Category Archives: Art

Alternate Art: Printer Studio

I finally got around to having a batch of my alternate art cards printed and the results were even better than I had hoped. I used Printer Studio and am quite happy with the price and the quality of the … Continue reading

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Reworking the Early Card Pool

A reader of this blog, and well-known community member from the FFG forums, has been working tirelessly on an ambitious task. John Constantine has revamped many of the player cards from the Core Set and first cycle of the game, … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Zero is not Nothing

As much as I enjoy making mono-sphere decks, there is always the temptation to go the other direction and include three or even all four spheres in a deck. There are so many good cards spread across spheres that it … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Magali Villeneuve

The physical constraints of a card game mean that amazing artwork is hidden on small cards. With many talented artists contributing to this game, it is shame to have beautiful images limited to 3.5 by 2.5 inches. With the promotional … Continue reading

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Alternate Art Staples

Beautiful art is one of the underrated aspects of this game. With a world as rich and wondrous as Middle-earth, it takes special art to create that sense of immersion. Like any LCG, there are certain staple cards that find their … 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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Deck: Magali Tribute

Inspired by the interview with artist Magali Villeneuve in the latest episode of Cardboard of the Rings, I have decided to build a deck consisting solely of cards which feature her art. When I first sat down to create this … Continue reading

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