Tag Archives: Card Drawing

Hero Showdown

I was traveling when my compatriots in the Grey Company where recording the Hero Showdown episode, but I wanted to add my voice to the discussion here. Below are my top three heroes for each sphere, along with my seven favorites … Continue reading

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Deck: Eagles and Ents

In the latest episode of The Grey Company Podcast, designer Matt Newman mentioned that it would probably be possible to make an Eagle and Ent deck, even though these archetypes are disparate and supplemental in nature. This inspired Matthew D … 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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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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Beorn’s Favorites: 5 Great Glue Cards

With the release of The Voice of Isengard, the book has been closed on the Against the Shadow cycle. Doomed effects with no resource cost, cost reduction from Gríma’s ability, and powerful neutral cards have all brought the focus back … Continue reading

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Key Concepts: Resource Curves

Even with mono-sphere decks on the rise, resource management remains vital to successful deck design. Whether you are building a Rohan quest-rush deck, a Gondorian Ranger deck with traps and staging area tricks, or a deck featuring the power of … Continue reading

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Deck: Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe

Just as there are many paths to the same destination, The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game allows for a myriad of successful deck designs. As the card pool grows, it becomes possible to create decks which incorporate some … Continue reading

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