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Simon Gingras
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Sorel-Tracy
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May 2013
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Winter Springs
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Jun 2013
Fantastic expansion for a fantastic game. Wont play without it
2013-06-16
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Andrei Palmer
United States
Crofton
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Jan 2013
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Alessio Serafini
United Kingdom
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Dec 2012
The price tag is questionable. The whole second edition operation reeks of opportunism. The indiscriminate recycling of old artwork further fueled my misgivings. And yet, this is arguably the ultimate version of this fantastic game in terms of game balance, diversity and scope. And since we are talking about my favourite game ever, turns out this little box contributes to the most engaging and intense gaming experience I ever went through.
2012-12-28
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Scott Arnone
United States
Parkville
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Damon Asher
United States
Jefferson
MA
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Feb 2014
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David F
United States
Emeryville
California
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Luck in games, in measured doses, is the catalyst which enables shocking game-changers that you'll remember and talk about forever.
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Dec 2012
Like the 1ed expansion, more options here, often pulling out events from the card-deck to place them in front of you so you can control if/when to put something to play instead of drawing it early/late. The FP gets more toys here, but that's okay since I'm not convinced the FP is even with Shadow anyway. More importantly, the game is less luck-driven and decisions are tougher for the Free Peoples now (where before it rested on how early you could roll WotW and bring in Gandalf the White and Aragorn).

Where before, it was tough to decide whether to keep companions not named Gandalf in or separate them, it becomes even tougher now with Gandalf the Grey: Keeper of Narya added to the mix. Keep him, kill him or separate him? Either way, it's best to keep him around till you can replace his Keeper die with Elrond/Galadriel. But separating is an option now too, with Narya's instant-war being a huge draw.

The stars of the expansion, Keeper and Lesser Minion dice - 'half-dice' -- are a great idea to provide more options and trade-offs with the new characters instead of having them provide the bonus Action die earlier (since before they were charged as overpowered). The rules for their removal and negative effects are interesting, amounting to only keeping 1 Keeper die around at all times (but 2 Lesser Minion dice are okay), and hoping they stay around long enough after Gandalf the White and Witch-king (which is another consideration to delay Gandalf). It adds more game-time due to more actions, but it's justified for the decision complexity it provides.

FP gets Gandalf/Elrond/Galadriel, less luck-driven ways to obtain a 5th die (which is more important to the FP's starting 4 than the Shadow's starting 7) plus the leadership and abilities (including Combat Cards) to defend Lorien and Rivendell, and Smeagol as-is (but with new event cards to affect his effectiveness). Shadow counters with Balrog (near-shuts off the Moria route, more danger for the Fellowship early), alt-Witch-king plus ability to switch, Gothmog (so you can keep Chief of Ringwraiths plus Gothmog around instead of Black Captain until Gothmog's die is gone) and alt-Mouth (makes FPMV harder if it's not 4 VPs at once).

Might take a while to incorporate the variant FP characters, some of which allow the companions to start in their homeland. Alt-Strider and Strider is a toss-up since you won't know how the Hunt goes. Boromir, Gimli and Legolas are a lot tougher to think about due to their new Level 1 status. I suppose it makes the companions more interesting than interchangeable Gimli-Legolas-Boromir and Merry-Pippin.

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2012-12-20
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Holman
United States
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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Sep 2014
Deepens and extends the base game without bloating it.
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Luke Heidebrecht
Canada
Saskatoon
Saskatchewan
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Dec 2012
An amazing expansion to an already amazing game! The elements of this are very well balanced and I am excited to explore the possibilities, which open up many more strategies to an already complex game!!!
2012-12-02
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Kevin Wojtaszczyk
United States
New York
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Oct 2012
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Gabriel Schweitzer
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Jan 2013
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Antonio Alvarado
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Jun 2014
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John Enoch
United States
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Nov 2012
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Nov 2013
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Switzerland
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Jan 2013
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Goh Wei Shyong
Malaysia
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Jan 2013
This is an expansion for the epic War Of The Ring Second Edition. A must have.
2012-11-10
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Lenka Bára
Czech Republic
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Nov 2012
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Mike M
United States
Pisgah Forest
North Carolina
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May 2013
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Peter K. Hubig
Germany
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Nov 2012
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Thaddeus Griebel
United States
Verona
Wisconsin
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Brian Knowles
United States
Feeding Hills
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Nov 2012
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Grant Holzhauer
United States
Chandler
Arizona
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Building the perfect game collection for our growing family
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Jul 2013
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Jay
United States
California
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Dec 2012
Lords of Middle-Earth: This expansion is great. It has well thought out additions that explore several plausible variants to the Lord of the Rings story. I especially enjoy choosing which companions to play and the ability to have companions begin the game outside the fellowship.

Lords of Middle Earth adds complexity, so I don't recommend playing it until you're familiar with the base game. Rather this expansion is designed for people who have thoroughly played the base game and have begun to fall into standard strategies. The first time that a game feels like a repeat of an earlier game, buy this expansion and give it a try--it can drastically shake up your game play.

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Flavio Camilli
Italy
ROMA
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Dec 2012
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Michael McFall
United States
Manhattan
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Nov 2014
Ares policy of limiting this to "one per customer" was one of the best things they have done.

I absolutely HATE seeing scalpers buying up games like this then selling them for outrageous prices on eBay.

It doesn't help the hobby, it's hurting it by discouraging potential new players with high prices.
2013-11-20
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Alex Smith
United States
New York
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Matt Johnson
United States
Lynchburg
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Nov 2013
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Grant Johnson
United States
Cedar Park
Texas
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Jan 2014
Great supplement other o the game. Gives some neat choices without significantly deviating from the base gameplay or making the game too much longer.
2014-01-19
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Matthew van Andel
United States
Tustin
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Dec 2012
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michael dorazio
United States
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Jun 2013
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Kristofer Bengtsson
Sweden
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War of the Ring: Official FAQ Master! Webmaster of www.warofthering.eu
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Dec 2012
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Scott
United States
St. Peters
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Apr 2013
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Feb 2013
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Stefan Wuttig
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Melsungen
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Mar 2013
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2013-03-28
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Javier Sanz
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Markus Fries
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kiko Gomez
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Huang Bingzhu
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Mar 2013
不賣。
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Keijo Mulqvist
Finland
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Aug 2013
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Chuck Reed
United States
Jackson
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Sometimes there isn't enough rocks.....
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May 2013
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Odd-Gunnar Wikmark
Norway
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Sep 2013
Always in when I play WotR
2013-09-27
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D&D&F S&R&S
Germany
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Ralf Schäfer
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Angel Cabrera
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New York
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Jonas Henriksson
Sweden
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Apr 2013
No. #68. Pure awesomeness!
2013-04-14
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Pasi Inkinen
Finland
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Apr 2013
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