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    player3351457 got a reaction from Zura in Top 5 player cards you still want   
    I want an event that readies attachments.
    I don't care how badly it breaks the game.
     
    We wants it....
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    player3351457 got a reaction from General_Grievous in Top 5 player cards you still want   
    I want an event that readies attachments.
    I don't care how badly it breaks the game.
     
    We wants it....
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    player3351457 got a reaction from Wandalf the Gizzard in Top 5 player cards you still want   
    I want an event that readies attachments.
    I don't care how badly it breaks the game.
     
    We wants it....
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    player3351457 got a reaction from Calvadur in Build a contract   
    So we have two contracts now and the way they alter the way you play the game is a lot of fun. They are a little rule bending but the restriction-benefit dynamic is a lot of fun.
     
    I'd like to hear the community's ideas for contracts (not necessarily anything thematic or named... just following the rule-bending, restriction-benefit aforementioned).
     
    Here's my idea:
     
    A: "Your deck cannot contain any duplicate cards.
    You may draw a card at the beginning of the quest phase.
    When you have discarded 8 cards from play, turn this card over."
    B: "You may draw a card at the beginning of the questing phase.
    After an ally or attachment has been discarded from play, or an event resolves and is discarded, you may shuffle one card from your discard pile back into your deck."
     
    I couldnt think of a good number, 10 seemed like too much (playing out 20% of your deck seemed heavy) vs 6 coukd be done on the first planning phase. But because we often run decks with multiple copies of a card, it might be hard to find the one card we need to make our decks work. I figure the extra card draw might come in handy.
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    player3351457 got a reaction from General_Grievous in Build a contract   
    So we have two contracts now and the way they alter the way you play the game is a lot of fun. They are a little rule bending but the restriction-benefit dynamic is a lot of fun.
     
    I'd like to hear the community's ideas for contracts (not necessarily anything thematic or named... just following the rule-bending, restriction-benefit aforementioned).
     
    Here's my idea:
     
    A: "Your deck cannot contain any duplicate cards.
    You may draw a card at the beginning of the quest phase.
    When you have discarded 8 cards from play, turn this card over."
    B: "You may draw a card at the beginning of the questing phase.
    After an ally or attachment has been discarded from play, or an event resolves and is discarded, you may shuffle one card from your discard pile back into your deck."
     
