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  1. I do not want this thread to be derailed by a discussion on how likely it is that the game is dying soon, but let us assume for a moment that this was the case and the designers would ask you to submit him a list with 5 (types of) heroes you would like to have in the last packs. You could choose on whatever criteria you like (which tribe needs some more support, which are you favorites, etc.). As you will see from my list, I am an elf guy and as I am not an expert on Tolkien lore I will not chose a particular character for the most part (and you also do not need to do that. 1. Silvan Spirit Hero: medium threat level with either a defensive or willpower focus. Galadriel is obviously very strong (and technically Noldor) and Legolas does not really fit the Silvan theme. So I really feel that this is the sphere where another sylvan hero would be the most welcome 2. Silvan Tactics Hero: medium to high threat and hopefully one of the better defenders in the game (in that case the Spirit hero should be willpower focused). Tactics Legolas is to this day a very good hero, but it would be great to have the option to be able to mix it up a bit. Especially considering that Tactics has quite a few really good silvan cards. 3. Noldor tactics (preferably Glorfindel): as with silvan, Noldor only has one tactics option and Elladan comes with the burden that you cannot really play him without Elrohil. Therefore enter Glorfindel. Yes, we do already have two versions, but Lore Glorfindel has one of the weakest abilities of any hero and Spirit Glorfindel while being very good only has a negative ability and is not terribly exciting to play. Give us a Glorfindel with a 12 threat and a powerful and especially interesting ability that is worth every point. Make him one of the stand-out heroes in the game. He should be the focal point of decks and not a pure stats guy (as spirit Glorfindel basically is). 4. Noldor Leadership (preferably Elrond): Yes, we will get Gildor, but I am not really excited for him. Lore Elrond is probably perfect, so my feelings about the Leadership Noldor being Elrond are not as strong as with Glorfindel in tactics (a Glorfindel leadership hero would obviously also be an option). 5. Spirit Aragorn: To complete the collection and it would just feel right to close the game with the character that was printed on the first card of the core set. His ability should make him a strong defender as we have had an readying Aragorn, a threat level-controlling-Aragorn, an (kind of) attack-boosting Aragorn. Honorably mentioned: A Rohan Lore Hero and an Hobbit Leadership Hero. If you like you could also name one player card that you would hope for. Mine would be a Silvan weapon in Lore (granting +1 attack default and +2 if a special condition is met). I am really looking forward to your ideas.
  2. I also have the suspicion that this will be the last cycle. Is anyone else a bit bummed that it looks like once again Gondor will get the most support (as it appears). They already have far and away the most allies. I hope for the rest of the cycle the other tribes (especially my Noldor and Silvans) get some more love…
  3. Well, I am happy to be wrong here, as I had high hopes for the charcater. So I guess Thranduil shoulld be in a Silvan deck with a focus on fighting. Which third hero would be best suited with the Thranduil - Legolas (tactics) tandem (in a silvan thematic deck and overall)?
  4. For a long time I have been waiting for the Thanduil hero card and I have to say that it leaves me a bit scratching my head. On a plus side we finally get a defensice oriented Silvan hero at a decent threat cost but I am not sure what to make of his special ability. It is great that he does not need a ressource match for playing silvan allies, but his ability has no synergy with Galadriel and I cannot think of many scenarios in which playing allies during the fighting stage is benefial (in comparision with playing him in regularly. It is woth to be mentioned that I have not played him until now (as I have all the packs but are due to a lack of spare time hopelessly behind in playing them. So am I missing something or am I not alone in being a bit underwhelmed by Thanduil?
  5. Wow, you stole all my ideas and managed to sum up all that I have written in just a small paragraph. Respect.
  6. Very interesting discussion. What always should be remembered is that Saga expansions are also designed with the players in mind who only own the core set. For that reason we got no new Legolas/Gimli heroes and I assume for that reason we will not get another Eowyn or Denethor. Personally I like this approach as I think that the CS+Saga crows should have a decent pool of heroes to choose from. I would have loved it if they had continued with the 4 heroes each expansion approach. In that case we would have had the room for another Gimli/Legolas or Tactics Eowyn. As it is I support the approach that we get no hero duplicates inside this “cycle”. Those of us who post here for the most part pick up each expansion or AP, so we will eventually get our Lore Legolas or Tactics Eowyn. So let’s get on with the speculation. So far we have had 1 neutral, 3 lore, 2 spirit, 2 leadership and 1 tactics hero in the saga expansions. That should leave us with one spirit, one leadership and two tactics heroes to come (and a decent pool of 6 heroes each sphere to choose from). To be honest a lot of time has passed since I have read the books, so this are rather guesses for the most part. What I remember is that a lot of new characters were introduced in book three but nobody in the Frodo/Sam part. Therefore I assume we will have another spill over to box number 6 (like we had with box 3 and 4). I think an Eomer hero is a pretty safe bet at this point, probably leadership. I guess thematically it would make sense to put him into the last box then, but then again he is probably one the most important “supporting characters” so to speak, so I do not think that they will hold him back that long. My second guess would be Tactics Imrahil. I think the original Tactics Beregond would have been perfect here, but I cannot imagine them doing heroes twice in the same sphere. We should definitely get a Tactics heroes and with Eowyn out of the picture he makes the most sense to me. With Hallbarad, Elladan, Elrohir, Merry, Pippin, Bergil, Eowyn, Beregond we have quite a strong line-up for potential line-up. I think they will try to strike a balance between characters not yet represented and those we already have as heroes. Denethor isn’t really a hero in the book, so I guess we might get him as an objective ally like Golem. We already have a strong ally and hero version of Faramir. So I cannot see another one. I would love to have the twins, but I cannot see them making the cut – especially since we get their ally version in the new cycle. So my most likely candidates for allies are Hallbarad, Beregond, Eowyn and Bergil. Box 6 should also be a head scratcher. Maybe a spirit Golem (already thought that we might get him in box 3), but can/should they really pull it off. I guess we might see Merry and Pippin allies (spill-over) but apart from that I have no clue.
  7. D Galadriel E Dain F Glorfindel G Sam H Frodo I Beorn J Eomer K Aragorn L Aragorn M Imrahil N Legolas O Grima P Beregond Q Merry R Haldir S Thorin T Elrond U Rossiel V Merry W Bifur X Gandalf Y Gimli Z Boromir AA Erestor AB Eowyn AC Erkenbrand AD Elrohir AE Aragorn AF Celeborn AG Hama AH Theoden AI Boromir
  8. Anybody else feels that Tactics Aragon would have been fitted better into the Dunedain theme if he would have given -1 Attack instead of defense to engaged enemies?
  9. That is great to hear. I think this was the best product they have released so far.
  10. Here in Germany there is nothing in the rules about the next expansion. I'm really curious on how they will solve the dilemma with heroes participating in both "paths". Can you or anybody else elaborate on what we know so far? Thanks in advance.
  11. I would not rule out a Gollum hero for the last Saga Expansion (although it is not very likely) as they will run out of candidates for Heroes in Frodo's part of the story. I doubt that we will see another version of Sam (as the boxes are also desgned with players in mind who only have the Core + sagas).
  12. Hi everybody, I am more of a lurker on these forums and even though I own every expansion that has been released in my country so far quite a few have remained unplayed until this day. There is always a lot of talk about player cards on this forum but I have not read anything on the new saga quests so far and I am really interested in the general opinion. How are thee quests? Are they thematic enough? unique? Challenging? How do they compare to the other saga extensions? Cheers
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