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Dan Cavaliere
United States
Littleton
Colorado
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Aug 2010
This was hard to find but I'm glad I have it as part of the whole collection!
2010-10-31
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Alfred Das
Netherlands
's-Hertogenbosch
Noord-Brabant
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9
Nov 2010
Essential card, but no need for the real item. Downloaded and printed the original PDF from R.Knizia's website.

direct...
www.convivium.org.uk/pdfs/LOTR_BG_Eng.pdf
or through...
www.convivium.org.uk/kgcoolstuff.htm
2010-11-14
Alexander Portland
Germany
Worms
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8.5
May 2011
fixes the MILITARY victory condition, which was to light to win. Cards with black circle foes takes now two hits to defeat;-)
2014-10-20
Owned
Jon W
United States
Aurora
CO
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8
Jun 2010
Separate BGG entry?

Weird card. It's an open admission that Military Victory in F&F was broken, and I appreciate the fix. Most publishers never admit their mistakes, but this is a refreshing change. Still, what does it fix? This whole line of thinking was askew from the beginning, and hence people still house rule this thing to death.

It's also yet another blow to the vaunted Knizia playtesting mystique that's developed over the years (Blue Moon and Tigris are also unbalanced, but my god, how dare anyone question his mathematical exactness). I think that's kind of refreshing, really. Makes it more seat of the pants, experience-grounded, instead of feeling like you're solving for game function X.
2013-04-11
Owned
GodRob
United States
Unionville
Virginia
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Don't be that person who gets bitten by a zombie and keeps it a secret from the rest of the group.
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8
Feb 2013
Helps to fix the annoyingly simple Military Victory option.
2013-02-14
Owned
Eric Walkingshaw
United States
Corvallis
Oregon
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8
Apr 2012
The official and free Black Gate variant is pretty much essential with Friends and Foes. Without it, a military victory for the hobbits is way too easy. It adds some nice tension too, as the black icons start coming back up exactly when you can't afford them to.

You don't even really have to print this one--just read it and start playing the variant.
2012-04-21
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Jul 2014
free promo
2014-12-16
Owned
Lloyd
United Kingdom
Sidcup
Kent
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This game is bullshit.
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7.5
Apr 2014
This seems to be an excellent way to address the 'ease' of completing Friends and Foes. It's still possible, but now is as difficult as it should be.
2014-04-03
Owned
Joshua Miller
United States
Holland
Michigan
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7
Mar 2011
The Black Gate card is a necessary fix to the much-too-easy "military victory" of Friends & Foes. But you don't actually need the physical card because it's really just a rule change.
2011-03-18
Owned
Rob Robinson
England
Rotherham
South Yorkshire
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I fight lost wars, see light, fear sight
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I open my mind, need flesh, fear mine
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7
May 2013
I thought I was onto a winner being able to defeat the foes. Now it looks like some are resurrected to bite me in the ass!
2013-05-05
Owned
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Antti Y
Finland
Jyväskylä
Keski-Suomi
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7
Oct 2013
Nice variation.
2013-10-27
Owned
Mark Watson
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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Sigh.
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Yawn.
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5
Mar 2014
Sort of a curiosity. The two cards that show up in Sauron make the game dramatically easier. The Black Gate card is needed for Friends And Foes, but doesn't actually need to exist as a card. I received it for free years ago.
2012-03-18
Owned
G. Gomez
United States
Chula Vista
California
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Had to purchase on Ebay. Not a bad deal though. $1.99.
2010-06-28
Owned
Eurion Kemish
Netherlands
Eindhoven
Noord-Brabant
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Where to find?!
2010-10-24
Brett David Spain
United States
Lee's Summit
Missouri
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All he got was more thankless work, from a man who ain't even asked his name. Sure, I may be the one who dreamt up the Walls and the Bastion, but the Kid made 'em real, not me.
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Fantasy Flight Games
2011-10-19
Owned
George Buss
United States
Muncie
Indiana
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"It seems, that is, I may have become, quite by accident, the chosen, what what?"
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“Here is my secret. It's quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Petit Prince
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I would love to build one of these for my LOTR games.
2012-11-08
Preordered
Lucio Rodriguez
United States
Riverside
California
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Yep, more words here.
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This is overtext. Man, what an awesome use of 100 geekgold! :)
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Missing the Black Gate card.
2011-01-04
Owned
You're ruining one of the best songs ever!!!
United States
Ft. Collins
Colorado
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I know I could print out from website but want it to be somewhat quality. Any PnP folks out there want to make one for me while involved in some other project let me know. Just the Black Gate card got the others in the Sauron expansion.
2011-01-12
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Bryon Petrie
United States
Kaukauna
Wisconsin
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Sealed
2011-04-26
Owned
Bryon Petrie
United States
Kaukauna
Wisconsin
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One Ring card signed by Reiner Knizia
2011-04-26
Owned
United States
Redford
Michigan
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Printed: September 2011
Plays grouped with Lord of the Rings: Friends & Foes

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2013-07-15
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Steven Griffin
United States
Seattle
WA
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In SW
2012-03-28
Owned
For Trade
Tim Thrailkill
United States
San Francisco
California
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with Friends and Foes exp
2012-06-19
Owned
Joe Huff
United States
Tampa
Florida
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PnP
2012-07-01
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Kelly Bass
United States
Venice
California
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Absolutely necessary for Friends and Foes.
2012-07-08
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Stephen Rider
United States
Mount Prospect
Illinois
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This is basically a "bugfix" patch for Friends and Foes. As released, F&F is too easy to win a military victory; so the Black Gate addition has you reshuffle part of the Enemies deck when you get through it.
2014-11-08
Owned
Steve Rogers
United States
Hoboken
New Jersey
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They're Young, They're in Love... They eat LARD
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Neat print and play
2014-01-26
Owned
Chris Olsen
United States
South Saint Paul
Minnesota
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Acquired secondhand.
2015-06-17
Owned
For Trade
Want To Play
Ingo von Thüringen
Germany
Sondershausen
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The one and only Express 01 Mogul
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German First Edition 2002 KOSMOS. Shrinkwrapped.
2014-05-31
Owned
For Trade
Richard Jacobs
United States
Ontario
California
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Tolkien
2015-07-28
Owned
Andreas Potschka
Germany
Starnberg
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in der Sauron Erweiterung
2015-06-17
Owned

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