Tag Archives: Denethor

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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Poll Results: Favorite New Hero

It’s well past time that we tally the results of our last poll and see which new hero players like best. I should note that Spirit Beregond and was spoiled after this poll was started, so the only vote for … Continue reading

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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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The Grudge

Power is fickle. Men think to themselves, and indeed proclaim to others, that they “possess” it. As though power is some physical thing, with heft and dimension, a good which can be ferried to and fro. At best, this belief … Continue reading

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Custom Cards: Alternate Art Core Set Heroes

Beyond the rich theme and deep strategy, another thing that really makes The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game stand out is the fantastic art. It is a shame that the standard card size reduces many of these masterpieces … Continue reading

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Decks: GenCon 2013

Before packing up my mead and honey-cakes and heading off on a trip to the far-away land of Indianapolis, I need to build a couple of decks for GenCon 2013. If the Stone of Erech event held by FFG is … Continue reading

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Deck: Isildur’s Heir

Every since I first saw the Ring of Barahir, I have been convinced there is the potential for a new deck archetype designed around Aragorn and his powerful Artifacts. In my Flight to the Ford deck, I experimented with the … Continue reading

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Deck: The Power of the Palantir

Just yesterday, Fantasy Flight put up a spoiler for Assault on Osgiliath, the fourth chapter pack in the upcoming Against the Shadow cycle. The one player card they highlighted happens to be one of my favorite pieces of Tolkien lore. The … Continue reading

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Deck: Lore Mastery

Of all of the player cards introduced in the Heirs of Númenor deluxe expansion, Master of Lore is one of the most intriguing. With the exception of Love of Tales, which is too situational in all but the most dedicated decks, … Continue reading

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