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Subject: Playing Dominion over Skype rss

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Scott Everly

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My marriage recently ended. One of the things I always enjoyed doing is playing Dominion with her, she was a very skilled player. So now I have all of the expansions (including Empires) and do not get to play often.

I wanted to ask the forum if anyone would be interested in playing Dominion over the internet via Skype or other communication platforms. Basically we each set up the identical card set and then when the other player buys a card you just take it from your supply and set it aside to indicate is has been removed from the supply. That way each side will be looking at the identical supply piles and can see how many are left in each. I did this with a friend recently and it worked very well.

If anyone is interested feel free to reply here in the thread or PM me to exchange Skype ID or if you use something different like Google Hangouts we can see if we can connect.

If there is enough interest perhaps we can start forming a group and we can schedule games and specific nights to play. No reason why this method couldn't be used with 4 or 5 people as long as everyone has all of the cards we are playing with and can set up the supply pile on their end.

Hoping to hear from some members.
 
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Pawel Pawlak
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That would fail if you play with Knights - because you would have to setup partially hidden pile the same, and thus you will know the order of cards.
 
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Scott Everly

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That is true, Knight would be a challenge. My recommendation for that would be for one of the players to be designated at the Master Supply. Then when Knights is in play whatever card is next in the Master's supply will be what is used and everyone else will pull that card out.

It's solvable.
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Dan Boyle
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More importantly, very sorry to hear about your marriage.
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Scott Everly

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D Bo wrote:
More importantly, very sorry to hear about your marriage.

Thank you Dan. It was a complete blindside. Over 21 years and the whole time I thought she was happy, but now I've learned she almost left several times before. I always said I didn't deserve her so the 21 years I had with her was more than I should have ever gotten. But I want her to be happy and I want to be happy, so it will work out in time but it is a challenge right now.

Anyway, hoping to find some other players that would like to give this a try.
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Chris L
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Actually, I was thinking about this a while ago. As you said, Knights and Ruins would be easily handled by declaring one game set as the master. When a card is face up on the stack, all other sets simply search their stacks and put the same card face up.

I think I'd be willing to give this a shot.

You know what's funny, I just looked up your location and you're only a bit over an hour away from me....
 
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Timothy Young
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Why not play the digital version, available on PC, tablets and phones? That seems like a lot less hassle to me.
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Matt E
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TIM0THY wrote:
Why not play the digital version, available on PC, tablets and phones? That seems like a lot less hassle to me.

It's also a lot less social, though.
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Timothy Young
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LastFootnote wrote:
TIM0THY wrote:
Why not play the digital version, available on PC, tablets and phones? That seems like a lot less hassle to me.

It's also a lot less social, though.


Fair enough. But I've gotta think that playing with strangers over Skype isn't really going to give you the same kind of social experience as playing face-to-face with friends.
 
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Matt E
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TIM0THY wrote:
LastFootnote wrote:
TIM0THY wrote:
Why not play the digital version, available on PC, tablets and phones? That seems like a lot less hassle to me.

It's also a lot less social, though.


Fair enough. But I've gotta think that playing with strangers over Skype isn't really going to give you the same kind of social experience as playing face-to-face with friends.

It's almost certainly way better than playing Dominion Online, though. From a social standpoint, I mean.
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Chris Schumann
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No reason you can't play online AND Skype.
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Scott Everly

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I think playing thru Skype with a person you could see and talk to would be more enjoyable than the online version. Plus you could add each other and arrange to play again.

Sounds like there a few people that would like to give this a try. PM me your Skype ID and let's see if we can try to arrange a time to set up a game,

Mine is scott.everly
 
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