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War of the Ring
Game: War of the Ring
Manufacturer: Fantasy Flight
Description: In War of the Ring, one player takes control of the Free Peoples (FP), the other player controls Shadow Armies (SA). Initially, the Free People Nations are reluctant to take arms against Sauron, so they must be attacked by Sauron or persuaded by Gandalf or other Companions, before they start to fight properly: this is represented by the Political Track, which shows if a Nation is ready to fight in the War of the Ring or not. The game can be won by a military victory, if Sauron conquers a certain number of Free People cities and strongholds or vice-versa. But the true hope of the Free Peoples lies with the quest of the Ringbearer: while the armies clash across Middle Earth, the Fellowship of the Ring is trying to get secretly to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring. Sauron is not aware of the real intention of his enemies but is looking across Middle Earth for the precious Ring, so that the Fellowship is going to face numerous dangers, represented by the rules of The Hunt for the Ring. But the Companions can spur the Free Peoples to the fight against Sauron, so the Free People player must balance the need to protect the Ringbearer from harm, against the attempt to raise a proper defense against the armies of the Shadow, so that they do not overrun Middle Earth before the Ringbearer completes his quest. Each game turn revolves around the roll of Action Dice: each die corresponds to an action that a player can do during a turn. Depending on the face rolled on each die, different actions are possible (moving armies, characters, recruiting troops, advancing a Political Track).
Mini-Con:
Duration: 3 hrs
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Game Schedule
EventDayTimeSessionTypeLocationHours
War of the RingFriday09:00Heat 1-3SwEGrand3
War of the RingFriday16:00Heat 2-3SwEGrand3
War of the RingSaturday09:00Heat 3-3SwEGrand3
War of the RingSaturday12:00Semi/FinalSEGrand4

Hall of Fame
YearConvention# PlayersFirst PlaceSecond PlaceThird PlaceFourth Place
2017Winter Nationals17Michael SosaStuart PierceByron StingleyEric Gerdts
2016Summer Nationals9Michael SosaByron StingleyBill PowersMichael Greason
2016Winter Nationals14Byron StingleyJoshua LoweBill Powers 
2015Winter Nationals15Eric GerdtsAlexander LangeMary Ellen PowersJoshua Lowe
2014Winter Nationals14Eric GerdtsDavid McDarby  
2013Winter Nationals12Eric GerdtsAndrew Dzikiewicz  
2012Winter Nationals7Andrew DzikiewiczMichael Greason  
2011Winter Nationals7Kevin Wojtaszczyk   
2010Winter Nationals7Andrew Dzikiewicz   
2009Winter Nationals7Andrew Dzikiewicz   
2008Winter Nationals7Michael Sosa   
2007Winter Nationals7David Klempa   
2006Winter Nationals7Daniel Ruhnke   

Point Leaders
First NameLast NamePreztige Points
EricGerdts33
MichaelSosa30
ByronStingley22
AndrewDzikiewicz15
StuartPierce9
BillPowers8
JoshuaLowe6
KevinWojtaszczyk5
DanielRuhnke5
DavidKlempa5
MichaelGreason2


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