Category Archives: Multiplayer

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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Poll Results: Most Anticipated Starter Deck

Depending on your location, the Started Decks have been available since March or April. At this point, most players interested in these four decks have probably had a chance to try one or more of them. Each deck focused on … Continue reading

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Bear Market: Five Powerful Staples that aren’t in the Starter Decks

The Revised Core Set and Starter Decks are introducing a wave of players to the game and they represent the perfect starting point for anyone new to LCG adventures in Middle-earth. These products offer a wealth of cards to support … Continue reading

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Metagame: Balance of Power

Reading history, it’s easy to assume that the current state of things is inevitable. In fact, history is littered with random, unexpected turns of events. The same can be said for this game. Over a decade after its release, it … 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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Key Concepts: Surviving the Early Game Part 4 – Lore

Our adventure of early game survival has taken twists and turns, and finally we round the bend and arrive at the last of the spheres. Lore is not the easiest sphere to play. Many of the sphere’s strengths could be … Continue reading

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Bear Market: The Aldburg Plot

A Wolf Grey and furtive in the final twilight,he lopes by, leaving his spoor along the bankof this nameless river that has quenched the thirstof his throat, these waters that repeat no stars.Tonight, the wolf is a shade who runs … 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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