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I was able to stop by the Ares booth at GenCon and speak with Roberto about the first expansion. He had a copy of the game at the booth but it was not available for purchase. He did not commit to a release date.

He did mention that were will be at least two expansions. The second will include things like the Ents and Corsairs, but the siege engines may not be included. He made it sound as if another mechanic will address sieges.

He also had on display the promo-piece for the game -- a Treebeard figure with his larger 2nd edition card. The figure is identical to the one found in Battles of the Third Age. He said the piece could be acquired through pre-ordering.
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Did he mention Shelob?


 
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So Treebeard figure is optional... kinda like Gollum/Smeagol.
 
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Yes, he did -- after I asked him

I asked if Shelob might be a character in the second expansion. He did not confirm whether she would be included, but he also did not say she would be excluded. I also asked about Eowyn and Eomir. Again, he nodded, smiled, and did not commit. My sense was that the second expansion is not finalized at the moment. Based on the feedback from the first expansion, things may change. He did say he wants to include other characters from the novels, both Shadow and Free Peoples.

Roberto did comment on the Rohan and Gondor games found in BotTA. He said he felt that they may have been "lost" in the original BotTA expansion. He indicated that they would be released, in some fashion, as standalone products and not as an expansion to WotR.
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please someone keep us posted when to preorder so we can get it, thanks

and thanks for posting the info too
 
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From the design of the box, does it look like there will be 3 expansions that will fit into the exact same space as the base edition?

I am thinking that there will be a triple box version the same size as the base game, released with the third expansion (assuming that's how it ends up).

I have not seen them side-by-side though.
 
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He also said Treebeard would be available through BGG.
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polychrotid wrote:
He also said Treebeard would be available through BGG.

That's what he said to me too. He actually didn't mention pre-order, only the BGG promo.
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polychrotid wrote:
He also said Treebeard would be available through BGG.


I read something that stated Treebeard could summon the Ents to war. What units will be used to represent the Ents?
 
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GamesJart wrote:
From the design of the box, does it look like there will be 3 expansions that will fit into the exact same space as the base edition?


From Ares Games web site:

War of the Ring - Second Edition
Box Size: 40 x 27 x 8.5 cm

Lords of Middle Earth
Box Size: 14 x 27.5 x 4.5 cm
 
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Neolarthytep wrote:
I read something that stated Treebeard could summon the Ents to war. What units will be used to represent the Ents?


I guess that ability will be 'locked' until second expansion, where Ents are coming. I don't know...
 
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