Tag Archives: A Long-extended Party

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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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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News: A Long-extended Party – Mustering of the Rohirrim Spoilers

For the most part, my involvement in A Long-extended Party has been as a player. I’ve admired the excellent quest and player card designs from a distance, with only minor input or feedback here and there. When plans became known … Continue reading

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News: Celebrating 9 years of the Hall

The smallest decisions can have an outsized impact on our lives. When I made my first hesitant post on this blog, over 9 years ago, I had no idea of the adventure I was starting. In the intervening years, I … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Eagle Storm

A sense of adventure and a desire to explore the world is at the heart of Tolkien’s writing. Trying to deconstruct our hobbies is a tricky business, but I have no doubt that my love of travel was in some … 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: A Long-extended Party – Hidden Roosts

Hiatus is an interesting word, but in describing the last year of this game it seems to be well-chosen. Many players assumed that the moment the official content ended, the game was over. Having seen plenty of beloved game end, … Continue reading

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Key Concepts: Surviving the Early Game Part 3 – Spirit

The early game survival series continues. In this installment, we highlight some early round strategies for the the Spirit sphere. For those who want a to review previous articles, see discussions of the Leadership and Tactics spheres. Spirit started strong … Continue reading

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