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by Bandobras Took
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: New to the game and have some questions.
Replies: 202
Views: 14891

Re: New to the game and have some questions.

A fact that an X is not represented does not mean that the X does not exist. If a company moving from Rivendell to Cameth Brin is under effect of Hey! come merry dol! it does not mean that the company does not move through Rhudaur *. I agree, but that underscores my point. The lack of names in Foro...
by Bandobras Took
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Decks, Strategy, Tips, Ideas
Topic: Ideas for completing King under the mountain
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Ideas for completing King under the mountain

At Home events create automatic attacks. Not creature attacks.

Automatic attacks are not keyed to anything.
by Bandobras Took
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: New to the game and have some questions.
Replies: 202
Views: 14891

Re: New to the game and have some questions.

I think your definition of a region is incomplete. From MELE: Region: The geographic unit into which northwestern Middle-earth is broken down. Regions are represented in 2 ways: by name and by type. There are six different region types: Coastal Seas (c), Free-domains (f), Border-lands (b), Wildernes...
by Bandobras Took
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: When an Attack is Created...
Replies: 12
Views: 225

Re: When an Attack is Created...

I can only assume that "cards like Rank Upon Rank" are cards that give modifications under specific circumstances. I don't think it's cards that affect attacks, or else we have to assume that all cards that affect attacks are treated with passive condition process, which becomes untenable.
by Bandobras Took
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: When an Attack is Created...
Replies: 12
Views: 225

Re: When an Attack is Created...

The exact phrase on Gimli is "+2 prowess against Orcs."

In my mind, it isn't an action, just an effect that happens if the proper conditions are met. According to the CRF entry, though, it's treated like an action caused by a passive condition.
by Bandobras Took
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Clarification #7
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Clarification #7

Many times, people confuse a strike succeeding with the result of a successful strike. Something that prevents the result does not also prevent the strike from succeeding. Thus, Sable Shield prevents the result of a successful strike (wounding), but effects which rely on the strike succeeding will s...
by Bandobras Took
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: When an Attack is Created...
Replies: 12
Views: 225

Re: When an Attack is Created...

Because once applied to an attack, bonus to prowess from FoFaR does not depend on presence of FoFaR card. This is only true if such bonuses were applied via an action. I would say that the language of FoFaR (and Minions Stir) does not create any action but establishes a continuous passive effect. I...
by Bandobras Took
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: Weak-willed Orcs are the best escape artists?
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Weak-willed Orcs are the best escape artists?

It fits with the intended mechanic, which is that you are punished more for getting a strong character imprisoned than a weak one. As for not making thematic sense, I don't think any of us would be here at this point if we felt the rules had to make thematic sense.
by Bandobras Took
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: When a Company is at a Site
Replies: 32
Views: 1728

Re: When a Company is at a Site

[humor]Let's take the autocratic approach. Nobody's at any site until I say so. I'll accept cash considerations.[/humor]
by Bandobras Took
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Worlds
Topic: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October
Replies: 20
Views: 591

Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

It has admittedly been close to two decades since I lived in France, but I had at least one trip thrown off by pure strikery. :)
by Bandobras Took
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Worlds
Topic: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October
Replies: 20
Views: 591

Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

thorondor wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:56 pm
There is a railway in France, right?
That was never in question. The question is whether those currently responsible for operating it are on strike any given week. :)
by Bandobras Took
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Worlds
Topic: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October
Replies: 20
Views: 591

Re: Worlds 2019: Lille (France) - 11th, 12th and 13th of October

And now I truly envy those who will be able to go. :)
by Bandobras Took
Sun May 19, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Fallen Wizard MPs for Palantirs
Replies: 17
Views: 491

Re: Fallen Wizard MPs for Palantirs

Actually, the most MPs for the absolute minimal difficulty and risk belong to Radagast, Gandalf, and Pallando, who, be it noted, get their MPs out of havens anyway. They just aren't item MPs. And the 9 MPs granted by a quick trip to the Deep Mines far outstrips the 3 you get at one haven or the othe...
by Bandobras Took
Sun May 19, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Fallen Wizard MPs for Palantirs
Replies: 17
Views: 491

Re: Fallen Wizard MPs for Palantirs

Bane of the Ithil-Stone causes a storage check for a Minion Palantir to be made at 6. Even the 4 for a hero palantir is pretty drastic. And that's assuming you aren't playing any corruption on the 1-minder you see hanging around the haven. It gets even worse with Balance of Things. (Marvels Told, Ta...
by Bandobras Took
Thu May 16, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: Fallen Wizard MPs for Palantirs
Replies: 17
Views: 491

Re: Fallen Wizard MPs for Palantirs

Wiping out a 1-mind squatter at a special site such that the player loses a Hidden Haven (or something) is totally worth it. Wiping out a 1-mind squatter at a normal haven? Probably a hazard waste, as it is easily replaceable. And thereby wiping out the Palantir, as well. And it's 3 MP per minion P...

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