Category Archives: Live Play

Bear Market: Convention Multiplayer Staples – Part 2

In the first part of this article, we discussed staples for card draw and resource acceleration, which are appropriate for multiplayer games. Specifically, with Con of the Rings arriving soon, the goal is to give players ideas of how to … Continue reading

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Bear Market: Convention Multiplayer Staples – Part 1

With Con of the Rings fast approaching, now is an excellent time to review some multiplayer staples worth considering. Many solo players, even if they play two-handed solo, don’t often have to deal with coordinating unique cards in an ad … 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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News: Con of the Rings 2021

Covid has put in-person games on hold for more than a year. Thanks to the vaccine, I’m finally ready to brave a convention and play some over the board games. After it was cancelled last year, Con of the Rings … 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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Play Report: Journey up the Anduin and into Mirkwood

We had a special guest at the Austin LotR group tonight! Dan M., author of the Unfinished Trails blog, joined Terence and I for some epic three player games against The Wilds of Rhovanion. After a false start where my … Continue reading

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News: Con of the Rings

Certain ideas a so splendid that you can’t help but wonder why they didn’t happen sooner. Four fine members of the community, known collectively as the Free Men of the North (Fishbaugh, Loophole, McDog3, and PeaceAndThought) have taken it upon … Continue reading

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News: ¡Viva Las Chingonas!

I finally had a chance tonight to try out my Las Chingonas deck, and the setting could not have been more appropriate. My friend Stephen and I sailed our ships against the Raider Flagship in A Storm on Cobas Haven. … Continue reading

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Play Report: Braving the Crossings of Poros

It’s been a while in coming, but The Crossings of Poros finally arrived and we had a chance to play it this week at our Austin LotR group. The wait was worth it as this quest is both unique and … Continue reading

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Play Report: Withstanding the Onslaught at Helm’s Deep

The upcoming episode of The Grey Company covers Helm’s Deep, the first of the iconic battles of the War of the Ring. It’s only fitting then, that we tackled this epic quest tonight at our Austin LotR group. I was playing … Continue reading

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