Andrew Sievert

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A variation for the Lord of the Rings Deck Building Games: I've played through with my game group many times and revised the rules until it plays very well. This is the only way we play it now.


Play through Fellowship of the Rings normally. When the game is over you count up victory points as normal.

Each player automatically keeps all cards with 0 victory points and removes all corruption after scoring. Each player then uses power equal to half their victory points to buy cards from their deck to take with them into the Two Towers game. You can choose not to take your full amount of points. For each player who used less points than you, add one corruption from the new set to your deck.

When starting the Two Towers game each player keeps the character they used in the first game if possible. Gandalf becomes Theoden and Boromir becomes Merry & Pippin. You then get your characters starter card, courage, and despair from the new set, to add into the card you are bringing from the first.

The Two Towers game then starts with the next person that would have taken a turn in the last game. The rest of the game play is normal.

When scoring after the second game is over only count points from the Two Towers set and then add the two scores together to find the winner.

We also always play with the Breached Wall card as affecting all players, even when not playing impossible mode.
 
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Rafael Esberard
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WOW.. thats seems very cool...
Need to try that with my group, we were trying other day to imagine something like that.. Nice approach man!

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David Groves
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So is there an expansion for each of the movies for the game?
 
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Prophet21 wrote:
So is there an expansion for each of the movies for the game?
I think the intention was to make 6 games - one for each film (including the Hobbit films, of course). The Two Towers is out, and they have announced some information about the Return of the King, like Eowyn being in it (and better than she is in TT).
 
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Has anybody else tried this variant?
 
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We just play one after the other with no variants, and total up all of the points at the end (This is the LotR trilogy, of course, not the Hobbit as well!
 
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