Category Archives: Aggro

Deck: Reaches of the Realm

Ever since I first opened the Core Set, I have always wanted to be able to make a powerful deck featuring an army of Gondorian characters. Epic battles like Pelennor Fields and the Morannon are memorable events from the books, … Continue reading

Posted in Aggro, Deck Building, Deck Lists, Metagame, Strategy, Theme | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Deck: The Dúnedain Trappers

Seastan here. Beorn has graciously invited me to write a guest article for his excellent blog. With, I might add, almost no proof of my blog-writing ability. I hope he is ready for the writing quality on his blog to … Continue reading

Posted in Aggro, Control, Deck Lists, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Deck: The Bear’s Revenge

For obvious reasons, Beorn is my absolute favorite hero. Unfortunately the metagame seems to have moved away from him of late. Whereas older quests had more 2 and 3-attack enemies, it has become all too common to see 3, 4 and … Continue reading

Posted in Aggro, Beornings, Deck Lists, Fun, Strategy, Tempo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

Deck: Rally the Troops

In a sense, new heroes represent a puzzle to be solved. Heroes form such an important part of a deck’s design, but it is not always immediately obvious how a new hero will best integrate with the existing cards, to … Continue reading

Posted in Aggro, Deck Lists, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Bear Market: Rethinking Some Staples

The metagame shifts and wriggles, just like a salmon winding its way up-river. Some cards increase in value, enhanced by an emergent archetype, or a particular theme in new quests. Other cards, however, are diminished by one or more trends in … Continue reading

Posted in Aggro, Card Lists, Control, Metagame, Opinion, Strategy, Tempo | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Deck: Champion of Gondor

There has been some talk on the forums lately about the need to include Spirit in every deck. While I agree that quests increasingly are including “must-cancel” treacheries, I do enjoy building decks that defy the trends. This deck does … Continue reading

Posted in Aggro, Deck Lists, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Deck: Revenge of the Nerds

We all know that kid – the one sitting alone in a corner of the library. As difficult as is may be for readers to believe – given my current status as resident troll-killer of the hall – I was … Continue reading

Posted in Aggro, Combo, Deck Building, Deck Lists, Fun, Strategy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments