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LOTR Who really cares?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 4:40 am 
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Well, not really. the LOTR game has already expanded beyond the book and the film to take in parts of the Silmarillion and the appendixes, theres like 1000s of years of history to go at there, lots of different armies, battles, heroes and monsters.

The LOTR game is not perfect, very far from it. But it still beats WHFB into a bloody pulp.


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I agree w/ shiver.

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I hate the game. Particularly, I hate paying $6 for a White Dwarf mag, then half of it is dedicated to a horrible game.

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Of all the GW games LOTR should have been the one to get its own periodical. WHFB & Mordheim/ Warmaster and WH40K & Necromunda/ =][=/ BFG/ Epic (even Gorkamorka) are all connected race, ethos and fluff-wise, LOTR and the it's supplements aren't.

I stopped getting WD when it stopped covering the SG stuff. I would have been ever more hacked off if they'd then devoted half of it to what is essentially a fairly different hobby.


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I think opposing rolls is an interesting game mechanic with 2-6mm scale pieces where you are comparing the overall 'power' of one unit of men or tanks or whatever against another so I've got nothing against that.

But having said that we sat down to try out LOTR because one of the players really wanted to try it. We played for 10 minutes and then started laughing about it because as my friend eloquently put it "this is ****ing **** man, it's like WHFB without all the other cool races and without the good rules and nice looking pieces. What is this ****, take it away I can't look at it anymore."


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its not that bad. a lot of the figs are quite nice. even the 1-piece plastics have better variety than WHFB/40k usually do. If its of any interest, my little brother wrote a necromunda mod for fantasy games. this would give you the fluidity of LOTR without the other fairly weak mechanics; you'd just need to write army lists.


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Even though many consider LOTR to be a waste of time, it's not all bad. it's a great game for those who are just getting into the hobby. its rules are the most simple out of all the games, the little kids get into it real quickly. however, i would prefer it becoming a specialist game and having necromunda or BFG put in it's place.

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ok, there's a lot of niavity going on here.
Not wanting to pay £20 for shelob??the truth is that if it was a WF or W40K model it'd mor elike £25. The models are very cheap in comparision

Game play slow.... are you kdding????? One turn in lotr is 2 turns in warhammer. i used to get fed up with large 40k battles cos it was soooooo boring waiting for u oponent to finish a turn whilst u sat there doing nothing. lotr structure i beleive is better as it means players are always active and there's a lot of quick thinking to be done.

arrow fir eineffective... ok, things like goblins etc yes, arrow fire is pretty shoddy. throw in several elvish bowmen and things start to heat up. there's a system that if model can see the target then all models close by can shoot at them. for example, you have a load of archers hiding behind a wall out of sight... but they cant see anything either. so you have 1 hero on the wall, he can see the enemy and directs the archers to fire over the wall. tand that's only one tactic. tbh the effectiveness of relies on the board that you play on.

a good thing about lotr is that it can be as simple or as complex as you want. from a small band of normal warriors to adding a few captains to adding heroes and then special creatures like trolls etc.

I play a wide variety of GW games and have done for years. I like lotr because it is different. its easy and quick to set up, the models are cheap in comparison and the majority of them are all plastic meaning very easy to convert.

its simple but it works. of course no gaming system is ever perfect (look at 40k!) and my opinions are open for critiscm.

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I hate this game. I wouldn't care about it at all, if it didn't occupy 1/4 to 1/3 of every White Dwarf.

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trdbrglr213 wrote:
I hate this game. I wouldn't care about it at all, if it didn't occupy 1/4 to 1/3 of every White Dwarf.


have you played it?

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Well, whether you love it or hate it, it's here to stay. Peter Jackson is producing the two films for the hobbit, so that should bring in more revenue for gw in a few years when it comes out. I tried the game out when it first came out many yarens ago. The game seemed alright. I'm just not into fantasy stuff myself. I'm more of a sci fi guy. It's also one of the reasons I stopped buying WD. Since I'm into 40k why buy a mag were I'm only reading one third of it.

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kryptt wrote:
Well, whether you love it or hate it, it's here to stay. Peter Jackson is producing the two films for the hobbit, so that should bring in more revenue for gw in a few years when it comes out. I tried the game out when it first came out many yarens ago. The game seemed alright. I'm just not into fantasy stuff myself. I'm more of a sci fi guy. It's also one of the reasons I stopped buying WD. Since I'm into 40k why buy a mag were I'm only reading one third of it.

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there making the hobbit it 2 parts??? oh no :(

about the magazines, i imagine there's ppl who r into fantasy who dont read 40k and ppl into lotr who dont read fantasy or 40k or whatever.
It does make GW a lo of money though so it does neefit the other games

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Couple of times, when it first came out.

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I've only recently started playing like six months ago, but it really is fun, the new Mordor army looks fantastic and the fact that the games run fast and smooth is a big plus.

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