Tag Archives: Gimli

Deck Spotlight: Bear Draft at Con of the Rings 2021

I had a great time at Con of the Rings 2021. Seeing old friends and making new ones is always a highlight. Whenever I can, I like to run the latest version of my Bear Draft. This year it was … Continue reading

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Custom Cards: Filling in the Gaps

One of the biggest challenges with making thematic decks is that some characters are only available in hero form. Even with the new Bond of Friendship contract, there are four hero spots in your deck. This makes it almost impossible … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: The Three Hunters Aggro v2

Sands of Harad was not exactly my favorite deluxe expansion, when it was first released. The versions of Gimli and Legolas had obvious synergy, but their effects seemed a bit underwhelming. Spirit Legolas, in particular, was in an uphill battle … Continue reading

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Play Report: Three Hunters Aggro Braves the Desert Crossing

I had the chance to try out my Aggressive version of the The Hunters Deck tonight and was able to survive Desert Crossing before my heroes were burnt alive. Roheryn was invaluable for this quest. Not only did he provide the … 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: 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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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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Deck: The Field of Cormallen

As if to his eyes some sudden vision had been given, Gandalf stirred; and he turned, looking back north where the skies were pale and clear. Then he lifted up his hands and cried in a loud voice ringing above … Continue reading

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Decks: Battle of the Pelennor Fields

These are more thematic than powerful, but they should work well together. The primary goal was just to use the new Heirs of Numenor cards, along with some older, more over-looked cards to make two theme-rich Gondor/Rohan decks to represent … Continue reading

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Deck: Secrets of Erebor

Ever since they spoiled the new Pippin hero in the upcoming Encounter at Amon Dîn adventure pack, I’ve been thinking about how to make an effective secrecy deck. After they printed all of the secrecy cards in Dwarrowdelf, I dabbled in … Continue reading

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