Tag Archives: Theme

News: A Long-extended Party – Mustering of the Rohirrim Spoilers

For the most part, my involvement in A Long-extended Party has been as a player. I’ve admired the excellent quest and player card designs from a distance, with only minor input or feedback here and there. When plans became known … Continue reading

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Poll Results: Most Anticipated Starter Deck

Depending on your location, the Started Decks have been available since March or April. At this point, most players interested in these four decks have probably had a chance to try one or more of them. Each deck focused on … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Eagle Storm

A sense of adventure and a desire to explore the world is at the heart of Tolkien’s writing. Trying to deconstruct our hobbies is a tricky business, but I have no doubt that my love of travel was in some … Continue reading

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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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Deck: The Second Coming

The Second Coming Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of … 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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Bear Market: Tier 2 Favorites

As a Living Card Game grows, the best cards become apparent. The cream, as they say, rises to the top. While this game is technically in some kind of torpor, the same principles apply. A quick perusal of the most … 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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Custom Cards: Filling in the Gaps

One of the biggest challenges with making thematic decks is that some characters are only available in hero form. Even with the new Bond of Friendship contract, there are four hero spots in your deck. This makes it almost impossible … Continue reading

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Alternate Art: Nightmare in the Fog

Last month, I had the privilege to write a quest review for Nightmare Conflict at the Carrock over on the Vision of Palantir. It had been a few since I played that quest, and as part of researching the article … Continue reading

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