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Contest: Hero Re-skins

by on May 17, 2016

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Everett has decided to run a contest. So check it out for a chance to win a cool prize! -Ian

Now, everyone loves new characters being explored. But from time to time, we feel that it is necessary to go back to the old characters and look at their multiple facets. That is true in novels as well as in games. That brings us to re-skins, or the remaking of an existing hero. Two recently spoiled heroes (I won’t say anything about which) were re-skins of classic characters. Whenever a hero is re-skinned, we pay more attention, because we want to make sure that it meets certain higher standards. So in this contest, I want you to pick an existing hero in the game and re-skin it, giving it new life.

Rules:

  • You must choose a hero that already exists in the game and make a new card for them.
  • The sphere does not have to be different from the original.
  • The hero must fit the power curve of the game. In other words, don’t make them insanely powerful or horribly weak. Aim for a hero that would be used sometimes, but isn’t too powerful like Loragorn or Spirfindel, and isn’t crappy like Dori.
  • The hero should be very thematic. Make an ability that fits the character.
  • The hero must be fun to use in games. Make an interesting and creative ability. Don’t bore us.
  • I will give a little (but not much) extra credit to people who have the hero maintain the flavor of its original. So in other words, making the hero use a similar mechanic as the original. So for example, an Eowyn re-skin that involves discarding cards, or an Imrahil re-skin that involves characters leaving play.
  • The heroes can be made with Strange Eons, but that is not a requirement.
  • Image art will not be judged, so don’t go all out on making/finding a masterpiece. Feel free to use google images.
  • They must be sent to me at zuraseve18@sad1.org (and please cc talesfromthecards@gmail.com as well). People who have gmail accounts should use the google drive sharing feature to send it, as that is easier for me.
  • Some kind of image format is preferred (such as .jpg or .png) so we don’t have to convert it ourselves.
  • The deadline is June 5 at 11:59 pm EST.
  • Only one entry per person.
  • You may withdraw an entry if you come up with something better. If that is the case, send me an email with the new card, explicitly telling me which card you are removing.
  • The prize will be a set of the special Team Covenant holiday tokens for LOTR LCG.

Have fun!

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One Comment
  1. Everett Zuras permalink

    I just like to thank Ian for providing the prize, as there wasn’t going to be any if he hadn’t offered. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

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