Thoughts from the mind of an MSPainted Werewolf
I *love* Black Market. It's one of my favorite cards to play. It's just so meta.
I will probably enjoy Black Market in the future, but I had a bad experience.My first exposure to Dominion (other than hearing about it) was at TempleCon this year.. Prescott had it and I sat down to play.Game 1, we used the "newbie set" of cards and I thought it was pretty interesting.But in Game 2, we went "all random", and Black Market came up, and I was still trying to get used to basic strategy.. the game got slower, and I had to learn what more cards do (and the experienced players were kind of speeding through the descriptions when the BM cards were drawn)... It was overwhelming.I will make sure to ease people into the Black Market a little better.
Also, I need to make a Gamer OCD decision about how to do the Black Market deck.Any solution which ends with "...and then go into the box and grab a copy of the card." seems like it annoyingly slows the game down. And it's slightly annoying that the Randomizer Deck has different cardbacks for this purpose.I think I'll just go ahead and make the Randomizer Deck completely redundant, by only storing 9 (or 11) of each of the Kingdom Cards together with each other and building a proper Randomizer Deck with the regular cardbacks. If it's actually used to generate the 10 cards for the game, and set aside as a Black Market deck if the Market shows up, then the only additional step is putting one of each card back in the stack when the game ends.Am I overthinking this? (hint: Yes)