Tag Archives: ALeP

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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Deck: Be Our Guest

Mustering of the Rohirrim was released earlier this week, and I for one could not be more excited. Looking back on the decks I’ve built over the years, I’ve been trying to make viable decks around Beornings since The Hobbit … Continue reading

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Deck: Bloodless Victory

Ah, that Time could touch a formThat could show what Homer’s ageBred to be a hero’s wage.‘Were not all her life but stormWould not painters paint a formOf such noble lines,’ I said,‘Such a delicate high head,All that sternness amid … Continue reading

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Contest Winner: Gratitude

Greetings, readers. I hope that you all had happy holidays and a joyous new year! At the end of last year, I announced a contest to give away a copy of the ALeP quest The Scouring of the Shire. Thanks … Continue reading

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Contest: Gratitude

It’s been a trying year, and it’s important to keep perspective and remember that we have much to be grateful for. First and foremost, I am grateful for the health of my family and friends. My mother in law contracted … 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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Bear Market: Children of Eorl

Each release brings changes to the meta-game. Existing archetypes are strengthened, entirely new strategies emerge, and many of the cards in the pool must be reevaluated. A living card games is “living” in multiple senses. The relative strength of a … 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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