Monthly Archives: March 2014

Deck: Ride Them Down!

Ever since Hammer-stroke was released, I’ve been wanting to create a deck that makes use of such a unique and powerful effect. Now that The Voice of Isengard has given us such a majestic mount, we have what we need … Continue reading

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Beorn’s Favorites: 5 Great Glue Cards

With the release of The Voice of Isengard, the book has been closed on the Against the Shadow cycle. Doomed effects with no resource cost, cost reduction from Gríma’s ability, and powerful neutral cards have all brought the focus back … Continue reading

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Contest Winner: Raiding the Kitchen of Orthanc

I don’t know why I didn’t think of this idea sooner. Judging this contest is as happy as a bear can be – there has been so much good food to eat! Mrs. Beorn and I want to extend a … Continue reading

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A Good Cause

As some of you may know, when I’m not patrolling The Carrock, I make my home in Austin, Texas. Tragically, two people were killed last night during the SXSW festival. My wife was at the festival and thankfully decided to … Continue reading

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The Lure of Power

One of the recurring themes in The Lord of the Rings is the temptation that power presents. Tolkien argues that sources of great power serve to distort and betray the purposes of those who would choose to wield them. The … Continue reading

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Deck: Westfold to the Rescue

At the battle of Pelennor Fields, the Rohirrim charged to the rescue of Gondor. Éomer lead the riders of the Westfold against the main host assaulting Minas Tirith. Éowyn (aka Dernhelm) defeated the Witch-king of Angmar, with the help of her friend … Continue reading

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Contest: Raiding the Kitchen of Orthanc

‘All in good time,’ said Legolas. ‘We were the hunters, and you should give an account of yourselves to us first.’ ‘Or Second,’ said Gimli. ‘It would go better after a meal. I have a sore head; and it is … Continue reading

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The Grey Company Dominates at the Fords of Isen

The Grey Company just triumphed at the Fords of Isen. Eowyn helped keep everyone’s hand-size low, Beregond was a super-defender, Asfaloth was invaluable for location-control, Brand and Eomer were an excellent team, oh and Beorn ate some Dunlendings. Good times … Continue reading

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12 Angry Glorfindels… Your Argument Is Invalid

Passage through Mirkwood didn’t stand a chance!

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Narrow Escape from the Fords of Isen

I was at 48 threat, Brand was killed, and Beorn and Sam were each one hit point from death, but I was able to survive the Fords of Isen. The MVP of the game was a 7 attack 7 defense … Continue reading

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