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    Calyx got a reaction from alexbobspoons in Prediction: Gen Con 2017 Announces LOTR:LCG 2nd Edition...thoughts?   
    Certainly there are improvements that could be made, but I would strongly prefer my collection to not be made obsolete. I think there is plenty left to do/explore in Lord of the Rings, and as you mentioned they did just release another cooperative LCG. If anything, I think LotR LCG will simply end at some point (though hopefully not anytime soon), and won't be re-released as a 2nd edition.
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    Calyx got a reaction from legolas18 in Prediction: Gen Con 2017 Announces LOTR:LCG 2nd Edition...thoughts?   
    Certainly there are improvements that could be made, but I would strongly prefer my collection to not be made obsolete. I think there is plenty left to do/explore in Lord of the Rings, and as you mentioned they did just release another cooperative LCG. If anything, I think LotR LCG will simply end at some point (though hopefully not anytime soon), and won't be re-released as a 2nd edition.
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    Calyx got a reaction from MakoCLoud in Prediction: Gen Con 2017 Announces LOTR:LCG 2nd Edition...thoughts?   
    Certainly there are improvements that could be made, but I would strongly prefer my collection to not be made obsolete. I think there is plenty left to do/explore in Lord of the Rings, and as you mentioned they did just release another cooperative LCG. If anything, I think LotR LCG will simply end at some point (though hopefully not anytime soon), and won't be re-released as a 2nd edition.
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    Calyx got a reaction from Valiko33 in Prediction: Gen Con 2017 Announces LOTR:LCG 2nd Edition...thoughts?   
    Certainly there are improvements that could be made, but I would strongly prefer my collection to not be made obsolete. I think there is plenty left to do/explore in Lord of the Rings, and as you mentioned they did just release another cooperative LCG. If anything, I think LotR LCG will simply end at some point (though hopefully not anytime soon), and won't be re-released as a 2nd edition.
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    Calyx got a reaction from rbaker1978 in Prediction: Gen Con 2017 Announces LOTR:LCG 2nd Edition...thoughts?   
    Certainly there are improvements that could be made, but I would strongly prefer my collection to not be made obsolete. I think there is plenty left to do/explore in Lord of the Rings, and as you mentioned they did just release another cooperative LCG. If anything, I think LotR LCG will simply end at some point (though hopefully not anytime soon), and won't be re-released as a 2nd edition.
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    Calyx got a reaction from Network57 in The Quest Championship 2016   
    Yeah, Nalir is literally the worst character in the game. I even liked Lord Alcaron more.
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    Calyx got a reaction from Rajam in Prediction: Gen Con 2017 Announces LOTR:LCG 2nd Edition...thoughts?   
    Certainly there are improvements that could be made, but I would strongly prefer my collection to not be made obsolete. I think there is plenty left to do/explore in Lord of the Rings, and as you mentioned they did just release another cooperative LCG. If anything, I think LotR LCG will simply end at some point (though hopefully not anytime soon), and won't be re-released as a 2nd edition.
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    Calyx got a reaction from Calvadur in Prediction: Gen Con 2017 Announces LOTR:LCG 2nd Edition...thoughts?   
    Certainly there are improvements that could be made, but I would strongly prefer my collection to not be made obsolete. I think there is plenty left to do/explore in Lord of the Rings, and as you mentioned they did just release another cooperative LCG. If anything, I think LotR LCG will simply end at some point (though hopefully not anytime soon), and won't be re-released as a 2nd edition.
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    Calyx got a reaction from xchan in Prediction: Gen Con 2017 Announces LOTR:LCG 2nd Edition...thoughts?   
    Certainly there are improvements that could be made, but I would strongly prefer my collection to not be made obsolete. I think there is plenty left to do/explore in Lord of the Rings, and as you mentioned they did just release another cooperative LCG. If anything, I think LotR LCG will simply end at some point (though hopefully not anytime soon), and won't be re-released as a 2nd edition.
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    Calyx got a reaction from Slothgodfather in Underused Cards   
    I agree with this. Since the phase doesn't end until all players have addressed combat, it seems like combat would proceed to the left until that is the case. In fact, in the worst interpretation, the initial 1st player may have to resolve combat twice if they are to the left of the final 1st player but before the last player.
     
