Intrigue: Torturer

I had a game in which one of my friends stood up, enraged, and went into the other room to calm down. This card was the reason. Don’t let it happen to you! The secret to happiness is, do not … Continue reading

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Intrigue: Bridge

A single Bridge is a terminal Silver.  Like most of the terminal Silvers (Swindler, Woodcutter, Chancellor) it gives you a little plus: you could think of it as a Silver with +Buy that gives you $1 more per buy.  So … Continue reading

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Intrigue: Duke

This is a revised version of a guest article by WanderingWinder, originally posted in the forum. WanderingWinder was a semifinalist in the 2011 DominionStrategy.com Championships. For most of Intrigue’s existence, the Duke has led a quiet life. Recently, however, his … Continue reading

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Intrigue: Baron

Baron is one of those cards whose benefit is immediately apparent to beginners, but also includes some more subtle rewards for more advanced players. The early game benefit is pretty apparent: it’s a huge amount of buying power this early … Continue reading

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