Errata issued by the CoE, open discussion of candidate rules for errata, and submissions for the Annual Rules Vote.
Khamul the Easterling
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... Bearer may make a corruption check modified by -2 to cancel a strike; ...
... Bearer may make a corruption check modified by -2 to cancel a non-Undead non-NazgÃ»l strike; ...
This allows the bearer to cancel a strike not only against himself but against any character (not even in his company). I don't know if this has ever occured to someone from ICE in their times but I find the current text quite inconsistent with the effect as described in the LotR books. I know this is normally no reason to release an erratum, though.
Anyway, I propose that the text be changed by inserting "against himself" at the end of the lines cited above.
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Speaking as an observer:
I disagree from a balance viewpoint; the One Ring carries a significant amount of corruption, which is already a counterbalance against this, as well as the innate difficulty of getting it out in the first place. At worst, if this somehow became a common strategy, hazards that are more directly anti-One Ring would simply need to be included in deck construction.
The most likely way to do it even remotely safely is to use Hobbit+Fellowships at a Haven, but such a set up is already costing you in terms of influence; by definition, a company sitting at a haven has no need to cancel strikes, so you have to have another company wandering around to take advantage of it.
I think One Ring strike cancelling belongs in the category of "powerful, but difficult to realistically pull off in the context of the 2-deck game." In longer games, it's hard to imagine a scenario where it wouldn't be better simply to dunk the thing and have done.
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This is another one on the list of issues the new NetRep-team and new CoE will have to deal with.
I tend to agree with Bandobras, but the simple thematic misrepresentation is quite irksome indeed.
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Khamul the Easterling wrote:Anyway, I propose that the text be changed by inserting "against himself" at the end of the lines cited above.
This is the real errata that The One Ring needs.