We already have a pretty good idea where they are trying to take Dominion from the discussions and comments over at BGG but we get an even clearer look from the three cards previewed in Finland and translated by some fine folks for us.
The three cards are: Harem, Pawn, and Great Hall and they all look to add something interesting to the game.
Cost = 6
Cost = 2
Choose two (not same twice)
- Great Hall
Cost = 3
Cards that require a player to choose are one of the new aspects this expansion adds to Dominion. While there is some fear that this will slow the game down, some fear it will lead to arguments as all choices need to be announced before any are carried out. I have hope that gameplay will be more dynamic and will overshadow these slight issues.
The other new aspect of this expansion seems to be cards that are worth VPs but also do something else. I am uncertain how this will impact the game as a whole but I suspect some games will have a much more steady feel as players are able to take a few VPs here and there rather than simply grabbing a bunch once their deck gets good enough, then slowing down again as the deck becomes encumbered.
Needless to say I like what I have been seeing and I am excited about getting to try this.