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by Theo
Sun May 19, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Fallen Wizard MPs for Palantirs
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Fallen Wizard MPs for Palantirs

Play and counterplay. I'm not saying there is no way to attempt to counter. This does not change that this proposal would still allow the most MP for about the absolute minimal difficulty and risk, I would say especially if one attempts to generally consider the threat of "counterplays". <-- This d...
by Theo
Sun May 19, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Fallen Wizard MPs for Palantirs
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Fallen Wizard MPs for Palantirs

just saying we need not have to have 2 different rules set, when we already came up with good solution Alternatively, since rezwits already plays DC, I'm not sure what his motivation is for making this proposal. Impose the DC notion of "balance" on the normal rules set? Why not just keep it in DC?
by Theo
Sun May 19, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Thrall of the Voice: Character Play Restrictions
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Thrall of the Voice: Character Play Restrictions

Heh. Indeed, I was interpreting the response as being to the question "played and then used to play...", which I think is a valid if awkward parsing.
by Theo
Sun May 19, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Thrall of the Voice: Character Play Restrictions
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: Thrall of the Voice: Character Play Restrictions

To add to the OP related links: Historically, CoE #39, #50, #51, #63, #98 supported that Orcs and Trolls could be played with this card. It is this precedent which implies that the "instead" (while I think it could be semantically interpreted otherwise) should be interpreted as a replacement play me...
by Theo
Sun May 19, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Fallen Wizard MPs for Palantirs
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Fallen Wizard MPs for Palantirs

And thereby wiping out the Palantir, as well. ... And 3 CP, making it even easier to get rid of. Fallen Gandalf at Minas Tirith comes with more restrictions. It requires another card to make it a Haven to be able to protect the Palantir from stealing/character loss, and it uses up a tapping of a si...
by Theo
Thu May 16, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Fallen Wizard MPs for Palantirs
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Fallen Wizard MPs for Palantirs

@ Theo: That just falls into the realm of play and counterplay; there are plenty of ways to wipe out the 1-mind squatter. And as things stand now, it doesn't even axe Gandalf's Palantir of MT. Wiping out a 1-mind squatter at a special site such that the player loses a Hidden Haven (or something) is...
by Theo
Thu May 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Fallen Wizard MPs for Palantirs
Replies: 16
Views: 204

Re: Fallen Wizard MPs for Palantirs

Given that any FW can play a Wizard's Ring at a Haven and get two item MPs (as well as enough DI for a 2 MP character), I don't think this needs to be in force any more, either. Wizard's Ring carries more requirements and a significant risk with it. Jabberwock once hit me with a clever Balance of T...
by Theo
Thu May 16, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Wizard's Trove
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Wizard's Trove

I guess this depends on whether Wizard's Trove only modifies the site-playability requirements of White Tree (e.g., it can be played at a wizard haven instead of Minas Tirith), which would still require the sapling to be discarded. OR whether Wizard's Trove lets you "slip it into play" without any ...
by Theo
Thu May 16, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Duration of Short Events
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Duration of Short Events

I think this needs further qualification. Something like "and if the effect would be meaningless without a duration". Otherwise you end up with debates about Bridge giving infinite M/H phases, or Horns, Horns, Horns played during an Organization phase (say to let the player draw those factions durin...
by Theo
Thu May 16, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Distribution of Direct Influence
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Distribution of Direct Influence

(If the parsing trees weren't evidence enough...)
CRF wrote:Restricted direct influence is limited in its use, usually to characters and/or factions of specific races.
There would be no reason to say "and/or" if there were separate +3 bonuses for characters and for factions.
by Theo
Wed May 15, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Rules & Errata
Topic: Mulligan ponderings
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Mulligan ponderings

Here I'd like to share some of my ponderings and results of such ponderings on possible MECCG mulligan rules. Summary at bottom. --- I consider the following motivations/goals for good mulligan rules: 1) Reduce the number of wasted turns at the beginning of the game due to poor opening card distribu...
by Theo
Tue May 14, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Whole Villages Roused with certain sites
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Re: Whole Villages Roused with certain sites

Yes, those three events can be duplicated. However... Whole Villages Roused sets the automatic attacks to those printed on the opposite alignment card. If duplicated, the second would overwrite the first (resulting in no change to the automatic attacks encountered). In contrast, Nature's Revenge and...
by Theo
Mon May 13, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: The Marketplace
Topic: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice
Replies: 74
Views: 1646

Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Since the Euro and US factions both have >25 dice orders, another (easier for Chris and possibly cheaper) option is for the Euro folks to organize their own order direct from Chessex.
by Theo
Mon May 13, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: When a Company is at a Site
Replies: 21
Views: 1154

Re: When a Company is at a Site

Oh now I find this: ♦ You are not “at” your site until the beginning of the Site Phase [CoE 43]. ♦ Characters which give bonuses at certain sites will not give those bonuses until the Site Phase if they move to the site that turn [CoE 67]. My concern is that that netrep demonstrated that he did not...
by Theo
Fri May 10, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: The Marketplace
Topic: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice
Replies: 74
Views: 1646

Re: FS (order) - Custom Avatar-specific Dice

Revising my earlier post to 2 sets (24 dice), and confirming. Ship mine to Jabberwock.

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