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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Gizlivadi in the End of LOTR LCG ?   
    PS. I would not be surprised if Amazon had a say in stuff (game, etc.) released around the time of the show, after all they really have paid a lot just for the rights (though they can afford it), and the rumor has it, it is going to be the most expensive tv show to date. Let us hope it is going to be the best as well.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from TwiceBorn in the End of LOTR LCG ?   
    PS. I would not be surprised if Amazon had a say in stuff (game, etc.) released around the time of the show, after all they really have paid a lot just for the rights (though they can afford it), and the rumor has it, it is going to be the most expensive tv show to date. Let us hope it is going to be the best as well.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from TwiceBorn in the End of LOTR LCG ?   
    No, it makes perfect sense: they don’t need to wait. I think their idea with Hobbit saga came also because of the (then upcoming) movies even though the art is not based on the movie, and the whole game follows the books only. So yes, they can (if they can, legal-wise) release it before the tv show, perhaps not too long before it, just to sail in the wave. I for one, am really excited about the 2nd Age content, and would be about the game from that era, though most of my favourite characters are either from the 1st or, of course, the 3rd Age.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Adaepholn in Preotet's Play-throughs   
    Hey, we seemed to have write it simultaneously, ok, so they probably shuffled when the stage was a battle or siege, makes sense. It indeed could leave a few of them at the bottom of the encounter deck and you were stuck.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from RogueSeventeen in Does Thorongil give a printed resource icon?   
    They could have printed another word, printed. But it makes more sense that it gains the printed icon just like the Sword-thain, the above logic seems perfectly sound.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Adaepholn in Preotet's Play-throughs   
    These are nice.
    Just in the beginning, Local Trouble goes on the highest threat cost hero, I believe, so it should not have been Glorfindel.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Preotet in Preotet's Play-throughs   
    Well, you do an amazing job reporting with such clarity, no wonder a mistake might creep in whilst doing that.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Preotet in Preotet's Play-throughs   
    These are nice.
    Just in the beginning, Local Trouble goes on the highest threat cost hero, I believe, so it should not have been Glorfindel.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Preotet in The Fortress of Nurn Play-through (There Be Spoilers)   
    Well done, indeed. But what a crazy quest. Pure madness.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Amicus Draconis in Different cards with the new reprint?   
    And Horn of Gondor. For one, the card should mention Boromir in the text. We have Firefoot and Snowmane for Eomer and Theoden respectively and they are not nearly as famous as the Horn and not nearly as connected to Boromir in the legendarium. It was the problem with the core set card because Boromir was not there yet, which was the shame, and I do not see why as he was clearly designed by then (the Mirkwood cycle). So I would like to see a new version of such a famed artifact that is actually well functional and has a bonus when attached to Boromir.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from GILLIES291 in A Shadow in the East   
    And Gondor is not so bad as it is, but since I like to play them almost as much as I do Noldor or Silvan, I see it is inferior against most of the quests (which I play at least), probably all compared to the Noldor discard Lords of the Eldar Narya Erestor monster.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Wandalf the Gizzard in The Fate of Wilderland   
    I think I will put Radagast together with Beorn and a Leadership hero, probably Theodred, for extra resources and lower threat. Questing might be an issue but it should play fast. In saga, you will be able to play the Staff and Eagles of the Misty Mountains round 1, for instance.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from GILLIES291 in The Fate of Wilderland   
    I think I will put Radagast together with Beorn and a Leadership hero, probably Theodred, for extra resources and lower threat. Questing might be an issue but it should play fast. In saga, you will be able to play the Staff and Eagles of the Misty Mountains round 1, for instance.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Wandalf the Gizzard in A nice role for the Spirit Beregond   
    Game 5 went really well, though it was long, too. 17 allies out in the end includng all the big guns. I will be going away tomorrow where I cannot play, but I hope five games are enough for now to see the deck can work. Once you get familiar with it, and perhaps with the quest against it, you should be able to enjoy it, and win. The best of luck!
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Wandalf the Gizzard in Best Deck for Journey to the Cross-Roads?   
    I like the traps. What I don’t like about them is that when I make a deck I want to take through many (not nearly all now, of course) quests. And some, like in Black Riders, totally mitigate the power of a trap deck. Ithilien Pit is probably the best trap against the Haradrim in Cross-roads. And I find it is often an overlooked card tha I have used to very effect.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Rajam in A Stereotypical Rossiel Deck   
    As for the stereotypical deck, I wonder about the absence of Risk Some Light, probably my favourite secrecy card, and one that makes the opening round(s) so much easier as a rule.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Wandalf the Gizzard in Best Deck for Journey to the Cross-Roads?   
