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Subject: Canceling Shadow Cards rss

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Rob Jennings
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Are shadow cards technically encounter card effects? During nightfall, you can't cancel encounter card effects, does that mean that, for instance, your burning brand doesn't work at night?
 
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It has been ruled that shadow card effects are encounter card effect.
For context see: http://www.cardgamedb.com/forums/index.php?/topic/1702-offic....

This actually occurs in other quests as well, for instance in the Hunt from Gollum The Eaves of Mirkwood states "While The Eaves of Mirkwood is the active location, encounter card effects cannot be canceled".

In this case we have a thematic fail: the burning brand does not work at night!

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[Edit again to provide link to ruling]
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Phil Taylor
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Thematically.... the brand is still burning with flame prividing lighy,but it has no effect on the wolves. These wargs are emboldened or bolstered under the cover of night and a hero with a burning stick will not scare them away or even hold them at bay.

Sunlight must weaken them and the burning brand is enough to make them cautious to attack.

As for Elrond showing up... Eriador is on his doorstep. Gandalf often roamed keeping watch and Galadriel's game text implies she's helping from afar. Using the power of her ring.
 
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