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« Reply #135 on: January 28, 2020, 01:28:41 PM »

I should try that at some point. I thought it was a bit funny you alluded to Dain's Tale Deck and the reason I say that is because until I read his deck just now I had already had a deck somewhat started that had Pippin, Steadfast Friend and Gloin, Friend to Thorin with a whole mess of tales that really made Pippin a monster and Glorin somewhat since he is limited to 4 only. However I never did much more to it to get it play worthy yet.

Yes you guys have been very patient with me on many of my questions and I guess I really need to dig deeper in some of the rules in understanding things more than what I do. Obviously I have a fair understanding of the game in general but many of these questions I ask sometimes still makes me slightly confused. thus the need to ask for assistance.

I have two friends who are way more knowledgeable in the game then I am, pretty much allot like you guys are. And they are more than happy to answer any and all questions I would throw at them. However for the obvious reason of them being alerted to certain deck builds I may construct based on certain questions I may ask it seems better if I am unsure on something to ask you fine people who have been very nice and kind to me. I will try and strive to search deeper into the questions I may have and see if I can come up with my own answers for better understanding.
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« Reply #136 on: January 28, 2020, 02:17:07 PM »

How much vitality can a shadow player throw out in a single turn, anyways?

Assuming only 1 shadow player and excess shadow available:
Bad luck that the opponent has a hand of 8 high-vitality minions.  The Balrog, Terror of Khazad-Dum (cost 12, vitality 5), Shelob, any version (cost 6, vitality 8), Sauron, Dark Lord of Mordor (cost 16, vitality 5), Gollum, any version (cost 2, vitality 4), 4x Troll of Udun (total cost 28, total vitality 20)
Overall: cost 64, vitality 42

Watcher in the Water, Many Tentacled Creature can pull tentacles out of the discard pile, so it gets around issues of hand limit.  The downside is that it discards all non-tentacles, so Shelob and Sauron can't come to the party.  Watcher (cost 4, vitality 4), 4x Foul Tentacle- can also pull any other tentacles from the draw deck if they're not in hand (total cost 8, total vitality 4), 4x Huge Tentacle (total cost 8, total vitality 8), 4x Reaching Tentacle (total cost 8, total vitality 8), and 4x Strong Tentacle (total cost 12, total vitality 8).  
Overall cost 40 and total vitality 32.

Another way around the hand limit is stacking things.  You really should have discarded their Goblin Swarms at some point: 4x Goblin Runner (cost -4, vitality 4), 4x Moria Scout (cost 0, vitality 8), mor(ia) goblins, mor(ia) problems ...
Only limit on this one is shadow
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« Reply #137 on: January 28, 2020, 03:09:49 PM »

You can spot all active cards. Since your allies are active on your turn, you can spot them for whatever you want.

That is good news, so cards like Aegnor who needs to spot archers; the archer allies can be spotted for that purpose then.
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« Reply #138 on: January 28, 2020, 04:17:33 PM »

@Air Power - Sure, but Castamir of Umbar is only 4 vitality.

@Larry50001 - Almost every question you have asked would become intuitive to you with just a few games played. Please consider this another invitation to play on Gemp and feel confident knowing that someone would be happy to walk you through a game. I would recommend starting simple--perhaps, with Fellowship block--to ease your way into the game.
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« Reply #139 on: January 28, 2020, 04:43:09 PM »

@Air Power - Sure, but Castamir of Umbar is only 4 vitality.

@Larry50001 - Almost every question you have asked would become intuitive to you with just a few games played. Please consider this another invitation to play on Gemp and feel confident knowing that someone would be happy to walk you through a game. I would recommend starting simple--perhaps, with Fellowship block--to ease your way into the game.
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I have strongly consider it, which brings up my other situation to some degree with us 3 local we have gotten to the point we just play open for the most part, so I have never had to take the time to get just X cards from a certain block and use only that block period. Yea I know once you do it for awhile it gets easier to know what works well in those certain blocks and all. I do know you guys have open formats up there, how often they go on I do not know and yea I guess I could start my own and see who jumps in I suppose.

I also realize that many would be patient with me trying to learn the electronic way of doing things up there but still I would feel bad taking up a lot of time with somebody who might get real bored with me.
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« Reply #140 on: January 28, 2020, 09:48:43 PM »

I also realize that many would be patient with me trying to learn the electronic way of doing things up there but still I would feel bad taking up a lot of time with somebody who might get real bored with me.

That's what having two monitors is for LOL!
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« Reply #141 on: January 28, 2020, 10:00:30 PM »

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That's what having two monitors is for LOL!
Not sure what that means having 2 monitors?
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« Reply #142 on: January 28, 2020, 10:05:40 PM »

I use two computer monitors, so in the scenario where you and I play on GEMP you would be free to take as much time as you'd need and I could carry on with other business on the other screen.
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« Reply #143 on: January 29, 2020, 01:30:02 AM »

I use two computer monitors, so in the scenario where you and I play on GEMP you would be free to take as much time as you'd need and I could carry on with other business on the other screen.
OH I see :-)
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« Reply #144 on: January 29, 2020, 07:49:03 AM »

@Air Power - Sure, but Castamir of Umbar is only 4 vitality.

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Dang, don't know why I thought he was 5.  Swapped in Gollum since he's vitality 4 but much cheaper.
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