Merlyn's Comic Books and More
User Info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: AsenWolf
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 898

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 111
Total: 111
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Home
02: Community Forums
03: Community Forums
04: Community Forums
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Community Forums
08: Community Forums
09: Home
10: Home
11: Home
12: Community Forums
13: Community Forums
14: Stories Archive
15: Community Forums
16: Home
17: Community Forums
18: Community Forums
19: Home
20: Home
21: My Account
22: Community Forums
23: Stories Archive
24: My Account
25: Community Forums
26: Community Forums
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Home
31: Community Forums
32: Home
33: Home
34: Community Forums
35: Community Forums
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Stories Archive
40: Community Forums
41: Community Forums
42: Community Forums
43: Home
44: Home
45: Community Forums
46: Search
47: Home
48: Community Forums
49: Stories Archive
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: Community Forums
56: Stories Archive
57: Home
58: Stories Archive
59: Home
60: Stories Archive
61: Community Forums
62: Community Forums
63: Community Forums
64: Stories Archive
65: Community Forums
66: Stories Archive
67: Community Forums
68: Community Forums
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: Community Forums
72: Community Forums
73: Home
74: Community Forums
75: Stories Archive
76: Community Forums
77: Community Forums
78: Community Forums
79: Community Forums
80: Community Forums
81: Stories Archive
82: Community Forums
83: Community Forums
84: Community Forums
85: Home
86: Home
87: News
88: Home
89: Stories Archive
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums
92: Community Forums
93: Stories Archive
94: Stories Archive
95: Stories Archive
96: Community Forums
97: Community Forums
98: Community Forums
99: Community Forums
100: Community Forums
101: Community Forums
102: Community Forums
103: Community Forums
104: Stories Archive
105: Home
106: Community Forums
107: Community Forums
108: Home
109: Stories Archive
110: Community Forums
111: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Main Menu

Community Forums › Board Games!!! › Board Game General › Deckbuilding Games: A Building Look at Gaming
Deckbuilding Games: A Building Look at Gaming

Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexBoard Game General
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
sthar9
Intarweb Mastar!


Joined: Aug 22, 2011
Posts: 212

PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:02 pm    Post subject: Deckbuilding Games: A Building Look at Gaming

Fortifying your position has been a hallmark of some of the greatest games we've ever seen, and Deckbuilders take that approach to a whole new level. These games give you different options to build up to an efficient endgame with synergy galore. Or perhaps you merely build to efficiency. Deckbuilding games tend to have a diverse set of options that allow you to play the same game in many different ways.




There have been many great deckbuilding games over the years, but it's hard to pick just one. We at Merlyns try to keep the best of the best in stock. Dominion is the original deckbuilding game, and was a great proof of concept. Easy to pick up and fun, it still stand as one of the best games. Ascension built on that making a great option with a slightly higher level of complexity and strategy.

The Marvel and DC deckbuilders are both a lot of fun, letting you play a great game while also using the themes and characters you love from your favorite comics. The DC game in particular also adds a co-operative aspect to the game as you attempt to beat the game.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
VictorTyne
Rookie


Joined: Aug 18, 2009
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:27 am    Post subject: Re: Deckbuilding Games: A Building Look at Gaming

sthar9 wrote:
Dominion is the original deckbuilding game, and was a great proof of concept. Easy to pick up and fun, it still stand as one of the best games. Ascension built on that making a great option with a slightly higher level of complexity and strategy.

That's not exactly correct.

Ascension does not have a higher level of complexity and strategy compared to Dominion. Quite the opposite, in fact.

While it may be true that the cards and their abilities are more interconnected in Ascension (certain abilities will change if you play other specific types of cards on the same turn), the gameplay of Ascension is a stripped-down version of Dominion. Card-buying is simplified. Scorekeeping is simplified. You may play every card you draw in a turn rather than having to choose what to play. There are only 2 resources to keep track of.

By contrast, in Dominion you have to manage your actions to determine how many cards you can play, your buys to determine how many cards you can buy, and the treasure you use to purchase cards. Play order becomes very important, and you often run out of actions before using all the cards in your hand. You have to plan each turn carefully or else you may play yourself into a corner. And it could all be for naught anyway as other players can attack you directly with card abilities, forcing you to change your strategy on the fly. Attacking other players in Ascension is limited to making them discard held items.

On top of all that, Ascension uses the entire deck of cards with each play, while Dominion chooses 10 different cards (along with the treasure and victory) out of almost 200 options if you have all the expansions. So while one strategy in Ascension will carry you through the game, the gameplay of Dominion changes with each new game as some cards form powerful combos, while others become dead weight without the right support.

I can't speak to how the comic book deckbuilding games play, but Ascension makes for a great beginner's introduction to deckbuilding games. From there, once you have the basic ideas down, it's an easy move up to more complex games like Dominion.
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexBoard Game General All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Latest Posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

TRANSFORMERS TCG
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Nov 19, 2018 at 21:25:38

Smash Up the Bigger and Geekier box
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Sep 11, 2018 at 01:06:52

August 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Aug 16, 2018 at 17:46:40

July 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Jul 27, 2018 at 18:54:37

FORGE WAR
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Jun 05, 2018 at 03:46:00

MUNCHKIN COLLECTIBLE CARD GAME
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 14, 2018 at 02:19:12

Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 08, 2018 at 02:39:43

Tons of New Bones Minis!
Last post by CharlesFaust in D&D Minis on Apr 14, 2018 at 20:11:22

New miniatures, RPG books, and games!
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Apr 06, 2018 at 23:06:43

New Pre-Con Decks for MTG!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Magic: The Gathering on Apr 06, 2018 at 17:50:54


Survey
Best comic book to movie adaptation




Results :: Polls

Votes: 1592
Comments: 4

Links

Get Firefox!
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
Created by Mars