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The Ring-bearer's Trials

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I think it's awesome that they found a way to integrate Gandalf's sacrifice moment into the quest (and having it remove the "indestructible" keyword is a seamless way to do that). Defeating a Balrog should entail nothing less than the ultimate sacrifice. As for how this will work out as far as the campaign goes, I guess we'll just have to wait and see. 

 

As a side note, I suppose we have finally found something that Spirit Glorfindel is subpar at... (which is ironic, given his past history)

 

Maybe it's time for Lore Glorfindel to shine?

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Yeah there's got to be something in the 3rd Saga box that let's you bring a dead hero back into your Campaign play probably not limited to only Gandalf as players won't be limited to sacrificing Gandalf either. I think it was in the Team Covenant interview with Caleb and Matt they said the 3rd Saga was all about Aragorn's adventures and the return of Gandalf... so specifically mentioning that definitely sounds like we'll be able to get him back plus it would make no sense not to get him back and would go against the books so I have no doubt we can have an epic Gandalf sacrifice and get him back later :)

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Actually something crossed my mind. Getting Gandalf the White hero would be almost impossible. Or, if they release it, it will be playable only in the 3rd saga expansion and on. During the years that the game is based on Gandalf the White didn't exist. Maybe we will get some kind of boon which makes Gandalf "white" or brings him back into the game if you sacrifice him. 

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Actually something crossed my mind. Getting Gandalf the White hero would be almost impossible. Or, if they release it, it will be playable only in the 3rd saga expansion and on. During the years that the game is based on Gandalf the White didn't exist. Maybe we will get some kind of boon which makes Gandalf "white" or brings him back into the game if you sacrifice him. 

 

I think we'll get a boon card called "The White Wizard" or something, whcih lets you bring Gandalf back and attach it to him.

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So, there is actual info about them? One friend who claims to be insightful in the LotR lore told me there is no information about wizards other than Gandalf, Saruman and Radagast. I guess he was wrong, and as a result - so am I.

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http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Blue_Wizards

 

I must say I'm really interested in the more mystical or magical part of the LOTR lore and the Blue Wizards, or at least what we know about them, really capture this. I especially like how Tolkien speculated that the Blue Wizards could've started magical cults or traditions, and this would make for an excellent theme for a cycle set in the East. MECCG also explored this aspect to great depth: 

 

http://www.chrisvos.com/meuk/lackey/meccg/sets/setimages/Wizards/Alatar.jpg

http://www.chrisvos.com/meuk/lackey/meccg/sets/setimages/Wizards/Pallando.jpg

http://www.chrisvos.com/meuk/lackey/meccg/sets/setimages/WhiteHand/PallandosApprentice.jpg

http://www.chrisvos.com/meuk/lackey/meccg/sets/setimages/WhiteHand/ArcaneSchool.jpg

http://www.chrisvos.com/meuk/lackey/meccg/sets/setimages/WhiteHand/ProphetofDoom.jpg

http://www.chrisvos.com/meuk/lackey/meccg/sets/setimages/DarkMinions/EyesofMandos.jpg

 

I would absolutely LOVE to see a cycle based in the East focused on the Blue Wizards, and for the player cards, to have more Palantiri (to amend the joke that is the Palantir card), magic spells, magic rings, etc.

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The Blue Wizards were in no means in posession of Palantiri.. But indeed, something with Blue Wizards would be really cool! It also perfectly fits the selfmade cycles.

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I know they didn't have Palantiri, but the Player cards in the cycle don't necessarily have to match the theme of the cycle. And if we have a cycle based on the Blue Wizards, a good way to be vaguely thematic to that is to have "wizardly" artifacts like Palantiri.

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