Monthly Archives: June 2016

The Line Unbroken – 38: The Three Trials

So we come now to The Three Trials. I think I would not be alone in saying this is definitely my favourite quest of the whole Ring-maker cycle. It’s just an incredibly well put together quest – which is perhaps … Continue reading

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Deck Spring Cleaning: First Age

Back when I started doing Deck Spring Cleaning I said that it’d make more sense to save spring cleaning my folder of First Age decks until after I’d done something else on the First Age. Since I have now done … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – 37: The Dunland Trap

Returning from the First Age to the official content we come to the beginning of the Ring-Maker cycle with The Dunland Trap. Now before I actually get to talking about Dunland Trap itself, I want to talk briefly about a … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – F8: Hunting of the Wolf

Coming to the end of the First Age set, the third quest is Hunting of the Wolf, wherein we have to hunt down Carcharoth to get the Silmaril back from him (not to mention Beren’s hand which got bitten off … Continue reading

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Know Your Limits

The first message came through on my recently added contact form a couple of weeks ago, and I’m just now getting round to addressing it. This was the pertinent part of the message: “I play with the cards rather than … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – F7: Seat of Morgoth

I continue my journey through the First Age and come to The Seat of Morgoth, showing off one of the most dramatic and impressive moments Tolkien ever wrote, Beren and Luthien descending into the pits of Angband itself to take … Continue reading

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Deck: Scouts Summoning Rangers

When a new hero gets released, I tend to immediately want to build at least one deck with them. In the case of Lanwyn, as she’s a very interesting design and I have something of a fondness for Scouts, I … Continue reading

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Deck: It’s an Eagle! It’s Vingilot! No, it’s Super-Eowyn!

And here is my last foray for the moment into the superhero archetype. This one of course is actually an idea I brought up in the Archetype Analysis: Superhero post but it took me a bit longer to actually build … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – F6: Isle of Werewolves

So having painstakingly reviewed all of Ian’s custom First Age cards, I move on to the simpler task of actually playing through the three quests, following the tale of Beren and Luthien on their quest to retrieve the Silmaril. We … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken Takes a Custom Detour – First Age

As readers will no doubt have realised, I have some fairly strongly set views on the design of the game. I generally feel that the designers get it about right, but that their task is a very difficult one. Correspondingly … Continue reading

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