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Deckbuilding Challenge – Unrestricted Escape

Well, it has been a while since I last did a deckbuilding challenge, but I have a pretty interesting one here which I’ve been sitting on for a while, among other reasons because it required me to use hero Quickbeam … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – N32: Nightmare Blood of Gondor

Ah, Blood of Gondor. My least favourite quest in the Against the Shadow cycle by a wide margin. Its primary mechanic, hidden cards, tends to turn the levels of randomly getting screwed by the shuffle of the encounter deck to … Continue reading

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News Thoughts – Fire in the Night (mostly)

As you know, I don’t generally write blog posts about the news in the game, certainly not about individual pieces of news. It’s not a hard and fast rule, just a matter of what really catches my interest and prompts … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – N31: Nightmare Assault on Osgiliath

Assault on Osgiliath was one of my favourite quests from the Against the Shadow cycle. The mechanic of taking control of locations mixes things up enough to be interesting but mostly the quest just stands on the solid basic game … Continue reading

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Design Debates: Battle/Siege

Talking recently about the Battle and Siege keywords I had a sudden thought on how they might have been done somewhat differently. I considered just throwing the idea out on Twitter, Facebook and Discord and see what other people thought, … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – N30: Nightmare Encounter at Amon Din

Encounter at Amon Din is somewhat infamous for its incredibly drastic shift from standard difficulty into Nightmare mode. The original quest, while it can have some unpleasant twists under certain circumstances, is one of the easiest quests in the game. … Continue reading

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Design Debates: Keywords

Throughout the life of this game the designers have done quite a few interesting things with the mechanics of the quests. Some of these innovations have been repeated in subsequent quests while others have never been seen again. Both categories, … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – N29: Nightmare The Druadan Forest

The Druadan Forest in standard difficulty is a quest which I and a lot of people have rather mixed feelings about given the presence of some very swingy effects, among them the potential for frankly ridiculous amounts of Archery damage. … Continue reading

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Deck: Willpower is Overrated

This deck is based on a bit of a gimmick idea, but one I found irresistible as soon as it occurred to me. It has taken me a while to actually get round to building it, but as soon as … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – N28: Nightmare The Steward’s Fear

The Steward’s Fear is a favourite quest for a lot of people for it’s interesting mechanics and good replay value. I’ve always been a fan of it for those reasons, but when in the past I’ve tried to carry that … Continue reading

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