Tag Archives: Deck Building

Escape from the Dungeons of Cirith Gurat

After what seemed like an eternity, The Dungeons of Cirith Gurat was released today! We had a chance to play a four player game at our local Austin Lord of the Rings group. After an initial attempt that went quickly … Continue reading

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Community Deck Spotlight: Defenders of Annuminas

I want to thank my Grey Company compatriot Ian, over at Tales from Cards, for developing this segment. When it comes to community, the variety of voices adds to the value of the conversation. So I am shamelessly stealing his idea. RingsDB has taken the … Continue reading

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Metagame: Part 6 – A Unique Challenge

There are several core mechanics which all of Fantasy Flight’s Living Card Games share. In a sense, these fundamental aspects are what defines all of the disparate games as LCGs. The concept of unique cards is one such rule, and it is … Continue reading

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Deck: Rally the Troops

In a sense, new heroes represent a puzzle to be solved. Heroes form such an important part of a deck’s design, but it is not always immediately obvious how a new hero will best integrate with the existing cards, to … Continue reading

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Beorn’s Path 16 – Flight from Moria

We continue Beorn’s Path with the third and final quest of the Khazad-dûm deluxe expansion: Flight from Moria. Dain leads the courageous Longbeards out the treacherous mines and into the relative safety of the Dimrill Dale. The technical issues from … Continue reading

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Deck: Refuge at Henneth Annûn

The work put before Faramir and his rangers of Ithilien was nigh impossible. Tasked with holding off the onslaught of the Dark Lord’s forces from Mordor into Osgiliath, they were sorely undermanned. The still proud people of Gondor lay directly in … Continue reading

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Deck: Digging Too Deep

As we eagerly await the release of The Voice of Isengard, now is a good time for a bit of a diversion. Whether they were designed for thematic realism, brutal efficiency, or were some hybrid of the two, most of … Continue reading

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