WITHDRAWN - Lore of the Ages

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WITHDRAWN - Lore of the Ages

Post by Sam.Gamdschie »

Playable on an Elf at a Haven[ [-me_ha-] ]; tap the Elf. When facing an attack, bearer may tap to give +1 prowess to all characters in his company against the attack. Bearer makes a corruption check. [2 corruption points]
I have never seen this card usefully used in tournaments. If you take a black arrow for comparison, instead of only tapping the item for -1 (to the attacker) you have to tap the bearer and must make a corruption check for +1 to the defenders. Additionally you get 2 corruption points instead of one but the body of the attacker is not lowered.

My submission is to remove the corruption points from the card as an erratum to make that card a bit more useful.
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Re: Lore of the Ages

Post by CDavis7M »

I wrote some thoughts in a related thread: https://councilofelrond.org/forum/viewt ... 774#p30691
For Lore of the Ages, who is the target? I would imagine that it would be a weaker elf that would need to tap against the attack anyway. Someone like Arwen, Annalena, Arinmir, or even Galadriel. The letter-A elves could tap, get -1 from that, and then get +1 back as well as giving +1 to everyone else in the company. That's pretty nice considering they were going to tap already. And these characters aren't likely to be carrying high CP items otherwise. Galadriel is risky as she would be a target for corruption cards. If you have a strategy using these lower-mind/prowess elves, I could see LotA making sense to help a high prowess character stay untapped.
My Conclusion: I don't think removing the CC will help playability much. If anything, I think it makes sense to remove the Race/site playability restrictions vs removing the CC. Removing the tapping to activate seems too powerful. And removing the CC is also powerful. Still, I'm not sure I'd support buffing weaker cards that still have some use in some cases (even if these are not tournament winning decks).

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Re: WITHDRAWN - Lore of the Ages

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