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A Tribute to the First Age of Cardboard of the Rings

This post isn’t really about the game, rather it’s about the community of the game since a significant change is occurring therein. If you haven’t been paying attention to the news emanating from Cardboard of the Rings, the big occurrence … Continue reading

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The Questions of Deck Testing

I talk a fair bit about testing my decks, and indeed deck testing accounts for a significant proportion of my time playing this game, but I’ve never before really detailed how I test decks, which it strikes me as a … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – N17: Nightmare Foundations of Stone

Well here we are at Foundations of Stone. This was my favourite quest from the Dwarrowdelf cycle originally so naturally I’m very pleased to have come to it in Nightmare. This was always a quest with a bunch of interesting … Continue reading

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Deck: Paths Little Known and Seldom Trodden

The ability to cancel threat in the staging area has been an interesting province of the Lore sphere ever since the Core Set. Back then it often tended to be Lore’s primary contribution to questing. The selection of cards able … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – N16: Nightmare The Long Dark

The Long Dark is a quest I was pretty negative about in standard mode, being as it is based around a mechanic I felt was rather poorly implemented. So it should come as no real surprise that the Nightmare version … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – N15: Nightmare Watcher in the Water

Watcher in the Water is an odd quest for me. The first several times I played it I didn’t use the most effective strategy for it, that being scrying. I have since tried using scrying against the quest and now … Continue reading

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What Might Have Been: Escape from Dol Guldur

This is an idea for an article series which I’ve been toying with for a while. I’ve talked a fair amount on this blog about how I don’t like the design of certain quests for a variety of reasons, and … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – N14: Nightmare Road to Rivendell

Road to Rivendell is a quest I have an interesting relationship with. Actually that’s a lie, I don’t have much of a relationship with Road to Rivendell to speak of, but the reasons for that are kind of interesting. As … Continue reading

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Design Debates: Encounter-based Deckbuilding Encouragement

I’ve had this particular Design Debates post in mind for quite a while, and one of the biggest obstacles to me actually writing it was just that I couldn’t come up with a good summation of the subject for the … Continue reading

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The Line Unbroken – N13: Nightmare The Redhorn Gate

While this is definitely going a bit out of sequence, I’m continuing through the Nightmare Dwarrowdelf before going back to the Nightmare Hobbit Saga quests. My card pool for Nightmare Dwarrowdelf will be everything up to Trouble in Tharbad. The … Continue reading

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