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Design Debates: Debatable Traits

This is going to be a bit of an oddity as far as my Design Debates series goes – usually I’m doing a general analysis of an aspect of the game before shifting the focus over to more specific examples … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – N27: Nightmare Siege of Cair Andros

Heirs of Numenor is once again rounded out by Siege of Cair Andros, but of course this time in Nightmare mode. This quest I feel is a great example of the other aspect of the improved Nightmare design from this … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – N26: Nightmare Into Ithilien

While I highlighted the improvement of Nightmare decks beginning at Peril in Pelargir, Into Ithilien is the quest which really cemented that feeling for me; since in general they took a very difficult and sometimes unfair quest and transformed it … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – N25: Nightmare Peril in Pelargir

With the Hobbit sagas done, my journey through the Nightmare quests comes to Heirs of Numenor and the Against the Shadow cycle. In my opinion this point marks a definite improvement in the Nightmare design. It was at this point … Continue reading

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Deck – Galdor’s Fall

As you may recall, some time ago I built a couple of decks based on the principle of using The Fall of Gil-Galad to turn a three hero deck into a two hero Secrecy deck after receiving some sort of … Continue reading

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Archetype Analysis: Dunedain

The next archetype I want to take a look at for Archetype Analysis is the Dunedain archetype as developed in the Angmar Awakened cycle. In story terms I’ve always liked the Dunedain, so as soon as they started getting developed … Continue reading

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Design Debates – Other Scaling

In the last Design Debates I got rather negative about many of the ways encounter cards scale up to be more punishing at higher player-counts than lower ones. However I also acknowledged that there was a valid argument there that … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – Nightmare Hobbit Wrap-Up

Alright, I’m done with the Nightmare versions of the Hobbit Saga quests. It’s been an… interesting journey through. Where in the Dwarrowdelf cycle I was mostly indifferent to the quests, in the Hobbit Saga I actively disliked half of them … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – N24: Nightmare Battle of Five Armies

Almost done with The Hobbit Nightmares. Battle of Five Armies is a quest a lot of people like a lot, but personally I’m not that big a fan, and my feelings become more negative in the transition to the Nightmare … Continue reading

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Deck: Last and Proudest

A little while back I came to the realisation that I had yet to build a deck with actual physical cards that made use of Tactics Imrahil, which I definitely wanted to rectify since he’s an incredibly fun hero to … Continue reading

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