Category Archives: Theme

Dúnedain hold back The Long Arm of Mordor

After a brief and much-needed hiatus in the City of Eternal Spring, I finally had a chance to try out my most recent deck. Last Guardians of Arnor is the first pure Dúnedain deck I’ve built which feels satisfying to play. … Continue reading

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Big as a House

Here I am! As you all probably know by now: I arrive precisely when I mean to. Some of you already now me as GandalfDK from the Deck Spotlights on COTR.com or from the COTR Discord server. After several journeys … Continue reading

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Three Hunters Aggro Braves the Desert Crossing

I had the chance to try out my Aggressive version of the The Hunters Deck tonight and was able to survive Desert Crossing before my heroes were burnt alive. Roheryn was invaluable for this quest. Not only did he provide the … Continue reading

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A new Power is rising

He drew himself up then and began to declaim, as if he were making a speech long rehearsed. The Elder Days are gone. The Middle Days are passing. The Younger Days are beginning. The time of the Elves is over, … Continue reading

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Bear Draft 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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The Grudge

Power is fickle. Men think to themselves, and indeed proclaim to others, that they “possess” it. As though power is some physical thing, with heft and dimension, a good which can be ferried to and fro. At best, this belief … Continue reading

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Deck: Counsels of the Wise

As a fan of unique deck designs, the Noldor archetype is particularly appealing. The Erestor hero is probably the most iconic as a foundational piece for Noldor decks as three extra cards at the start of every turn is so … Continue reading

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