    I couldnt think of a good number, 10 seemed like too much (playing out 20% of your deck seemed heavy) vs 6 coukd be done on the first planning phase. But because we often run decks with multiple copies of a card, it might be hard to find the one card we need to make our decks work. I figure the extra card draw might come in handy.
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    player3351457 reacted to Nickpes in New Dunedain cards... suck!!!   
    Well, the game might be dead but this topic resurrected 🤣
    I had a Dunedain deck made a couple of years back that was quite viable in solo. Used it on many quests
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    player3351457 got a reaction from Felswrath in Possible Vengeance of Mordor Player cards spoiled?   
    My thoughts on the "reflection" is this.
    A hero, whose setup action is to put a certain ally into play on another players side. For the sake of ease, let's say its Fili and Kili. 
    So you have a double sided hero (fili/kili) of different spheres, the owner of the hero chooses which side is flipped face up. The corresponding opposite ally (kili/fili) is flipped face up and placed in another player's play area.
    That's why they're split, and why one has "reached their prime" (hero status). It also works well with both contracts released... the fellowship because it gets another ally in for a player looking to get 9 uniques, and for the three hunters because it works around the dynamic of having an ally "in deck". 
    It might not be fili/kili, it could be elladan/elrohir, or another set of twins I'm not thinking of... but I like the idea of a hero-ally setup. Maybe not so much the double sided choice... but to be able to play an ally out the gate, even if it's only in two+ player, is very appealing.
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    player3351457 got a reaction from General_Grievous in Possible Vengeance of Mordor Player cards spoiled?   
    It appears the third stanza is right on the money... I think we should pay this a bit more attention now.
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    player3351457 reacted to dalestephenson in Mountain of Fire   
    You should *definitely* go into detail on why you found the deck not helpful.  Dismissing a deck as "bad" because you lost five times in a row tells us practically nothing, especially against a quest where losing five times in a row isn't remarkable at all.  Seastan's One Deck lost 24 times in a row, and that is a very very good deck (though ill-suited for this scenario).  This deck seems to be a good fit for this scenario -- few characters, high willpower allies with lots of readying.  On the surface it seems the sort of deck that *should* do well against the quest.  So what made it fail in your play-throughs?
    You mentioned that one loss had Heavy and Tired come out.  The deck as published has no answer for that, lacking Power of Orthanc and possessing Test of Wills that are rarely useful in this quest.  When published Drinking Song didn't exist, and that's a perfect card for this deck.  It needs Gandalf or Gondorian Fire to kill anything.  SpMerry is a hero I love, but with Dire keyword his ability is rather limited.
    Specific criticism may be disagreed with and unwelcomed -- but that's OK.  If it's reasonable to harshly criticize someone's deck, it's equally reasonable to harshly criticize someone's criticism.  But blanket dismissal of a deck (that someone else has already succeeded with) opens the question of whether the problem is the deck or the pilot.  Only telling us *why* something failed will help others and spawn discussion of the actual deck and the actual quest rather than meta-discussion about criticism, like this post.
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    player3351457 got a reaction from JonG in Possible Vengeance of Mordor Player cards spoiled?   
    Per reddit: 
    https://www.reddit.com/r/lotrlcg/comments/cubfbr/cards_to_come_spoilers/
     
    Ask not who I am, but I have seen
    the cards that will soon set the scene
    but be aware, those that read on
    For if you want no spoilers: be gone
    Though cryptic, these messages contain
    A peek into the future of this wonderful game
    In a reflection, two faces I saw
    Both unique, but features identical
    One of a higher power, the other not yet achieving its prime
    But both in play, at the same time
    Yet this card between them split their soul
    For they can never be under the same player's control
    In a dream, I saw the spirit of Gondor returned
    Through a princess from the sea, who's heart had yearned
    For her husband across the mountains riding in a sea of green
    Together with allies rarely seen
    Those forgotten, disregarded folks,
    Thrown into binders, or placed between bike spokes
    Yet through her power, these allies you more easily will fetch
    A daughter to her father, with an ability to match
    Told through the long years, these tales I have heard
    Of a mission to save a very large bird
    But now on the horizon, a pair of wings I saw
    and heard the sound of an Eagle, a loud caw
    Once nearly defeated, has now come back
    With razor-sharp talons, and a deadly peck
    A group of people have come from far
    Four heroes, but one of them a star
    Who's light had recently been ignited
    From game's start, a hero knighted
    But these heroes walked alone upon the road
    With no-one else to carry the load
    A son of a father, who died at the gate
    And a dwarf who's ancestor shared the same fate
    Yet strong and capable he swings his axe
    While he continues milling player decks
    Though already used by members in an alternate form
    This hero comes to help players battle the storm
    Would wear a ring with total disregard
    And acts as though he is an encounter card
    His songs heard from afar, through forest and down
    And wights flee when they hear the sound
    Yet merry is he, and his wife as well
    Older than time, among trees and rivers they dwell
    To the west, I saw a creature with elven ear
    Singing songs to Hobbits, and all that would hear
    Though the songs of gulls he did fear
    He has an ability not common in the sphere
    Released in a product that already did appear
    To those with a friend, this time last year
    From sleep, I was woken by a sound
    Of many footsteps from underground
    Grim faced, yet determined the walked
    And behind them ghosts and phantoms stalked
    They vanished into the darkness, under the mountain's door
    And after that, I saw nothing more

    I will leave now, and go back to rest
    But I wish everyone in this community the best
    --Malbeth
     
