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Re: Promo cards and misprints

Post by Darksatin » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:18 pm

nico21000 wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:42 pm
I'm french and I absolutely never heard about a Merry/Fatty Bolger double sided card... I'm pretty sure it would be fake news. It's very unlikely to exist. Bolger was a promo, and Merry a 'late' print manufactured after Hexagonal saw it was missing in the wizards set (even if it has the crown promo logo on it). You could get as much Merrys as you sent Filis to Hexagonal. 2 different manufacturing lines, and I see no reason why one would have 'met' the other...
It was not a card. It was a double sided "paper" card (a supplement to a magazine).
If you sended this paper card to the french editor (Hexagonal), you received back a Merry and a Fatty Bolger card.
I do not have anymore this paper card. I sended it to Hexagonal.... :)

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Re: Promo cards and misprints

Post by nico21000 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:22 pm

Darksatin wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:18 pm
It was not a card. It was a double sided "paper" card (a supplement to a magazine).
If you sended this paper card to the french editor (Hexagonal), you received back a Merry and a Fatty Bolger card.
I do not have anymore this paper card. I sended it to Hexagonal.... :)
Which magazine ? Not 'Lotus noir' or 'Dragon magazine' for sure, I would know. 'Casus Belli' maybe... ?

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Re: Promo cards and misprints

Post by Darksatin » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:25 pm

nico21000 wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:22 pm
Darksatin wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:18 pm
It was not a card. It was a double sided "paper" card (a supplement to a magazine).
If you sended this paper card to the french editor (Hexagonal), you received back a Merry and a Fatty Bolger card.
I do not have anymore this paper card. I sended it to Hexagonal.... :)
Which magazine ? Not 'Lotus noir' or 'Dragon magazine' for sure, I would know. 'Casus Belli' maybe... ?
I think it was Casus Belli...

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Re: Promo cards and misprints

Post by Yegor » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:27 pm

Thank you. Very interesting info.

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Re: Promo cards and misprints

Post by Darksatin » Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:03 am

Darksatin wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:25 pm
nico21000 wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:22 pm
Darksatin wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:18 pm
It was not a card. It was a double sided "paper" card (a supplement to a magazine).
If you sended this paper card to the french editor (Hexagonal), you received back a Merry and a Fatty Bolger card.
I do not have anymore this paper card. I sended it to Hexagonal.... :)
Which magazine ? Not 'Lotus noir' or 'Dragon magazine' for sure, I would know. 'Casus Belli' maybe... ?
I think it was Casus Belli...
Casus Belli "Hors Série" n°18....
http://jp.queill.free.fr/CCG/Listes/JCSA/L_JCSA_HC.php

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Re: Promo cards and misprints

Post by Yegor » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:27 pm

By the way, is there a difference between a Dutch Test of Form (a common card) and a Dutch Test of Form promo without the sign? I've looked at the promo with the sign, and there is no crown. Does the promo without the sign have the crown? Or some other thing to tell it from the ordinary card?

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Re: Promo cards and misprints

Post by nico21000 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:10 pm

The promo with no sign and no crown would basically be exactly identical to the 'regular' common card BUT it is sold 80+ € at mathom.es...
That's why I think only the promo version (with or without the sign nor crown) has the unique artwork from John Howe, while the regular common card should have the original art from Darryl Elliott. I own about 80 dutch cards but unfortunately not this one, so a dutch player may confirm this (or not).

Check the pdf at this adress for additional informations about misprints and promos :

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http://www.meccg.net/netherlands/meccg/downloads/meccg05high.pdf
Also, I played with templates and designed this fake card (that never existed in english) in order to have an overview of what it should look like. Original vs fake with promo dutch art :
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Re: Promo cards and misprints

Post by gollum51 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:12 pm

I have checked my Dutch near set (only misisng 3 cards - if anyone has Morannon, Akhorahil and Khamul in Dutch ...). Nico is right. The common Dutch test of form has the original Darryl Elliott art.

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Re: Promo cards and misprints

Post by Yegor » Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:15 pm

Thanks. Somehow I thought that the ToF promo would have the same pic as the ordinary card.

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Re: Promo cards and misprints

Post by nico21000 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:43 pm

I found (on a german site) a scan of the extremely rare Dutch promo 'Test of Form' without the 'In de Ban van de Ring' logo.

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Re: Promo cards and misprints

Post by Yegor » Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:53 am

Nice. Thanks.

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Re: Promo cards and misprints

Post by nico21000 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:36 pm

I'm working on a project 'still to be announced' and I'm actually seeing some misprints still unreferenced. Here's one, but rather than saying what's wrong, let's play a little game : it's up to YOU to tell what's wrong here ! :wink:

Edit : the quatrefoil is missing. Also, the description text frame is supposed to have a thin shadow on the left and bottom sides, as featured in the limited and unlimited editions of the game.
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Re: Promo cards and misprints

Post by Kjeld » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:15 pm

Huh, it's missing the quatrefoil design which normally sits at the bottom of the lefthand bar, below where the mind and DI stats appear.

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Re: Promo cards and misprints

Post by nico21000 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:18 pm

Yes ! Congratulations, Kjeld.

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Re: Promo cards and misprints

Post by nico21000 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:40 am

2 other obvious errors not yet reported :

Crown of Flowers : The 'Dark Minions' extension watermark is out of its place and plain white.

Glamour of Surpassing Excellance : Typo. 'ExcellAnce' with an 'A', really ? :lol:

I thought that the grey bordered reprints were supposed to avoid introducing new errors and fix the old ones... ? Unless it was specifically intended, but for what reason ? :?:
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