Category Archives: Power

Deck Spotlight: Bear Draft at Con of the Rings 2021

I had a great time at Con of the Rings 2021. Seeing old friends and making new ones is always a highlight. Whenever I can, I like to run the latest version of my Bear Draft. This year it was … Continue reading

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Key Concepts: Surviving the Early Game Part 2 – Tactics

Part one focused on Leadership cards to help survive the early game. We continue the series with the Tactics sphere. For most of the life of the game Tactics was fairly one-dimensional. It had characters with excellent attack and defense, … 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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Bear Market: The Aldburg Plot

A Wolf Grey and furtive in the final twilight,he lopes by, leaving his spoor along the bankof this nameless river that has quenched the thirstof his throat, these waters that repeat no stars.Tonight, the wolf is a shade who runs … 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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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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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: Gift of the First-Beorn

Continuing in my series of alternate art decks, I’m pleased to present another of Seastan’s creations: Gift of the First-Beorn. You can find the full deck list and strategy guide on RingsDB. The choice should come as little surprise to … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Grimbeorn’s Path

For a while now I’ve wanted to create a saga deck with the latest card pool and play through all of the quests in a full campaign. It should come as no surprise that I wanted to build a deck … Continue reading

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