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Chances of Gandalf

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So now that we've got Nenya alongside Vilya and their ringbearers as heroes, what do you think the odds are of seeing Gandalf and Narya show up? I think it's very telling that Galadriel was revealed and is from the 5th adventure pack in the cycle, when usually a hero of that magnitude would be a finale hero. I also sort of wonder if we will get a Narya card that affects the Gandalfs we already have, perhaps keeping them around or reducing their threat per turn cost. I dunno, just very optimistic we might actually see Mithrandir in hero form!

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That would be technically right, but I shudder at the thought of having Mithrandir and Gandalf in play. We may as well add Tharkûn and his other aliases for the ultimate schizophrenic party ever. Not to mention that could lead to another can of worms in the form of Aragorn and his other names.

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That would be technically right, but I shudder at the thought of having Mithrandir and Gandalf in play. We may as well add Tharkûn and his other aliases for the ultimate schizophrenic party ever. Not to mention that could lead to another can of worms in the form of Aragorn and his other names.

 

 

Well Aragorn (in the guise of Strider) sets the precedent the other way. So they probably wouldn't do this. On the other hand a major objection on the other thread was that Gandalf Ally was too good to give up.

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Ohh no guys I just said that to say that, I didn't mean having him actually called Mithrandir to have them both out, lol. I think Gandalf is gonna be powerful and not being able to utilize his very effective ally version would be a way to balance him out a bit.

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With Galadriel out of the way, the 2 main contenders for the 1 hero slot in "the road darkens" are Boromir & Gandalf imo.

So the chances of seeing him next saga box have gone way up.

I'm not too sure if I want to see him really.

My vote goes to spirit Boromir, with some cool sacrifice ability that saves other heroes or something.

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Boromir character for sure, yes, but a third hero version? Unlikely. Gandalf it must be. 1 hero slots feels like it is going to be Neutral, and if so, there is little choice.

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I just cant see us ever getting a Gandalf hero. I can still see us getting the ring and just placing it on ally Gandalf (obviously the Hobbit version would be better for this).

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I just cant see us ever getting a Gandalf hero. I can still see us getting the ring and just placing it on ally Gandalf (obviously the Hobbit version would be better for this).

Just out of curiosity, who do u anticipate the single hero in the road darkens to be?

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How about a hero or non-suck ally version of Radagast.

Or Thranduil (Legolas father).

Hero version of Arwen.

Cirdan (gave the Narya ring to Gandalf).

An Ent here since we seem to be in that region.

 

Also the red arrow since we almost have all of the rohan specific things.

 

But third Gandalf, no.  Not my first pick.  And if you remember the story he hardly used the rings because it was to powerful, possibly why the original ally version disappear.

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There is an official proof of Gandalf being a hero. I don't see where those "never-seeing-gandalf-hero" people coming from.

The only thing that can invoke a doubts regarding this is competence of FFG, because if this was a typo...

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There is an official proof of Gandalf being a hero. I don't see where those "never-seeing-gandalf-hero" people coming from.

The only thing that can invoke a doubts regarding this is competence of FFG, because if this was a typo...

I'm glad someone else agrees with me. I would be very surprised if we never saw a Gandalf hero.

What's the 'proof'?

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Yup. Emphasis on "attached hero". It could be a printing mistake, of course, but if it is - I despise FFG.

 

On a side note, dam Frodo looks ugly on this mithril shirt art.

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Oh yeah, this old argument. I'm still not sure either way about it. Either Gandalf doesn't get the +2atk or there's a hero version coming. (I don't want to reopen this can of worms to be honest).

Frodo looks like a woman in her 40s.

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I would say calling this "an official proof" is an overstatement. Not to say this theory cannot prove valid, but as ZanzibarLand said perhaps the designers just do not want to pump up the attack of Gandalf. With the Hobbit ally version you would get a 6 attack character who does not commit to quest, which is massive. Maybe it is just that. 

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I would say calling this "an official proof" is an overstatement. Not to say this theory cannot prove valid, but as ZanzibarLand said perhaps the designers just do not want to pump up the attack of Gandalf. With the Hobbit ally version you would get a 6 attack character who does not commit to quest, which is massive. Maybe it is just that. 

 

This is exactly what I was thinking.

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I don't think it is "official proof" either. But, I think it is more likely we will eventually get him as a hero than not.

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Any other cases of changes made on cards between preview and print? Accidental or deliberate. At what stage is play testing done?

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The only one I know of is Legacy of Numenor shifting from Doomed 3 on the preview to Doomed 4 on the release. But this is a balance change, not a typo fix.

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