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Subject: What would/will an Aragorn ally look like? rss

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Patrick
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I'm going to say:
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Sentinel. Ranged.

Anyone else have ideas?
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6 cost, Spirit. 2.3.2.5 Sentinel. Dunedain Ranger Noble

The first player gains control of Aragorn.

Aragorn has 4 restricted slots.

Lower the cost to play attachments on Aragorn by 1. Lower the cost to play artifacts by 2.

If Aragorn leaves play, the players lose the game.
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like Liam Neeson.

Though seriously that's hard. Ally Aragorn should be a very significant effect. Something on the level of ally Faramir. I feel like it should be something that emphasizes his position as chieftain of the Dúnedain. Maybe a neutral ally card with targeted resource generation just for purchasing Dúnedain trait cards like Treebeard's ability. Maybe with some sort of Dúnedain ready effect with a target buff. Something like spend a resource on Aragorn to ready a target Dúnedain character. That character get's +1 attack (or +1 defense). That would be pretty cool. Not sure how much it should cost since that sounds pretty powerful.
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mistertrench wrote:
6 cost, Spirit. 2.3.2.5 Sentinel. Dunedain Ranger Noble

The first player gains control of Aragorn.

Aragorn has 4 restricted slots.

Lower the cost to play attachments on Aragorn by 1. Lower the cost to play artifacts by 2.

If Aragorn leaves play, the players lose the game.


I love this. I'm really hoping some kind of card makes it into the game that increases a character's restricted slots.
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toliveischrist77 wrote:
mistertrench wrote:
6 cost, Spirit. 2.3.2.5 Sentinel. Dunedain Ranger Noble

The first player gains control of Aragorn.

Aragorn has 4 restricted slots.

Lower the cost to play attachments on Aragorn by 1. Lower the cost to play artifacts by 2.

If Aragorn leaves play, the players lose the game.


I love this. I'm really hoping some kind of card makes it into the game that increases a character's restricted slots.


I'm much more interested in the Ally that makes the players lose if it leaves game. I think that's an awesome risk to add to an inherently super powerful card, to add some decision making as to when is the best time to play him.
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Great ideas all, keep them coming. BTW, this thread is spurred by the fact that we've gotten and are grtting ally versions of popular heroes but no Aragorn ally yet (sure, no Fatty, Merry, Pippin, or Frodo yet either). I really like the idea of building a deck with an Aragorn ally built up into a quasi 4th (or actual with Sword Thain) hero.

The resource generation like Treebeard or Radagast is a neat idea, I like the "leaves play lose game" risk-reward notion, too. One necessity (IMO at any rate) is a neutral sphere, though, so it can go in any deck.
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Aragorn collects 1 resource each resource phase.
Planning Action: name leadership, tactic, spirit, or lore. Until the end of the phase Aragorn may pay for ally cards from that sphere.
Action: Pay 2 resources from Aragorn's pool to ready any ally.
Forced: if Aragorn leaves play, the players lose the game.
 
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John85 wrote:
popular heroes...

John85 wrote:
no Fatty...


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toliveischrist77 wrote:
mistertrench wrote:
6 cost, Spirit. 2.3.2.5 Sentinel. Dunedain Ranger Noble

The first player gains control of Aragorn.

Aragorn has 4 restricted slots.

Lower the cost to play attachments on Aragorn by 1. Lower the cost to play artifacts by 2.

If Aragorn leaves play, the players lose the game.


I love this. I'm really hoping some kind of card makes it into the game that increases a character's restricted slots.


I think the Restricted thing is interesting as well, thanks. Since core, we've seen only a few objective-attachments that interacted with it at all, and now with Raiment of War FFG has brought in a somewhat-interesting card that deals with it. Raiment and Defender of Rammas or another Warrior ally like that red Rohan sentinel guy can make a pretty potent little ally.

A skill attachment would make sense to increase slots, but I confess I sort of imagined a new Gimli would get some sort of restricted perk.
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