Tag Archives: Ents

Deck: The Second Coming

The Second Coming Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Wandering in Search of the Entwives

ENT: When Spring unfolds the beechen leaf, and sap is in the bough; When light is on the wild-wood stream, and wind is on the brow; When stride is long, and breath is deep, and keen the mountain-air, Come back … Continue reading

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Deck: Shire Yard Sale

While the new power cards from the Dale archetype were joining the party, amid much fanfare, a group of less-heralded cards were slinking around the back of the house, to smoke pipes and specifically avoid their more gregarious companions. Silvan, … Continue reading

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Play Report: The Battle of the Pelennor Fields was a Massacre

I was fortunate enough to join the guys from Cardboard of the Rings on Twitch for an epic game of The Battle of the Pelennor Fields. I brought one of my favorite support decks which features Beorn, Bifur and Mablung. This … Continue reading

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Poll Results: Favorite Archetype as of 2015

At times, the meta-game can seem as fickle as a springtime thundershower. Just as one archetype disappears, two new ones appear in a bolt of lightning. Other archetypes change drastically, thanks to new cards which bring new-found strategies. It’s finally time … Continue reading

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Deck: The Bear’s Revenge

For obvious reasons, Beorn is my absolute favorite hero. Unfortunately the metagame seems to have moved away from him of late. Whereas older quests had more 2 and 3-attack enemies, it has become all too common to see 3, 4 and … Continue reading

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Bear Draft: Gen Con 2015 Deck Lists

As promised, here are the deck lists from the 8 player Bear Draft that I ran at Gen Con this year. Unfortunately, I was not able to get each player’s name when I was collecting their decks at the end … 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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Deck: A Walk with Fangorn

Lately, we have been seeing quite a few marquee heroes with well-rounded stats. These do-everything characters can form the potent core of a deck’s strategy, but they rely heavily on readying effects. Some heroes have built-in readying effects, but with the … Continue reading

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