Tag Archives: Rohan

Bear Market: Starter Deck Support

Thanks to an intrepid player in Australia, we finally have the full lists for the four Starter Decks. The cards from Defenders of Gondor, Dwarves of Durin, Elves of Lórien, and Riders of Rohan have also been added to Hall … Continue reading

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Bear Market: Children of Eorl

Each release brings changes to the meta-game. Existing archetypes are strengthened, entirely new strategies emerge, and many of the cards in the pool must be reevaluated. A living card games is “living” in multiple senses. The relative strength of a … Continue reading

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Bear Draft v6

The original plan was to design a new version of the Bear Draft for Con of the Rings 2020. The pandemic had other ideas, so here we are in May of 2021 and I’ve finally finished updating the draft pool. … Continue reading

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Deck: Ride to Bruin

If you thought the hosts of Mordor were terrified to see the Rohirrim charging across the Pelennor Fields, just imagine if Rohan had been joined by giant bears. Without a doubt, this is one of the least thematic decks I’ve … Continue reading

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Custom Cards: A Little Help from our Friends

Readers enjoyed my last round of custom cards, so I’ve decided to design a few more. I’m continuing where I left off, designing allies cards for characters who are (mostly) featured as heroes. Unique allies fill an important role in … Continue reading

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News: A Long-extended Party – Worthy of Remembrance

With a community as active and passionate as ours, it should come as no surprise that there would be a concerted effort to continue the game after the official releases end. I’m fortunate enough to have played a minor role … Continue reading

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Play Report: Fastred Outwits the Black Serpent

At last week’s Austin LotR group I had a chance to test out a multiplayer version of a Fastred deck. The deck was based on this design by Seastan, and I wanted to see if it was possible to adapt … 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: The Might of Rohan

An interesting dilemma for any game series that is based on a book is what to do when you run out of source material. Fortunately, the world of Middle-earth is vast and the nature of this game is open-ended, so it … Continue reading

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