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Trouble in Tharbad

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I have played this quest 3 times so far (all victories) when i saw the cards for the first time i thought that it will be a running quest (high will power, questing, questing and questing some more) fortunately it wasn't. So my impressions. First of all it has a very unique and fresh feel to it. The 4 difficulty of FFG is very close to reality it is definitely not hard and it is a little above easy. Lastly this is a quest that will make many people revisit (or try for the first time) secrecy.

I like to read your thoughts and you opinion about it. I personally liked it, i find it to be a really fresh, unique and loose experience.

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Sounds easy but very fun! Would you imagine higher starting threat decks (let's say oh 27 and 29 for example =p) will have a lot more difficulty with it or not really? Having to quest harder/longer to get to zero threat on stage 1 and all.

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Just realised for this particular quest on stage 1 at least Tactics has some sweet ass threat reduction for the first time with Legolas! =D after he kills an enemy, reduce each players threat by 2! (As long as there is no active location =\)Woooooo!

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Yes this quest opens new ways to play and approach the game. Low threat heavy questing decks can smash through the first stage, but you have to pase your play to make sure you can escape stage 2 in one to two rounds, or things can be very ugly.

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Won my first playthrough using an updated silvan deck with Glorfindel (spirit), Celeborn, and Haldir. Even though the scenario wasnt terribly difficult, i think it was more because my deck performed phenomenally. For example, opening hand i played O'Lorien (which worked to perfection, resources were never an issue despite the tri sphere deck and i didnt even run steward!-prob first leadership deck that hasnt had it) I then was able to play a galadhrim minstrel for 1 resource, grab a feigned voice, and play a silvan refugee. Turn 2 i used my 3 resources for a defender of the naith. after staging i had 2 enemies in play, i engaged them both. used feigned voices to stop the first from attacking, returned the minstrell. Defended the second enemy with the naith defender he took one damage. used people of the forest to bring back the refugee and threw out the silvan tracker which readied up the defender. the tracker, naith defender, glorfindel, Haldir, and Nalir were all able to kill the two enemies and it was smooth sailing from there.

Naith Defender worked a lot better for me than i thought he would i encourage people to give him a chance. with silvan trackers out to heal him and any kind of defense boost (mine came from arwen) he is a very reliable defender.

It took me a while to clear stage 1 but thankfully when i got to stage 2 i had enough of an army to clear the crossing at tharbad in 2 attempts, i can see stage 2 getting pretty hectic and difficult though if things get out of control. Fun quest and one i dont really think requires a specific kind of deck to beat

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Won my first playthrough using an updated silvan deck with Glorfindel (spirit), Celeborn, and Haldir. Even though the scenario wasnt terribly difficult, i think it was more because my deck performed phenomenally.  For example, opening hand i played O'Lorien (which worked to perfection, resources were never an issue despite the tri sphere deck and i didnt even run steward!-prob first leadership deck that hasnt had it) I then was able to play a rivendell mintresll for 1 resource, grab a feigned voice, and play a silvan refugee. Turn 2 i used my 3 resources for a defender of the naith. after staging i had 2 enemies in play, i engaged them both. used feigned voices to stop the first from attacking, returned the minstrell. Defended the second enemy with the naith defender he took one damage. used people of the forest to bring back the refugee and threw out the silvan tracker which readied up the defender. the tracker, naith defender, glorfindel, Haldir, and Nalir were all able to kill the two enemies and it was smooth sailing from there.

 

Naith Defender worked a lot better for me than i thought he would i encourage people to give him a chance. with silvan trackers out to heal him and any kind of defense boost (mine came from arwen) he is a very reliable defender.

 

It took me a while to clear stage 1 but thankfully when i got to stage 2 i had enough of an army to clear the crossing at tharbad in 2 attempts, i can see stage 2 getting pretty hectic and difficult though if things get out of control. Fun quest and one i dont really think requires a specific kind of deck to beat

Your post all made sense when i realized you were talking about The new Galadhrim minstrel, i forgot she was in the pack and you wrote Rivendell minstrel. I was totally confused, you played her for 1 resource first round, fetched feigned voices, returned Minstrel to hand? Huh! I had to go back and look at all the cards i thought i missed something.

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So I just realized that Herald of Anórien is sorta an Outlands card designed for mono-Leadership Outlands decks because he can help bring the non-Leadership Outlands cards into play when you don't have enough resources on Hirluin to pay for them but you have resources on other Leadership heroes.

 

I don't know if this is on purpose, but it's kinda irking me. I'm just glad that his applications are spread far broader than Outlands.

