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Phallen Cassidy
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New Player Trying MECCG

Post by Phallen Cassidy » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:56 am

Hello all,

I'm an avid LotR TCG player, and a general enjoyer of card games. Burned through several before finally finding LotR, which has always been my favorite franchise. I've thought about getting into this game a few times, but now I'm going to give it a shot in earnest. I read the rules and a sample game about a year back, but don't remember much. I do pick up on mechanics quickly though.

My schedule is erratic so I will be a difficult one to teach, but I am offering a rare chance: a willing blank slate for any number of mad experiments. I'm only gonna be able to learn this game from scratch once, so make them count! I've already received a 5-minute tutorial in Cardnum from Nikolai(sp?) before I had to cut out, which was very helpful. Even if I don't take to it, I'll offer up as much advice as I can on what worked and what didn't.

So, what's next?

Vastor Peredhil
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Re: New Player Trying MECCG

Post by Vastor Peredhil » Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:51 pm

depending who you talk to you are in the "best" or "worst" hands with me ;)

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CDavis7M
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Re: New Player Trying MECCG

Post by CDavis7M » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:35 pm

Hi Phallen. I saw you over on Cardnum. I wrote in the chat there but I'll also write here so you can find it.

There is a semi-official rewrite of the rules that is easier to understand for beginners (which I was/am). It was written by employees of ICE (one of the guys is named Craig/"Ichabod") for their own use in demos of the game at conventions, but it was never officially published. I think this is the best place to start. You can find it at BGG: https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/1032 ... fied-rules

And then you can reference the official rules (with minor updates) at this website: https://councilofelrond.org/wp-content/ ... lebook.pdf

And then once you get more familiar, you can read all of the expansion rules at this same website: https://councilofelrond.org/rules/

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