Experimental Deckbuilding – Ties of Blood and Friendship

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

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Deck Testing – Friendship of Saruman

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

Experimental Deckbuilding – Lord of a Fell People

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

Experimental Deckbuilding – Scions of Arnor Testing Report

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