    Obviously that makes no sense, and neither does any of these exploits. That being said, I still struggle to find uses for it that justify deck space. I suppose often a Leadership/Tactics deck wants to engage more enemies, and therefore might want to be 1st player during the engagement phase, but realistically there are much better ways of engaging enemies.
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    Calyx got a reaction from rsdockery in Underused Cards   
    I agree with this. Since the phase doesn't end until all players have addressed combat, it seems like combat would proceed to the left until that is the case. In fact, in the worst interpretation, the initial 1st player may have to resolve combat twice if they are to the left of the final 1st player but before the last player.
     
    Obviously that makes no sense, and neither does any of these exploits. That being said, I still struggle to find uses for it that justify deck space. I suppose often a Leadership/Tactics deck wants to engage more enemies, and therefore might want to be 1st player during the engagement phase, but realistically there are much better ways of engaging enemies.
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    Calyx got a reaction from dr00 in Card Tokens Prototype: Need Opinions   
    I agree with Seastan - the extra card class and supplemental rules are unnecessary. I don't share your concerns about hand size and specific quests (ie. Dunlandings) - certain deck types have always been poor against specific quests. Trap decks are totally ineffective against The Three Trials, but trap cards themselves are excellent additions to the card pool.
     
    If you are worried about player-induced interactions, as with Noldor, you could simply add something along the lines of "This card cannot be optionally discarded from your hand" to the top of the text box. This would be a more flexible option, since there are some potential token cards - including your proof of concept ideas presented here - that wouldn't need that restriction. It would also dramatically simplify things, which can only help.
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    Calyx got a reaction from 987654321 in The Hero Championship 2016   
    that only explains 25% of your spirit votes this round
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    Calyx got a reaction from CommanderDave in The Hero Championship 2016   
    It is because of people like Slothgodfather that we have 50% Spirit heroes left (well, also all of those heroes are really strong).
     
    For me, this round of voting was by far the easiest - not a single difficult decision:
     
    Sam vs Eowyn (S) - Obviously both of these heroes are quite strong, and Eowyn I think still retains the questing crown, though her hold has been getting more and more tenuous. Sam, however, brings strong willpower to Leadership, where he is fairly unique. I find myself using Sam far more often then Eowyn.
     
    Cirdan vs Elrond - Like Teamjimby above, I am also surprised that Cirdan made it this far. Obviously he is a good hero, but I consider both Amarthiul and especially Erestor to have significantly greater impact on the game. Regardless, his unexpected rise has to end here. Elrond is just better. I love building Elrond decks, especially those without Vilya.
     
    Gandalf vs Arwen - Gandalf shouldn't really be a hero, but since he is I built a deck with him one time. It was fun for the first 2-3 quests I used it on, so I built another one... which was almost exactly the same. No hero takes up more dedicated deck space than Gandalf, and that is what makes him boring - I'm not saying that you can't build differently with him, I'm just saying there is really no point. Arwen, on the other hand, opens up a huge deckbuilding space that has been really fun to explore.
     
    Galadriel vs Aragorn (T) - Both of these heroes are quite fun and very powerful, despite being essentially diametric opposites. Galadriel helps any deck along in fairly subtle ways, while Aragorn... kills everything. I have to say that I enjoy building decks with Aragorn a lot more. Both heroes offer many possibilities and enable new strategies, but only Aragorn is generally the centerpiece of a deck.
     
    If everyone votes as I have - and so far the heroes I have chosen are actually winning - we will get a final four representing one hero from each sphere, which would be fantastic. Hopefully Elrond will finally become the champion as he deserves, though I'm not sure how I would vote in an Elrond/Aragorn match up.
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    Calyx got a reaction from Teamjimby in The Hero Championship 2016   
    It is because of people like Slothgodfather that we have 50% Spirit heroes left (well, also all of those heroes are really strong).
     
    For me, this round of voting was by far the easiest - not a single difficult decision:
     
    Sam vs Eowyn (S) - Obviously both of these heroes are quite strong, and Eowyn I think still retains the questing crown, though her hold has been getting more and more tenuous. Sam, however, brings strong willpower to Leadership, where he is fairly unique. I find myself using Sam far more often then Eowyn.
     
