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Jared Kocet
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which one would it be? Which expansion would you say is the best?
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Oh, hooray! Another "What is your favorite expansion?" thread. If you really want to know, check out all the others below this one. You'll get more immediate responses and from people who aren't even active on this forum anymore. The rest might actually be tired of answering this question.

Listen, people, the forum remains for years. For questions that are asked routinely, the answers are already there. It would be less lazy to just read them than to type up yet another and wait around for the same responses to re-appear.
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I think Intrigue, of the ones I've tried so far. Most people seem to prefer Prosperity, though I'm not sure how that would for your only expansion.
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FlatOnHisFace wrote:
Oh, hooray! Another "What is your favorite expansion?" thread. If you really want to know, check out all the others below this one. You'll get more immediate responses and from people who aren't even active on this forum anymore. The rest might actually be tired of answering this question.

Listen, people, the forum remains for years. For questions that are asked routinely, the answers are already there. It would be less lazy to just read them than to type up yet another and wait around for the same responses to re-appear.


I'm not sure why you even looked at this.
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FlatOnHisFace wrote:
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I wasn't gonna answer, but your non-answer pushes me to it: Prosperity, hands down. Though the new Hinterlands is intriguing.
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Prosperity, then Seaside. I haven't played me any Hinterlands yet, but it would be my third sight unseen. Then probably Intrigue. Probably.
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Unless you like mats and tokens and junk, Hinterlands is my recommendation. Seaside is close behind, followed by Prosperity.
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BaconSnake wrote:
Unless you like mats and tokens and junk, Hinterlands is my recommendation. Seaside is close behind, followed by Prosperity.


Agreed.
 
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FlatOnHisFace wrote:
Oh, hooray! Another "What is your favorite expansion?" thread. If you really want to know, check out all the others below this one. You'll get more immediate responses and from people who aren't even active on this forum anymore. The rest might actually be tired of answering this question.

Listen, people, the forum remains for years. For questions that are asked routinely, the answers are already there. It would be less lazy to just read them than to type up yet another and wait around for the same responses to re-appear.


Actually, to me it's a different question..."What dominion feature would I miss most?" vs "What is my favorite expansion?".

Although my favorite expansion is Seaside, I'd probably have to go with Prosperity if I could only have a single expansion...simply because of Colonies, King's Court, and Goons...all of which have a particularly large impact on the strategic landscape of Dominion.
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The answer to all your questions:
http://dominionstrategy.com/what-expansions-should-i-get/

This article is a part of the "New to Dominion?" category of the website:
http://dominionstrategy.com/new-to-dominion/
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I prefer Intrigue over base game

cuz base game card just straight card


and sea side is my best expansion

I like a lot of card from that set
 
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I think Seaside...but I could be talked into Prosperity.
 
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Seaside is my favorite, but I also love Prosperity, Hinterlands, and Intrigue. I honestly don't think you'll go wrong with any of those. If you have any desire to play 5 or 6 players, I'd put Intrigue at the top of that list.
 
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Definitely Intrigue because not only does it give you an expansion, but it also gives you a whole new base game and the option to play with a larger number of people by either moving from 4 to 5 players in a single game ore run 2 separate games if you have a larger crowd.

 
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Oh wait... you said dominion expansion not game that is better than dominion...


My bad. In that case the answer is none.
 
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I like Hinterlands, but if I were restricted to one expansion, I'd probably go with Intrigue. We split into two tables quite often, and Intrigue contains several of my favourite cards, like Upgrade.

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Oh wait... you said dominion expansion not game that is better than dominion...


My bad. In that case the answer is none.

I've always wondered about people who make posts like these. Do they just hang out on boards for games they don't like, waiting for a topic to appear that kind of sort of gives them an excuse to say "this game sucks lol"? Is waiting for a chance to randomly insult a game they don't like their hobby?
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salty53 wrote:
I've always wondered about people who make posts like these. Do they just hang out on boards for games they don't like, waiting for a topic to appear that kind of sort of gives them an excuse to say "this game sucks lol"? Is waiting for a chance to randomly insult a game they don't like their hobby?


Well if there's nobody on the boards for the games you like and the game you dislike is immensely popular...
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My favorite is Cornuccopia. But, there are only 13 cards in Cornuccopia cry

So If I could only have one, it would be Seaside, or Prosperity, or Hinterlands. Very closely I would put Intrigue also
 
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Seaside is my favorite both in theme and cards, followed by Cornucopia. More play time with Hinterland though, could change my mind.
 
