John "Omega" Williams
Thanks for the responses, I checked out Redemption but feel it's probably not quite like Dominion or Ascension. I think I'll give it a try anyway. Found it online for about $20.00. In the mean time I'll keep checking back to this thread for any other possible games people know about.
You may be able to e-bay older starters for fairly cheap. They used to go for 8$ local. The bigger deluxe boxes are a good buy at least I am told.
Take note. It is a very simple "giant growth" style system. Which in the end is what Dominion is too. YMMV of course.