Monthly Archives: January 2015

Metagame: Part 5 – FAQs and an Evolving Metagame

The latest FAQ is hot off the presses, so it seems like a good time to take a step back and take stock of the meta-game. The Ring-maker cycle has just completed, and players are eagerly anticipating the release of … Continue reading

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Decks: The House of Elrond

Of all the characters in Tolkien’s legendarium, Elrond is one of the most fascinating. The half-elven descendant of Beren and Lúthien, Elrond and his brother Elros were given a very unique choice. After the War of Wrath and the destruction of Beleriand, the … Continue reading

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Custom Cards: Alternate Art Core Set Heroes

Beyond the rich theme and deep strategy, another thing that really makes The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game stand out is the fantastic art. It is a shame that the standard card size reduces many of these masterpieces … Continue reading

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The Second Hand Took: Of Bears and Blogs

The Second Hand Took interviewed me as part of his month-long tribute to the best character in Middle-earth (Warning: I may be a bit biased). I encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about my various projects to head … Continue reading

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Bear Market: Leadership for Ents and Dúnedain

With the closing of the Ring-maker cycle and the beginning of 2015, we can see the first hint of a new Ent archetype. There aren’t quit enough cards yet to make a full deck, but what we do have is … Continue reading

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Two Years of the Hall of Beorn

Two years ago today, I started the Hall of Beorn – just a bear and an idea. It has been a grand adventure sharing my thoughts, deck lists, and rants with you fine readers and I thank you for accompanying … Continue reading

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Deck: Defenders of Rhovanion

Many of the scenarios in the Ring-maker cycle are designed to push the players towards a more aggressive playing-style. As I have discussed before, this is a change from past cycles where cards like Glorfindel and Elrond’s Counsel allowed players to … Continue reading

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