(Separately, there are additional aspects of this card that may need attention; for example. Perhaps more proposals to come!)
Original rules text:
Confusion comes from (underline mine):Thrall of the Voice wrote:Instead of a normal character, during your organization phase you may bring into play one character (including a minion agent) with up to a 6 mind. Place this card with the character. -1 to his mind to a minimum of 1. Such a character may also be in your starting company.
However, scouring the CoE digests (up to 119) on meccg.net I cannot find any corroboration of the underlined portion, but only the following reference to concurrent uses of Thrall of the Voice on the same character.meccg.net CRF claiming CoE wrote:Can be duplicated on the play of a given character, but that does not lift the maximum of 6 mind.
This response has nothing to reinforce that 3x Thrall of the Voice is allowed, only an omission that it specifically wouldn’t be allowed. To my judgement, such an omission should not be taken as ruling the underlined portion in light of inclusion being unnecessary given the point actually made.CoE22 wrote:If i have Glorfindel II and I play him with 3 thrall of the voice as initial character or also play him from my hand is that valid ?
*** No, Thrall of the Voice requires that the character has at most 6 mind.
More to the point, the phrase “Instead of a normal character” is a replacement effect. The play allowed by Thrall of the Voice has no reason to be considered normal, since it is instead of the normal.
Thus I deem the underlined statement inaccurate and would like to see an official counter-clarification issued to that effect, since there is no counter-CRF on the official Council of Elrond site to gainsay the meccg.net claim. I suggest highlighting that the wording (underline mine) “Instead of a normal character” causes the character brought into play to not be normally played any more, thus preventing a second concurrent Thrall of the Voice bring-into-play effect from being able to resolve successfully.
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