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November 10, 2021, 11:40:02 PM
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New format: French format
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French format


Allowed expansions

The allowed expansions are the included sets 1 - 14 (except sets 7, 8 and 10):

- 1 The Fellowship of The Ring
- 2 Mines of Moria
- 3 Realms of The Elf Lords
- 4 Two Towers
- 5 Battle of Helm's Deep
- 6 Ents Of Fangorn
- 9 Reflections
- 11 Shadows
- 12 Black Rider
- 13 BloodLines
- 14 Expanded Middle-earth

Furthermore, the following promo cards are also allowed:

0P56 • Ghân-buri-Ghân, Chieftain of the Woses
0P57Radagast's Staff
0P58 • Anárion, Lord of Anórien
0P59Erkenbrand, Master of Westfold
0P60Tom Bombadil's Hat


X-list

1R40 Elrond, Lord of Rivendell
1R45 Galadriel, Lady of Light
1R80 Ottar, Man of Laketown
1U108 No Stranger to the Shadows
1C138 Saruman's Snows
1U234 Úlairë Nertëa, Messenger of Dol Guldur
1C248 Forces of Mordor
1C311 Sam, Son of Hamfast
1R313 Sting
1U316 A Talent For Not Being Seen
2C14 Till Durin Wakes Again
2R32 Flaming Brand
2R75 Bill Ferny, Swarthy Sneering Fellow
2P121Gimli, Dwarf of the Mountain-race
3R17Galadriel, Lady of the Golden Wood
3R38 Aragorn, Heir To The White City
3R42 Horn of Boromir
3R67 The Palantír of Orthanc
3R68 Saruman, Keeper of Isengard
3C108 Frying Pan
4R73Legolas, Dauntless Hunter
4R304 Get On and Get Away
5U23 Follow Sméagol
9R35 Sapling of the White Tree
11C31 Final Account
11U49 One Good Turn Deserves Another
11R100 Strange-Looking Men
11U114 Demoralized
11C132 Orkish Smith
11S222 • Úlairë Nelya, Third of the Nine Riders
11R226The Witch-king, Captain of the Nine Riders
11S231 Caras Galadhon
11S232 Cavern Entrance
13R11Celeborn, The Wise
13R37Pallando, Far-travelling One
13R64Denethor, Last Ruling Steward
13U188 Courtyard Parapet
14R6Grimbeorn, Beorning Chieftain


Site Path

Each player must use the sites of block War of the Ring: sites from the sets 11-13.
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November 11, 2021, 12:03:01 AM
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Re: New format: French Format
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2021, 12:03:01 AM »
Why the French Format? We make a Standard Format with 3 blocks (like Movie Block, War of the Ring Standard and Standard) and avoid the abusive cards from sets 8 and 10.
Cards from sets 1-3 and 11-13 can now be played in the same FP side or Shadow side, this isn't in any format (except Expanded and Open).



These cards are allowed in French Format and often banned in other formats:

1R139 Savagery to Match Their Numbers
Metagame reason: both [Isengard] and [Uruk] Uruk-Haï are now playable in the format.

1R195 Relics of Moria
Metagame reason: [Moria] Swarm was not played but [Orc] Swam was.

3U106 Bill the Pony
Many underground sites are played in this format and will discard Bill.

3R113 The Shire Countryside
No insane combo without cards from ROTK.

4U276Fortress Never Fallen
No reason to ban this card.



These cards aren't on any X-list/R-list from Decipher, but are banned in French Format:

9R35 Sapling of the White Tree
Massive site liberation with Elendil, The Tall, except Dunlendings no Shadow player could play a strategy based on site controlling. Easy way to prevent wounds.

11R226The Witch-king, Captain of the Nine Riders Trop fort dans une Shadow Nazguls.
Metagame reason: BB/BT Nazguls were by far the best Shadow in French Format (half of the decks were Nazguls during French Championship 2016).

11S232 Cavern Entrance
Banned for NPE reason. Hobbits are now more playable.

13R11Celeborn, The Wise
Metagame reason: Elf Telepathy with Forearmed+Nenya, Ring of Adamant+Inside a Song was very strong. Celeborn allowed players to double move easily

13R37Pallando, Far-travelling One
No strong cultural enforcement (often played in Gondor, Dwarves...) and no way to discard this card.

13R64Denethor, Last Ruling Steward
Too strong with Aragorn's Bow and Greenleaf.

14R6Grimbeorn, Beorning Chieftain
No cultural enforcement and too strong.


In order to limit path control, we decide to ban some cards with recursive ways to control the site path:
5U23 Follow Sméagol
11U49 One Good Turn Deserves Another
11S222 • Úlairë Nelya, Third of the Nine Riders


These cards depend on abusive path control with Traveled Leader or Unforgiving Depths:
11S231 Caras Galadhon (easy to replace the current site with Traveled Leader against a swarm)
2C14 Till Durin Wakes Again (abusive healing with undergrounds and Unforgiving Depths).
« Last Edit: November 11, 2021, 12:26:29 AM by -Enola- »
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November 16, 2021, 02:40:37 PM
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Re: New format: French format
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2021, 02:40:37 PM »
Always on the lookout for new formats to add in mLotro. If I can have Austrian format, then I can have French format too. 😃
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