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ok so whats the low down?
is guilds good?

between me and my brothers we own: prosperity, hinterlands, dark ages, basic and intrigue

so should I get seaside next or guilds?
 
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Seaside. Duration cards are fun.

You're probably fine with either considering you have tons of variety already, but duration cards are really interesting.
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seaside... you get double the kingdom cards

these 1/2 sized expansion end up costing a lot more than the full size... most of the full size (including base) you can pick up for between $25-28... 1/2 size ~ $18... which comes out to $36 for two (such as Guilds and Alchemy)
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Get everything, and don't forget Cornucopia.
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brokoli wrote:
Get everything, and don't forget Cornucopia.

everthing... except Alchemy imho
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JeffyJeff wrote:
brokoli wrote:
Get everything, and don't forget Cornucopia.

everthing... except Alchemy imho

No - get EVERYTHING, ESPECIALLY Alchemy.
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Beaveman wrote:
JeffyJeff wrote:
brokoli wrote:
Get everything, and don't forget Cornucopia.

everthing... except Alchemy imho
No - get EVERYTHING, ESPECIALLY Alchemy.

there's a reason why Alchemy is the lowest rated (below 7) expansion but ymmv
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There have to be a dozen other threads debating the merits of Alchemy. Suffice it to say that opinions vary widely on whether Alchemy is a worthwhile addition to your collection. If you'd like to know more, find one of those threads.
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JeffyJeff wrote:
Beaveman wrote:
JeffyJeff wrote:
brokoli wrote:
Get everything, and don't forget Cornucopia.

everthing... except Alchemy imho
No - get EVERYTHING, ESPECIALLY Alchemy.

there's a reason why Alchemy is the lowest rated (below 7) expansion but ymmv

Yep, YMMV, which is why I rated Alchemy a "9" and consider it the 2nd or 3rd best expansion, behind Seaside but above other usual favorites such as Prosperity and Intrigue.
 
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InfoCynic wrote:
There have to be a dozen other threads debating the merits of Alchemy. Suffice it to say that opinions vary widely on whether Alchemy is a worthwhile addition to your collection. If you'd like to know more, find one of those threads.

no debate needed, just look at the ratings

http://tinyurl.com/n87xa79

Prosperity is #1 and I have to agree with the masses, big money and big VP
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...unless you have some reason to think that the ratings don't apply to you. For me, Seaside is one of my least favourite expansions, and although the juries not out yet, I'm not crazy about Dark Ages.
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Definitely wait until the next expansion. Then decide between that and Seaside.



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bryanldoughty wrote:
Definitely wait until the next expansion. Then decide between that and Seaside.

what's the next expansion? please let it be a regular full size and not a 1/2 sized like this one
 
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JeffyJeff wrote:
bryanldoughty wrote:
Definitely wait until the next expansion. Then decide between that and Seaside.

what's the next expansion? please let it be a regular full size and not a 1/2 sized like this one


There are no plans for a future expnansion.
 
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Congrats, you're the first to ask this question! (specifically about Guilds)
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bryanldoughty wrote:
Definitely wait until the next expansion. Then decide between that and Seaside.





There might not be another expansion. If there is, it almost certainly won't be out until this time next year, and most likely not until some time in 2015.

Regarding expansion choice, go for the one whose mechanics and ideas sound most appealing to you. Does the idea of duration cards, setting up your next turns and the like (as well as being a big box) sound better than the 'experts expansion' with coin tokens you can save, and fun, tricky decisions on things like overpay cards?
 
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Donald X said this was going to be the last expansion...
 
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nerman8r wrote:
Donald X said this was going to be the last expansion...

Jay T (RGG) essentially says same thing over in the dice tower video I watched over at

Official Dominion Storage solutions on the way

he also indicates they are looking to license the name to those providing storage solutions

guess I'll be picking up the Guilds since I've got all the others
 
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Beaveman wrote:
JeffyJeff wrote:
brokoli wrote:
Get everything, and don't forget Cornucopia.

everthing... except Alchemy imho

No - get EVERYTHING, ESPECIALLY Alchemy.

