Monthly Archives: March 2016

Deck: The Valour of Numenor

With RingsDB being the new hotness, I find myself wanting to make a lot of deck posts, so here’s another one. So Valour was a concept which I, like a lot of people, was rather excited about. The inverse of … Continue reading

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Decks: The Wisdom and Spirit of the Istari

So the idea of building a deck around the second ally version of Gandalf, from the first Hobbit box, is certainly not a new one. Checking the properties of the OCTGN file, it seems I started trying to build one … Continue reading

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Announcing the Warden of Arnor Deckbox

In the wake of the announcement that the Rivendell Councilroom is being abandoned, I took a closer look at the recommended replacements, Love of Tales and RingsDB, and I found in RingsDB the answer to a slight niggle I’ve always … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – C3: Flight to the Ford

The Black Riders box along with Encounter at Amon Din gave us some nice and interesting stuff for the Hobbit trait, though not all of it really fits together. The EaAD stuff plays more into an idea that hobbits want … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – C2: A Knife in the Dark

With the two special event/PoD quests from 2014 out of the way we come back to the Black Riders box for Knife in the Dark. In my opinion, this quest is where campaign mode really starts to make an impact … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – C1.2/G5: Fog on the Barrow Downs

I believe The Old Forest was less popular than the previous GenCon quests, and generally drew a certain amount of flak for being something of a location-focused slog (many location-focused quests end up as slogs, sadly). Personally I felt that … Continue reading

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There Can Be Only One!

Despite the obvious connection with the title, this is not me doing another Highlander mode challenge. While that’s a challenge I may revisit in future, for the moment it’s a one and done deal. This, on the other hand, is … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – C1.1/G4: The Old Forest

Having already gone slightly out of sequence by starting my campaign before Assault on Osgiliath, I’m now taking myself notably further out of sequence by including in that campaign both The Old Forest and (next) Fog on the Barrow Downs. … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – C1: Shadow of the Past

Although in fact the release of Black Riders at GenCon came after the release of Assault on Osgiliath, I decided to do it at this point since the cycle takes something of a narrative break after Encounter at Amon Din … Continue reading

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Highlander Mode Challenge

Last Thursday someone in the CotR Discord proposed this deckbuilding challenge: “Highlander mode. 50 card decks, max 1 copy of each card by title. Try it. It’s awful.” Furthermore he said that while trying it himself he had actually lost … Continue reading

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