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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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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
Richard Skifton
United States
Idaho Falls
Idaho
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Sep 2013
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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
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Jon W
United States
Aurora
CO
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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
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Mark Gamble
United States
West Columbia
South Carolina
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Feb 2011
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Eric Walkingshaw
United States
Corvallis
Oregon
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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
Belgium
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Feb 2013
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Marco Auer
Germany
Altendorf
Bavaria
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Oct 2013
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Nathan and Andrea Howard
United States
College Station
Texas
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Dec 2013
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Jul 2014
free promo
2014-12-16
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Stefan Wuttig
Germany
Melsungen
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7.5
Sep 2011
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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
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Anthony Martins
United States
Lakewood
CO
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7
Jun 2010
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Stavros G.
Belgium
Brussels
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7
Sep 2010
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Joshua Miller
United States
Holland
Michigan
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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
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Andrew Rice
United States
Forest Grove
Oregon
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May 2011
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Gilles Duchesne
Canada
Ottawa
Ontario
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7
May 2011
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Daniel Hedigan
United States
Barnegat
New Jersey
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Aug 2011
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Mike Sarver
United States
Kansas City
Missouri
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Feb 2012
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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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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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Chris Hall
United Kingdom
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
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7
Jun 2013
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Antti Y
Finland
Jyväskylä
Keski-Suomi
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7
Oct 2013
Nice variation.
2013-10-27
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Jed Wegner
United States
Green Bay
Wisconsin
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6
Oct 2011
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Denis Fischer
Germany
Aachen
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6
Nov 2010
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Christopher Boat
United States
Ankeny
Iowa
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Jul 2011
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Mark Watson
Canada
Toronto
Ontario
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Sigh.
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Yawn.
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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
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The Pariah
United States
Ronkonkoma
New York
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J. Riddell
United States
Webster
New York
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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
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Krzysztof Fabjański
Poland
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Chris Johnson
United States
Azusa
California
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One of Alabama 3's finest songs, especially the versions on the single this image is from...
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Sweet Pretty M*th*rf*ck*ng Country Acid House Music - All night long!
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David Knepper
United States
Huntsville
Alabama
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Eurion Kemish
Netherlands
Eindhoven
Noord-Brabant
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Where to find?!
2010-10-24
Jonathan Warren
United Kingdom
Wisbech
CAMBRIDGESHIRE
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"Elves are very good at board games, and I'm NOT an elf!"
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Cliff Roberts
United States
Barstow
California
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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
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Toni Serradesanferm Palà
Spain
Granollers
Barcelona
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Tony Wai-kit FUNG
Hong Kong
Mongkok
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Joe Klecko
United States
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Nicolas Dementen
Belgium
Sombreffe
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Shane Hoopfer
Canada
Calgary
Alberta
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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
Steve Cox
United Kingdom
Bournemouth
Dorset
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Alexander Engeter
Germany
Erlangen
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Dave Benhart
United States
Minneapolis
Minnesota
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Arno van der Kwast
Netherlands
Renkum
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William Crispin
United States
Wilmington
Massachusetts
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Terry Egan
United States
Waltham
MA
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