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Snowdrifts
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Jul 25 2016 12:45 PM by TheNameWasTaken

Bummer. Okay, thanks.

Snowdrifts
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Jul 25 2016 11:05 AM by Nerdmeister

Yes it does. This specific example has been addressed in the FAQ.

Snowdrifts
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Jul 25 2016 09:53 AM by TheNameWasTaken

What if Caradhras has already been explored and added to the victory display? Does it leave the victory display and become the active location anyway?

To the River...
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Jul 24 2016 05:54 PM by Valdemart

Since this set up asks to reveal a card, do you trigger tthe when revealed effects from it, right? If the revealed card is the treachery that raises your thread by the number of characters not commited to.the quest, you raise it by 3 due to your heroes, right?

 

Yes to the first question - as per the definition in the FAQ any form of "Reveal" requires you to add the card to the staging area and resolve any When revealed effects.

 

As for the second question - characters can only be committed to the quest during the Quest phase, so during setup they are not. Whether or not the effect should trigger is another topic. My personal opinion is like yours - you answer the question "how many characters", the answer is 3, so you raise your threat by that.

To the River...
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Jul 24 2016 03:03 PM by xchan
Since this set up asks to reveal a card, do you trigger tthe when revealed effects from it, right? If the revealed card is the treachery that raises your thread by the number of characters not commited to.the quest, you raise it by 3 due to your heroes, right?
Keen-eyed Took
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Jul 24 2016 10:00 AM by BanjoFett

Sort of fits into the Dwarf mining archetype. The problem with that archetype is that you probably want Stargazer out before you trigger any mill... unless you're running hero Gandalf.

Keen-eyed Took
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Jul 22 2016 11:13 AM by cianfa88

In some specialized decks it could be useful, e.g. with Prince Imrahil and using the excess of resource generated froma Steward of Gondor. I never used it before, i really love when i find a nice use of an underrated card!

Oak-wood Grove
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Jul 21 2016 03:06 PM by slothgodfather

Just a quick reminder, neutral resources - such as Gandalf - do not belong to any sphere, so he doesn't gain the benefit of this location to play cards from your hand.

Oak-wood Grove
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Jul 20 2016 06:37 AM by Valdemart

If I am not using any Leadership heroes, may I still use this effect?

 

That is the whole idea of this location - if you are not running Leadership (and have no cards that give the icon) this is the only way to put resources on Grimbeorn.

Oak-wood Grove
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Jul 19 2016 07:42 PM by whaggardjr

If I am not using any Leadership heroes, may I still use this effect?

Thror's Map
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Jul 18 2016 07:23 PM by slothgodfather

It is more a question of the travel costs in any given encounter deck for me.  If we are having trouble dealing with certain travel costs, dropping this attachment in can really change things around.   But you are right, it doesn't go in everything anymore.   

 

For those wondering, the errata is that it is now a Travel Action, and so can only be used during the Travel Phase. 

Thror's Map
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Jul 17 2016 02:12 PM by cheapmate
This card lost a lot of its playability after the errata, but still can be useful in some decks.
Na’asiyah
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Jul 15 2016 03:37 PM by slothgodfather

Both her and the captain will follow the "first player" and "last player".   Note that for Mablung this does mean you get a resource each time they switch to you.  

Dagger of Westernesse
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Jul 15 2016 02:43 PM by cheapmate
A useful card, especially in Hobbit (or other 'low engagement') decks, I frequently use this one
Na’asiyah
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Jul 14 2016 08:24 PM by Valdemart

Does she engage the newly appointed last player each round and re-trigger her forced effect, or is the "engages the last player" a one-time effect?

 

She hunts the last player - when the first player token is passed, a new check is made, and she reapplies her Forced effect. Cute, right?

Ered Luin Miner
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Jul 14 2016 12:22 PM by Valdemart

Here are few responses we got from Caleb about this character:

 

With regards to A Very Good Tale and then with regards to Throngs of Unfaithful (enemy):

Ered Luin Miner’s ability will trigger anytime he discarded by an effect that discards cards from the top of your deck. That does allow you to put him into play in the manner you describe in your example with A Very Good Tale. The Miner’s ability does not trigger when it is discarded from the bottom of your deck, even if it is the only card in your deck.

 

That is a little unexpected - so a single card can only be on the top or on the bottom. This means that the cards' text modify even the general condition of cards, and their state is binary - they can have only one index, place, state etc.

 

That is some Schrodinger shenanigans right there. Regardless, thanks for bringing the clarification!

Na’asiyah
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Jul 14 2016 05:07 AM by bspratt1611
Does she engage the newly appointed last player each round and re-trigger her forced effect, or is the "engages the last player" a one-time effect?
Raiment of War
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Jul 13 2016 03:06 PM by LoricatusLupus
Works well with Tactics Theoden, as Snowmane can still be attached. That means he can quest for 3, hopefully ready following quest success and still be available to Sentinel block for people/chop up enemies.
Ered Luin Miner
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Jul 13 2016 02:44 PM by slothgodfather

Here are few responses we got from Caleb about this character:

 

With regards to A Very Good Tale and then with regards to Throngs of Unfaithful (enemy):

Ered Luin Miner’s ability will trigger anytime he discarded by an effect that discards cards from the top of your deck. That does allow you to put him into play in the manner you describe in your example with A Very Good Tale. The Miner’s ability does not trigger when it is discarded from the bottom of your deck, even if it is the only card in your deck.

 

With regards to King Under the Mountain:

If you discard Ered Luin Miner with King Under the Mountain you can trigger the Miner's effect to put it into play because you are discarding it from the top of your deck. “Looking” at the top 2 cards of your deck does not move them from the top of your deck.

Ered Luin Miner
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Jul 12 2016 07:39 AM by Nerdmeister

@VicTiger

Yes Círdan makes you draw an additional card from the top of the encounter deck. But he ads it to his hand and then once it is in his hand he must discard a card. This is much more straightforward than the KutM-question as the card is in your hand when you discard it because the discarding effect clearly specifies that it occurs after the card draw. So in short: no, Ered Luin Miner does not work with Círdan

 

@Sloth

I already said that I can see the argument for the KutM-combo and had assumed the argument against it to be equally visible.

The argument simply being that when you "look at cards" they could be assumed to be in a quasi-state that is neither on top of the deck or in your hand and effects that trigger off either location would not affect them in this state.



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