Tag Archives: Balin

Deck: Champion of Gondor

There has been some talk on the forums lately about the need to include Spirit in every deck. While I agree that quests increasingly are including “must-cancel” treacheries, I do enjoy building decks that defy the trends. This deck does … Continue reading

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Key Concepts: Splashing

While mono-sphere decks can be very powerful, a deck is often even more effective if you include one hero from another sphere. Adding just a bit of another sphere is known as splashing. The reason why splashing can improve a … Continue reading

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Deck: Reclaiming Khazad-dûm

Continuing in our recent series of thematic decks that propose alternate histories, we will explore one of the most fascinating locales in all of Middle-Earth. Founded by Durin the Deathless, eldest of the Seven Fathers of the Dwarves, Khazad-dûm was once … Continue reading

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Deck: Three Kings, a Queen, and a Prince

One of the great things about The Lord of the Rings LCG is that it lets us play the game of What If?. What if Dain survived the battle of Dale at the end of the third age? What if … Continue reading

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Deck: Beorn Attacks!

Inspired by the discovery of the animated work of Tom Preston, here is a deck featuring yours truly and some of my dwarven friends from The Hobbit. With a nice mix of some of the more powerful dwarven cards, couples … Continue reading

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5 Shadow Effects to Beware Of

An increasingly important part of the game is the shadow effects that are triggered during combat. Especially with scenarios like Siege of Cair Andros, these effects are becoming a greater danger. In these more shadow-heavy scenarios, particularly ones where a … Continue reading

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Key Concepts: Force Multiplication

Each game of Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a battle. On one side, your heroes and the cards in your deck represent an army of the free peoples of Middle-Earth. On the other side, the encounter deck … Continue reading

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