    Not sure how much is to be believed, but a work of art none the less. 
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    player3351457 reacted to General_Grievous in Possible Vengeance of Mordor Player cards spoiled?   
    That is a great idea and would be pretty cool. The only thing that is making me think something different is the poem/riddle lines, so let's break it down:
    In a dream, I saw the spirit of Gondor returned 
    Through a princess from the sea, who's heart had yearned
    For her husband across the mountains riding in a sea of green
    -This pretty much confirms without a doubt it's Lothiriel, princess from the Sea falling in love with horseback riding husband over grassy fields leaves little room for any other interpretation.

    Together with allies rarely seen
    Those forgotten, disregarded folks,
    Thrown into binders, or placed between bike spokes
    -Ok so here it seems to be not referring to a generic Ally trait in particular as there are lots of good Gondor and Rohan allies. Unless they mean Rohan and Gondor builds in general are less popular, but I still recall hearing something somewhere about a Gondor Spirit allies. And there are three terrible Spirit Gondor allies that you discard from play for an effect and these are: Minas Tirith Lampwright, Damrod, and the recently released Derufin. Now we can already "Tactics Imrahil sneak attack" them into play because of the Gondor trait but no one does this because they are still having to be discarded for not an amazing effect. So what could it be that would make us even want to play these three characters, and the most likely to me would be some kind of saving from the discard pile to the hand/shuffle into deck ability. Other options are cost reduction for Spirit Gondor allies, potentially some other effect triggering off their discarding such as placing a resource on a Gondor Hero or Eomer (which would be cool since it works with Leadership Eomer to help him recoup his cost), or something else entirely. Perhaps there is a clue in the final lines?
    Yet through her power, these allies you more easily will fetch
    A daughter to her father, with an ability to match
    -This last part makes me wonder if they mean match as in work together or match as in identical power with her father? The latter would be fun but not super original and to my recollection there hasn't been two heroes released with the same ability yet. But still worth considering as it could be the same as Tactics Imrahil's ability but with different traits: "spend 1 Spirit resource to search the top 5 or 10 (in reference to the easier to fetch) cards of your deck for an ally that shares the same trait and put it into play" perhaps her ability could be played at any phase, or put into play until the end of the round in order to allow the Lampwright to be able to work better. Then she could have Gondor, Rohan (since she marries Eomer and they also have some great discarding effect characters) and Noble.
     
    To me it really comes back to the mention of helping terrible characters. So it begs the question what would make these characters worth playing over the far better Gondor (or Rohan) allies that could potentially be brought into play? Her ability, whatever it is could be restricted to Spirit or even more specifically Spirit Gondor allies to force that theme, but then it just makes her a worse summoning version of her father. So it leads me to think she either has two abilities, or a different ability altogether that will help those three mentioned Gondor Spirits allies. It doesn't make sense to me to have her be able to discard an ally for an effect as there are cheaper/better Gondor allies you can discard, and if you discard for an different effect than you can't trigger their discard ability. If she had something trigger in addition to their discard effect than that is certainly an option (and if it was Gondor allies in general that are discarded from play generating an effect it would help the terrible Denethor ally as well) or a way to recur that Ally. It certainly is interesting and as someone who has longed for Gondor to be as strong as some of the other powerful builds like a Noldor, Outlands, and Silvins I would love to see a boost to the factions and especially the worst cards in those factions. 
     
    If this is a new way of doing previews, I'm totally into it and it's sweet! I'm enjoying trying to decipher the riddles.
     
