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#21 divinityofnumber

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Posted 27 January 2014 - 11:50 AM

The Quest was Journey Along the Anduin. The decks seemed to have a lot of variety. Dwarves and Hobbits made an appearance, but I did not see a thoroughly Outlands deck. The most popular heroes seemed to be Glorfindel (Spirit) and Beregond. I love that there is a nasty shadow effect in this scenario that blanks a defender's defense ability; the Hill Trolls did kill some Beregonds over the course of the afternoon.   :)

 

From what I saw, most rounds were over in about 4-5 turns, sometimes it took 6 or more, if the encounter deck was particularly nasty on that last quest card. 

 

I am going to write up a detailed report and get it posted very soon. 


Edited by divinityofnumber, 27 January 2014 - 11:50 AM.

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#22 Glaurung

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 01:56 PM

No nightmare? ?? Then is boring. ..

Wizard is never late.......

 

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#23 divinityofnumber

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 09:39 PM

No nightmare? ?? Then is boring. ..

 

I too enjoy difficult scenarios. In a way, the Race Against the Shadow format turns an ordinary scenario into a Nightmare Scenario, because winning is no longer equal to winning. The goal becomes trying to win in a very specific way, which is a fun task to undertake from deck-building and gameplay perspectives. 


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#24 Mndela

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:42 PM

 

No nightmare? ?? Then is boring. ..

 

I too enjoy difficult scenarios. In a way, the Race Against the Shadow format turns an ordinary scenario into a Nightmare Scenario, because winning is no longer equal to winning. The goal becomes trying to win in a very specific way, which is a fun task to undertake from deck-building and gameplay perspectives. 

 

 

Really true these words. I agree totally


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A wizard is never late..., he arrives precisely when it is the last round


#25 Glaurung

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 10:19 PM

 

 

No nightmare? ?? Then is boring. ..

 

I too enjoy difficult scenarios. In a way, the Race Against the Shadow format turns an ordinary scenario into a Nightmare Scenario, because winning is no longer equal to winning. The goal becomes trying to win in a very specific way, which is a fun task to undertake from deck-building and gameplay perspectives. 

 

 

Really true these words. I agree totally

 

I never try it (Mean TRAS format) so looks like i miss something here…….. 


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#26 divinityofnumber

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 09:25 AM

Report posted over at CardGameDB:

 

http://www.cardgamed...the-shadow-r974


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#27 booored

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 09:27 AM

playing for points is ridiculous.


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#28 divinityofnumber

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 10:26 AM

playing for points is ridiculous.

 

It really is fun. You should give it a try, if you have a group of LoTR players in your area. It is fun to build some decks specifically designed to combat a particular quest, and to reach the win condition as fast as possible. It is technically a tournament, but does not have that intense competitive feel. It is a sort of group project to see who can design the best decks for a given scenario. 

 

Also, aren't we always playing for points in some sense? Many people use the Quest Log, and I always keep track of my scores, even when playing solo. It is fun to reach new personal bests. 


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#29 Raven1015

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 11:27 AM

Nice write-up! I hope that more places try out the format, if for no other reason than to get more LOTR LCG playing out there in stores..


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