Tag Archives: Gandalf

A new Power is rising

He drew himself up then and began to declaim, as if he were making a speech long rehearsed. The Elder Days are gone. The Middle Days are passing. The Younger Days are beginning. The time of the Elves is over, … 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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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: For the Shire!

“Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!” Then Merry heard in all sounds of the hour the strangest. It seemed that Dernhelm laughed, and the clear voice was like the ring of steel. “But no living man … Continue reading

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To Catch an Orc (Predator)

The Grey Company was able to catch Mugash and save Middle-Earth from his Orcish predation. An early appearance by Gandalf, along with location-control and Beregond’s superior defense allowed us to win the day. Ian was not able to join us … 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: Three Kings, a Queen, and a Prince

One of the great things about The Lord of the Rings LCG is that it lets us play the game of What If?. What if Dain survived the battle of Dale at the end of the third age? What if … Continue reading

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