Category Archives: Bear Draft

Bear Draft v7

The Con of the Rings 2022 will be from September 30th though October 2nd and this bear is excited. As with past years, I have updated my Bear Draft to include some new (ALeP) cards. In addition, I’ve taken notes … Continue reading

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Bear Draft v6

The original plan was to design a new version of the Bear Draft for Con of the Rings 2020. The pandemic had other ideas, so here we are in May of 2021 and I’ve finally finished updating the draft pool. … Continue reading

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Bear Draft: Playing v5 at Lure of Middle-earth 2019

In less than a week, I will pack my bags and head out from the Hall on an adventure. I’m heading to Castle Stahleck for the Lure of Middle-earth 2019 Convention. If I’m going to travel half way around the … Continue reading

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Bear Draft: Playing v4 at Con of the Rings 2018

The online world can be alienating. We interact with others through text and emojis – the lingua franca of the 21st century internet. Perhaps the occasional photo gives us some context but we are largely disconnecting from those with whom … Continue reading

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Bear Draft: The v3 Card Pool

Over the long weekend, the Austin LotR LCG group met and we had the opportunity to test the latest version of the Bear Draft. For the first time, we included the optional Signature Squad rules which I detailed in an earlier post. Being … Continue reading

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Bear Draft: The v3 Havens

The sheer volume of media based upon, or at least loosely inspired by, Tolkien’s writing is impressive. It speaks to the depth and detail of Tolkien’s world that there can be so many different, not to mention excellent, interpretations of … Continue reading

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Bear Draft: The v3 Signature Squads

One of most interesting aspects of deck-building in the Conquest LCG is the signature squads. When making a deck, the first decision is which Warlord to use. Warlords are somewhat like heroes in Lord of the Rings LCG. They begin in play, and … Continue reading

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Bear Draft: Gen Con 2015 Deck Lists

As promised, here are the deck lists from the 8 player Bear Draft that I ran at Gen Con this year. Unfortunately, I was not able to get each player’s name when I was collecting their decks at the end … Continue reading

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Bear Draft: Version 2

It’s been a while since Gen Con, but with so much happening at the Hall these the delay was longer than expected before I had a chance to write a retrospective. As part of the Grey Company‘s listener even, Ian hosted … Continue reading

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Bear Draft: GenCon 2015

With GenCon 2015 fast approaching, I’ve been thinking a lot about having something special for The Grey Company Podcast listener event. With so many fans of the game in one place, we have a rare opportunity to try different game … Continue reading

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