While the writeup for Escape from Dol Guldur is still a work-in-progress, I've already done some long thinking about the next quest in the cycle. The Hunt for Gollum represents another narrative gap in the story here - such things will become much, much less common as the designer-provided storylines become tighter and more interwoven, … Continue reading The Hunt for Gollum – Quest Analysis
Hello everybody! It's been a while since I've posted. Life has been hectic, and my new job has included a lot of overtime, so even what time I did have available has multiple priorities fighting for attention. And, as it happens, the blog took a back burner to more important matters. But things are calmed … Continue reading Rebirth!
The rising sun shed a rosy light across the slowly rolling river. The sparkling mists should have been breathtaking in the crisp dawn air. But for Eleanor, the birth of a new day held no joy. Legolas' scouts had reported that several bands of Orcs scattered by the storm and the battle were regrouping, and … Continue reading Agents of the White Council – Interlude
The expedition to rescue Lanwyn from the dungeons of the Necromancer proceeds apace. I've had a great deal of success with the test runs, and I'm quite happy with these deck's performance. I think that having Galadriel be the captured hero is the ideal situation - the loss of the card draw and threat reduction … Continue reading Shadows of Mirkwood
For Eleanor, the wide fields and vales of the Anduin valley seemed almost a paradise after the shadows of the dark forest. The sight of the open sky lifted everyone's spirits, and the bright sun appeared to banish the dark memories that had haunted the party after their narrow escape from the spider-demon. Some of … Continue reading Agents of the White Council – Journey Along the Anduin
In our last installment, we took a look at both the questing and the narrative challenges posed by the next quest up on our slate - