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November 06, 2020, 04:43:12 PM
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elfwarrior

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Playing and Building on Paper Starter Decks
« on: November 06, 2020, 04:43:12 PM »
I collected lots of LOTR starters long ago (one of every starter from Fotr to RotK and an extra RotK Eomer Starter and an extra Mines of Moria Gimli) and not much other LotR TCG cards but did not play them much when I got them (I was playing Magic: the Gathering at the time) and I am playing paper starter games (with a opponent) occasionally now.  And of course, games on LotR GEMP (Fellowship Block right now)

I am going to collect movie block paper cards starting with Fellowship Block for building on starters. Besides all those starters I do have a very small collection of Movie Block cards that are mostly Battle of Helm's Deep and Ents of Fanghorn (largest part of collection is several packs each of Battle and Ents), other sets just starter random rares and a pack or two each Moria and King, one pack of Fellowship and a pack of Towers). I can also borrow cards from some starters to balance another starter.

Which Movie Block Starters are most balanced to start with? And what is the best place in the forums to put this discussion?

I read on this forum discussion that the Siege of Gondor Merry Starter and Pippin starter are a fun matchup. (I have yet to collect those) Is it the paper versions or the online GEMP versions that are the balanced starters or both?

I have read that The Mines of Moria Starters are fairly balanced. Is Fotr Aragorn starter and Fotr Gandalf starter an unpredictable enough matchup even though one my have an advantage because the Moria starters were said to be the most balanced?

Two RotK Eomer starters against each other is a good battle but how what about the Rotk Eomer starter vs the RotK Aragorn Starter? I will be testing them.

There are posts about balancing Towers starters, they can be balanced but it takes work. https://lotrtcgwiki.com/forums/index.php?topic=11737.0 and  https://lotrtcgwiki.com/forums/index.php?topic=11675.0
and also https://lotrtcgwiki.com/forums/index.php?topic=9047.0

Are any Towers Block Starters sort of balanced out of the box? What about the other starters? I will be testing Fellowshp Aragorn vs Fellowship Gandalf first, and then King Eomer and King Aragorn

Thanks
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