Tag Archives: Mono-Sphere

Metagame: The Core of the Problem

The announcement of the repacked Core Set was greeted by the community with much fanfare. The excitement is understandable, especially when some players thought that the hiatus of official content amounted to a death sentence. Caleb has confirmed that the … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Wilderland Wildlife Sanctuary

Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird! No hungry generations tread thee down;The voice I hear this passing night was heardIn ancient days by emperor and clown:Perhaps the self-same song that found a pathThrough the sad heart of Ruth, … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Nouveau Hunters

Art Nouveau was a style of art, architecture, and crafts which came into prominence in the late 19th century. Even today, more than a century later, Alphonse Mucha is associated with the Art Nouveau. Unlike many artists from earlier movements, … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Starlight on the Western Seas

O Elbereth! Gilthoniel! We still remember, we who dwell In this far land beneath the trees. Thy starlight on the Western Seas. – The Fellowship of the Ring The Eldar bring a sense of mystery to Tolkien’s legendarium. They represent … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Seven Stars and Seven Stones

Even as Pippin gazed in wonder the walls passed from looming grey to white, blushing faintly in the dawn; and suddenly the sun climbed over the eastern shadow and sent forth a shaft that smote the face of the City. … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Zero is not Nothing

As much as I enjoy making mono-sphere decks, there is always the temptation to go the other direction and include three or even all four spheres in a deck. There are so many good cards spread across spheres that it … Continue reading

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Deck: Brave Explorers

As I play more three and four player games, locations are quickly becoming a thorn in my furry side. Nothing is more frustrating that having all of your soldiers lined up and ready for battle, only to lose to location-lock. With … Continue reading

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Deck: Warriors of the White Tower

As much as I wanted Theoden to be the answer for Mono-Tactics decks to be viable solo, his ability is just too limited to make a difference. The reality is, for all but the most battle-heavy scenarios, Mono-Tactics still works … Continue reading

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Deck: The Spirit of Gondor

As the card pool expands, designing decks around a specific faction becomes a more realistic option. While many see the new spirit hero from Gondor as a disappointment, Caldara has decent stats, and her ability can be used effectively in … Continue reading

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Deck: Faramir and the Rangers of Ithilien

Since the release of Assault on Osgiliath, I have wanted to design a deck around Faramir. The captain of the rangers of Ithilien has always been one of my favorite characters and I was hoping to unleash this long-awaited hero’s potential. … Continue reading

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