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AnxiousChieftain
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:52 am
Joined: 15 Jul 2005 Posts: 3947 Location: Maryland
I canít wait to get my cards. Very Happy

I ordered:

1 x FOIL Smeagol, Pitiable Guide
1 x FOIL Aragorn, Well-traveled Guide
4 x FOIL Grima, Servant of Another Master
1 x FOIL Gandalf, Wise Guide

Smeagol goes in my Frodo-Smeagol-Aragorn deck, in order to shuffle back into my deck Swear by the Precious and all my other Gollum cards (the Shadow side has Gollum stuff too, so I can shuffle those cards back as well!).

Gandalf goes in a crazy deck I made that has all the members of the fellowship and more.

Aragorn goes in a Aragorn-Boromir deck that works surprisingly well (I playtested the deck).

Grima, Iím not sure about, but heís got so much potential that I just had to buy 4 of him. I can really stick him in almost any of my decks and heíd help out.

- AC
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BearerOfQuality
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:01 am
Joined: 20 Jun 2007 Posts: 217 Location: United Kingdom
Some great card choices there, I didnt buy the whole set either (I dont really rate a lot of the cards, especially the ígul bar Nertea and the hot potato conditions) and pretty much bought the cards you chose, plus Arwen (fits into a multi-cultured ranger deck I created back in the old days of FotR) and Pippin (have an early deck from FotR that had loads of tales, pippin-tank!)

Also, Eomer for nastlgia reasons Smile
AnxiousChieftain
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:03 am
Joined: 15 Jul 2005 Posts: 3947 Location: Maryland
Yeah, I refused to buy Nertea and the transferring conditions because they are definitely overpowered and would be no fun for my opponents.

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BearerOfQuality
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:14 am
Joined: 20 Jun 2007 Posts: 217 Location: United Kingdom
Definitely, they should have made those conditions unique minimum. They really are too OP and I dont think they really fit into a deck. Nertea is okay, I guess, though there is room for abuse. It just seems there are about 4 or 5 balanced cards, and then half o the rest are either really bad or just plain OP (I have to say, what is the point of Sam? Heís just like a slightly watered down version of Sam, GE. Okay he can be the ringbearer and has greater resistance, but who will look at those factors over a Sam-tank?)
lem0nhead
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:17 am
Joined: 02 Apr 2007 Posts: 2981 Location: Blood Island
Ha! No one is the answer. EW is the only choice.

There are only a handful of worthy cards and the rest are bit of a disappointment. The good ones are REALLY cool though.
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BearerOfQuality
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:30 am
Joined: 20 Jun 2007 Posts: 217 Location: United Kingdom
Haha Smile I really, really like the new Gollum though (not a great title mind). iíve just created a threat deck and he would fit in perfectly with Fat One Wants It and Captured By The Ring (slightly worrying though if faced against a duo fellowship of just Aragorn, WTG!).

I think the card that i am most impressed with though is Boromir. It really is about time there was a deck that worked around him, merry and pippin. And with the new Pippin (though not really the new merry - Merry, LC or FOTB instead) that would be a great tank deck with Frodo, WFTJ with Ring of Doom)
elf lvr
Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 3:59 pm
Joined: 13 Jun 2006 Posts: 3065 Location: Rivendell
I got a whole set of Ageís End, should be here by the time I get back from vacation.

Iím hoping to build a few of the decks I had up in my latest article (read, rate, and review, please! Very Happy )

Some of the cards are junk, but I just kind of had to order a whole set. Even if many of them do just sit in a binder forever, itís the last LotR product ever. I just kind of had to get it. Which is what D counted on, but whatever...
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BearerOfQuality
Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:44 am
Joined: 20 Jun 2007 Posts: 217 Location: United Kingdom
Read, rated and reviewed Very Happy Have a GP
redoschi
Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:15 am
Joined: 06 Jun 2006 Posts: 30 Location:
will there be any complete sets for sale again?

(they are sold out now and you mentioned that Ageís End and T&D would be the only oneís that would be replenished)

Also, do complete sets come with the pack/box in which they originally were sold?

Thanks!
hawkeyespf
Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:02 am
Joined: 25 Oct 2006 Posts: 198 Location: Round Lake IL
redoschi --

I have a full case coming my way, so Iíll have 2 extra sets if youíre interested - PM me if you are. Anybody else is also welcome to inquire, but I want to give redoschi first option.

Steve

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