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#1 richsabre

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 10:43 AM

can see it on the new products icon up above but no info- anyone know what its about, is it anything to do with this game?

doesnt look it, perhaps this explains why no info on our hobbit….ffgs been too busy with that one haha

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:10 AM

Just clicked on it and it gave me this:

Relive the epic struggle of good versus evil in Middle-earth with The Hobbit Card Game, Martin Wallace’s fast-paced, standalone, trick-taking card game for 2-5 players. Win hands and use the cards you’ve won to deal damage to opponents, or heal allies and help them with extra cards. Each character assigns cards differently, so use your skills wisely! Fight the forces of evil as Gandalf, Thorin, or Bilbo, or smash the hopes of the heroes as Smaug or Bolg, the goblin leader.

The Hobbit Card Game includes:

1 Rulesheet
65 Cards
This standalone card game is not associated with the LCG The Lord of the Rings: The Card…

 

So there we are! It doesn't look anything special, from what little there is to go on…

 


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:12 AM

Actually, reading the description and seeing the card pictures there, I really don't like the look of this at all! Looks like it's designed for the non-gamer filmgoing crowd, to me… 


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 11:27 AM

spalanzani said:

Actually, reading the description and seeing the card pictures there, I really don't like the look of this at all! Looks like it's designed for the non-gamer filmgoing crowd, to me… 

mmmmm- you may be right, and one lotr game is enough for me, but i do love that box art……


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 01:58 PM

It's… ugly. 


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Posted 12 September 2012 - 08:36 PM

Trick-taking = auto-skip.


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:45 AM

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It's… ugly. 

 

This is an understatement.

But graphics aside, even the description did not excite me at all.


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#8 richsabre

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 03:49 AM

klaymen_sk said:

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It's… ugly. 

 

 

 

This is an understatement.

But graphics aside, even the description did not excite me at all.

really? i thought the art to be very naismith- guess its personal taste


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:07 AM

 Aesthetically, the game is very elegant and the art is of course amazing. I didn't know they had the rights for Ted Nasmith art, one of the best lotr artists… makes me wish they had used some for the lcg, the art is at times a little too digital for me.


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:47 AM

Gizlivadi said:

 Aesthetically, the game is very elegant and the art is of course amazing. I didn't know they had the rights for Ted Nasmith art, one of the best lotr artists… makes me wish they had used some for the lcg, the art is at times a little too digital for me.

is that actually naismith? i was just guessing….and i agree, i love magali and so on, but i still prefer the traditional artists

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:51 AM

FFG is tricky, if you peruse their "store" instead of their "catalog", you will find games that they sell which aren't advertised.

 

I can give you two.  Dungeon Fighter and Sewer Pirats.  No mention of either anywhere on their website, but not only do they sell them, but they are in stock.  So you sometimes have to search in there to see the upcoming games before they are announced.



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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:42 PM

The Hobbit Card Game seems to be coming out just in time for The Hobbit film this year. The game looks uninteresting.

A different note: I really enjoy the ultra-realistic digital artwork by Magali & co. The traditional isn't "real" enough for me to really engage with it.



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Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:43 PM

Both games are good to me! I am def. getting this new Hobbit stand alone game.



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Posted 13 September 2012 - 07:53 PM

DurinIII said:

Both games are good to me! I am def. getting this new Hobbit stand alone game.

you dont fancy making a solo variant for me do you?


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Posted 14 September 2012 - 07:38 AM

richsabre said:

DurinIII said:

 

Both games are good to me! I am def. getting this new Hobbit stand alone game.

 

 

you dont fancy making a solo variant for me do you?

Actually, making a "solo variant" for a trick taking game probably isn't very difficult.  You can just deal some other hands, and when it that other "player's" turn, you flip the top card of the other players' "hand" to see what they play.  They are not going to follow suit very well, so in that sense they are 'cheating,' but it can still work, kind of.






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