Tag Archives: Tactics

Alternate Art: Bear Jamboree

I’ve been tinkering with various means for unlocking the fierce potential of Grimbeorn the Old, and this decks represents my current thinking. There are undoubtedly decks which focus more directly on Grimbeorn, but I also wanted to create something thematic. … Continue reading

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A Vacation, with Spider Ceviche

After what seemed like an interminable wait, I finally got my massive paws on Beneath the Sands – the latest AP from the Haradrim cycle. A warning for anyone with arachnophobia, this quest features more spiders than you can shake a … Continue reading

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Poll Results: Favorite Attacking Hero

My apologies, dear readers. I have been busy lately with testing out a draft format for the Grey Company listener event at Gen Con 2015. Most recently, Derek and Matthew visited for the first of what will hopefully be an … Continue reading

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Deck: Champion of Gondor

There has been some talk on the forums lately about the need to include Spirit in every deck. While I agree that quests increasingly are including “must-cancel” treacheries, I do enjoy building decks that defy the trends. This deck does … Continue reading

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Metagame: Part 4 – Core Set Supplements

One of the biggest challenges to introducing new players to this game is the Core Set. This statement might at first seem controversial, but anyone who has played this game this for long will begin to notice certain flaws in … Continue reading

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Deck: Ride Them Down!

Ever since Hammer-stroke was released, I’ve been wanting to create a deck that makes use of such a unique and powerful effect. Now that The Voice of Isengard has given us such a majestic mount, we have what we need … Continue reading

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Narrow Escape from the Fords of Isen

I was at 48 threat, Brand was killed, and Beorn and Sam were each one hit point from death, but I was able to survive the Fords of Isen. The MVP of the game was a 7 attack 7 defense … 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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Beorn’s Path: Part 5 – Building a Second Core Set Deck

With our Journey Along the Anduin complete, it is now time to look ahead to making an Escape from Dol Guldur. This is seriously going to test our mettle, even with all of the cards printed after the core set, … Continue reading

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Key Concepts: Versatility

Each game of Lord of the Rings involves an element of randomness. Between the player decks and encounter deck, no two games will ever play exactly the same. An important aspect of deck-building is to try and reduce this randomness … Continue reading

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