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The Five Best $3 Cards

Disclaimer: Dominion does a really great job of balancing its Kingdom cards. Pretty much every card has some situations where it shines, and some situations where it doesn’t. Nevertheless, some cards just end up being flat-out better than others, either … Continue reading

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Combo of the Day #19: Talisman/Watchtower/Treasure Map

One of those brutal openings if everything lines up just right.  You only need to play this combo once; activating it twice will probably decide the game.  It’s so strong, in fact, that absent any must-buy $3’s or $4’s, you … Continue reading

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Counter of the Day #5: Minion v. Treasury

Minion‘s attack is a bit of a gamble.  Sometimes it hurts, but other times it actually improves an opponent’s hand.  But it is quite powerful when you know your opponent has good cards in his hand, and this commonly occurs … Continue reading

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Prosperity: Watchtower

At $3, Watchtower is the most expensive Reaction thus far, but well worth the price.  It is one of the most versatile cards in the game, and the only Action thus far that provides a benefit even without playing it. … Continue reading

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Combo of the Day #10: Vault/Library

As noted earlier, effective use of the Library requires reduced hand size.  One way to do this is to rely on your opponents; another is to play +Actions cards that don’t replenish your hand. The third way is using the … Continue reading

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Counter of the Day #1: Library v. Militia

This is a classic base-game “soft counter” that just about everyone discovers at some point or another.  It’s beautifully simple and powerfully effective — Militia cuts your hand size, but Library draws it right back.  (Added bonus: Libraries can discard … Continue reading

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Combo of the Day #3: University/Library

Generally, Library is nothing more than a slightly glorified Smithy that can conveniently toss aside unwanted Actions.  But its true power, the one that justifies its placement in the elite $5 tier of Actions, is its ability to draw additional … Continue reading

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Combo of the Day #2: Goons/Watchtower

Usually playing Goons leaves you with a dilemma: should you weigh down your deck with Coppers to get extra VP chips?  Watchtower solves this problem neatly by trashing the Coppers as they come into your deck, even while you still … Continue reading

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