Category Archives: Contract

Key Concepts: Surviving the Early Game Part 4 – Lore

Our adventure of early game survival has taken twists and turns, and finally we round the bend and arrive at the last of the spheres. Lore is not the easiest sphere to play. Many of the sphere’s strengths could be … Continue reading

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Key Concepts: Surviving the Early Game Part 3 – Spirit

The early game survival series continues. In this installment, we highlight some early round strategies for the the Spirit sphere. For those who want a to review previous articles, see discussions of the Leadership and Tactics spheres. Spirit started strong … Continue reading

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Key Concepts: Surviving the Early Game Part 1 – Leadership

In my earlier key concepts article about timing, I described how player cards can be categorized into early game, middle game, and late game. Obviously, most staples are worth playing at any time during the game, but some cards are … Continue reading

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Play Report: Epic Helm’s Deep

On Saturday I had the pleasure of joining many members of the community to test out The Purple Wizard’s Epic version of Helm’s Deep. We had three different teams, working together to defend the Hornburg. I joined Durin’s Father of … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Nurn Hobbits

I’ve been wanting to make an alternate art deck for a Hobbit Bond of Friendship list for some time. Whatever artist or style I sought, I just could’t found the right art. Then, in what was either a stroke of … Continue reading

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Deck: Ride to Bruin

If you thought the hosts of Mordor were terrified to see the Rohirrim charging across the Pelennor Fields, just imagine if Rohan had been joined by giant bears. Without a doubt, this is one of the least thematic decks I’ve … Continue reading

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Bear Market: Tier 2 Favorites

As a Living Card Game grows, the best cards become apparent. The cream, as they say, rises to the top. While this game is technically in some kind of torpor, the same principles apply. A quick perusal of the most … Continue reading

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Deck: 2020 – It’s a Trap!

Then Denethor leaped upon the table, and standing there wreathed in fire and smoke he took up the staff of his stewardship that lay at his feet and broke it on his knee. Casting the pieces into the blaze he … Continue reading

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Play Report: A Weary Pilgrim Hunts the Dreadnaught

I just successfully completed a rousing game against The Hunt for the Dreadnaught scenario pack. I used an updated version of my alternate art fellowship deck, A Weary Pilgrim. This time the game was standard mode, but it will be … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: The Old Elf and the Sea

Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is. —Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea After extensive research, the intrepid research hounds here at The … Continue reading

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