Category Archives: GenCon

Long are the Waves on the Last Shore

To the Sea, to the Sea! The white gulls are crying, The wind is blowing, and the white foam is flying. West, west away, the round sun is falling. Grey ship, grey ship, do you hear them calling, The voices … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: The Three Hunters Aggro v2

Sands of Harad was not exactly my favorite deluxe expansion, when it was first released. The versions of Gimli and Legolas had obvious synergy, but their effects seemed a bit underwhelming. Spirit Legolas, in particular, was in an uphill battle … 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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Bear Draft v3: Signature Squads

One of most interesting aspects of deck-building in the Conquest LCG is the signature squads. When making a deck, the first decision is which Warlord to use. Warlords are somewhat like heroes in Lord of the Rings LCG. They begin in play, and … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Magali Villeneuve

The physical constraints of a card game mean that amazing artwork is hidden on small cards. With many talented artists contributing to this game, it is shame to have beautiful images limited to 3.5 by 2.5 inches. With the promotional … Continue reading

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Gen Con 2015 Bear Draft – Deck Lists

As promised, here are the deck lists from the 8 player Bear Draft that I ran at Gen Con this year. Unfortunately, I was not able to get each player’s name when I was collecting their decks at the end … Continue reading

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Bear Draft version 2

It’s been a while since Gen Con, but with so much happening at the Hall these the delay was longer than expected before I had a chance to write a retrospective. As part of the Grey Company‘s listener even, Ian hosted … Continue reading

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