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    Hannibal_pjv got a reaction from -=t3s=- in Player Mat Artwork   
    Here Are some allready and I Expect to see more of them Sooner than later!
    https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/269385/lord-rings-journeys-middle-earth/files
     
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    Hannibal_pjv got a reaction from MeeKey in Team Comps   
    I did like my very fist combo. Guardian/pathfinder Gimli. ”Very dangerous at short (and long distances)” and hunter/burglar Legolas. ”Me thief? How Dare you! Take back your words or I will shoot this arrow through your ears!”
    I did use guardian and hunter build in battle maps and pathfinder burglar roles in joyrney maps. Seemed to work very well actually! 
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    Hannibal_pjv got a reaction from Wandalf the Gizzard in Hobbit Saga - We Must Away Ere Break of Day - Problem with the ending!!! (spoilers)   
    It is just a game... so it is not allways logical.
    i don`t think that you did mis anything. I Also did ”win” wilpower wictory and well was not too happy. But I did avoid it at the second run. The Lotr Lcg is a pusle and you just have to figure out how to solve it. And no, it does not make any logical Sense
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    Hannibal_pjv got a reaction from Kjeld in This is tough!   
    Yeah. Hunter, burglar Legolas and Guardian, pathfinder Gimli is killer combination. Works very well! I really like the multiclass aspect of this game. It allows a lot of interesting combinations.
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    Hannibal_pjv got a reaction from Uninvited Guest in When I get one title, can i give to other partner?   
    The only ”big” problem is when Gimli gets dwarf friend card
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    Hannibal_pjv reacted to Ascarel in DISCUSSION: What is the single biggest issue and what single change made do you think would help L5R as a whole?   
    This. So. Much. This. As a casual Netrunner player who did not buy everything there was, it was irritating to find similar comments on netrunnerdb. But with L5R I find the same kind of black and white pronouncement on Discord. It's especially funny when two people speak with the same level certainty but are at complete opposite as to what they claim is the best. I just shrug and move along.
    It has to be said, LCGs are hybrid creatures. Built for competitive play, but layered with enough theme, flavor and overall production quality to attract non-competitive gamers. A weird outlier might be Arkham, because it's coop, but that might actually confirm the weird place "PvP" LCGs are at.
    I therefore wish the casual gamer would find himself or herself more at home with these kinds of games. To me this means a broader support of related products and variants (such as multiplayer, which was mentioned by someone else).
    I've always found idea behind the Terminal Directive box for Netrunner nothing short of awesome. L5R is so well suited for that. Just imagine a story around the fight for Hisu Mori Toride. Or Tadaka's journey to the Crab lands. Or whatever shenanigans we're expecting between Sotorii and Daisetsu. Those story-oriented boxes could come with basic deck themselves, I'd pay the extra for that.
     
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    Hannibal_pjv reacted to Ascarel in What's up with dueling?   
    In the same spirit as this other thread I made a while ago, I thought I'd go on with another discussion of theme and game design interaction in the context of L5R. Some disclaimer:
    I still love L5R as much as before, perhaps more so. I am going to write about something I don't like to the point of being borderline NPE. This is still not a rant. See #1. I've come to believe that the design of duels in L5R has missed its mark and fails to live up to its thematic underpinnings -- resoundingly so.
    By default, when initiating a duel, a player chooses both characters involved in the duel. In practice, this makes the vast majority of duels what's been called "bully duels". Players will set up their duels to be won easily, if not with certainty. Many cards actually encourage this, especially that combo of Iaijutsu Master/Mirumoto Daisho that I've seen too often on Jigoku for my taste, but both cards individually carry the same spirit. And actually nobody needs to go that far, because the mere fact of choosing a weaker opponent is what irks me and make me roll my eyes. And because this is a choice players will often make and often actively work toward, most duels 1) bring no tension to the game as a result, 2) have a completely skewed risk/reward ratio for the initiator. 
    Sure, in so doing the players follow the rules, but to my mind, such duels are completely.... dishonorable. 
    Yep, I really went there. 😉
    Bully duels are inherently dishonorable, plain and simple.
    Competitive players are all Scorpions at heart, I guess. 😉
    In terms of game design vs theme, there is a conundrum here. I was told that in the old lore, a character like Toshimoko never lost a duel. I have no problem with that, but that's one character alone, not a whole game mechanic going in a dubious direction.
    I would also counter with the following. There is very little glory in being the best duelist against weaker opponents. In being the best, Toshimoko should win duels against a buffed up Kisada with little sweat -- but that is not what the game is allowing at all.
    To follow the theme more closely, I would have enjoyed being granted a choice like that given by Arbiter of Authority but at all times -- I don't want to duel you, but I will dishonor my character for refusing. Or maybe there should have been some additional cost added to initiate an easy duel. Or maybe a character not meant for dueling should not be challenged at all? Just let _duelists_ do their thing amongst themselves? Just thinking out loud here. Anyway, I feel that so much more could have been done around that mechanic in relation to the theme. The more I think of it, the more being a good duelist should mean that yes, you should win more easily against strong characters -- but not necessarily against everyone. It feels wrong. It's a loophole. And as long as it is there, I guess Scoprions people will exploit it.  
    Alright, so that was it. Discuss!
     
