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    John Constantine got a reaction from GILLIES291 in The Fate of Wilderland   
    https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2019/2/8/the-fate-of-wilderland/
     

     
       
     
    I'm glad to finally see another Istari hero, albeit a bit salty it's no Saruman.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from Network57 in Most Powerful Cards in Each Sphere   
    Spirit.
    Hero: Pippin. 
    Player Card: Renewed Friendship.
     
    Tactics.
    Hero: Dori.
    Player Card: Keeping Count.
     
    Lore.
    Hero: Bombur.
    Player Card: Gandalf's Search.
     
    Leadership.
    Hero: Send for Aid.
    Player Card: Keen-eyed Took.
     
    Neutral.
    Hero: Saruman.
    Player Card: The End Comes.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from Network57 in Most Powerful Cards in Each Sphere   
    Spirit.
    Hero: Pippin. 
    Player Card: Renewed Friendship.
     
    Tactics.
    Hero: Dori.
    Player Card: Keeping Count.
     
    Lore.
    Hero: Bombur.
    Player Card: Gandalf's Search.
     
    Leadership.
    Hero: Send for Aid.
    Player Card: Keen-eyed Took.
     
    Neutral.
    Hero: Saruman.
    Player Card: The End Comes.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from manoftomorrow010 in Fire in the Night   
    For the split second I thot Thalion was Talion from the Shadow of Mordor.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from player1683311 in How did you all get profile names?   
    Yes.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from Onidsen in Huge Update Inbound for LOTR LCG on Steam!   
    No. Just no. If tabletop cardgame was just released alognside it, then it might've been an interesting business strategy. But considering circumstances, by allowing players import their physical collection they would be setting themselves up for an investment with no return, and no sane person does that. Releasing newer packs with codes that give you goods in digital game might've work in current circumstances, since it would entice physical card game players to try out the digital version, and provoke digital players to buy physical stuff. But just giving everything away immediately on release would just spell financial disaster.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from Amicus Draconis in Fastred and Haldan   
    What about his brother Slowblue?
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    John Constantine got a reaction from Gandalf_ in A fun reading of the new Digital App article   
    1:1 port would be silly. The game, especially in it's early stages, had a lot of flaws. Porting the core gameplay and improving the outdated flawed stuff - now that would be a real treat. As of "repurchasing entire game" - digital is much less pricier since it takes no effort and resources to "produce" after the content is done, there is no shipping involved, etc. Plus, the art already exists, so that's a large chunk of investment they've already skipping.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from Gandalf_ in A fun reading of the new Digital App article   
    1:1 port would be silly. The game, especially in it's early stages, had a lot of flaws. Porting the core gameplay and improving the outdated flawed stuff - now that would be a real treat. As of "repurchasing entire game" - digital is much less pricier since it takes no effort and resources to "produce" after the content is done, there is no shipping involved, etc. Plus, the art already exists, so that's a large chunk of investment they've already skipping.
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    John Constantine reacted to Gandalf_ in A fun reading of the new Digital App article   
    I was reading this attempt of PR and interpreted it as follows: 
    We are not really a video game studio. We outsource small tasks like coding and asset development in order to have more time for outsourcing more stuff. This way we can create more hits that follow the steps of the Lord of the Rings: the Living Card Game. We are about 12 people in here. Our designers dismantle the tabletop version and our artists organize the assets FFG gave us in folders so we can email them to the outside crew. We also throw the word Paris in here, because it's cool. Bonjour! 
     
