Category Archives: Game Variant

Bear Draft v7

The Con of the Rings 2022 will be from September 30th though October 2nd and this bear is excited. As with past years, I have updated my Bear Draft to include some new (ALeP) cards. In addition, I’ve taken notes … Continue reading

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Deck Spotlight: Bear Draft at Con of the Rings 2021

I had a great time at Con of the Rings 2021. Seeing old friends and making new ones is always a highlight. Whenever I can, I like to run the latest version of my Bear Draft. This year it was … Continue reading

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Play Report: Epic Helm’s Deep

On Saturday I had the pleasure of joining many members of the community to test out The Purple Wizard’s Epic version of Helm’s Deep. We had three different teams, working together to defend the Hornburg. I joined Durin’s Father of … Continue reading

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News: Epic Helm’s Deep, Streaming this Saturday

Intrepid members of the community have designed an epic multiplayer version of Helm’s Deep, and I will be joining other esteemed members of the community to test it out this Saturday! The standard version of this quest is a personal … Continue reading

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Bear Draft v6

The original plan was to design a new version of the Bear Draft for Con of the Rings 2020. The pandemic had other ideas, so here we are in May of 2021 and I’ve finally finished updating the draft pool. … Continue reading

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News: A Long-extended Party – Beorn

I’m excited to present a spoiler from an upcoming A Long-extended Party release! The set itself has not been announced yet, so I’m going to keep quiet about it. Still, I figured my readers would enjoy an early look at … Continue reading

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Deck: Ride to Bruin

If you thought the hosts of Mordor were terrified to see the Rohirrim charging across the Pelennor Fields, just imagine if Rohan had been joined by giant bears. Without a doubt, this is one of the least thematic decks I’ve … Continue reading

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Custom Cards: A Little Help from our Friends

Readers enjoyed my last round of custom cards, so I’ve decided to design a few more. I’m continuing where I left off, designing allies cards for characters who are (mostly) featured as heroes. Unique allies fill an important role in … 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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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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