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How playable is The Faithful Stone?

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

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


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 won’t fight. And then add in crazy token reinforcement like Guarded City and Throne of Minas Tirith, and it just explodes! And it’s non-unique too! And you can use it with Rohan and Gandalf Men! And heck, you can spot your OPPONENT’S MEN!

This is just dumb. It’ll get X-ed fast... and if it doesn’t, my group will outlaw it anyways.

5 for playability, 0 for playtesting. Maybe Decipher shouldn’t have dropped those playtesters...
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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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Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:23 pm
Joined: 10 Jan 2006 Posts: 4197 Location: United States
Ick. Way overpowered.

I had to put something here.
Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:25 pm
Joined: 05 Apr 2006 Posts: 615 Location: Springfield, OR
It’s not that bad. Most decks these days should pack condition removal anyway.
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Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:36 pm
Joined: 15 Feb 2007 Posts: 58 Location:
man... it’s broken. Gondor has so many ways to reinforce tokens that’s it not even funny. Guarded City, Throne of Minas Tirith, and that merchant dude.
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Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:53 pm
Joined: 13 Jun 2006 Posts: 3065 Location: Rivendell

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 shouldn’t 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, won’t even flinch at this card.

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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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Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 5:00 am
Joined: 10 Mar 2007 Posts: 629 Location: Hellas
No culturally enforced? Shocked 5 because it’s extra playable!
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:40 pm
Joined: 01 Apr 2007 Posts: 667 Location: Halfway between eccentric and insane...
So every third minion can’t 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.

That’s pretty broken.

Playability, a 5. Balance, a 0
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