Recommend
 
 Thumb up
 Hide
2 Posts

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring» Forums » General

Subject: Quick Comments rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Jim Inger
United States
Unspecified
Unspecified
flag msg tools
Dice. Sadly, there's
nothing more to LotR than that - you roll dice at one another and the
highest score wins. Little account is taken of terrain, archery is so
ineffective that you HAVE to use a close combat-heavy strategy thus limiting
your options significantly, and the only 'tactics' which pay off are
therefore outnumbering a strong opponent or isolating a weak opponent, or using your troops like roman legions in a solid block to exploit the 'spear' rule, where a unit with a spear can make an additional attack if it's behind a friendly unit in combat. There
is no variety to the forces - Good has decent and less numerous troops, Evil
has hordes, but other than that they are all but identical - both sides have
to get into close combat and fight and both sides use the same weapon rules,
and fighting characteristics for most troops differ by only a point one way
or the other between races. The result is that games will inevitably play
the same way - Evil tries to swamp Good with goblins, Good tries to stop
this happening. Which succeeds depends largely on - you guessed it - a dice
roll, with the roll to determine priority each turn dominating
decision-making.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Iain Martin
United States
Clinton
Connecticut
flag msg tools
mbmbmb
You leave out mentioning the hero and might and fate points. It's an elegant rules set that can be played and enjoyed easily with a subtle depth to the possibilities when you get into when and how to use your heroes. It also means it's not just an I-go U-go system as heroes can interupt a player's turn adding a large poker element to the use of thpse precious points. If you want large skirmishes you don't want to get bogged down in complexities. We love this rules set.
2 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.