Tag Archives: Bear Market

Bear Market: Rethinking Some Staples

The metagame shifts and wriggles, just like a salmon winding its way up-river. Some cards increase in value, enhanced by an emergent archetype, or a particular theme in new quests. Other cards, however, are diminished by one or more trends in … Continue reading

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Bear Market: Leadership for Ents and Dúnedain

With the closing of the Ring-maker cycle and the beginning of 2015, we can see the first hint of a new Ent archetype. There aren’t quit enough cards yet to make a full deck, but what we do have is … Continue reading

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Bear Market: Tempo Archetype

As the game evolves, new archetypes are introduced, and existing archetypes change in often unexpected ways. The tempo archetype is an interesting hybrid between low-threat control decks and high-threat aggro decks. Utilizing powerful heroes and taking advantage of allies entering … Continue reading

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Bear Market: Silvan Cards

In economic terms, a living card game acts just like a market. As the card pool grows, some cards gain in value, while others diminish. In some cases a new card will provide a boost to existing cards that had seemed worthless. … Continue reading

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