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by Kjeld
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Arda
Topic: Unique Cards in an Arda Deck?
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: Unique Cards in an Arda Deck?

The biggest problem with more than 3 non-uniques or multiple uniques is that the deck starts getting too big. You'd end up having to cut other cards... but then you lose some of the fun of Arda -- that anything is possible! One way to get around the 'influence away' problem is to adjust the rules fo...
by Kjeld
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Odds, Ends & Hobbit Holes
Topic: Totally random question - what's the deal with Halbarad's stats?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Totally random question - what's the deal with Halbarad's stats?

They wanted a cheap sage who could squat at a haven and do sage stuff, and I think they just slapped Halbarad's name on the card they designed without much consideration to theme. Halbarad was the leader of the elite Grey Company, so it's especially galling (even more so when compared to Beretar, wh...
by Kjeld
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Arda
Topic: Which sets are best for ARDA?
Replies: 19
Views: 5805

Re: Which sets are best for ARDA?

I think CDavis7M is right that the Ahunt manifestations are simply too punishing in Arda, and make it so that nobody will even attempt dragon country (making for a less interesting game). That said, it can be *very* annoying when all the At Homes come out -- they have universal negative effects like...
by Kjeld
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Arda
Topic: Which sets are best for ARDA?
Replies: 19
Views: 5805

Re: Which sets are best for ARDA?

Maybe the situation is different in Europe, but you definitely can't find a booster box plus the challenge box for under $200 here! The other drawback to that strategy is that you want a lot of rares for Arda, which aren't that common in packs but which also can often be purchased pretty cheaply use...
by Kjeld
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Arda
Topic: Stacking the Cards of Larger Decks
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Stacking the Cards of Larger Decks

Is there for Arda games? I can't think of why else you would be using decks of that size. In any case, for Arda, the big draw deck is usually randomly split into 4-5 decks and distributed around the table for easy access to all players. You're allowed to draw from any of the decks (they're all techn...
by Kjeld
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Arda
Topic: Which sets are best for ARDA?
Replies: 19
Views: 5805

Re: Which sets are best for ARDA?

For Arda, you're better off buying a bulk lot of extras from somebody than you are buying sealed product. Most of the cards you want for Arda are not all that expensive -- most will be from The Wizards with various additions from The Dragons and Dark Minions -- and generally should be easily availab...
by Kjeld
Sun May 31, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Odds, Ends & Hobbit Holes
Topic: Source of this Dream Card map?
Replies: 7
Views: 4113

Re: Source of this Dream Card map?

Do you have the old MERP map of the entire continent?
by Kjeld
Tue May 19, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: The Marketplace
Topic: [FO] Looking for the value of a MECCG Gift Set
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: [FO] Looking for the value of a MECCG Gift Set

Are the dice red or gray? There's been a glut of gray dice recently, and so their value isn't that high right now (maybe more like $8-10 for a pair). Red might fetch $15-20.
by Kjeld
Thu May 07, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Deep Mines/Ancient Deep-Hold connectivity
Replies: 54
Views: 4634

Re: Deep Mines/Ancient Deep-Hold connectivity

But the Balrog player can't actually travel to the Deep Mines site... so would be in a dead-end. It honestly doesn't make sense that a site of one alignment could target a site that doesn't exist in that same alignment.
by Kjeld
Sun May 03, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: The Marketplace
Topic: Fellowship zoomed in image value?
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Fellowship zoomed in image value?

Sorry to disappoint, I don't believe that particular misprint has any special value.

See also this thread: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=3060&p=25559&hilit ... int#p25559
by Kjeld
Sat May 02, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Deep Mines/Ancient Deep-Hold connectivity
Replies: 54
Views: 4634

Re: Deep Mines/Ancient Deep-Hold connectivity

What would be the point?
by Kjeld
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Odds, Ends & Hobbit Holes
Topic: Team Covenant streaming MECCG on YouTube
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Re: Team Covenant streaming MECCG on YouTube

Rather amusing. "Why aren't the two trees together?"
by Kjeld
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Odds, Ends & Hobbit Holes
Topic: Card themes illustrated by a single artist
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Card themes illustrated by a single artist

Nice find! Orcs of the Gray Mountains is also amusing.
by Kjeld
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Odds, Ends & Hobbit Holes
Topic: Card themes illustrated by a single artist
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Card themes illustrated by a single artist

Minor, but brothers Elladan and Elrohir are both by April Lee (missed opportunity not to also give her Arwen and/or Elrond).

Also, 3 of the 4 Ent allies are by Gail McIntosh, but for some reason they gave Treebeard to Angus McBride (and frankly, it's one of my least favorite artworks of his).
by Kjeld
Sun Apr 19, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Odds, Ends & Hobbit Holes
Topic: Card themes illustrated by a single artist
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Card themes illustrated by a single artist

All the regions are by Jo Hartwig! :D

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