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Orangemoose wrote:
FlatOnHisFace wrote:
Oh, hooray! Another "What is your favorite expansion?" thread. If you really want to know, check out all the others below this one. You'll get more immediate responses and from people who aren't even active on this forum anymore. The rest might actually be tired of answering this question.

Listen, people, the forum remains for years. For questions that are asked routinely, the answers are already there. It would be less lazy to just read them than to type up yet another and wait around for the same responses to re-appear.


I'm not sure why you even looked at this. :what:


Honestly, he has a point. There's also some reason to look at these posts in that someone might have particular needs or some odd permutation of the game, but this is a generic sort of post. If, for example, you want to play with your friend who speaks poor English and have the base set but are worried about complexity in other expansions, then that's worth a post. The basic "what expansion is best" post is pretty redundant.
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FlatOnHisFace wrote:
Oh, hooray! Another "What is your favorite expansion?" thread. If you really want to know, check out all the others below this one. You'll get more immediate responses and from people who aren't even active on this forum anymore. The rest might actually be tired of answering this question.

Listen, people, the forum remains for years. For questions that are asked routinely, the answers are already there. It would be less lazy to just read them than to type up yet another and wait around for the same responses to re-appear.


I interpret "If you could only have one expansion, which one would it be?" as "What is the best single expansion to play alongside the base set?"

This makes it a distinct question from "What is your favourite expansion?"

It's nuanced, but I think my rationale is for this reason (emphasis mine):

lordrahvin wrote:
I think Intrigue, of the ones I've tried so far. Most people seem to prefer Prosperity, though I'm not sure how that would for your only expansion.


My favourite expansion so far is Prosperity, because I like the extra win mechanics afforded by VP tokens and, every so often, Colony + Platinum. And because King's Court is batpoop crazy. But I wouldn't want Prosperity as my only expansion.

My gut wants me to go Seaside, but my brain wants me to go Hinterlands. Unfortunately, I haven't played Hinterlands enough to trust my brain on this one, so Seaside wins. I can't get enough of those duration cards, I guess.



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momomoto wrote:
I interpret "If you could only have one expansion, which one would it be?" as "What is the best single expansion to play alongside the base set?"

This makes it a distinct question from "What is your favourite expansion?"


And yet, feel free to peruse all these threads since Hinterlands came out and see how many of them, despite all having some specific element that they wish to fulfill with their next or only expansion don't just turn into a report of the replying posters' favorites (with my personal favorite being the guy that was asking about a recommendation between Intrigue and Prosperity, so naturally someone suggests Seaside):

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/691262/first-expansion
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/695406/suggest-a-first-expan...
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/673379/which-expansion-is-th...
I especially empathize with the first reply on this one, proving this very thing was old six months ago: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/668115/a-little-ranking-if-y...
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/650643/intrigue-check-seasid...
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/646587/prosperity-vs-intrigu...
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/635806/buying-an-expension
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/629866/vote-on-the-next-box-...
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/625820/intrigue-or-seaside
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/605210/which-expansion-to-ge...
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/590387/recommandation-to-ext...
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/587237/better-expansion-for-...
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/566379/what-expansion-wpuld-...

Anyways, if you don't check them all, I'm happy to report that not every one of them does. But that doesn't mean that the OP cannot do the same research by reading these threads.

No matter what the OP is looking for that may be different than what someone else is looking for, the real fact is that only he can decide which is right for him and while the differences between the various sets can be RE-explained, no-one but that potential purchaser can know really what it is he is looking for regardless of how well he explains it. So in this case, you know that his specifications are for only getting one expansion but, even if it is true that he ever only does get one expansion (which I doubt will be the case), he doesn't tell us anything about what he wants from that one expansion.

Orangemoose wrote:
I'm not sure why you even looked at this.


Thank you. I think it is quite unnecessary to call my replying to this post pointless and defend an entire post that actually is.
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FlatOnHisFace wrote:
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Do you mind?

Honestly, the guy wants to have a discussion with the people who are here now, since Hinterlands has been released to stores, no less. For heaven's sake, let him have it, and stop trying to gatekeep his topics of conversation. shake
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Aw man, misquoting people isn't cool. Besides, why do you gotta post-block me, hypocrite? I've made a good point. I fail to see one from you.

I say it is laziness to not actually read what people wrote and rude to ask everyone to re-type. It is also irritating when actual conversation should involve original expressions. Thank you for your hateful reply.

By the way, asking which expansion is your favorite is not conducive to having a real conversation but I'm sure he'd be grateful that you gave him so much credit.
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