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Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Mystery of the Missing League

As I was getting ready to play a solo game, I had the map laid out and noticed that I was missing a League. Moxtaveto calls it Ogre King Road:

I checked my database and Richard Uyeyama's lists and text, and did not find a listing for this League. So I checked a couple of other places, including Scrye's Collectible Card Game Checklist and Price Guide. No Ogre King Road there either.

A closer look at Moxtaveto's map reveals that he took a copy of Hall of the Ogre King and removed the city symbol...the two images mirror each other perfectly. In other words, Moxtaveto had a gap in the map and filled it in with another League.

Obviously something is supposed to go there...the road from Darkreach Mountains on one side and Hall of the Ogre King on the other shouldn't just end into midair. On the other hand, according to all the checklists I've found, all Leagues have been accounted for.

By happy coincidence, last week I ordered a back issue of Scrye that was supposed to have a color map of Ardenmore inside. It arrived today and I just scanned it. Here is what it looks like:

There is indeed a unique League in that spot, and it appears it was never printed. I've copied that section and inserted it into the combined map I made from Moxtaveto. here is what it looks like corrected:

I'll generate a full version of the card, complete with statistics, later on today or tomorrow. And since I like Moxtaveto's "Ogre King Road", that sounds like a fine name for The Missing League...


moxtaveto said...

Thanks for your scientific research. The name "Ogre King Road" is not from myself - I found it several years ago on some web pages...
... and like you, I never found that league card in reality!

Ans also like you, I found out the location of the missing league card and saw that the shape must have looked like the card next to it (without the city symbol). Since I could not imagine that every other details on the card would have been exactly the same, I at least assumed, that the street would have looked different.

You new created card improves that, but you card is surely more correct than my mirrored image!

So thanks a lot for your work

moxtaveto from Switzerland

moxtaveto said...

I found no other place for some additional things:

The Arcadia card list (excel) has a typo: "Palinian-Coast Junciton" should read "Palinian-Coast Junction".

I found it out while I compared my old excel-file with yours (since I had 105 leagues and not 104!).
By the way, the "VLOOKUP" command did not find any matches first - until I deleted all unnecessary blanks at the end of all card names on your file!!!

Jackalwere said...

Wow, that is great - I love hearing your story about this league. You are very much a trailblazer and your maps were very inspired work, I enjoyed them a lot!

Thank you for finding errors in the database. I think I copied the card data from Richard Uyeyama's page, which was all text. It was a very long and complicated process to format and line up the fields. I guess I missed the trailing spaces!

If you find anything other issues please let me know.

Best Regards,


Kokeshi said...

Congrats for your incredible work.

I'm very curious: what issue of Scrye are you refeering to and where did you find it?

I'm asking because I'd like to procure myself a high-quality resolution image of this map.

Jordan Bledsoe said...

I would like to know as well!