    Cirdan vs Elrond - Like Teamjimby above, I am also surprised that Cirdan made it this far. Obviously he is a good hero, but I consider both Amarthiul and especially Erestor to have significantly greater impact on the game. Regardless, his unexpected rise has to end here. Elrond is just better. I love building Elrond decks, especially those without Vilya.
     
    Gandalf vs Arwen - Gandalf shouldn't really be a hero, but since he is I built a deck with him one time. It was fun for the first 2-3 quests I used it on, so I built another one... which was almost exactly the same. No hero takes up more dedicated deck space than Gandalf, and that is what makes him boring - I'm not saying that you can't build differently with him, I'm just saying there is really no point. Arwen, on the other hand, opens up a huge deckbuilding space that has been really fun to explore.
     
    Galadriel vs Aragorn (T) - Both of these heroes are quite fun and very powerful, despite being essentially diametric opposites. Galadriel helps any deck along in fairly subtle ways, while Aragorn... kills everything. I have to say that I enjoy building decks with Aragorn a lot more. Both heroes offer many possibilities and enable new strategies, but only Aragorn is generally the centerpiece of a deck.
     
    If everyone votes as I have - and so far the heroes I have chosen are actually winning - we will get a final four representing one hero from each sphere, which would be fantastic. Hopefully Elrond will finally become the champion as he deserves, though I'm not sure how I would vote in an Elrond/Aragorn match up.
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    Calyx got a reaction from dr00 in Card Tokens Prototype: Need Opinions   
    I am ambivalent about having cards enter from out of play - don't really use Ranger of the North much, but I suppose I am open to the idea. However, I think making this a different class of card that doesn't interact with hand & card effects adds unnecessary complications. I'd rather they be either completely normal cards (in which case, the allies would say "search your deck for one...") or simply normal cards that start out of play. I don't think this would mess with hand size and discard effects too much - in both illustrative cases, the ally you play simply replaces its self, keeping hand size constant.
     
    Thumbs up for creativity, though!
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    Calyx got a reaction from dr00 in Will we ever visit Dale?   
    I would love to have a deluxe cycle set in or around Dale - perhaps one starting in Mirkwood, then moving into Dale and the surrounding area. This would be great - we could explore a new focus for the Sylvan trait, finally get Thranduil, perhaps introduce some more Dwarf cards, and develop Dale into a serious trait.
     
    I also wouldn't mind seeing a saga expansion dealing with the battles around Dale and the Lonely Mountain culminating in Bard & Dain's death and the Pyrrhic victory there.
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    Calyx got a reaction from cmabr002 in The Hero Championship 2016   
    Arwen might be better long term, but I feel that a lot of quests are decided in the first 2-3 rounds (or at least the trajectory is set). The resources Denethor provides on round 1 are far more valuable than resources you could get from Arwen on rounds 7 and 8.
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    Calyx reacted to PsychoRocka in The Hero Championship 2016   
    There is no way that Elrond isn't winning round 5 and making it to the semi finals. None of the heroes he will be facing until then are anywhere near his power level of over 9000
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    Calyx reacted to John Constantine in Flame of the West, New Saga   
    Here is a funny thing. Each time I've designed and shared a custom Tactics Eowyn, various people told me she was overpowered. And now official Tactics Eowyn comes out, more powerful than any Eowyn I've ever designed
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    Calyx reacted to Mazarbul in If we had a new Hobbit hero...   
    Lobelia Sackville Baggins.
    Lore Hero.
    Thief trait.
    Action: Look at the top 10 cards of another Hobbit hero's deck, and chose one attachment card. Attach that card to Lobelia Sackville Baggins.
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    Calyx reacted to cmabr002 in Enjoy the Journey   
    Haven't you ever gotten a paper cut?
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    Calyx got a reaction from Sydtrack in Introducing RingsDB, a new deck builder based on NetrunnerDB and ThronesDB   
    An awesome editor! Seriously, thank you for taking the time to build this for the community.
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    Calyx reacted to Seastan in Master of Lore could return?   
    Even if there is no loop now that the Horn has errata, any effect with unlimited uses limits the design scope of the game. The designers would need to think about this card when designing any other card to make sure it's not broken. It limits what kind of other cards we can have. 
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    Calyx got a reaction from JonofPDX in Deck power tiers   
    Huh - very cool! The possibilities are quite interesting.
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