Category Archives: Playtesting

Beorn’s Path: Part 13 – Return to Mirkwood

After many wanderings, poisonous spiders, deadly trolls and dead ends, we come at last to the final stretch of our journey on Beorn’s Path. Like many adventures in life, everything ends where it began. We are returning to Mirkwood, with … Continue reading

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Beorn’s Path: Part 12 – The Dead Marshes

J.R.R. Tolkien’s experiences in World War I, particularly at The Battle of the Somme, would later greatly influence his writings about Middle-Earth. Indeed, it is hard to look at the photograph above and not be reminded of The Dead Marshes. … Continue reading

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Beorn’s Path: Part 10 – A Journey to Rhosgobel

At our last stop on Beorn’s Path, we successfully cleared the Carrock of trolls. Continuing on the path, we are now making A Journey to Rhosgobel, the home of Radagast the Brown. While traveling the Anduin valley, we discover Wilyador, … Continue reading

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Beorn’s Path: Part 8 – Playtesting (The Hunt For Gollum)

My apologies for the long wait on this article. Spring is a busy time for Bears. Once I shake off my hibernation sickness (really Han Solo, it’s not all that bad), I have Bee Pastures to tend, and whole new … Continue reading

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Beorn’s Path: Part 6 – Escape from Dol Guldur

In our previous wanderings along Beorn’s Path, we built a second core set deck, this time using the Tactics and Spirit spheres. Escape from Dol Guldur is the most difficult scenario in the core set, and it is particularly ill-suited … Continue reading

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Beorn’s Path: Part 4 – Journey Along the Anduin

In our previous stop along Beorn’s Path, we tuned our Leadership/Lore deck in preparation for a Journey Along the Anduin. Knowing that we have to face, and defeat, the dreaded Hill Troll has impacted our strategy. Specifically, we identified a … Continue reading

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Beorn’s Path: Part 2 – Playtesting

In part 1 of Beorn’s Path, we combined the pre-built Leadership and Lore decks from the Core Set and trimmed them down to a 40 card deck. We tried to choose cards that worked well together and covered a number … Continue reading

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