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by EndersGame
Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Typical game length? Time & number of turns
Replies: 3
Views: 3544

Typical game length? Time & number of turns

Hello, Sorry for all my questions - but as a newbie, I have lots of them! Thank you for your patience, and your helpfulness! My question today relates to the length of games. When playing with actual cards IRL, what typically is the length of a game: a) in terms of time: eg 90-120 minutes? b) in ter...
by EndersGame
Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: All About the Cards
Topic: Question about Challenge decks !
Replies: 31
Views: 41800

Thanks for the helpful replies - appreciated!
by EndersGame
Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:09 am
Forum: All About the Cards
Topic: Question about Challenge decks !
Replies: 31
Views: 41800

Reverse side of Challenge deck cards

Is the back of the cards of the Challenge decks the same as the back of the regular cards? In other words, can you take cards from the Challenge decks, and mix them with the regular METW cards? The reason I am asking is because I was thinking of buying the Wizard Challenge Decks, and then later addi...
by EndersGame
Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: MECCG Online
Replies: 8
Views: 5749

How does GCCG compare with CCG Workshop?
http://www.ccgworkshop.com/game.jsp?id=MECCG
Not many games are played there, it seems, but aside from the difference in players, how does the game play and graphics compare?
by EndersGame
Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Comparison with other LOTR games
Replies: 7
Views: 5899

Why these four games? There must be dozens, no? There are indeed dozens, but these are the "best of the best" Tolkien themed games, as listed here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist.php3?action=view&listid=7722 For a more comprehensive list of games with a Lord of the Rings theme, check pages l...
by EndersGame
Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Comparison with other LOTR games
Replies: 7
Views: 5899

Lord of the Rings (2000) - Kosmos/Hasbro (Reiner Knizia) Fantasy Flight Games: IMHO, this game is pretty crappy. Some of the answers to the trivia questions are wrong. It doesn't have that many questions to begin with, and there is virtually no player interaction. Best use: doorstop. Next best use:...
by EndersGame
Thu Apr 28, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Comparison with other LOTR games
Replies: 7
Views: 5899

Comparison with other LOTR games

How do you think Middle Earth CCG compares with other LOTR theme games? With the recent movie hype, anything to do with the LOTR was a good marketing strategy, so it's not surprising that a great deal of Tolkien themed games have been made in the last few years. But which ones are best, and how does...
by EndersGame
Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How steep is the learning curve for ME CCG?
Replies: 4
Views: 3808

How steep is the learning curve for ME CCG?

A common remark made in connection with MECCG is that it is somewhat complex and difficult to learn. How true is this? As a newbie to the game, the learning curve seems rather steep and intimidating. I'm curious how experienced players would look back on how they learned the game (if you can remembe...
by EndersGame
Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Play MeCCG ONLINE! [look in here for lots of GCCG tips]
Replies: 73
Views: 90289

GCCG is terrific! Although it does have its challenges for newcomers to the game, as outlined in this thread: http://www.meccg.net/dforum/viewtopic.php?t=839 But I'm sure it is great for experienced players, and it also enables newbies to get a taste of gameplay. The work in progress to integrate vo...
by EndersGame
Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Luck vs Strategy?
Replies: 5
Views: 4135

Superb and very helpful comments! - they have just given me extra motivation to learn the game! Having opinions from experienced players like you is especially useful - I have learned a lot from the above. Thank you to all those who have posted so far - it's much appreciated!
by EndersGame
Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Books: Wizard's Companion
Replies: 19
Views: 14231

Thanks for the replies so far, although I'm a little unclear on which comments refer to which book! Perhaps to clarify: the wizard's companion gives spoilers for all cards in the original starter set (METW). It also provides background stories and lore. That's The Wizard's Player Guide. The companio...
by EndersGame
Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: MECCG Online
Replies: 8
Views: 5749

Thanks for the reply! I'll stick with GCCG as you suggest.
by EndersGame
Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Talk
Topic: VoIP options for GCCG (and other MeCCG) use
Replies: 13
Views: 16270

I wasn't aware that Skype had any security risks, thanks for pointing this out. I don't trust Kazaa either - although it seems that the Skype management just hired some of their programmers, so it's not the same company?. Nonetheless there does seem to be some ground for concern about security. See ...
by EndersGame
Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:55 am
Forum: Talk
Topic: VoIP options for GCCG (and other MeCCG) use
Replies: 13
Views: 16270

Skype is cross-platform, plus it is entirely free to use (costs are only incurred when you use it to phone regular telephone numbers, an optional feature I've never used) - download from http://www.skype.com For the most part, I've found that it works quite well. Are there any experienced players av...
by EndersGame
Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Helping beginners learn the game on GCCG: Why it is hard!
Replies: 4
Views: 5227

Thanks for pointing out that thread. Are there any voice programs that players on GCCG commonly use? I have used Skype (running Windows XP on high speed internet connection) for quite some time, and find it rather excellent.