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Meriadoc (Merry) - Rough Draft

NAME = MERIADOC, FELL BUCKLANDER

GENERAL = JANDAR
SPECIES = HOBBIT
UNIQUENESS = UNIQUE HERO
CLASS = CHAMPION
PERSONALITY = BOLD
SIZE/HEIGHT = SMALL/4

LIFE = 3
MOVE = 5
RANGE = 1
ATTACK = 3
DEFENSE = 3
POINTS = 50

UNNOTICED
If an enemy figure is engaged with Meriadoc and another figure without the Unnoticed power, Meriadoc cannot be chosen for an attack. Meriadoc never takes leaving engagement attacks.

MASTER OF BUCKLAND
After revealing an Order Marker on Meriadoc and before taking a turn with him, you may choose up to 3 Hobbit Heroes that you control within 3 clear sight spaces of Meriadoc and take turns with those figures.

BARROW-WIGHT BLADE
Undead figures cannot roll defense against normal attacks from Meriadoc.

OR

When attacking an undead figure a 1 automatic skull to your roll.

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Re: Meriadoc (Merry) - Rough Draft

Initial Thoughts-

I'm playing off of Merry being the "Bold" and important member of the group. Given his station in Buckland he is the closest thing among the four Hobbits that you could liken to a leader of sorts which is why I wanted him to be a leadership piece for the Hobbits so you could play them all together if you wanted as a sort of Psuedo-squad. I know that many people don't love the idea of bonding but Merry would be a thematic place for it to be.

Other directions that are possible to go with him would be his participation in killing the Witchking. Which could be a higher attack, something similar to Darrak Ambershard or even a bonus against undead figures. I have also included what I think would be a thematic and decent ability for the Hobbits to have as a species, Unnoticed. I am unfamiliar with what united the Hobbits in older versions of this project and am definitely open to seeing what there was and if it was better/can be made better with a new look.

Let me know what you think.
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Re: Meriadoc (Merry) - Rough Draft

I like the direction of the "Master of Buckland" power; it feels right for each hobbit to have something 'unique' to them and it fits nicely with the thematic-ness of 'Scourging of the Shire' - giving the hobbits the ability to fight together.

Another idea is to give Merry some kind of SA against undead figures (because of the damage his dagger from the barrow-wights did to the witch king), either with a higher attack or lowering the defense of the undead figure. Just more food for though. Merry probably wouldn't have both this and a bonding with a Gondor/Einar hero though (as briefly discussed in the Pippin thread) as they're a bit repetitive in their thematic overlap.
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Re: Meriadoc (Merry) - Rough Draft

That's a great point. Honestly, out of all the of Hobbits Merry is probably the strongest in terms of being a hero. It might be fun to step out a bit, give him an extra die against Undead or some sort of special attack.

I'll work on something and add it to the OP, and guess on some points accordingly.

Totally agree, if Merry has this then he doesn't need any other kind of bonding. Him and Pippin should be seperate in the idea that Merry actually can command forces, while Pippin has to go find a "medium" Jandar friend to pledge his allegiance to.
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Re: Meriadoc (Merry) - Rough Draft

Some history on Merry and Pippin from the old playtesting and brainstorming threads:

Playtest #1 and his comments here
Playtest #2 (and see subsequent changes made here)
Playtest #3 and my response here
Playtest #4 using my suggested change to Loyalty (movement bonding with a unique human hero)

Summary
Tests #1, #2, and #3 versions of Merry and Pippin had Unnoticed and the OM takeover after your chosen hero is destroyed. The problem all three tests had was that you had to use an order marker on a 35 point figure to keep him close to your chosen hero just in case that hero was destroyed. Better to keep your OM on your chosen hero and leave Merry/Pippin in the start zone.

TREX suggested full bonding.

I suggested a move bonding, where Merry and Pippin would follow their chosen hero around, unnoticed, until that hero went down.
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Re: Meriadoc (Merry) - Rough Draft

I think I'm a fan of full bonding for Pippin because of how his draft currently is. I think itd be more fun and unique to give Merry the ability to be a leader instead of just a follower. That was his desire through most of the story and when he came back among his own kind he acted that desire out iirc.

Other thoughts?
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