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  1. *whoosh* Way to miss the point. BD Flory and many others have explained it quite clearly why having cards outside the regular LCG products goes against what LCGs were about - remove the collectable aspect of a CCG. No chase cards/promos, no randomness, no 'haves and haves not'; that's what drew me to LCGs in the first place. Buy a pack each month and the occasional deluxe box and I'm set. Alt art is fine, great even (I still have access to the original so I'm not missing out mechanically), but alt mechanics? Nah, not cool. These chase promos muddy the waters.
  2. Exclusive new cards attached to a book I don't have any desire to read. Not happy about this.
  3. I think Fastred and Dunhere will work well together. If an enemy slips by bounce him back with Fastred, reducing your threat, and have Dunhere smack him about.
  4. The ring is also not restricted, which is extremely useful and also means Quickbeam can where the magic ring.
  5. Quickbeam must've been an error. I wonder if FFG is reprinting the whole AP to fix this glaring error and this pack somehow just got out of the wild. It would explain why the release schedule has been sooooo slow lately and that Crossings of Poros has been stuck "in development" on the upcoming page for so long now. (Hell, while we've been in the Harad cycle, AH LCG released their Core set, an entire cycle and will start a new one, and we're only just now halfway. Crazy! @_@.) I wouldn't mind waiting for a fixed version, but the novelty of a non-unique hero is kind of great.
  6. That first quest soured me on the game for a long time. Didn't play again until Easy mode rules were released (in the following year I believe). I took another crack at it and after much frustration, I finally completed it (I play solo). Stupid trolls... Doubt I'll ever play that quest again. The 2nd quest was alright but forgettable. And the Riddle one was very annoying too. Good news is, the Sagas don't get any worse than this.
  7. My view for errata is if the card is too good not to use, then it's too good to begin with. I've always felt that way with Steward from the start. Just because it's a Core stable, doesn't mean it should be immune to errata. To me, the ideal errata for this card is not to nerf it to oblivion (like Master of Lore) but to knock it down a peg to wean off reliance of the card. Shifting the meta to where people seek other forms of resource generation than sticking to one card that has been in the game since its inception. Atm, it's stale and predictable. But I might be in the minority here. Because of how ubiquitous the card is, it's almost like a "too big to fail" thing going on here. But I feel that's more than an enough reason to knock it down a peg, but again, I might be the minority here (I like the idea of it generating only 1 resource, might try to play it like that from now on and see how that changes things). That I can get behind. Has there been any game that has done positive errata? I can't think of any, but yeah, some cards definitely could use some more love.
  8. Speaking of card balance, I'm surprised we haven't seen a FAQ this year. I was really hoping for a nerf on Steward to shake the meta (seriously, you can blindly spit in any direction and hit a deck that has that card... >_> ). Oh well...
  9. I like the change to Steward. The card should've been like that from the start. As for the Warden, I agree as well. But maybe also have it cost 1 Lore to ready him instead of 2. 3: hmm... maybe limit 3 per round instead? 1 is too little IMO.
  10. The cynic in me says yeah, FFG is prioritizing AH:LCG to an absurd degree, and they even pushed out reprints in short order to meet demand (well, "attempted" to meet demand, they are still woefully behind). While AH:LCG is being pushed out at breakneck pace, LotR kind of seems to be twiddling its thumbs. I'm mean, what's the hold up? Is Cthulhu at play here stopping the boat?? But cynicism aside, there has to be some other factor in play other than FFG playing favorites. *sigh* Either way, we have to wait... >_>
  11. Nothing wrong with expressing dislike of something. You chose to come in here and reply instead of ignoring it. *shrug*
  12. Oh I love nori. I especially love nori snack, slightly roasted with a bit of salt and oil. In fact I just ate some nori recently, a packet of nori snacks to my side which I used to wrap around some pizza rolls. Why? Because I'm weird. As for the game. I would love to pick this up, but I rarely have a group to play with (thank you FFG for AH LCG and LotR LCG btw).
  13. Ooh, now that's awesome! Much more effective that having tons of folded up pieces of paper lying about.
  14. We've seen countless threads for storing our cards but I rarely see anything on storing the rule booklets and the folded inserts. My current setup is very inefficient, I throw all the folded pieces of paper in a large bag and call it a day. Same with the booklets. Throw them in a stack and slide them in. Normally I would use PDF files for setup instructions, but with some PDFs marked at "403 Forbidden" and it not being up to date, I'm left to good 'ol paper. Not only that, the PDFs don't have the story bits. But with the way I store them, it's very hard to quickly find what I need haha. Anyone have any good ideas for an effective storage? Mine is clearly not up to the task. Side note: It would be awesome to see FFG print a book that has every booklet/rules insert in one handy little tome.
  15. hmm... Not a fan of Keen Eye (and to a lesser extent, Scrapper) vs the other stat boosters. Seems weak. Sure it lasts longer, but I rather have a sizable bonus to better guarantee a success, then a smaller flatter bonus for multiple tests. For 3 XP, hmm... I don't know...