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#1 dboeren

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:28 AM

So I read a rumor on BGG that Fantasy Flight has acquired the rights to do a League of Legends LCG.  Anyone else seen anything about this?

I've never played League of Legends, but I know that it's apparently pretty popular.  Frankly, if it has really good mechanics and enough popularity that I can find opponents then I don't really care that much if it's (to me) a fairly generic fantasy theme.

Anyway, looks like League of Legends is free to play so when I get a chance I may set up and account and try it out just to get a better feel of what the game is like.



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:44 AM

I saw the same rumor recently on a twitter feed. But that is all that it is at this time it seems, just rumors.



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:59 PM

Can I see the link? Didn't find any thread about that….

 

If League of Legends is really going to be LCG-lize, I probably think it's PVP…. I can't think of anyway it in a corperate game way

 

Anyway….  Hope it's true



#4 Toqtamish

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 12:41 AM

It is not in a thread, just a rumor.

https://twitter.com/...024299075661825



#5 dboeren

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:21 AM

There was a BGG thread, but it was by the same guy that posted on Twitter.

Anyway, I downloaded League of Legends last night to try it out.

Basically it's a 5-on-5 (or 3-on-3) battle between teams.  Imagine it as a mix of tower defense and team deathmatch with 3 objectives per side.  It gave me a small feel of some of the Team Fortress 2 modes where one side defends 3 objectives while the other attacks - you have to be ready to shift your heroes to wherever the attack is coming.

FFG likes to have 3 things to compete over, so that's a natural fit.  I imagine you'd have a hero card with special powers that starts in play and there would be cards for gear and other attack, spells, etc…  However, that wouldn't model the game's feel of having fights on multiple lanes at once by 5 heroes so maybe a different set of mechanics is required like picking several hero cards.

The other thing is that in LoL your supporting troops are generated, so there doesn't seem to be a natural fit for playing character cards to fight alongside the hero.  You could do it anyway, but it would feel weird to purists of the original game.

 






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