    Another thought for the is the two identical characters could be the long rumoured and hoped for Blue Wizards.
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    player3351457 got a reaction from Amicus Draconis in Possible Vengeance of Mordor Player cards spoiled?   
    I already posted this on the reddit page, but...
    I would love it if it gave the opportunity to return Gondor allies to hand for some benefit. Might seem silvan like, and I am not sure what the worthwhile benefit would be. Resource generation? Threat reduction? Card draw?
    But the ability would pair incredibly well with prince imrahil: tactics version could go fetch out of deck, and after their limit use in combat, Lothriel could return to hand. Or if playing with leadership imrahil, the return to hand readies. Also, if you play with the tactics version of her husband, you get the benefit of the attack boost. I'd love that combo.
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    player3351457 got a reaction from General_Grievous in Possible Vengeance of Mordor Player cards spoiled?   
    I already posted this on the reddit page, but...
    I would love it if it gave the opportunity to return Gondor allies to hand for some benefit. Might seem silvan like, and I am not sure what the worthwhile benefit would be. Resource generation? Threat reduction? Card draw?
    But the ability would pair incredibly well with prince imrahil: tactics version could go fetch out of deck, and after their limit use in combat, Lothriel could return to hand. Or if playing with leadership imrahil, the return to hand readies. Also, if you play with the tactics version of her husband, you get the benefit of the attack boost. I'd love that combo.
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    player3351457 got a reaction from General_Grievous in Possible Vengeance of Mordor Player cards spoiled?   
    Per reddit: 
    https://www.reddit.com/r/lotrlcg/comments/cubfbr/cards_to_come_spoilers/
     
    Ask not who I am, but I have seen
    the cards that will soon set the scene
    but be aware, those that read on
    For if you want no spoilers: be gone
    Though cryptic, these messages contain
    A peek into the future of this wonderful game
    In a reflection, two faces I saw
    Both unique, but features identical
    One of a higher power, the other not yet achieving its prime
    But both in play, at the same time
    Yet this card between them split their soul
    For they can never be under the same player's control
    In a dream, I saw the spirit of Gondor returned
    Through a princess from the sea, who's heart had yearned
    For her husband across the mountains riding in a sea of green
    Together with allies rarely seen
    Those forgotten, disregarded folks,
    Thrown into binders, or placed between bike spokes
    Yet through her power, these allies you more easily will fetch
    A daughter to her father, with an ability to match
    Told through the long years, these tales I have heard
    Of a mission to save a very large bird
    But now on the horizon, a pair of wings I saw
    and heard the sound of an Eagle, a loud caw
    Once nearly defeated, has now come back
    With razor-sharp talons, and a deadly peck
    A group of people have come from far
    Four heroes, but one of them a star
    Who's light had recently been ignited
    From game's start, a hero knighted
    But these heroes walked alone upon the road
    With no-one else to carry the load
    A son of a father, who died at the gate
    And a dwarf who's ancestor shared the same fate
    Yet strong and capable he swings his axe
    While he continues milling player decks
    Though already used by members in an alternate form
    This hero comes to help players battle the storm
    Would wear a ring with total disregard
    And acts as though he is an encounter card
    His songs heard from afar, through forest and down
    And wights flee when they hear the sound
    Yet merry is he, and his wife as well
    Older than time, among trees and rivers they dwell
    To the west, I saw a creature with elven ear
    Singing songs to Hobbits, and all that would hear
    Though the songs of gulls he did fear
    He has an ability not common in the sphere
    Released in a product that already did appear
    To those with a friend, this time last year
    From sleep, I was woken by a sound
    Of many footsteps from underground
    Grim faced, yet determined the walked
    And behind them ghosts and phantoms stalked
    They vanished into the darkness, under the mountain's door
    And after that, I saw nothing more

    I will leave now, and go back to rest
    But I wish everyone in this community the best
    --Malbeth
     
    Not sure how much is to be believed, but a work of art none the less. 
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    player3351457 got a reaction from Onidsen in Possible Vengeance of Mordor Player cards spoiled?   
    Per reddit: 
    https://www.reddit.com/r/lotrlcg/comments/cubfbr/cards_to_come_spoilers/
     
