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This is part of a series of bloody matches to the death. Show support for your favorite game so it will do better in the fight. You can support it by writing why you think its the better game and more importantly by betting (i.e. voting for) it. Please make it clear for when I check the bets later. You have until Friday when I tally the bets and declare the winner. I will reserve my bet for any tie-breakers.

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Deck Building Games

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12 Feb 2013 00:34 #143857 by dragonstout
Replied by dragonstout on topic Re: Deck Building Games

Grudunza wrote: Ascension is decent. I like that there's some more interaction to it

The interaction in Ascension being that you can take cards that your opponent might want even if they don't fit well into your deck, resulting in us both having weak, boring decks? Awesome!

Grudunza wrote: the way that VPs are drained from a collective pool

That's been there since Dominion...

I agree that the art is good in Ascension and is its one virtue, and on the scale of "similar to an MTG booster draft but the fun parts removed", it is less awful than 7 Wonders, but still significantly worse than drafting Coldsnap.

VOTE: Dominion

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12 Feb 2013 00:36 #143858 by dragonstout
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Michael Barnes wrote: Puzzle Strike is cool, but for some reason, it doesn't really compel me.

My guess is that the reason it doesn't compel you is because it manages the amazing accomplishment of having *less* theme than Dominion! On an individual chip level. On a macro level, it does indeed match its incredibly bizarre "Super Puzzle Fighter" theme...but what's the point of that?

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12 Feb 2013 00:49 #143861 by QPCloudy
Replied by QPCloudy on topic Re: Deck Building Games
1 - Penny Arcade
2 - Ascension
3 - Star Trek (I prefer TOS cards)

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12 Feb 2013 01:00 #143863 by TheDukester
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dragonstout wrote: My guess is that the reason it doesn't compel you is because it manages the amazing accomplishment of having *less* theme than Dominion!

Impossible.

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12 Feb 2013 01:03 #143865 by Ken B.
Replied by Ken B. on topic Re: Deck Building Games

dragonstout wrote:

Michael Barnes wrote: Puzzle Strike is cool, but for some reason, it doesn't really compel me.

My guess is that the reason it doesn't compel you is because it manages the amazing accomplishment of having *less* theme than Dominion! On an individual chip level. On a macro level, it does indeed match its incredibly bizarre "Super Puzzle Fighter" theme...but what's the point of that?



Because Super Puzzle Fighter is awesome?

Seriously, along with Tetris Attack those are my favorite puzzlers.

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12 Feb 2013 01:30 #143869 by Bull Nakano
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A lot of folks seem to rank Nightfall high, so I downloaded the app and it seems like a pretty fun game. To the folks who've played the app, does the physical game play as good or better?

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12 Feb 2013 01:37 #143870 by Shellhead
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Is Puzzle Strike really a deckbuilder? Or a sackbuilder?

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12 Feb 2013 01:48 #143871 by iguanaDitty
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I agree that Blood Bowl:TM must not be a deckbuilding game because it's the only one I like. Ascension on iOS is awesome but if I tried to play it in real life I would kill myself.

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12 Feb 2013 02:03 #143872 by dragonstout
Replied by dragonstout on topic Re: Deck Building Games

Ken B. wrote: Because Super Puzzle Fighter is awesome?

I actually really like Super Puzzle Fighter too, but a deckbuilder trying to reproduce that...I feel like I'm watching a porn video that just shows a dude masturbating to porn.
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12 Feb 2013 03:21 #143876 by OldHippy
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dragonstout wrote: ...I feel like I'm watching a porn video that just shows a dude masturbating to porn.


That's exactly why I like it.
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12 Feb 2013 14:11 #143895 by Gary Sax
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Now that is a great exchange.

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12 Feb 2013 21:27 #143960 by Almalik
Replied by Almalik on topic Re: Deck Building Games
In some order:

Nightfall
Puzzle Strike
Core Worlds
Quarriors
Blood Bowl (if we are counting it).

Haven't tried Fantastiqa yet.

Last would be Thunderstone.

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12 Feb 2013 21:33 #143966 by san il defanso
I came to the conclusion lately that I'm still into deckbuilding as a mechanic, but not so much into just plain deck-building games. I really dig the use of it in Mage Knight and Blood Bowl, and I think stuff like that is where it's finding it's future. To one extent or another, all of the other iterations have started to run together for me.
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13 Feb 2013 18:03 #144114 by hotseatgames

Bull Nakano wrote: A lot of folks seem to rank Nightfall high, so I downloaded the app and it seems like a pretty fun game. To the folks who've played the app, does the physical game play as good or better?

The physical game far exceeds the iOS version. Here's why:

There are far more cards in the real thing
Online MP takes too long, with constant back and forth
The complexity of the game makes the iOS UI a bit much

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13 Feb 2013 19:45 #144132 by mads b.
Replied by mads b. on topic Re: Deck Building Games
I've tried the IOS-versions of both Nightfall and Thunderstone and was impressed by neither. Maybe having the physical cards would make me appreciate the theme more, but I'm not sure. Ascension is a good game in IOS, but ultimately shallow.

In real life I've tried Dominion which is a very good bad game. It's soulless and uninteresting, but I can't deny it's a good game. I would probably play it if the right people asked, but I'll live happily ever after even if that never happens.

Rune Age is an entirely different beast. The Runewars scenario is great and feels like a card version of a DoaM game, but the coop/solo scenario is very good as well. I like that the game actually has a theme that fits with the deck building, namely that just because you have x of y units in your army, doesn't mean they're ready for battle when and where you need them. I haven't tried the expansion, but I'm looking forward to it.

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