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    Hannibal_pjv reacted to Julia in missing board and tokens   
    I'm linking this thread to the guys at FFG QA. Not so sure it'll help, but possibly they'll investigate in this further
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    Hannibal_pjv reacted to jvdvalk in The Storage Solution thread   
    Yes, got mine too! A pictorial review, with one important caveat: I have not (obviously) played the game yet with the insert. That is to say, how does it operate when setting up, tearing down, and so forth. I often organize and store games based on a rules reading and the component overview, then notice after a first (few) play(s) that stuff could be sorted differently.
    With that out of the way (and wernerkellens above has a great overview of it already), here is how I did things!

    The insert. 3 pieces of foam, the deeper one on the left, the miniature tray on the right, and a topper, which is a very nice (and to my mind necessary) touch.
    First the deeper tray goes into the box (I might add here, superfluously perhaps, that the original cardboard insert is of no use).

    The largest tile is a bit of a tight fit. I had to rotate a few times to find the best way to put it into the largest well, but I got it in. It's snug, but not so tight that I believe it will damage.

    The other map tiles fit nicely, and there is actually about a third, volume wise, of the well left unused. This is good for the terrain tiles in the baggy, plus the hero sheets. Later I also add some tokens in the gap top right in the well (Inspiration and Threat). The Enemy Group / Elite tokens go in two wells at top left.

    These are the beautiful, but just a bit too large for the insert, card boxes for mini cards. I used them for now, as you can see below, but especially the cards are a set of components that I may want to organize differently. As an example, Basic and Hero Skill cards are split in two once a campaign is started: Some are stored with the Hero sheets (at least that's how I would do it), and others are not used at all.

    This is how the bottom "component" tray looks with everything. A few extra baggies for Hero sheets and cards once the campaign is underway. Tokens added to the map tiles well. Some tokens below the Enemy Group / Elite standees. You see the deckboxes are a bit too large, but the foam is of course flexible and can take it. I tried putting cards directly in the well, but didn't find that satisfactory either. I'll try this for the time being, and as noted above, see what works better once a campaign gets underway.

    The mini's fit perfectly. One or two Goblin swords stick out very slightly, but the foam topper takes care of that. Because I got all the components in the bottom tray, I have some space left for the mini expansion mini's. At least I hope they fit, that would be great to have them in the box too. Note, I haven't painted all of the mini's yet, to my shame and chagrin. 11 to go...

    Here are the trays side by side, so you can see the height difference. The miniatures tray is great, because most mini's can be stored standing.

    Topper... on top.

    Battle Boards and rule books. Extra protection for the mini's.

    A perfect fit. One rulebook spine is rising slightly above the rim, but with the box lid on top this is no issue. I must say that this is one of the insert's strengths: in total it has perfect height (depth) for the game box. With the Battle Boards and rules on top, it closes perfectly and keeps everything in its place.

