Tag Archives: Deck Building

Deck: Warriors of the White Tower

As much as I wanted Theoden to be the answer for Mono-Tactics decks to be viable solo, his ability is just too limited to make a difference. The reality is, for all but the most battle-heavy scenarios, Mono-Tactics still works … Continue reading

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Deck: The Spirit of Gondor

As the card pool expands, designing decks around a specific faction becomes a more realistic option. While many see the new spirit hero from Gondor as a disappointment, Caldara has decent stats, and her ability can be used effectively in … Continue reading

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Deck: Faramir and the Rangers of Ithilien

Since the release of Assault on Osgiliath, I have wanted to design a deck around Faramir. The captain of the rangers of Ithilien has always been one of my favorite characters and I was hoping to unleash this long-awaited hero’s potential. … Continue reading

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Deck: Boromir Leads the Charge!

On the most recent episode of The Grey Company podcast, our discussion about deck-building has inspired me to try something a little bit different. For most of the Against the Shadow cycle, the Gondor trait seemed to be sadly under-developed, … Continue reading

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The Grey Company Podcast – Episode 2

The Hall of Beorn is pleased to announce the release of the second episode of The Grey Company Podcast. Our intrepid party of Lord of the Rings LCG aficionados is discussing a subject of vital importance: deck building. This is … Continue reading

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Deck: Caldara’s Sacrifice

Even since I first picked up a copy of Blood of Gondor at GenCon, I have been puzzled by the Spirit hero Caldara. At first glance, her ability seems entirely counter-productive. Strategically speaking, sacrificing a hero to put at most … Continue reading

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Key Concepts: Shielding

In medieval combat, a shield is frequently worn on a warrior’s off-hand to protect what would otherwise be the weak side of their body. Your weapon can be used to parry and block many attacks, which is precisely why a … Continue reading

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