Category Archives: Opinion

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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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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The Model UN Embargoes Captain Sahír

With the holidays approaching, I finally had a moment to play my first solo game in ages. The Model UN absolutely crushed Captain Sahír and his henchmen at the City of Corsairs. His piracy days are over after any army of … Continue reading

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Metagame: Part 6 – A Unique Challenge

There are several core mechanics which all of Fantasy Flight’s Living Card Games share. In a sense, these fundamental aspects are what defines all of the disparate games as LCGs. The concept of unique cards is one such rule, and it is … Continue reading

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Early Spring Cleaning

For those that enjoy deck-building, a bigger card pool is always better. Each additional release opens up more archetypes for those who want to branch out and try something different. Greater depth for making refinements to an existing deck 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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Metagame: Part 5 – FAQs and an Evolving Metagame

The latest FAQ is hot off the presses, so it seems like a good time to take a step back and take stock of the meta-game. The Ring-maker cycle has just completed, and players are eagerly anticipating the release of … Continue reading

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