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by Sly Southerner
Tue Oct 26, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: CotT: Which Might Be Lies
Replies: 10
Views: 6986

This old question again! This isn't a formal legal opinion, but in this case you have no chance of being sued about this by ICE. You are not breaching their copyright as you are not claiming the text as your own. You are also not making any money from it. If they really got upset they would warn you...
by Sly Southerner
Wed Sep 29, 2004 3:53 pm
Forum: Optional Rules
Topic: Playing Characters away from Avatars
Replies: 1
Views: 2901

I havent played this way but it sounds like a good idea. How much does it speed up the game? The only drawback for the game for me is the time taken to play so speeding up the game sounds good! Any other ideas for a quicker game?
by Sly Southerner
Wed Aug 18, 2004 11:05 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Will of Sauron
Replies: 5
Views: 4534

Isnt it basically the same as the Doors on Night/Twilight (or GOM)/Doors of Night situation? If you have a PE in play that requires DON it is discarded in a similar way after this sequence AFAIK.
by Sly Southerner
Wed Aug 18, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Concerning the Sideboard
Replies: 11
Views: 9038

Hi All, I'm back after a long abscence caused by moving to the UK! Mark Alfano posted his tips for the sideboard on the board elsewhere and this had the biggest effect on my gameplay of any other post I've read. I guess thats why he is teh world champ! I think that your sideboad hazards, and defendi...
by Sly Southerner
Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Dream Cards & Scenarios
Topic: [Scenario] Flight to Rivendell
Replies: 6
Views: 5944

Thanks guys! Fatty Bolger: I cant believe I forgot to put him in! :oops: I like your ideas for him Travis. Bill the Pony already increases hand size in this scenario which is pretty powerful. What about this which combines and adds to your ideas: Tap Fatty Bolger during the organisation phase if his...
by Sly Southerner
Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:32 am
Forum: Dream Cards & Scenarios
Topic: [Scenario] Flight to Rivendell
Replies: 6
Views: 5944

Thanks for the comments guys. Beorning Skin Changers: I thought about banning them, but then decided that in this scenario they might actually be thematic. 8O The hobbits did wander around a bit and get lost both in the Old Forrest and the Barrow Downs. After they met Strider this didnt happen any m...
by Sly Southerner
Mon Jul 05, 2004 4:23 am
Forum: Dream Cards & Scenarios
Topic: [Scenario] Flight to Rivendell
Replies: 6
Views: 5944

[Scenario] Flight to Rivendell

I have deveoped a scenario based on the events in the first book of LOTR which I have found a lot of fun. I have used it for solitaire play, but I also think it would be fun as a two player game, with one hazard and one resource player. I am interested in any comments or improvements people may have...
by Sly Southerner
Thu Jul 01, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: Dream Cards & Scenarios
Topic: Hero resources
Replies: 4
Views: 4215

Steward of Gondor : Great concept! I wonder if it is a little overpowered though. I would suggest different cards for the +2 DI and the palantir corruption bonus. Both on the same card would give him enough DI to control a follower who would tap in support of his cc's, so that he would never fail o...
by Sly Southerner
Thu Jul 01, 2004 2:10 am
Forum: Optional Rules
Topic: Suggested Changes to Card Texts:
Replies: 23
Views: 16639

Barrow Wight: I agree completely with the solution. This has annoyed me since I first opened a METW starter. Elf Lords: I suggest "Unique. Manifestation of Glorfindel." Would be a good option. Except that then Thranduil is not included. Someone else has posted a way to deal with Elf Lords on tips a...
by Sly Southerner
Sat Jun 26, 2004 4:32 am
Forum: Optional Rules
Topic: Suggested Changes to Card Texts:
Replies: 23
Views: 16639

Paths of the Dead

From the recent discussion here and on the mailing list, I think this card is seriously broken. If the special movement is used then the combo is too difficult. This is a shame for such an important theme card. What amazes me is that it was never clarified by ICE when they were still around, especia...
by Sly Southerner
Sat Jun 26, 2004 3:35 am
Forum: Dream Cards & Scenarios
Topic: Boosts for Diplomats
Replies: 14
Views: 9092

Two ideas for errata to current cards to boost diplomats (errata in bold): Horn of Anor +2 to direct influence against a faction. Alternatively, for a Diplomat +2 to direct influence. May not be duplicated on a given character. Flatter A Foe snip (modified by his unused direct influence and +3 if a ...
by Sly Southerner
Sat Jun 19, 2004 5:30 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Paths of the Dead and Stealth use
Replies: 12
Views: 8590

I'm not so sure it is cheezy to play Paths of the Dead and Army of the Dead while squatting at the Vale of Erech. Thematically there is no reason why Aragorn couldn't have entered the Paths of the Dead from there. And why shouldn't Arwen help him out there with her Choice of Luthien? In the books he...
by Sly Southerner
Thu Jun 17, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Paths of the Dead and Stealth use
Replies: 12
Views: 8590

My understanding is that you cant play a card for no effect. To have an effect with this card you must satisfy the first two conditions: Aragorn II and being at Dunharrow, otherwise you cant play the card. This because teh second part of teh card about undead refers to "this" company, ie the company...
by Sly Southerner
Wed Jun 16, 2004 11:32 pm
Forum: Talk
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 64
Views: 69911

Hi, I'm Adrian from Australia. I discovered MECCG after the movies came out, so I am a fairly recent convert. We dont have too many MECCG players down here (two actually) so I am playing a lot of MECCG on GCCG. I prefer to play with thematic decks, which is my excuse for why I lose so often! See you...