Tag Archives: Card List

Bear Market: The Aldburg Plot

A Wolf Grey and furtive in the final twilight,he lopes by, leaving his spoor along the bankof this nameless river that has quenched the thirstof his throat, these waters that repeat no stars.Tonight, the wolf is a shade who runs … Continue reading

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Bear Market: The Wilds of Rhovanion and Ered Mithrin Cycle

Shadows in the East is finally available to many, so it’s a good time to look back on the Wilds of Rhovanion deluxe box and the accompanying Ered Mithrin Cycle. My deckbuilding approach over the years has increasingly focused on … Continue reading

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Bear Market: A Half Dozen Deliveries for Dale

The Wilds of Rhovanion marks the inception the Dale archetype, distinguished among deck styles in its focus on attachment-heavy decks and allies pulling serious weight while the heroes provide support. Dale has aspects in common with previous archetypes – for … Continue reading

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Bear Market: 5 Invaluable Cards for Multi-player

Dúnedain Signal Having enough defense to handle an onslaught of enemies is one of the most critical aspects of multi-player games. IN a solo game, enemies can more often be handled one-by- one or even with threat control and leaving … Continue reading

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Bear Market: 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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Bear Market: 5 Great Cards From Black Riders

One of the highlights of GenCon was definitely having the chance to pickup the Black Riders saga expansion early. I then had the privilege of playing through the three scenarios with Ian from Tales From the Cards and Matthew from … Continue reading

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Metagame: 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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Bear Market: 5 Fun Cards With Surprising Utility

Between the core set, two deluxe expansions, a saga expansion, and two chapter pack cycles, Lord of the Rings LCG has quite a large card pool at this point. Much of the time, players will be examining cards with an … Continue reading

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Bear Market: Who would I most want to have my back in a bar fight?

As a giant bear, and remorseless orc-killer, I have found myself in some pretty fur-raising situations. During the Battle of Five Armies, after I had smashed through his bodyguard, I was standing muzzle to face with the vile orc chieftain, … Continue reading

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Key Concepts: Versatility

Each game of Lord of the Rings involves an element of randomness. Between the player decks and encounter deck, no two games will ever play exactly the same. An important aspect of deck-building is to try and reduce this randomness … Continue reading

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