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What is your ideal number of draws for Cardassia, Subjugated Planet

0-3; Let's not get too crazy now
1
13%
4-6; We can have a bit of fun
3
38%
7-9; Go for the glory
1
13%
10+ SYSTEM OVERLOAD ERROR
3
38%
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By Faithful Reader (Ross Fertel)
 - Gamma Quadrant
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Continuing Committee Member - Retired
#543076
It's Wednesday! We're more than halfway through the week. Since we are over the hump, let's look at a question!

The newest headquarters have been around for a few months. You have a different quadrant to toy around with but also a good draw engine though that helps your opponent as much as it does you. Then again, you can control the speed of it, albeit once a turn) and activate whenever you darn well want to.

The minimum is zero but the maximum can get into the double digits. How wild do you want to get with it? Do you want to keep it fairly calm or go for a free card draw each turn?
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By Naetor
 - Delta Quadrant
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Praetor
#543138
monty42 wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:11 pm It's not a once per turn effect.
The best opening turn I had thus far left my opponent with 14 cards in hand...
Granted those weren't only Cardassia Prime draws but supplemented by Keevan, Conniving Liar and Hollow Pleasantries.
That's pretty cool. Reverse mill is something I always thought could have been the cunning side of Dominion, and I thought maybe it was going that route after seeing this new HQ. But nothing else in that set went with it, so I can't see it being too effective unless you get a god draw (ie 3x HP opener).

I can't see any other Dominion strategy able to compete against Crom and the point loss HQ.
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By Armus (Brian Sykes)
 - The Center of the Galaxy
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Community Contributor
1E American National Second Runner-Up 2020
#543146
eberlems wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:07 pm If there were a reliable way to get several Audacious Assault early...
There are several, just not for Dominion, which I'm not so sure is a bad thing...

But you don't need to get crazy with download shenanigans... with all of the card draws available, just burn through a relatively small deck and you'll find them soon enough.
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By Naetor
 - Delta Quadrant
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Praetor
#543193
monty42 wrote: Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:01 pm Audacious Assault is one of these terrible combo cards where the combo doesn't really make any sense.
Also with Mobilization Points and Hollow Pleasantries there's just no need for it.
The Breen should have always been 4+ big stat sticks- which would have made AA and Tykk (and battle) more interesting. Instead they almost all have 'when you play' abilities that don't work with either.

Dominion is kind of a mess other than playing Jem Hadar for cheap.
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#543447
Reverse mill, eh? I'm guessing yelgrun would help with that.

On a general gameplay note, I'd prefer to see more personnel flavor created by mission solving when/while abilities and fewer when you play abilities.
The play draw phase is pretty ho hum as far as gameplay mechanics, where the game really shines is in mission attempts.
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By Naetor
 - Delta Quadrant
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Praetor
#543492
Fritzinger wrote: Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:04 am Reverse mill, eh? I'm guessing yelgrun would help with that.
Yeah- reverse mill is when you have your opponent draw, let's say 7 cards on their turn, but they can only play 3 cards with the counters and have to discard 4 to get back to 7 cards in hand. It's basically TNG (see New Life), but evil- which was kinda the Dominion theme until it just became cheap Jemmies.
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By Danny (Daniel Giddings)
 - Gamma Quadrant
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Wanderer
2E European Continental Quarter-Finalist 2019
2E British National Second Runner-Up 2019
#543602
Related - what does 'humq' mean?
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By Danny (Daniel Giddings)
 - Gamma Quadrant
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Wanderer
2E European Continental Quarter-Finalist 2019
2E British National Second Runner-Up 2019
#543808
Faithful Reader wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:20 pm
Danny wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:54 am Related - what does 'humq' mean?
From the top post with emphasis added:
Since we are over the hump, let's look at a question!
Riiiiiight. Makes total sense. :shifty:

Thanks for the clarification :thumbsup:
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