Tag Archives: Elrond

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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Deck: Counsels of the Wise

As a fan of unique deck designs, the Noldor archetype is particularly appealing. The Erestor hero is probably the most iconic as a foundational piece for Noldor decks as three extra cards at the start of every turn is so … Continue reading

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Decks: The House of Elrond

Of all the characters in Tolkien’s legendarium, Elrond is one of the most fascinating. The half-elven descendant of Beren and Lúthien, Elrond and his brother Elros were given a very unique choice. After the War of Wrath and the destruction of Beleriand, the … Continue reading

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Deck: The White Council

The most recent spoiler of the Ring-maker cycle is for the fifth Adventure Pack: Celebrimbor’s Secret. For those not familiar with the deeper history behind Tolkien’s works, Celebrimbor was a very important Noldor craftsman. It was from Annatar (as Sauron was then … Continue reading

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Deck: Magali Tribute

Inspired by the interview with artist Magali Villeneuve in the latest episode of Cardboard of the Rings, I have decided to build a deck consisting solely of cards which feature her art. When I first sat down to create this … Continue reading

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Poll Results: Favorite Deck Archetype

The poll for favorite deck archetype is closed and the votes have been tallied. With 110 total votes, this poll gives us a pretty good idea of the overall popularity of the various archetypes among readers. With a large card … Continue reading

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Deck: Masters of the Forest

“Yes, they are elves,” Legolas said. “and they say that you breathe so loud they could shoot you in the dark.” Sam hastily covered his mouth. The latest hero in the Against the Shadow cycle, Mirlonde, has an interesting ability … Continue reading

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