    As I said before, especially if you are going to try two-handed, pick Haldir as a hero. You need a Tactics hero with him in the deck, perhaps Eowyn or the new Bilbo if you have him already, to start rather low on threat, and to be able to equip him with the Bow of the Galadhrim, early. Pack three of those and some other weapons to make sure he strikes with 7 early. That way he will take down most of the enemies without the need of engaging them.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Wandalf the Gizzard in A nice role for the Spirit Beregond   
    Just won, first try, normal mode, but it was not easy. I had Vilya after the mulligan. Quickbeam was the top card and I could play both him and Vilya first round. After I played QB, Gwaihir showed up (he is not that great in the deck for his ability but still he is a big hitter), so I put him into play with Vilya. I got the archer and Arrows Thick in the Air round one. That was not bad because of the low threat (I only sent Frodo and Gandalf questing), blocked the Archer with Beregond, killed it with QB and G.
    The game went well untill Livery, Wizzard Pipe and Vilya all got discarded through Shadow effects. I usually like to get rid of the shadow cards with the Staff but I had it late. Then I already had three enemies under the Black Gate so I had to engage the last Mumak and that was tough, almost lost Beregond but in the end I won with 39 threat on round 8. I think I was quite unlucky with some of the treacheries and not getting more locations but I only revealed two additional enemies (and shuffled one back with the Frodo ability — make sure you pick the one from Black Riders). I later had both Trackers and also Meneldor out and they helped clear two locations. Played Free Peoples in the penultimate round for a nice questing push and then had everyone ready to dispose of two enemies.
    I am confident to beat it at least two thirds of the time with this deck. If you want me to, I keep going at it for ten games, for instance.
    Bilbo x2, Arwen, Stargazer x3, Zigil x2, Wild Stalion, Warden x2, Quickbeam, Meneldor, Son of Arnor, Northern Tracker x2, Elfhelm, Erestor, Faramir, Boromir, Treebeard, Radagast, Glorfindel, Gildor Inglorion, Gwaihir, Beorn.
    Livery of the Tower, Wizzard Pipe x2, Gandalf’s Staff x3, Vilya x3, Shadowfax.
    Hidden Cache x2, Flame of Anor x2, Word of Command x3, Desperate Defence x2, A Test of Will x2, The Galadhrim’s Greeting, The Free Peoples x2.
     
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Wandalf the Gizzard in A nice role for the Spirit Beregond   
    No. Why would you think so? That is not the rule. Character commited to the quest contribute the willpower regardless if they are ready or not. They just must not be removed from the quest (some encounters and even player cards can do that).
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from gpd924 in A nice role for the Spirit Beregond   
    I am pulling my deck out now, and if I win and you are still interested I will present it here. It is nothing new, a regular Vilya update with the three mentioned heroes.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Wandalf the Gizzard in Best Deck for Journey to the Cross-Roads?   
    But I am afraid there are much harder quests than this one. I have not played them all but I have played each saga quest maybe a hundred times (or most of them at least) and I would not think of this as the hardest by a long shot. I like it though, I think it is an exciting one though it may be treacherous, but not always annoying like Helm’s Deep, for instance.
    I think two handed is not what concerns mr. gpd. But I think it is more fun two handed, as most quests are (2 player anyway), because you can try different things.
    Good luck!
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Wandalf the Gizzard in Best Deck for Journey to the Cross-Roads?   
    The self-proclaimed One Deck is strong but not nearly a silver bullet, there are many decks of similar power, some do better against some quests, worse elsewhere, obviously. Vilya decks are always strong, but having Beregond there is certainly useful against the quests like this one (hence the other thread).
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Wandalf the Gizzard in Best Deck for Journey to the Cross-Roads?   
    A good hero here is Haldir. With him you can avoid many nasty engagement effects. It is just not easy to place Haldir in a deck that can handle questing required against this quest, and at the same time have enough support to make Haldir efficient.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Felswrath in Roster of characters   
    I think Tolkien might have thought again about Bladorthin and discarded the idea.
    Ok, check Encyclopedia of Arda, if you haven’t and are interested. But it says very little. The most interesting information given, perhaps, that Bladorthin was first a name reserved for Gandalf.
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    lleimmoen got a reaction from Felswrath in If there were only 5 heroes left...   
    Yeah, good idea. But I would also like to see his questing side, maybe using attack instead of willpower for a cost? Or adding to it...
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