Tag Archives: Boromir

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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Key Concepts: Surviving the Early Game Part 2 – Tactics

Part one focused on Leadership cards to help survive the early game. We continue the series with the Tactics sphere. For most of the life of the game Tactics was fairly one-dimensional. It had characters with excellent attack and defense, … 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: Seven Stars and Seven Stones

Even as Pippin gazed in wonder the walls passed from looming grey to white, blushing faintly in the dawn; and suddenly the sun climbed over the eastern shadow and sent forth a shaft that smote the face of the City. … Continue reading

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Play Report: Bear on Board

For the first time in ages, I was able to play a game on OCTGN with a fellow member of the Grey Company. Tonight, Derek and I narrowly prevented the Flight of the Stormcaller. Derek used For Gondor!, a deck designed … 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: Reaches of the Realm

Ever since I first opened the Core Set, I have always wanted to be able to make a powerful deck featuring an army of Gondorian characters. Epic battles like Pelennor Fields and the Morannon are memorable events from the books, … Continue reading

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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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Play Report: Helms Deep Falls to an Onslaught of Uruk-hai

After a hard-fought battle, Matthew and I finally succumbed to a veritable army of Urak-hai at the Battle of Helm’s Deep. It is telling of a major shift in the relative power of enemies that even when I wanted to … Continue reading

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Deck: Wisdom, Bravery and Folly

The doomed player cards were first spoiled in August of last year. Ever since then I have been thinking about how best to build a deck around these powerful effects. As powerful as they can be, these cards bring an … Continue reading

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