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How playable is The Faithful Stone?

5 (Best)  
65%
  [ 13 ]  65%
 
4  
5%
  [ 1 ]  5%
 
3  
10%
  [ 2 ]  10%
 
2  
0%
  [ 0 ]  0%
 
1 (Worst)  
20%
  [ 4 ]  20%
 

Total Votes : 20
AnxiousChieftain
Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:20 pm
Joined: 15 Jul 2005 Posts: 3947 Location: Maryland


AHHHH! BROKEN!!!

Okay, if your opponent focuses on fighting and has no way to discard conditions, then they are screwed. For every 3 minions that are played, one wonít fight. And then add in crazy token reinforcement like Guarded City and Throne of Minas Tirith, and it just explodes! And itís non-unique too! And you can use it with Rohan and Gandalf Men! And heck, you can spot your OPPONENTíS MEN!

This is just dumb. Itíll get X-ed fast... and if it doesnít, my group will outlaw it anyways.

5 for playability, 0 for playtesting. Maybe Decipher shouldnít have dropped those playtesters...
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menace64
Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:22 pm
Joined: 12 Apr 2006 Posts: 836 Location: Wichita, Kansas
Yeah, this has ZERO cultural reinforcement...
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Anonymous Prodigy
Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:23 pm
Joined: 10 Jan 2006 Posts: 4197 Location: United States
Ick. Way overpowered.

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bibfortuna25
Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:25 pm
Joined: 05 Apr 2006 Posts: 615 Location: Springfield, OR
Itís not that bad. Most decks these days should pack condition removal anyway.
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anonymous22
Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:36 pm
Joined: 15 Feb 2007 Posts: 58 Location:
man... itís broken. Gondor has so many ways to reinforce tokens thatís it not even funny. Guarded City, Throne of Minas Tirith, and that merchant dude.
elf lvr
Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:53 pm
Joined: 13 Jun 2006 Posts: 3065 Location: Rivendell
BROKEN.

Almost more broken than Fruit Loops.

1! 1! 1!

I REFUSE to play against anyone that uses this card!
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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:35 am
Joined: 12 Jul 2005 Posts: 1202 Location: Austin, TX, USA
Personally I agree that this card shouldnít have seen print. The concept of one in three minions being safely ignored is just too powerful.

But in practice, I think Bib is right. Conditions are very easily discarded. And certain decktypes, like Wraiths and any sort of Shadow archery, wonít even flinch at this card.

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lem0nhead
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:42 am
Joined: 02 Apr 2007 Posts: 2981 Location: Blood Island
Voted 5 as its still a question of how playable. Answer - extremely. No culture enforcement and the fact its non unique means broken. Swarm will never work again and bomb gets shafted. I too will join the lobby to never play anyone using this. I hate to keep moaning on but im gonna say this again... Escalation. Buy these new cards from us or your old decks wont win anymore....
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Apopatos
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:00 am
Joined: 10 Mar 2007 Posts: 629 Location: Hellas
No culturally enforced? Shocked 5 because itís extra playable!
AgentDrake
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:40 pm
Joined: 01 Apr 2007 Posts: 667 Location: Halfway between eccentric and insane...
So every third minion canít be assigned? And its non-unique. Easily shuts down just about every swarm once you have one or two out, and three means that for every three minions played, none of those three may be assigned. (get a 3 tokens on each when three minons are played, use each one to prevent a different one of the three from being assigned.) Except against Wraith, in which case its useless.

Thatís pretty broken.

Playability, a 5. Balance, a 0
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