Tag Archives: The Lord of the Rings

Discussion: The Downfall of Númenor – Part 1

But for all this Death did not depart from the land, rather it came sooner and more often, and in many dreadful guises… now madness and sickness assailed them… And men took weapons and slew one another for little cause; … Continue reading

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News: Con of the Rings

Certain ideas a so splendid that you can’t help but wonder why they didn’t happen sooner. Four fine members of the community, known collectively as the Free Men of the North (Fishbaugh, Loophole, McDog3, and PeaceAndThought) have taken it upon … Continue reading

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Deck: ¡Las Chingonas!

I am not a society person. The societies to which I have been exposed seemed to me largely machines for the suppression of women. Society is very important in Mexico. Where women do not even have the vote. – All … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Cards by Potawo

With the overwhelmingly positive feedback I’ve received on my alternate art cards, it’s exciting to see that I’m not the only one who enjoys different artistic interpretations. Which makes it all the more pleasant to discover that a reader has … Continue reading

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History: Big as a House

Here I am! As you all probably know by now: I arrive precisely when I mean to. Some of you already now me as GandalfDK from the Deck Spotlights on COTR.com or from the COTR Discord server. After several journeys … Continue reading

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Play Report: The Model UN Embargoes Captain Sahír

With the holidays approaching, I finally had a moment to play my first solo game in ages. The Model UN absolutely crushed Captain Sahír and his henchmen at the City of Corsairs. His piracy days are over after any army of … Continue reading

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Bear Draft: The v3 Signature Squads

One of most interesting aspects of deck-building in the Conquest LCG is the signature squads. When making a deck, the first decision is which Warlord to use. Warlords are somewhat like heroes in Lord of the Rings LCG. They begin in play, and … Continue reading

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Poll Results: Favorite Archetype as of 2015

At times, the meta-game can seem as fickle as a springtime thundershower. Just as one archetype disappears, two new ones appear in a bolt of lightning. Other archetypes change drastically, thanks to new cards which bring new-found strategies. It’s finally time … Continue reading

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Deck: The Grudge

Power is fickle. Men think to themselves, and indeed proclaim to others, that they “possess” it. As though power is some physical thing, with heft and dimension, a good which can be ferried to and fro. At best, this belief … Continue reading

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Deck: Counsels of the Wise

As a fan of unique deck designs, the Noldor archetype is particularly appealing. The Erestor hero is probably the most iconic as a foundational piece for Noldor decks as three extra cards at the start of every turn is so … Continue reading

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