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#81 Wallenstein

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:56 PM

servant of the secret fire said:

Narsil0420 said:

 

Can anyone (or BeardFan) tell what it says on Glorfindel's text? I picked out "Pay _ resources from Glorfindel's pool to..."

Man, Glorfindel kicks butt!

 

 

I am not surprised about that.One Balrog dead and we all know what he did to the Nazguls.His power is too grate and terrible .

I'm not sure if Glorfindel from Gondolin is the same character that appears in LOTR.



#82 Dam

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 08:56 PM

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The stats for Bilbo from the first adventure pack disagree. (1 Willpower, 1 Attack, 2 Defense, 2 Health, 9 threat). So there's definitely some kind of modifier aside from just those four stats.

Come on, everybody knows hobbits are a threat, a menace, of course Bilbo has higher threat !


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#83 YGrams

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 10:03 PM

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A hero's threat is simply the sum of their willpower, attack, defence and health, from what I've gathered.

 

 

 

The stats for Bilbo from the first adventure pack disagree. (1 Willpower, 1 Attack, 2 Defense, 2 Health, 9 threat). So there's definitely some kind of modifier aside from just those four stats.

 My mistake, sorry; I was making an assumption based on the heroes I'd seen from the core set, and now I just look silly. Oh well.

And Wallenstein, Tolkien concluded that they are one and the same in an essay of sorts which appears in the final tome of The History of Middle-earth. Basically, after he died, his spirit and body were restored by Mandos under Manwe's command, and he was then sent back to Middle-earth, either with the Istari in the Third Age (in fact, for a short while, Tolkien even considered him as one of the possible Istari), or at some point in the Second Age to help Gil-galad out.



#84 servant of the secret fire

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 06:00 AM

YGrams said:

Jerry Rigg said:

 

YGrams said:

 

A hero's threat is simply the sum of their willpower, attack, defence and health, from what I've gathered.

 

 

 

And Wallenstein, Tolkien concluded that they are one and the same in an essay of sorts which appears in the final tome of The History of Middle-earth. Basically, after he died, his spirit and body were restored by Mandos under Manwe's command, and he was then sent back to Middle-earth, either with the Istari in the Third Age (in fact, for a short while, Tolkien even considered him as one of the possible Istari), or at some point in the Second Age to help Gil-galad out.

Exactly.



#85 Wallenstein

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:21 AM

Yes, I know that, but I wasn't sure if it was confirmed or only alternative story.



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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:33 AM

Wallenstein said:

Yes, I know that, but I wasn't sure if it was confirmed or only alternative story.

Many things from the books are still unknown like who realy Tom Bombadil was.



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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:34 AM

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Many things from the books are still unknown like who realy Tom Bombadil was.

Do we REALLY want to know that ?


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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:58 AM

Dam said:

servant of the secret fire said:

Many things from the books are still unknown like who realy Tom Bombadil was.

 

Do we REALLY want to know that ?

LOL.I  think i want to know who realy is  this guy who can play with the One ring and not have power over him.



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Posted 16 March 2011 - 02:59 PM

 I would say it is something that can be considered the 'true' history of Glorfindel, as Tolkien held that an elf's name should be unique (which, admittedly, has exceptions as with any rule), and that such a distinctive name is unlikely to appear by coincidence twice. Indeed, in the early drafting of The Council of Elrond, he planned on having Glorfindel recount his part in the tale of Gondolin, but then forgot about that plan, and indeed seemed to forget that he intended them to be one and the same, until about 1972, which is when the essays on Glorfindel have been dated by Christopher Tolkien. He did admit that it was an unfortunate circumstance that if they were two separate people, that they should share a name, and he held that having Glorfindel of Gondolin and Glorfindel of Rinvendell as the same person could in fact enhance the story. But that's my take on what I've read; I don't suppose that we'll ever know without any doubt.



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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:15 PM

Dam said:

qwertyuiop said:

I learned a lot from that sage.  Then I learned it was cheaper to keep Halbarad at Rivendell if I wanted to play Marvels Told.  

 

Aiiiieeee! Nooooo! A pox on you and your Halbarad/Ioreth + MT mention. One of the few things (apart from hobbits and squatters) I truely hate about Meccg. Still possibly the best ccg ever made, but that MT-crap gets old, really, really fast.

Oh in that case, I'll just leave that Rank Upon Rank staring me in the face!



#91 Dam

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 09:34 PM

It's not the permanent-event removal that irks me, it's the satellite-guided, all-range ballistic missile instantly on demand from Rivendell (when your company getting hit with a corruption for example is in Mordor) that pisses me off . Dam(n) Middle-Earth Twitter works too fast, letting the sages in Rivendell know "hey, we need some Marvels Told here".


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