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by The Lidless Eye
Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: All About the Cards
Topic: The value of R1s R2s and R3s
Replies: 2
Views: 7370

I could be wrong, but as I recall, all rares in LE are the same rarity.  Thus in practice all rares have the same frequency (R1 I believe).  So price of rares will be dependent on playability of the card.
by The Lidless Eye
Fri May 23, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: All About the Cards
Topic: Value of my collection
Replies: 3
Views: 8217

I am not thoroughly up on the prices of sets but to me the price doesn't seem that unreasonable since you don't have the ultra-rares from Against the Shadow or very many Balrog cards. You would definitely get more if you broke the collection up and sold the sets individually on ebay.  But, you ...
by The Lidless Eye
Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: All About the Cards
Topic: Albums - how do you sort your cards?
Replies: 13
Views: 14967

I have my cards sorted 2 ways.  The first is sorted by set then alphabetically.   My second set is sorted by artist.  It is fun to group cards across sets by who illustrated the card.  You also get a good sense of which illustrators were consistently on top of their game, as well...
by The Lidless Eye
Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Publishing more MeCCG: a reply from Pete Fenlon
Replies: 17
Views: 17652

I wonder if it would be possible to simplify the situation and only deal with permission from ICE? Given that ICE still hold the rights to the game mechanics and icons, it might be possible to create cards which do not use any of the righs held by Tolkien Enterprises (ie no quotes from the books, o...
by The Lidless Eye
Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: All About the Cards
Topic: Cards with different Art by Pascal Yung
Replies: 6
Views: 11030

A lot of the time, artwork was commissioned and then never used.  Either because the card text or game mechanics may have changed during the time between when the artwork was commisssioned and when the actual artwork was submitted to ICE.  Alternatively, the art director may have felt the ...
by The Lidless Eye
Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Publishing more MeCCG: a reply from Pete Fenlon
Replies: 17
Views: 17652

This at least clears things up So Tolkien Enterprises (TE) owns the rights to produce a CCG based on Tolkien's works. ICE owns the copyright on the game mechanic.   Therefore both are required if MECCG were to be re-issued.  The other issue would be the artwork used on the cards is owned b...
by The Lidless Eye
Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lord of the Rings TCG (Decipher) and beyond
Replies: 16
Views: 21896

A couple of things to keep in mind.  Although Tolkien Enterprises may hold the rights to games based on Tolkien's Middle Earth, they may not hold the game mechanic.  The game mechanic would have been owned by ICE.  It is not clear to me if the game mechanic reverted to Tolkien Enterpr...
by The Lidless Eye
Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lord of the Rings TCG (Decipher) and beyond
Replies: 16
Views: 21896

Lord of the Rings TCG (Decipher) and beyond

I don't know if this is the appropriate place, but I thought I would let everyone know that Decipher will stop producing cards for its Lord of the Rings TCG in a couple of months.   You can read the article here http://decipher.fanhq.com/Articles/Article.aspx?ID=1263 . It will be interesting to...
by The Lidless Eye
Sun Jun 03, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Angus McBride has passed away
Replies: 5
Views: 6706

Wasn't he who disappeared for a long time in Africa? I heard of such a story...
Yeap.  He lived in South Africa for a number of years.  About a year ago he moved back to Ireland to be closer to his childrem.
by The Lidless Eye
Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Angus McBride has passed away
Replies: 5
Views: 6706

Angus McBride has passed away

A sad note to pass along.  Angus McBride, a highly prolific illustrator passed away on May 15 of a heart attack at the age of 76 ( http://downthetubescomics.blogspot.com/2007/05/in-memoriam-angus-mcbride.html ) ( http://www.ospreypublishing.com/content1.php/cid=387 ). Many of us on this board w...
by The Lidless Eye
Mon Aug 21, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Artist Information
Replies: 8
Views: 8887

You can tell her it was an awesome site.  I can't believe the amount of work it must have required to put that site together.  It was truly one of the most intriguing Tolkien sites on the internet.  I was really sad to see it go.
by The Lidless Eye
Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: All About the Cards
Topic: Your Top 10 favorite artwork
Replies: 5
Views: 5645

I think it looks great on the big view of your Bairanax Roused to - don't you like it in original size? Actually I love the original.  It is just a very different style then any other MECCG artist.  I would say the original is much more dramatic then the image on the cards. However, I hav...
by The Lidless Eye
Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Artist Information
Replies: 8
Views: 8887

Other than his website I haven't been able to find any other galleries for Omar's stuff. The website: http://fan.theonering.net/rolozo/collection?hide=-3 has some galleries which include artists who did contributed to the MECCG but no Rayyan stuff. There used to be a really cool website called Toran...
by The Lidless Eye
Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: All About the Cards
Topic: Your Top 10 favorite artwork
Replies: 5
Views: 5645

how much do you have to pay for a piece on average? This really varies.  My experience has been that artwork can be purchased for as little as around $100.  Typically the high end of pricing is around $1000  (with a few exceptions).  I would say 90% of the artwork for the game (...
by The Lidless Eye
Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: All About the Cards
Topic: Your Top 10 favorite artwork
Replies: 5
Views: 5645

It is really tough to pick (or critique) someones choices.  Artwork is so subjective.  Some people like the more abstract pieces.  My personal taste is for the more realistic style of artwork.  In addition, with over 1650 pieces of artwork done for the game, the wide variety of s...