    Since we are not a serious video game developer we are relying mostly on FFG and Asmodee. We are constantly calling Caleb for some help but he doesn't pick up for some reason. 
    This is a student project for college credits. We want to stress this because our game is basically HeartStone's UI with 3/10 of LotR LCG. We consider this a new and unique game that 30-40 (24 hour peak) players want to play. Making a faithful port, i.e. adopting the tabletop 1:1 would probably be way better, but it wouldn't justify us taking unnecessary risks which will look way cooler when they will make our biopic. In addition, as you can tell from our recent change in monetary policy, taking risks means not really thinking ahead or reading the market. 
    First of all, by occasional we mean often. Since we have zero faith in our product we treat whatever players come our way as test subjects in order to understand what we want to make. This might make the final game 10% more appealing to any potential gamers that still care after all this. As mentioned above, we don't really have a plan. We feel that what we gain in adaptability and real-world player feedback more than makes up for any instability or incomplete polish, the latter two being completely irrelevant when it comes to a good first impression. We also stream the same quests over and over again and press refresh on Chrome once in a while to see if there are any new posts on the steam forums. We make sure to address only the hyper positive ones and not the ones with criticism since this is Early Access. 
    Our dream is to make the money that FFG makes selling from Adventure Packs and box expansions without printing cards. We don't make a 1:1 adaptation of the tabletop but would really like a 1:1 adaptation of the money it makes. 
    After the big success of the Lord of the Rings: the Living Card Game, we are carefully thinking which game to simplify next and offer low effort DLCs for. Stay tuned to see which two favorite franchises we have chosen. 
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    John Constantine got a reaction from Onidsen in Huge Update Inbound for LOTR LCG on Steam!   
    No. Just no. If tabletop cardgame was just released alognside it, then it might've been an interesting business strategy. But considering circumstances, by allowing players import their physical collection they would be setting themselves up for an investment with no return, and no sane person does that. Releasing newer packs with codes that give you goods in digital game might've work in current circumstances, since it would entice physical card game players to try out the digital version, and provoke digital players to buy physical stuff. But just giving everything away immediately on release would just spell financial disaster.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from Wandalf the Gizzard in Do we know the 4/5 cards that have not yet been spoiled from Roam Across Rhovanion?   
    Fun fact: you can edit your old posts if you want to add something, instead of flooding the thread with new ones.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from Yepesnopes in The Ghost of Framsburg   
    "Not noble yet" ? ? ?
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    John Constantine got a reaction from JasonRed3 in Radagast and Saruman   
    It's interesting to see my ye olde designs for Saruman from 3 years back and still find them quite good. I usually feel repulsed by my old work when I stumble upon it.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from GILLIES291 in Favorite Hero Cards   
    This is the place where I would say Saruman... if game had one! Grima.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from GILLIES291 in Dealing with threat   
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    John Constantine got a reaction from GILLIES291 in Radagast and Saruman   
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    John Constantine got a reaction from Network57 in Hero Addiction   
    Grima.
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    John Constantine reacted to Gizlivadi in Gandalf the White?   
    I mostly agree with John Constantine here. First, I think that the current hero Gandalf we already have is supposed to represent Gandalf in general, both grey and white (the reason he appears grey in the artwork is because I think the most iconic representation of him is as the grey, plus he lived most of his life as that and only the last few years as the white, plus even when he was the white he would wear the grey cloak over the white garments). His ability, moreover, I think is a perfect representation of Gandalf, again, in general. Second, if they were to make a new version specifically representing Gandalf the White, he would still be named Gandalf to avoid uniqueness trouble. So, in the end, you would end up with just another version of Gandalf much like we previously had Leadership Aragorn and then Lore Aragorn. Personally, I would much prefer if the designers made hero versions of Radagast, Saruman and (if license permits, which I think it should now), Alatar and Pallando before a new version of Gandalf, which is already really good.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from Gizlivadi in Gandalf the White?   
    He was actually discuessed helluva lot on these forums prior to the saga box release which contained that boon which represents him becoming the white (Beyond All Hope or something, don't quite remember the name). There were all kind of crazy theories, but the main consensus was that they're not gonna release a Gandalf hero by a different name.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from Wandalf the Gizzard in Me and My Brother Are Giving tLofR:TCG Another Shot!   
    Not TCG tho.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from stimpaksam in Fire in the Night   
    Consider his 1 wp and 1 atk to be that "the labor is beneath him", as shown on the Elvenking card art, he just kicks back and enjoys others doing the heavy lifting.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from stimpaksam in Fire in the Night   
    Consider his 1 wp and 1 atk to be that "the labor is beneath him", as shown on the Elvenking card art, he just kicks back and enjoys others doing the heavy lifting.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from manoftomorrow010 in Fire in the Night   
    For the split second I thot Thalion was Talion from the Shadow of Mordor.
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    John Constantine got a reaction from Network57 in Hero Addiction   
    Grima.
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