    So much so, that I have no reservations about storing the game on its side!
    And there it is, my pictorial overview / review of the Feldherr insert. All-in-all, I think it's functional, economic, mostly efficient (the odd shaped map tiles are difficult to design an insert for as it is), a perfect fit, safe storage for mini's, and I expect the insert to help in setup and teardown time as well. For what it's worth, I recommend it.
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    Hannibal_pjv got a reaction from player1994465 in Eldritch vs Arkham 3rd Ed   
    They Are mechanically both similar and different. I like both games. Some people not, so you have to try before desiding by yourself.
    What I like in ah3 is that you have more controll of what is happening, less in 6 players than with 2 players. I like the story aspect of AH3 that is somewhat lacking in EH IMHO. In EH I really like those two sided cards and I am missing them in AH3. I personally like the smaller town scale game of Arkham games compared to whole world aspect of EH, but that is just personal preference, and most likely originated from AH2. 
    Some people says that the story hinders replayability, I personally don`t think so because the story unfolds differently each time. But that is a thing that diverse some peoples opinions.
    The ah3 scales better with different amounth players via time usage. It is Also very different feeling if you have few or more players. EH the game get longer when there Are more players, but the feeling is not so different between player counts, except that it may be a Little bi easier with more investigator, because it is easier to controll the huge map.
    The AH3 is more modular, so expansions causes (most likely) Little bit less bloat than They cause in EH. The first expansion was just announced, so it is interesting to see how it works in practice.
    Finding right monster to each scenarion can get tedious? When there will be Many expansions in AH3, in EH you just throw all in. That makes EH more random and AH3 less random and more thematic, like AH Lcg vs other mythos games. But in the same time can get fiddly in AH3.
     
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    Hannibal_pjv reacted to k7e9 in Dead of Night To expensive!!!   
    I don't see it as a piece of cardboard, rather there's probably a lot of work happening to bring us a mini board, new tiles, cards, investigators, scenarios etc. Most often in the big box expansion they introduce new game mechanics, which I  guess must be balanced with the rest of the game and require extensive testing Before release. Which for me equals replayability and fun.
    Personally I view it as paying for the design process that leads up to the cardboard. That in turn improves the game and my fun, and as it is a hobby I can decide if and when I want more of a game. Same goes for the Arkham LCG, 15 USD for a small plastic container with a few cards may sound steep. But I pay for the game design and the hours upon hours of enjoyment the game will provide, rather than seeing it as paying for the cards themselves.
    But it's a matter of opinion.
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    Hannibal_pjv got a reaction from 1mikethebuilder1 in Eldritch vs Arkham 3rd Ed   
    They Are mechanically both similar and different. I like both games. Some people not, so you have to try before desiding by yourself.
    What I like in ah3 is that you have more controll of what is happening, less in 6 players than with 2 players. I like the story aspect of AH3 that is somewhat lacking in EH IMHO. In EH I really like those two sided cards and I am missing them in AH3. I personally like the smaller town scale game of Arkham games compared to whole world aspect of EH, but that is just personal preference, and most likely originated from AH2. 
    Some people says that the story hinders replayability, I personally don`t think so because the story unfolds differently each time. But that is a thing that diverse some peoples opinions.
    The ah3 scales better with different amounth players via time usage. It is Also very different feeling if you have few or more players. EH the game get longer when there Are more players, but the feeling is not so different between player counts, except that it may be a Little bi easier with more investigator, because it is easier to controll the huge map.
    The AH3 is more modular, so expansions causes (most likely) Little bit less bloat than They cause in EH. The first expansion was just announced, so it is interesting to see how it works in practice.
    Finding right monster to each scenarion can get tedious? When there will be Many expansions in AH3, in EH you just throw all in. That makes EH more random and AH3 less random and more thematic, like AH Lcg vs other mythos games. But in the same time can get fiddly in AH3.
     
