Category Archives: Opinion

My favorites from The Wilds of Rhovanion and Ered Mithrin Cycle

Shadows in the East is finally available to many, so it’s a good time to look back on the Wilds of Rhovanion deluxe box and the accompanying Ered Mithrin Cycle. My deckbuilding approach over the years has increasingly focused on … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Aggro Outlands

Continuing in my series of alternate art decks, I’d like to present an Aggro Outlands deck which I keep in case of emergency. As listeners of the Grey Company podcast may recall, my view of Outlands was less than favorable … Continue reading

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A Few, Key, Words

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to teach The Lord of the Rings LCG to a fair number of players. In the spectrum of design complexity, this game sits firmly on the opposite end from “beer and pretzels” or … Continue reading

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Making Every Card Count

Editor’s Note: This article is brought to you by a guest writer named Ulrik. I’d like to thank him for contributing this article about suggested changes to balance the early card pool. Imagine this: when deck building for your upcoming … Continue reading

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A Half Dozen Deliveries Destined for Dale

The Wilds of Rhovanion marks the inception the Dale archetype, distinguished among deck styles in its focus on attachment-heavy decks and allies pulling serious weight while the heroes provide support. Dale has aspects in common with previous archetypes – for … Continue reading

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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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