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Subject: Dominion Card Randomizer - Updated 7/23 rss

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Zack Hiwiller
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Hi all,

I wrote a web app for my house's Dominion nights where you just go to the page, pick the sets and optionally a couple "house rules" and it spits out the ten cards at random to save us the step of getting the cards out, shuffling them up and then having to put them back in their original boxes. My friend suggested I post it on here that other people may find it useful.

It is at http://www.hiwiller.com/dominion. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know if you find any bugs or have any comments or questions.

Update: July 23rd, 2009:
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Thanks to the kind support and requests, I've added a number of features to the app:
- A button that allows you to get ten more random cards with the same parameters without having to go back or refresh the page.
- The ability to return only the text, cost and set of each card instead of the images for low-bandwidth situations (cell phones, 400 baud modems)
- A parameter to require a reaction card (currently Moat or Secret Chamber) if there are any attack cards on the board.
- A parameter to require a more equitable cost distribution (currently four cards with cost 2-3, four cards with cost 4+ and 2 cards of any cost.) This feature is exclusive to the other parameters (except for text only) for now.
- A number of bug fixes that most won't notice.

Thanks again for all your support!


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Re: Dominion Card Randomizer
Nice work, that's very slick. Any plans to implement more options, such as requiring a reaction card if any attack cards are present? I can think of a few others, but I'm not sure how much you wanted to pump into the program.
 
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Very good. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Dominion Card Randomizer
Good stuff - iPhone/iPod Touch friendly too.
 
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Re: Dominion Card Randomizer
Cool; I get my hands on Intrigue Tuesday, so I'm using this to play "How would I run this set?" in anticipation. (The best combo I saw so far was Scout + Great Hall + Conspirator + Secret Chamber)

One minor bug- the error if you pick less than ten cards has a card name appended to it, so it says "Less than ten available cards. Please recheck the sets selected and try again.envoy"
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Re: Dominion Card Randomizer
Thanks all! I wrote down the "Action/Reaction" idea for the next time I get the chance to update things.

GregF - thanks, that was debug code. I removed it.
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Awesome! I was just looking for a program like this.

Slick interface too!
 
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Re: Dominion Card Randomizer
Can I make a suggestion?

Once you've made your selection of parameters, the actual page showing the cards loads very slowly on my phone.

Could that page have a header which is just the names of the cards?

I had been using http://www.craftcoder.com/randomDominion.htm. Your site has better options (and Intrigue), but the former loads much faster due to the text header and much smaller card graphics. Often just ignore the graphics anyway: it's just the cards' names' I need.

Edit: Thanks!
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Very nice. Thanks for posting this!
 
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fantastic work. any chance of releasing source?
 
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Oh, God. The source is so ugly I'd be embarrassed.
 
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heh, fair enough. Only interested in case this lovely tool you've uploaded disappears :)
 
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really nice! How about an option to include at least one attack attack card and/or moat?
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Zack Hiwiller
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i've included many of the suggestions.
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Nice work Zack!
Bookmarked& tipped .
 
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Zack,

Thanks for the upgrades. Tonight, however, a couple of times I got 2
Smithies in my 10 card set. I had selected all the options except black market and equitable distribution.
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Great app! thumbsupthumbsupthumbsupthumbsupthumbsupthumbsupthumbsup

Now if you were to write an iPhone app of it I would love you forever...
 
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Just go to it on your web browser. :-)
 
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