Category Archives: Discussion

Poll Results: Where Should the Game Go?

The announcement of a digital variant of the game came as a fascinating surprise. It’s not often that my day job as a programming bear is directly relevant to the game, but I have many years of experience with complex … 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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Escape from the Dungeons of Cirith Gurat

After what seemed like an eternity, The Dungeons of Cirith Gurat was released today! We had a chance to play a four player game at our local Austin Lord of the Rings group. After an initial attempt that went quickly … 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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Wandering the Wilderlands

After a period of quiescence, we find a sudden flurry of activity leading into the holidays and the much-anticipated completion of the Haradrim cycle. I had planned on writing an article about the new FAQ 1.9 which Caleb announced on … Continue reading

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Deck: The Sixth Bear Army

It’s been even busier than usual, lately at the Hall. Some of my family was staying with us while Hurricane Harvey wrecked havoc against Houston and the Gulf coast. They were fortunate that their house (narrowly) avoided destruction in the … Continue reading

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Poll Results: Where should the next cycle go?

With Beneath the Sands, we’re half way through the Haradrim cycle already. The final Saga expansion, The Mountain of Fire, should be released at GenCon 2017, so we can start to look ahead a bit, and wonder about where the … Continue reading

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