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  1. ColinEdwards

    Gandalf, Elrond, <defense hero>

    Galadriel, with her ability to 'freeze' threat in place is another option, although not much of a defender!
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    Gandalf, Elrond, <defense hero>

    The combined threat of Gandalf + Elrond is very high; if you are not playing Shadow and Flame, you'd probably be better off looking at a low threat hero: Folco, Glorfindel, T-Eowyn, Pippin or Merry. If you had to do a defender, I'd suggest spirit Dain or Beregond, just for access to threat reduction and action advantage (unexpected courage, Light of Valinor). Elrond, with burning brand and some healing, is a really solid at defense, backed up with some healing.
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    Unsolved case

    It's still a pretty 'weak-sauce' weakness; although given the size of the 'hunch' deck it comes up almost every game. The frequency if seeing it is a lot higher than other weaknesses.
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    Heirs of Numenor: Dethroned

    My experience is that HoN benefits from decks specifically constructed to beat each missions; the battle and siege keywords can wreck a lot of generically decent decks. What we did (originally) was play the mission on easy with whatever decks we had, then come back for the next session with decks designed to beat the mission. (We played two missions per session: the old mission on normal, the 'new' mission on easy.) That really helped push our deck building skills. This thread has really encouraged me to go back and try it again with two games a session, doing normal / nightmare this time.
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    The Deep Gate literally unreadable!

    Given the interest in the thread, I hope we can all agree that Weird Al's Word Crimes is one of the best songs of the last century.
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    How long will this game run?

    I think the main reason they don't do more print on demand is a desire to not compete with local gaming stores for product. (Print quality is probably more important for tournament games like L5R, but they will run into similar aging issues there as well.)
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    How long will this game run?

    Moving the individual packs over to print-on-demand when you convert to big-box format for reprints feels like it addresses that easily enough.
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    How long will this game run?

    I think you'd have to do the cutover to the new model; not run it in addition: replace 7 SKUs with one.
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    Heirs of Numenor: Dethroned

    Brand, Bilbo and Dori rocking and wrecking their way through Rhovanion? The deck you want to see someone else at the table play? Or if you see that do you groan and quietly put the nightmare cards back into the box?
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    The Deep Gate literally unreadable!

    I think 'literally' is mostly used ironically to emphasize metaphorical points so much that its meaning has changed in the vernacular to actually mean 'approximately' rather than 'exactly as written'. Actually, that's literally ironic, yah? (Or is it just hypothetically ironic?)
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    How long will this game run?

    I think that given the amount of people upset with the stock situation; the current approach isn't working very well (for older products), and that really hurts new players joining the game. Also, when people 'buy what they need', it's almost certainly picking up specific hero cards, not specific missions. That is an opportunity to sell them something better suited (like a pre-built deck.)
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    Heirs of Numenor: Dethroned

    I think you are just confusing yourself now ... if there was a 2 cost ally with 1-2-2-5 stats, that'd be an awesome ally - WITHOUT considering his ability - that's not a useful thing to consider when trying to evaluate how good the ability is. If there was an Arwen hero with the same stats/threat as the existing Arwen hero, but with her ally skill, I think she'd still see a LOT of play, (which is saying a lot, since Arwen is among the best hero's in the game.) (Rosie is already very powerful with sword thane; giving her hero status out of the box would be very popular.) The real failure of Dori is that there is no synergy in his abilities. You have to hold him - and someone else - back if you are going to defend. If you are using him to boost, you aren't defending with him... so his stats are a waste. Arwyn/Rosie both help you quest or defend (or in Rosie's case: attack). No matter what you do with Dori - you are wasting his ability or some of his stats.
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    The Deep Gate literally unreadable!

    In some bizarre way, I think virtually and literally have literally become virtually the same.
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    Heirs of Numenor: Dethroned

    Yes... But it's a meaningless comparison otherwise, the resource generation is the deciding factor not the other ability.
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    Heirs of Numenor: Dethroned

    I really hope Spirit Dori's ability will be "exhaust Dori to cancel X damage, where X is equal to Dori's defence"
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