Search found 2824 matches

by Bandobras Took
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Rules & Errata
Topic: FW Orc/Troll Still Without Trophies
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: FW Orc/Troll Still Without Trophies

That's not precise. Without the CoE erratum, FWs inherit *no* rules from MELE. Zip. Nada. Zilch. MELE rules that apply equally regardless of alignment are the non-bulleted ones. These are not inherited; they are universal. FWs inherit METW rules, but no others. (Except, again, the erratum trying -- ...
by Bandobras Took
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Rules & Errata
Topic: FW Orc/Troll Still Without Trophies
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: FW Orc/Troll Still Without Trophies

Ha! Looking at it again, I'd say "No." At least not the Special Orc & Troll Rules. These seem to be listing FW specific rules. Funny, that's not how *Ringwraith* Specific rules seem to work. There were no half-orcs in any set but WH. It makes at least as much sense for the rules that apply to them ...
by Bandobras Took
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Region types in card text
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: Region types in card text

Umm . . . you may want to look at the *other* half of Wizard's Trove. Deliberately replaces a "reference" (exact quote) in the card text.
by Bandobras Took
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Rules & Errata
Topic: FW Orc/Troll Still Without Trophies
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: FW Orc/Troll Still Without Trophies

Oh, do White Hand rules not apply to Ringwraiths? That hardly seems fair.
MEWH wrote:Half-orcs cannot take trophies. However, for all other purposes a Half-orc is considered an Orc.
by Bandobras Took
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Rules & Errata
Topic: FW Orc/Troll Still Without Trophies
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: FW Orc/Troll Still Without Trophies

Half-orcs could never take trophies and still can't. Counterfeit means they're a half-orc for *all* purposes. "Minion companies" is redundant, but it's still turning out that trying to patch FW Orcs and Trolls to abide by a set of rules not actually written for them is going to require more work. :)...
by Bandobras Took
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Region types in card text
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: Region types in card text

Yes, I'm not confused that Elven Cloak is not itself a Wilderness. I'm scrutinizing the notion that Withered Lands must target "a Wilderness". Do we know that "a Wilderness" stands for "a Wilderness region", rather than any instance of "a Wilderness" in concept or text? Definitely a stretch, just t...
by Bandobras Took
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Region types in card text
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: Region types in card text

Could a reference be provided for this notion of "just a reference to Region Types"? I have searched my sources in vain. One implication would be that Withered Lands could not be used (preemptively) to change the region types that appear on Elven Cloak/Shadow-cloak, to change what they can cancel. ...
by Bandobras Took
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Framsburg (Hero site)
Replies: 8
Views: 423

Re: Framsburg (Hero site)

CDavis7M wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:19 pm
The simple answer: No, because Withered Lands targets Region Types and the [-me_wi-] symbol in the card text of Framsburg is not a Region Type itself, just a reference to Region Types on creatures (see MELE p.26 and the color insert).
Agreed. And very well put.
by Bandobras Took
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: RUSE
Replies: 10
Views: 643

Re: RUSE

The issue can be resolved by a larger emendation.

Diplomat only. Playable on a untapped diplomat in a covert company facing an attack. Tap the diplomat. The attack is canceled.

Alternatively, scout only. Playable on a scout facing an attack. No strikes of the attack may be assigned to the scout.
by Bandobras Took
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Using MELE with METW - Deck Construction
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Using MELE with METW - Deck Construction

Futhermore, the game is living in playing it. Even if some points out here, that we are playing this or that wrongly for 20 years or more, then we should consider the common game play as a (new) rule. (What we did with the FW Orc and Troll rules.) At least playing the game should be fun which is wh...
by Bandobras Took
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: 2018 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Orc and Troll rules for Fallen-wizards
Replies: 16
Views: 1939

Re: Orc and Troll rules for Fallen-wizards

So, by the same argument, ICE felt that FW Companies are minion companies. TROPHIES If one of your minion companies defeats a creature, you may place the creature's card under the control of any Orc or Troll character that faced a strike from the creature's attack. This card is called a "trophy" and...
by Bandobras Took
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Despair of the Heart vs Allies
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Despair of the Heart vs Allies

Triggering actions of other cards is not a purpose of combat.

Purposes of combat are anything mentioned in the rules under the section entitled "Combat."
by Bandobras Took
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Playing regions face-up
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Playing regions face-up

So long as your opponent is honest, there's no problem, but I'd rather see Region Cards be necessary for using such cards at all. As you've pointed out, the map doesn't work for the purpose, and the functional difference between writing down the regions and laying out the cards is small.
by Bandobras Took
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Using MELE with METW - Deck Construction
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Using MELE with METW - Deck Construction

It needs to say "include and use" to allow play of the items.
by Bandobras Took
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Fifteen Birds in Five Firtrees
Replies: 7
Views: 619

Re: Fifteen Birds in Five Firtrees

I believe Konrad's wording better reflects the original intent in this case.

Go to advanced search