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    Hannibal_pjv got a reaction from Wandalf the Gizzard in 3 Card Questions   
    1. It only works when you get facedown damage, so it does not count flipping cards and so on.
    2. Yes it affect each hero. So a food card indeed!
    3. Thinkets Are replenished between scenarios. Have not see so far ”stole” equipment events, but ofcourse those Are possible in future campaigs! A good idea!
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    Hannibal_pjv reacted to Elfik2018 in Lead the Charge Timing   
    Actually, no! You can scout during your turn (due to certain effects including equipment, trinkets, prepared cards) after using prepared cards, so you can use more than 4 per turn! Like how a pathfinder with the upgraded travel garb and some sprint cards can traverse the entire map in one turn this way.
     
    i do wonder about the "at the start of your turn" cards. Technically after you play one of these it's no longer the start of your turn so you're limited to 1 of these per turn?
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    Hannibal_pjv got a reaction from Niro750 in Lead the Charge Timing   
    No limit. Or actually there is limit 4 because it is the maximum number of prepared cards
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    Hannibal_pjv reacted to Vince79 in ...and what about new heroes in future expansions?   
    Yeah, even in the stories Gandalf is always coming and going.  He disappears, the group gets into trouble, and sometimes he shows up just in time to bail them out.  Bombadil is also treated that way in the books.
    I'm not a game writer, but maybe you could have an ability in certain adventures to call for help from Gandalf (or a song for Bombadil).  Just like one skill card in the deck or whatever.  Just spitballing.
     
    Maybe so, but some of us actually are fans of Tom Bombadil.  I agree he wouldn't work as a player hero, however.
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    Hannibal_pjv got a reaction from Vince79 in ...and what about new heroes in future expansions?   
    Yep. Tom Bombadil, Elrond, Galadriel, Even Gandalf would be better as a part of adventure! Not player characters.
    Much like one spesific Ranger allready is presented in one scenario allready!
    that is how They Are handled in the Onering rpg (the best Lotr game around IMHO  ) In that game those big characters Are your benefactors, quest givers, your patrons etc!
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    Hannibal_pjv got a reaction from steveisbig in ...and what about new heroes in future expansions?   
    Yep. Tom Bombadil, Elrond, Galadriel, Even Gandalf would be better as a part of adventure! Not player characters.
    Much like one spesific Ranger allready is presented in one scenario allready!
    that is how They Are handled in the Onering rpg (the best Lotr game around IMHO  ) In that game those big characters Are your benefactors, quest givers, your patrons etc!
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    Hannibal_pjv reacted to Vince79 in ...and what about new heroes in future expansions?   
    Hard to argue with that.  I love Bombadil by the way.  But I like the way Lord of the Rings: the Card Game handles Bombadil.  He's part of the encounter deck, so he comes out of the adventure that you are on, and helps you.  They could do a similar type of thing with him here, in an expansion set in the Old Forest and/or the Barrow Mounds.  I'd definitely like to see a Bombadil mini.
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    Hannibal_pjv got a reaction from Rodrigo_Spock in Rules about Monster Components   
    Interesting. In those cases I would use only one figurine and a banner to present the whole croup. Or you can allways buy the second core 🤣
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    Hannibal_pjv reacted to *player3640663 in Rules about Monster Components   
    Oh no, it's LotR LCG all over again...
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    Hannibal_pjv got a reaction from *player3640663 in Rules about Monster Components   
    Interesting. In those cases I would use only one figurine and a banner to present the whole croup. Or you can allways buy the second core 🤣
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    Hannibal_pjv got a reaction from steveisbig in Rules about Monster Components   
    Interesting. In those cases I would use only one figurine and a banner to present the whole croup. Or you can allways buy the second core 🤣
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    Hannibal_pjv got a reaction from MeeKey in ...and what about new heroes in future expansions?   
    Nah. Gandalf has only 3 actions during the whole scenario
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    Hannibal_pjv got a reaction from Elfik2018 in Who said this game was easy...?! *warning* Spoilers and sorrow ahead.   
    It definitely was the only really difficult chapter after the second. Though I only lost the seventh! So what I can say
    i was just playing the seventh so wrong and unoptimal way... Not gonna do the same mistake in the next run. Pure 12 win win scenario row in that run. Then to hard Mode
    but yeah the last one is a tough nuts, good trinkets helps a lot!
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