Quite agree ... Whatever you haven't got yet ... Get it ... And the PROMOS ... Mind you ... I haven't yet found where I can pre-order guilds for delivery in the UK ... Apparently they can pre-order in Poland already but not here ... Hey ho ... Not to worry ... I must stay calm and just imagine the games I'm playing from my copy of the rules of Guilds. Going to NL soon ... Might see ifmimcan get a Dutch set 'de gilden' ... But in the meantime ... Just treat yourself to whatever you haven't got!
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I have all expansions and Promos (yes, and the Base game, as somebody would ask if not stated) as soon as I can get them and play random draw, provinces and platinum 24x7, Shelters based on cards drawn (not DA cards drawn) and don't care what set they are in because sets don't matter. They are all in the same game.

Alchemy's no good. Blah, blah blah...

I guess if everybody just picked 10 Kingdom cards, accepted what they got, and tried to figure out the fastest way to win, there would be less to read. But there would also be more people who find out how truly great a game (not set or sets) this is.

Thank you DXV, RGG and all the little people for my sleeved and brief-cased game called Dominion (complete with it's own set of house rules).
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Find someone else in your group who has Dominion and coordinate... whatever he doesn't buy, you buy. Then you'll have it all covered.
 
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ackmondual wrote:
Find someone else in your group who has Dominion and coordinate... whatever he doesn't buy, you buy. Then you'll have it all covered.

see base post I think they are already doing that
 
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JeffyJeff wrote:
InfoCynic wrote:
There have to be a dozen other threads debating the merits of Alchemy. Suffice it to say that opinions vary widely on whether Alchemy is a worthwhile addition to your collection. If you'd like to know more, find one of those threads.

no debate needed, just look at the ratings

http://tinyurl.com/n87xa79

Prosperity is #1 and I have to agree with the masses, big money and big VP


Wonderful example of groupthink. (EDITED 6/24; originally groupspeak). blush

In regard to this thread...I don't think that you can go wrong with Seaside. The Duration Cards are extremely innovative and fun. Guilds looks like a lot of fun, too, but I'd go with Seaside first.

regarding Alchemy, I wish I'd have bought that one instead of 'Dark Ages'.

Regarding 'Prosperity', if you like a game with Big Money and Big VP, great. I think it distorts the game too much in that direction, though it's not too bad if there's not too many Treasure cards in Supply.


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rantinronrevue wrote:
JeffyJeff wrote:
InfoCynic wrote:
There have to be a dozen other threads debating the merits of Alchemy. Suffice it to say that opinions vary widely on whether Alchemy is a worthwhile addition to your collection. If you'd like to know more, find one of those threads.

no debate needed, just look at the ratings

http://tinyurl.com/n87xa79

Prosperity is #1 and I have to agree with the masses, big money and big VP


Wonderful example of groupspeak.

I think I know what you are trying to say but used the wrong word? Ie. you didn't mean to say "The jargon used by a particular group"?

what it is is a wonderful example of democracy where people have voted (or in this case continue to vote) and the results speak for themselves. Obviously everyone's mileage will vary.
 
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JeffyJeff wrote:
rantinronrevue wrote:
JeffyJeff wrote:
InfoCynic wrote:
There have to be a dozen other threads debating the merits of Alchemy. Suffice it to say that opinions vary widely on whether Alchemy is a worthwhile addition to your collection. If you'd like to know more, find one of those threads.

no debate needed, just look at the ratings

http://tinyurl.com/n87xa79

Prosperity is #1 and I have to agree with the masses, big money and big VP


Wonderful example of groupspeak.

I think I know what you are trying to say but used the wrong word? Ie. you didn't mean to say "The jargon used by a particular group"?

what it is is a wonderful example of democracy where people have voted (or in this case continue to vote) and the results speak for themselves. Obviously everyone's mileage will vary.


So, given InfoCynic's statement that there are many threads debating the merits of Alchemy, and your statement that everyone's mileage will vary, you stated previously that 'No debate is necessary...just look at the ratings'. I offered my opinion of Prosperity simply to state that yes, I have a different opinion, and that the OP might do well to look into those debates rather than relying on the fact that 'everybody else' likes this expansion or that one.
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