Tag Archives: Metagame

Poll Results: Where Should the Game Go?

The announcement of a digital variant of the game came as a fascinating surprise. It’s not often that my day job as a programming bear is directly relevant to the game, but I have many years of experience with complex … Continue reading

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Metagame: Part 6 – A Unique Challenge

There are several core mechanics which all of Fantasy Flight’s Living Card Games share. In a sense, these fundamental aspects are what defines all of the disparate games as LCGs. The concept of unique cards is one such rule, and it is … Continue reading

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Bear Market: Rethinking Some Staples

The metagame shifts and wriggles, just like a salmon winding its way up-river. Some cards increase in value, enhanced by an emergent archetype, or a particular theme in new quests. Other cards, however, are diminished by one or more trends in … Continue reading

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GenCon 2015: Bear Draft

With GenCon 2015 fast approaching, I’ve been thinking a lot about having something special for The Grey Company Podcast listener event. With so many fans of the game in one place, we have a rare opportunity to try different game … Continue reading

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Poll Results: Favorite Core Set Staple

With over 500 votes, it’s time to tally the results of the latest poll. Readers were asked about their favorite staple cards from the Core Set. While many powerful cards have been released since the games inception, the Core Set … Continue reading

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Metagame: Part 5 – FAQs and an Evolving Metagame

The latest FAQ is hot off the presses, so it seems like a good time to take a step back and take stock of the meta-game. The Ring-maker cycle has just completed, and players are eagerly anticipating the release of … Continue reading

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Key Concepts: Grading

Whether it is movies, books, or college professors a simple 1 to 5 star grading system is woefully one-dimensional. The reality is that anything worth grading in the first place, is worth analyzing with a bit more nuance than five choices. With … Continue reading

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