Tag Archives: Aragorn

Discussion: The Downfall of Númenor – Part 3

This article continues a series of discussions (Part 1, Part 2) about the modern world through the lens of Tolkien’s legendarium. For those seeking game-specific subjects I encourage you to check out Vision of the Palantir, where you will find … Continue reading

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Custom Cards: Filling in the Gaps

One of the biggest challenges with making thematic decks is that some characters are only available in hero form. Even with the new Bond of Friendship contract, there are four hero spots in your deck. This makes it almost impossible … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: The Three Hunters Aggro v2

Sands of Harad was not exactly my favorite deluxe expansion, when it was first released. The versions of Gimli and Legolas had obvious synergy, but their effects seemed a bit underwhelming. Spirit Legolas, in particular, was in an uphill battle … Continue reading

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Play Report: 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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Poll Results: Favorite New Hero

It’s well past time that we tally the results of our last poll and see which new hero players like best. I should note that Spirit Beregond and was spoiled after this poll was started, so the only vote for … Continue reading

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Play Report: 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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Alternate Art: Magali Villeneuve

The physical constraints of a card game mean that amazing artwork is hidden on small cards. With many talented artists contributing to this game, it is shame to have beautiful images limited to 3.5 by 2.5 inches. With the promotional … Continue reading

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Deck: 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 Spotlight: The Dúnedain Trappers

Seastan here. Beorn has graciously invited me to write a guest article for his excellent blog. With, I might add, almost no proof of my blog-writing ability. I hope he is ready for the writing quality on his blog to … Continue reading

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Deck: Rally the Troops

In a sense, new heroes represent a puzzle to be solved. Heroes form such an important part of a deck’s design, but it is not always immediately obvious how a new hero will best integrate with the existing cards, to … Continue reading

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