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Tim Tobias
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Hey everyone!

I'd like to invite you to play the fabulous Middle-Earth Quest as a Play by Forum Game moderated by me.

3 Heroes and one Sauron will fight for the destiny of Middle-Earth and hopefully have a lot of fun by doing this.

To participate you will need to own a copy of the game, since many of the used cards won't have text on them.
Beside that you don't need anything else, all turns will take place in this Thread and images of the board and your hands willl be available on a Wiki site.

Player spots:

d10-1 rcmoore4 - Rich Moore - Thalin
d10-2 LSUtigers - Caleb - Beravor
d10-3 Grudunza - Eric Herman - Argalad
d10-4 shadow_wodahs - Alexander Kornev - Sauron


Some particular notes for those taking part:

1) SUBSCRIBE TO THIS THREAD. And please, login at least once a day, preferably more.

2) All players must have their own copies of the game as mentioned above (to avoid repercussions by the publisher blush).

3) Private communication will be by geekmail between me and particular players, all other communication will be by posting in this thread. Please start your geekmail subject line with "MEQ" and your character name.

4) To speed up the game, please use Conditional Orders (i.e., geekmail me what you will do if certain circumstances arise).

5) Please use the following posting conventions:
* Normal text for discussions.
* Italics for flavor texts.
* Bold for in-game moves and actions. I won't process any decisions/actions unless bolded in the thread or I receive them in geekmail.

6) I would like you to make clear in each post who your character is by posting a small picture and/or stating your Characters Name bold/coloured form.
If you would like some example pictures I could present you some links.

It's the first time I moderate MEQ in this fashion, but I moderated several other games like this in the past.
 
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I'd like to give it a go! I've participated in some BSG pbf games and am familiar with conditional orders etc.
 
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Great
 
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I'd like to try this. I've had the game a short while now and have not had chance to play it properly yet.
 
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Hi,
I've got the game and its one of my favourite ones,
I never tried playing by forum but i feel its not much different from PBEM games. But as i'm not that experienced with it i would better take the role of hero rather than Sauron.

So yes, if u still have place, i would gladly participate.

Alex

P.S. Could u please give an example of message with move prior to starting just to avoid confusion?
 
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Great all spots filled

I'm going to give an turn example as soon as we start, first I'm going to finish setting up the game.

Who would like to play Sauron?
And for the other three: Preferences regarding the choice of Heroes?

As a reminder whats available:






 
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I'd like to be a hero: Thalin (first choice).
 
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i'll take eleanor
but after second thought, i can be sauron if others dont mind
 
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An example of a player (Eleanor) turn:



The eye is restless...

Normal chatter about strategy.

I rest.(Because there's no Minion on her Field the Ambush Phase is skipped) I play 2 Ranged Strike to move from The Shire to the Old Forest and talk to Gandalf/pick up Favor/etc.

She travels a bit more and finally ends her Movement Phase to get a Event. And so on. Sauron might want to send many of his Orders per Geekmail because they are secret but should otherwise be the same way.

The Heroes Turn is pretty much simultaneous since there is no turn order. Whoever states their orders first acts first.

If you would like to link your Character picture at the beginning of a post:

[.ImageID=xxxxxoriginal]
Eleanor: 920420
Thalin: 920437
Eometh: 920436
Beravor: 920348
Argalad: 920347
Sauron: 920438
 
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Hooray, praise the Dark Lord

So far Alex as Sauron and Rich as Thalin.
 
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I'll take Beravor.



 
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Prepare to face your pitiful destiny sauron

I just wonder what of sauron actions are secret, isnt it open information about the actions he takes? perhaps only shadow cards Sauron would like to trigger at specific moments
 
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Yeah I thought about it and you're right. With exception on knowing what is under the Monster Counters everything is pretty much open.

No idea why I always remember the Sauron player to be incredibly secretive and sneaky whistle
 
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perhaps because he has noone to speak with in his lonely dark tower ninja
 
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Somehow I also always pictured him living with his Mom in his impressive tower.
 
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I shall take the wise Argalad

You will have to bear with me as Ive never done this before and have no idea of how this works! blush

I have just taken five minutes to get this picture into my post! blushblush
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If you have any questions feel free to ask anytime
 
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Crookedeyeboy wrote:


I shall take the wise Argalad

You will have to bear with me as Ive never done this before and have no idea of how this works! blush

I have just taken five minutes to get this picture into my post! blushblush



Not an Elf!
 
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Start of Game:



Since I'm not quite ready yet setting the whole thing up in a nicer way let's start right here in this Thread

Starting Quest Thalin: A new Threat
Starting Quest Argalad: The Forest must provide no refuge
Starting Quest Beravor: Guarding the Dimrill Stair

Your Missions will arrive shortly by Geek Mail.

Good Luck everyone!


Starting Plot: Sauron hunts for the Ring

2 Influence are placed on the Shadow Strongholds, 1 in the Shadow Pool.
Gladden Fields is affected by the Plot.
2 Influence Marker are placed on the Shadow Strongholds.

First Round: Skipping Resistance, Progress and Plot Phases.

Sauron sauron may place 7 Influence Markes in Extensions of his Stronghold.
Sauron receives 2 Shadow Cards and may keep one.
Sauron receives 5 Plot Cards and may keep 2.

Resuming Event Phase as soon as Saurons Orders are in
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Paul - don't feel bad. It's my first time trying MEQ as a play by forum - and just my second time to play. I have however, read through the rules about 4 times.
 
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Ace. I shall get my board setup in the morning and get started, this should be interesting with people being from all over the world!
 
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sauron

Hi, everyone.
Sauron has chosen cards for his hand but prior to giving orders I bet there is an event step, isn't there?
I propose we do it using advanced initiative rules. Meaning that the first random card is opened at the first turn and in the following turns - the lowest or highest order card (out of three) is chosen depending on whose marker is closest to victory based on the current plots in effect.

So I ll wait for this first event card to come out goo
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You are right: The first Event is up.
But prior to that you still need to assign the 7 Influence markes from your Starting Plot.

Immediatly after that the EVent card will be revealed.
 
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Oh, i'm terribly sorry. I had to leave home fast when I was writing last message and just forgot about my 7 influence.
Now I'll quickly look at the situation and give an answer in a few minutes.
 
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Sauron was sitting on his dark throne. He has just been reported on some of young and ambitious heroes appearing in the north. They must think of fame and rewards but they dont know that the hunt for the ring has started. And rumors about the Dark Lord's power are spreading along the Misty Mountains and in Mirkwood
Place 2 influence in the Northern Waste, 1 in Dol Guldur, 3 in South Eaves, 1 in Ered Mithrin
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