Category Archives: Control

¡Viva Las Chingonas!

I finally had a chance tonight to try out my Las Chingonas deck, and the setting could not have been more appropriate. My friend Stephen and I sailed our ships against the Raider Flagship in A Storm on Cobas Haven. … Continue reading

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Deck: ¡Las Chingonas!

I am not a society person. The societies to which I have been exposed seemed to me largely machines for the suppression of women. Society is very important in Mexico. Where women do not even have the vote. – All … Continue reading

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My favorites from the Sands of Harad and Haradrim Cycle

With the release of The Crossing of Poros, now is an excellent time to look back on this last Deluxe Box and its accompanying cycle. While a deluxe box in some ways sets the tone for the Adventure Packs which … Continue reading

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Deck: The Dúnedain Trappers

Seastan here. Beorn has graciously invited me to write a guest article for his excellent blog. With, I might add, almost no proof of my blog-writing ability. I hope he is ready for the writing quality on his blog to … Continue reading

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Bear Market: Rethinking Some Staples

The metagame shifts and wriggles, just like a salmon winding its way up-river. Some cards increase in value, enhanced by an emergent archetype, or a particular theme in new quests. Other cards, however, are diminished by one or more trends in … Continue reading

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Deck: Refuge at Henneth Annûn

The work put before Faramir and his rangers of Ithilien was nigh impossible. Tasked with holding off the onslaught of the Dark Lord’s forces from Mordor into Osgiliath, they were sorely undermanned. The still proud people of Gondor lay directly in … Continue reading

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Deck: Faramir and the Rangers of Ithilien

Since the release of Assault on Osgiliath, I have wanted to design a deck around Faramir. The captain of the rangers of Ithilien has always been one of my favorite characters and I was hoping to unleash this long-awaited hero’s potential. … Continue reading

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