    Ask not who I am, but I have seen
    the cards that will soon set the scene
    but be aware, those that read on
    For if you want no spoilers: be gone
    Though cryptic, these messages contain
    A peek into the future of this wonderful game
    In a reflection, two faces I saw
    Both unique, but features identical
    One of a higher power, the other not yet achieving its prime
    But both in play, at the same time
    Yet this card between them split their soul
    For they can never be under the same player's control
    In a dream, I saw the spirit of Gondor returned
    Through a princess from the sea, who's heart had yearned
    For her husband across the mountains riding in a sea of green
    Together with allies rarely seen
    Those forgotten, disregarded folks,
    Thrown into binders, or placed between bike spokes
    Yet through her power, these allies you more easily will fetch
    A daughter to her father, with an ability to match
    Told through the long years, these tales I have heard
    Of a mission to save a very large bird
    But now on the horizon, a pair of wings I saw
    and heard the sound of an Eagle, a loud caw
    Once nearly defeated, has now come back
    With razor-sharp talons, and a deadly peck
    A group of people have come from far
    Four heroes, but one of them a star
    Who's light had recently been ignited
    From game's start, a hero knighted
    But these heroes walked alone upon the road
    With no-one else to carry the load
    A son of a father, who died at the gate
    And a dwarf who's ancestor shared the same fate
    Yet strong and capable he swings his axe
    While he continues milling player decks
    Though already used by members in an alternate form
    This hero comes to help players battle the storm
    Would wear a ring with total disregard
    And acts as though he is an encounter card
    His songs heard from afar, through forest and down
    And wights flee when they hear the sound
    Yet merry is he, and his wife as well
    Older than time, among trees and rivers they dwell
    To the west, I saw a creature with elven ear
    Singing songs to Hobbits, and all that would hear
    Though the songs of gulls he did fear
    He has an ability not common in the sphere
    Released in a product that already did appear
    To those with a friend, this time last year
    From sleep, I was woken by a sound
    Of many footsteps from underground
    Grim faced, yet determined the walked
    And behind them ghosts and phantoms stalked
    They vanished into the darkness, under the mountain's door
    And after that, I saw nothing more

    I will leave now, and go back to rest
    But I wish everyone in this community the best
    --Malbeth
     
    Not sure how much is to be believed, but a work of art none the less. 
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    player3351457 reacted to PocketWraith in Wrath and Ruin - 1st AP of The Vengeance of Mordor Cycle   
    Gandalf put his hand on Pippin's head. "There never was much hope," he answered. "Just a fool's hope, as I have been told."
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    player3351457 got a reaction from GILLIES291 in Go-To Power Heroes   
    Yes tactics aragorn. It takes a leap of faith on both sides. I quest with everyone, he will only quest with Halbarad if he is engaged with someone. 
    Erestor outlands... interesting! I recently ran a solo hirluin, prince imrahil tactics, denethor leadership and that was a lot of fun. I like eleanor blocking the wiping treacheries 
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    player3351457 got a reaction from GILLIES291 in Go-To Power Heroes   
    I've flirted with the idea of this but the thought of being 10 away from elimination in a "toys" deck scares the heck out of me.
    I know you are referring to solo play but I mostly play two player and our SHTF decks are aragorn-halbarad-amarthiul and cirdan-eowyn-arwen/galdor (depending on whether healing is necessary). The former does an excellent job keeping enemies out of staging (and killing if necessary) and the latter quests and clears locations exceptionally well.  
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    player3351457 reacted to silverthorn in Go-To Power Heroes   
    My go-to powerhouse deck is a Elrond/Gandalf/Sporfindel deck with Vilya for game breaking awesomeness
     
