Author Archives: Beorn

Bear Market: Convention Multiplayer Staples – Part 2

In the first part of this article, we discussed staples for card draw and resource acceleration, which are appropriate for multiplayer games. Specifically, with Con of the Rings arriving soon, the goal is to give players ideas of how to … Continue reading

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Bear Market: Convention Multiplayer Staples – Part 1

With Con of the Rings fast approaching, now is an excellent time to review some multiplayer staples worth considering. Many solo players, even if they play two-handed solo, don’t often have to deal with coordinating unique cards in an ad … Continue reading

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Discussion: The Downfall of Númenor – Part 4

Time moves on, and the bear just keeps rolling with the tumult. This series looks at the modern world through the lens of Tolkien’s legendarium. You can find the previous parts here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. In particular, … Continue reading

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Bear Draft v7

The Con of the Rings 2022 will be from September 30th though October 2nd and this bear is excited. As with past years, I have updated my Bear Draft to include some new (ALeP) cards. In addition, I’ve taken notes … Continue reading

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Deck: Be Our Guest

Mustering of the Rohirrim was released earlier this week, and I for one could not be more excited. Looking back on the decks I’ve built over the years, I’ve been trying to make viable decks around Beornings since The Hobbit … Continue reading

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Discussion: The Downfall of Númenor – Part 3

This article continues a series of discussions (Part 1, Part 2) about the modern world through the lens of Tolkien’s legendarium. For those seeking game-specific subjects I encourage you to check out Vision of the Palantir, where you will find … Continue reading

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News: A Long-extended Party – Mustering of the Rohirrim Spoilers

For the most part, my involvement in A Long-extended Party has been as a player. I’ve admired the excellent quest and player card designs from a distance, with only minor input or feedback here and there. When plans became known … Continue reading

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Poll Results: Most Anticipated Starter Deck

Depending on your location, the Started Decks have been available since March or April. At this point, most players interested in these four decks have probably had a chance to try one or more of them. Each deck focused on … Continue reading

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Bear Market: Five Powerful Staples that aren’t in the Starter Decks

The Revised Core Set and Starter Decks are introducing a wave of players to the game and they represent the perfect starting point for anyone new to LCG adventures in Middle-earth. These products offer a wealth of cards to support … Continue reading

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News: Ring-maker Campaign Spoiler

Is it because of my mugwith its frowning mouth?So often I would itchto be luminous and free of fogbut nothing would approachexcept big dogs.And the dogs got zilch.  –Song of the Dwarf, by Rainer Maria Rilke The Angmar Awakened cycle … Continue reading

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