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Am i the only one that dislikes the art on Haldir? I'm not saying it's bad i'm just saying i would have liked something more Magali-eque for this awesome card, to fit in with my other elves.

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Has Magali done anything for this game recently?  I know she's done some work for MTG.  I hope her price point has risen so far that we don't see more of her work in the future.

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Am i the only one that dislikes the art on Haldir? I'm not saying it's bad i'm just saying i would have liked something more Magali-eque for this awesome card, to fit in with my other elves.

 

I'm personally sick of Magali being on everything, especially every elf. Now, before you go nuts, I do like her style and detail, and I think she's extremely talented, but I prefer to see her when her style fits the card. She could've made a great Haldir I'm sure, but she's already done pretty much ALL the elves. I really welcome seeing elves not done by Magali. Blood of Numenor is a great example of a card that works great with her art. She should make more like that.   

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Has Magali done anything for this game recently?  I know she's done some work for MTG.  I hope her price point has risen so far that we don't see more of her work in the future.

 

Um, Galadriel?

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Won my first playthrough using an updated silvan deck with Glorfindel (spirit), Celeborn, and Haldir. Even though the scenario wasnt terribly difficult, i think it was more because my deck performed phenomenally.  For example, opening hand i played O'Lorien (which worked to perfection, resources were never an issue despite the tri sphere deck and i didnt even run steward!-prob first leadership deck that hasnt had it) I then was able to play a rivendell mintresll for 1 resource, grab a feigned voice, and play a silvan refugee. Turn 2 i used my 3 resources for a defender of the naith. after staging i had 2 enemies in play, i engaged them both. used feigned voices to stop the first from attacking, returned the minstrell. Defended the second enemy with the naith defender he took one damage. used people of the forest to bring back the refugee and threw out the silvan tracker which readied up the defender. the tracker, naith defender, glorfindel, Haldir, and Nalir were all able to kill the two enemies and it was smooth sailing from there.

 

Naith Defender worked a lot better for me than i thought he would i encourage people to give him a chance. with silvan trackers out to heal him and any kind of defense boost (mine came from arwen) he is a very reliable defender.

 

It took me a while to clear stage 1 but thankfully when i got to stage 2 i had enough of an army to clear the crossing at tharbad in 2 attempts, i can see stage 2 getting pretty hectic and difficult though if things get out of control. Fun quest and one i dont really think requires a specific kind of deck to beat

Your post all made sense when i realized you were talking about The new Galadhrim minstrel, i forgot she was in the pack and you wrote Rivendell minstrel. I was totally confused, you played her for 1 resource first round, fetched feigned voices, returned Minstrel to hand? Huh! I had to go back and look at all the cards i thought i missed something.

Thanks for correcting my error, will edit the previous post.

Played another match with a friend. Went a lot less smoothly since we couldn't progress until BOTH of us had our threats at zero at stage 1 and took much longer. With the time counter hate in the encounter deck our threat roof was lowered to 30 but thankfully stage 2 wasn't terribly hard to get past. Def seems like the kind of quest that increases in difficulty the more players you have but overall still not overly difficult

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Am i the only one that dislikes the art on Haldir? I'm not saying it's bad i'm just saying i would have liked something more Magali-eque for this awesome card, to fit in with my other elves.

 

I'm personally sick of Magali being on everything, especially every elf. Now, before you go nuts, I do like her style and detail, and I think she's extremely talented, but I prefer to see her when her style fits the card. She could've made a great Haldir I'm sure, but she's already done pretty much ALL the elves. I really welcome seeing elves not done by Magali. Blood of Numenor is a great example of a card that works great with her art. She should make more like that.   

 

Why would i go nuts lol? You completely misunderstood my comment by the way, I said i would like "Magali-esque" artwork, not that i wanted the artwork to be done by her. See the difference?

I just would have preferred something more beautiful and elf-like to what we got. 

But i still think it's good, just not as good as it could have been.

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Ah alright, it seems I misunderstood you. But then again why would you want Magali-esque art? You mean like Alexandre Dainche, which is pretty much the same? I mean if you're having Magali-style artwork, you better get Magali artwork.

 

I appreciate the different art style for an elf.

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Ah alright, it seems I misunderstood you. But then again why would you want Magali-esque art? You mean like Alexandre Dainche, which is pretty much the same? I mean if you're having Magali-style artwork, you better get Magali artwork.

 

I appreciate the different art style for an elf.

Yeah exactly like Alexandre Dainche, i just used "Magali-esque" for the lack of a better word. :)

 

What i really wanted was something that feels poetic, beautiful & divine you know, really captures the ambiance of the elves.

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