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    player3351457 got a reaction from GrandSpleen in Hobbit Saga - Man this is hard!   
    I'm not sure what your card pool is like but another way around the quest is to clear the encounter deck. It's harder to swing with all the trolls in play but if you can get a swarm going and take the hits without losing too much willpower, you can wait it out. I would definitely recommend holding on to one or maybe even two at a time, if you can keep your threat low enough, and just quest through.
    Another trick if you have it... 
    Play sting, the guarded card. Theres only a couple crows in the deck, and it must attach to an enemy. You could theoretically clear out a huge chunk of the deck searching for them. 
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    player3351457 got a reaction from GILLIES291 in Hobbit Saga - Man this is hard!   
    I'm not sure what your card pool is like but another way around the quest is to clear the encounter deck. It's harder to swing with all the trolls in play but if you can get a swarm going and take the hits without losing too much willpower, you can wait it out. I would definitely recommend holding on to one or maybe even two at a time, if you can keep your threat low enough, and just quest through.
    Another trick if you have it... 
    Play sting, the guarded card. Theres only a couple crows in the deck, and it must attach to an enemy. You could theoretically clear out a huge chunk of the deck searching for them. 
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    player3351457 reacted to Felswrath in The POD Scenario We Need!   
    The PODs have given us some of the most unique scenarios from grand sieges to murder mysteries to dungeon crawls. Now with what appears to be the darkest cycle on our hands, I think that next years GenCon POD should be a total juxtaposition. 
    Here's the image! The year is somewhere between 2978 and 2988 (certainly within the timeframe of the game). The setting Farmer Maggot's Fields. Your quest: help Farmer Maggot stop rabbits and crows and pesky young hobbits from stealing his crops! And the big bad at the end of the scenario is young Frodo Baggins!
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    player3351457 got a reaction from Freeman in Ancient Mathoms   
    For the first version of Bilbo... I want to like it because it provides good synergy with sting and has a similar approach to the tactics bilbo. However, what bothers me is that this doesnt seem thematic to who this Bilbo is. Lore Bilbo is post-The Hobbit book, the retired burglar who is celebrating his 111th birthday. He isn't doing combat. He is a little attached to the ring. Raising defense and battling doesn't seem to fit the character.
    The other thing you might consider is his synergy with the other hobbits. Spirit frodo, fatty, and pippin raise threat. Spirit merry, leadership frodo, and folco reduce threat. 
    Might I suggest, keep the passive card draw and instead of defense: "when you raise your threat through player card effect, draw x cards where x is the amount of threat raised (limit once per round)" this lends to synergizing well with Smeagol, the new master cards (utilizing the ring), and some doomed cards. It also makes spirit pippin a lot more playable.
    My concern would be the abuse of Grima doomed decks, which struggle with card draw. This makes those decks absolute machines. 
    The ability does seem to play into who Lore Bilbo is, however. He provides a relief for the threat hit, and almost encourages the use of the ring.
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    player3351457 got a reaction from Onidsen in Ancient Mathoms   
    To balance, it should also require bilbo exhausting.
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    player3351457 got a reaction from Onidsen in Ancient Mathoms   
    For the first version of Bilbo... I want to like it because it provides good synergy with sting and has a similar approach to the tactics bilbo. However, what bothers me is that this doesnt seem thematic to who this Bilbo is. Lore Bilbo is post-The Hobbit book, the retired burglar who is celebrating his 111th birthday. He isn't doing combat. He is a little attached to the ring. Raising defense and battling doesn't seem to fit the character.
    The other thing you might consider is his synergy with the other hobbits. Spirit frodo, fatty, and pippin raise threat. Spirit merry, leadership frodo, and folco reduce threat. 
    Might I suggest, keep the passive card draw and instead of defense: "when you raise your threat through player card effect, draw x cards where x is the amount of threat raised (limit once per round)" this lends to synergizing well with Smeagol, the new master cards (utilizing the ring), and some doomed cards. It also makes spirit pippin a lot more playable.
    My concern would be the abuse of Grima doomed decks, which struggle with card draw. This makes those decks absolute machines. 
    The ability does seem to play into who Lore Bilbo is, however. He provides a relief for the threat hit, and almost encourages the use of the ring.
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