Category Archives: New Players

Poll Results: Most Anticipated Starter Deck

Depending on your location, the Started Decks have been available since March or April. At this point, most players interested in these four decks have probably had a chance to try one or more of them. Each deck focused on … Continue reading

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Bear Market: Starter Deck Support

Thanks to an intrepid player in Australia, we finally have the full lists for the four Starter Decks. The cards from Defenders of Gondor, Dwarves of Durin, Elves of Lórien, and Riders of Rohan have also been added to Hall … Continue reading

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Metagame: The Core of the Problem

The announcement of the repacked Core Set was greeted by the community with much fanfare. The excitement is understandable, especially when some players thought that the hiatus of official content amounted to a death sentence. Caleb has confirmed that the … Continue reading

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Key Concepts: Learning How to Lose

At times like these it can be tempting for a bear to hole up in his cave and hibernate. While waiting for my turn to receive the vaccine I’ve had to find alternative venues in which to enjoy board and … 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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Metagame: A Few, Key, Words

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to teach The Lord of the Rings LCG to a fair number of players. In the spectrum of design complexity, this game sits firmly on the opposite end from “beer and pretzels” or … Continue reading

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Custom Cards: Making Every Card Count

Editor’s Note: This article is brought to you by a guest writer named Ulrik. I’d like to thank him for contributing this article about suggested changes to balance the early card pool. Imagine this: when deck building for your upcoming … Continue reading

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Poll Results: Your preferred play style

The fall is a busy time for a bear, what with preparing for hibernation and all, but I’ve finally had a chance to poke my head up and do some housecleaning around the hall. Our last poll asked players about … Continue reading

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Metagame: Part 4 – Core Set Supplements

One of the biggest challenges to introducing new players to this game is the Core Set. This statement might at first seem controversial, but anyone who has played this game this for long will begin to notice certain flaws in … Continue reading

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Beorn’s Path: Part 14 – Into the Pit

Welcome back to Beorn’s Path! After some time off to relax, I have emerged from my cave and am ready to resume my journey through Middle-Earth. For those that have not had a chance to follow Beorn’s Path up to … Continue reading

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