Monthly Archives: April 2016

Breaking the Game: Power of Mordor

It is always disappointing when a quest which could be (or indeed otherwise is) an exciting challenge to face can be taken completely away from its intended experience by one or two specific approaches. It is however even more ridiculous … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – Against the Shadow Cycle Wrap-up

One more cycle down. So how have things developed through this one, and indeed the three Saga expansions which have also fitted in since the previous cycle end? I guess I’m going to have a lot to talk about here.

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Deck: We are such stuff as dreams are made on

When I was reminded that yesterday was the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, being somewhat of a fan of the Bard, I felt in the mood to do something, however small to mark the occasion. Thus, a Shakespeare-themed … Continue reading

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Design Debates – ‘Printed’

Since The Line Unbroken has just reached the end of the Against the Shadow cycle, this seems an appropriate moment to discuss the concept of “printed”. As in “printed [sphere] icon,” primarily, though there’s at least one other application and … Continue reading

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Deck: Middle Earth Signal Corps

This latest came from a combination of two factors, an existing deck and a desire to use an unpopular option. Combining the two didn’t work out quite as I initially envisioned, the original concept is a difficult one to reliably … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – G3: Stone of Erech

And here’s another GenCon quest in the form of Stone of Erech. Like Battle of Lake-Town, Stone of Erech is very challenging and defies expectations people would normally have about how the game plays out – in rather different ways … Continue reading

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Boons and Burdens – Campaign Strategy

The boon and burden cards are the primary thing which distinguish playing the LotR saga quests in campaign mode versus just playing them regularly. Which boons and burdens you take can affect your strategy and deckbuilding for all the quests … Continue reading

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