Category Archives: The Lord of the Rings

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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Deck: Valiant Defense

We Ukrainians are a peaceful nation. But if we remain silent today, we will be gone tomorrow! —Volodymyr Zelenskyy I mentioned in my previous post that Russia was making aggressive gestures towards Ukraine. Unfortunately, our fears have come to pass and the … Continue reading

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Deck: Bloodless Victory

Ah, that Time could touch a formThat could show what Homer’s ageBred to be a hero’s wage.‘Were not all her life but stormWould not painters paint a formOf such noble lines,’ I said,‘Such a delicate high head,All that sternness amid … Continue reading

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Discussion: The Downfall of Númenor – Part 2

Nonetheless for long it seemed to the Númenóreans that they prospered, and if they were not increased in happiness yet they grew more strong, and their rich men ever richer. For with the aid and counsel of Sauron they multiplied … Continue reading

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News: A Long-extended Party – Worthy of Remembrance

With a community as active and passionate as ours, it should come as no surprise that there would be a concerted effort to continue the game after the official releases end. I’m fortunate enough to have played a minor role … 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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Alternate Art: The Last Temptation of Boromir

‘Why are you so unfriendly?’ said Boromir. ‘I am a true man, neither thief nor tracker. I need your Ring: that you know now; but I give you my word that I do not desire to keep it. Will you … Continue reading

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Custom Cards: Filling in the Gaps

One of the biggest challenges with making thematic decks is that some characters are only available in hero form. Even with the new Bond of Friendship contract, there are four hero spots in your deck. This makes it almost impossible … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Core Set Completion

It is encouraging to see that FFG has changed their release model for the Marvel LCG. Having products centered around player cards with a particular theme, and a Core Set with more playable decks are both excellent decisions. It will … Continue reading

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Discussion: Beorn 2020

For far too long, the needs of Skin-changers have been ignored in modern politics. This slight against multi-body beings is becoming unbearable. It is high time that someone addressed the needs to this historically under-represented group, and I’m just the … Continue reading

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