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by dirhaval
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Showcase
Topic: 1629-Smeagol
Replies: 1
Views: 622

Re: 1629-Smeagol

Here is the practice game - the second one that I played. The whole player's file included with notes and cards in the deck. Weaknesses include the manifestation's ally being played via My Precious by attack or On the Precious. The pursuit of MPs has one benefit. I need to improve the specific event...
by dirhaval
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Showcase
Topic: 1699-Thorongil
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: 1699-Thorongil

Attached is the file for the deck, game notes, and commentary. Thorongil devotes much effort rotating Where the Stars are Strange 4x. What else is there to do? He could instead play stolen knowledge (Dark Numbers, Knowledge of the Enemy, War Preparations) but that requires movement with no purpose u...
by dirhaval
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Showcase
Topic: 1629-Smeagol
Replies: 1
Views: 622

1629-Smeagol

Attached are the cards during a turn for this player. There is a new card allowing the play of allies, and keeping the ally in play away from the character. This card will also allow a "storing" of a card to be used later by that ally (e.g. Voices of Malice and Last Child of Ungoliant). All can move...
by dirhaval
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Showcase
Topic: 1699-Thorongil
Replies: 1
Views: 256

1699-Thorongil

For the last two fortnights, I have been playtesting a grey agent player - Thorongil. The idea is for the Smeagol player to gain MPs and get the One Ring. Thorongil will attempt to rotate Where the Stars are Strange four times, then hunt for Smeagol/Gollum by Turn 20; end of the Warlord phase. The A...
by dirhaval
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Odds, Ends & Hobbit Holes
Topic: Displate - Wall Images
Replies: 0
Views: 665

Displate - Wall Images

I heard of a company that makes these wall plates of all sorts of images like movies and books. I searched for ... you guessed it https://displate.com/sr-artworks/lord%20of%20the%20rings I have no incentive to post this message such as owning stock or knowing owner. However, I heard of this company ...
by dirhaval
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: ICE's "New" (1997) Multiplayer Rules - MELE Player Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: ICE's "New" (1997) Multiplayer Rules - MELE Player Guide

My limited playing of the game is a few games online and one tournament. I have made the 48-player game of six 8-divisions (4 hero vs 4 minion per division. Lowering the hazard limit by one when passing is a must else resource player will be decimated. I prefer to have all the hazards in play, but t...
by dirhaval
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Decks, Strategy, Tips, Ideas
Topic: Indiana Jones deck
Replies: 8
Views: 6814

Re: Indiana Jones deck

I read in the METW Companion is to visit one of those dwarf-holds in the north for 4 MP item, Thorough Search for another (before erratum), and Rescue Prisoners (3 MP before erratum to 2 MP) for 11 MP in one turn when using only Dark Quarrels to cancel the automatic-attack (but I think at that time ...
by dirhaval
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: Decks, Strategy, Tips, Ideas
Topic: Dice Rollings Tips - Basics, Bonuses, Player v. Player, and Rolling Techniques
Replies: 3
Views: 4644

Re: Dice Rollings Tips - Basics, Bonuses, Player v. Player, and Rolling Techniques

Thank you for the list!

What I do is to play Lucky Strike and Rolled Down to the Sea for a "Lucky Roll"
by dirhaval
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Rules Questions
Topic: (Un)happy Blows
Replies: 15
Views: 2653

Re: (Un)happy Blows

Let me put it another way. You have two hazards left to play against a company of Orcs. All but one orc is wounded, which is a 5 minder. You know opponent uses Diversion. Use Unhappy Blows in hopes opponent takes the 5 minder to hand. Now, play Beorning Toll to kill the low mind orcs or take to hand...
by dirhaval
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: 2019 Annual Rules Vote - Submissions
Topic: When a Company is at a Site
Replies: 57
Views: 11302

Re: When a Company is at a Site

First, I did not read anything previously in this thread.
Second, I just want to mention want Ichabod said 20+ years ago in a newsletter now found at meccg.net

Ichabad talks about meccg 2.0 with putting automatic-attacks out from the site phase. Does that help with anything with the current rules?
by dirhaval
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Cardnum
Topic: Reporting the errors in card texts
Replies: 44
Views: 4676

Re: Reporting the errors in card texts

Blame the errors on me; I gave him the master list, which I updated today Greater Spell Bead and Gondring's Lair (ring) in my list.
by dirhaval
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: USA MECCG Community
Topic: StrategiCon Feb 2020 - DC Playtest Frenzy Part 2
Replies: 11
Views: 1296

Re: StrategiCon Feb 2020 - DC Playtest Frenzy Part 2

Thank you for the tales.
One option was to use Book of Mazarbul or a Thror's Map to move from Blue Mountain Dwarf-hold northwards to Thilgon's Tomb for the hoard item Arkenstone avoiding a Dark-hold. No one used Dwarven Hoard with Durin's Day? So many ideas for MEDF.
by dirhaval
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: News, Issues, Questions
Topic: Tharbad is a Ruin and a Port ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1505

Re: Tharbad is a Ruin and a Port ?

Still wondering why Minas Tirith is not a port as of last year anyway. It is genius to add new ideas to the game like ports and mountain regions to give flavor. I like how the hidden cost of Thuringwathost was soften. Slayer characters though need to finalized; I am at a lost there unless going solo...
by dirhaval
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: The Ale House
Topic: Christopher Tolkien Passes Away at the Age of 95
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: Christopher Tolkien Passes Away at the Age of 95

I am one of the few that read all 12 histories of Middle-Earth. There had to be a passion
to write those books for much was repeated in the versions and to decipher the order of corrections.
Good to fix any sleeping problem too.
by dirhaval
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: The Ale House
Topic: Christopher Tolkien Passes Away at the Age of 95
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: Christopher Tolkien Passes Away at the Age of 95

Sad indeed. I had to pause when I read the news.

Today, I had an itch. What happened in Middle-earth on January 15th; yes I know the calendars are out of whack.
PS. Something happened on a bridge that day. Wow!


https://www.theonering.net/torwp/2020/0 ... uary-15-2/

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