So, I'm still a little bit behind the curve with experimental deckbuilding. Grant Thomson of Card Talk asked me to build a three-player fellowship, with the basic idea of using some of the recently explored Wilderland traits - Beornings and Woodmen, along with the newly revitalized Silvan trait. Now, we've already recorded 2 videos, and … Continue reading Experimental Deckbuilding – Ties of Blood and Friendship
Welcome back to the blog, everybody. Things have been crazy around here for the past few months. The US government finally opened back up again, which means that my job is now racing to deal with 30-some-odd days of backed up work. And that means overtime hours in copious quantities. While that is nice for … Continue reading Deck Testing – Friendship of Saruman
In one of our last installments, we put together an Isengard-themed deck that was focused around the Orthanc Guard, trying to build a deck where that normally-maligned card (and with good reason) could actually shine. It was a really fun project, and ended up being a hybrid Rohan/Isengard deck with a really interesting theme, hinting … Continue reading Experimental Deckbuilding – Lord of a Fell People
The grizzled old man sighed as Eleanor and her companions finished relaying their tale. "Aye," he said. "Grimbeorn has had news of a Trollkin on the Carrock. He stormed off in a rage not three days past to put an end to its mischief. But if what you say is true, then there may be … Continue reading Agents of the White Council – Conflict at the Carrock
Alright - it's that time of year again, everyone. The time where I look at the past year, evaluate my progress, and make goals for the upcoming year. Despite a number of setbacks, this blog has become a remarkably stable and consistent feature of my life. (I know it might not seem stable and consistent … Continue reading Reflecting on the Past; Meditating on the Future
With our Dunedain decks all ready for testing (even if the published link doesn't represent the current version - for that, see the end of this article), it's time to ask ourselves the important questions about these decks. What are the potential weak points? The first and most obvious issue is shadow effects. The combat … Continue reading Experimental Deckbuilding – Scions of Arnor Testing Report
So, technically this series is still doing detailed deck testing for the Scions of Arnor fellowship, but I've had some deckbuilding ideas that were exciting enough that I had to explore them anyways. Most of these deck ideas are based around cards that hardly ever get used, and today's is no different. Let's talk about … Continue reading Experimental Deckbuilding – To Isengard!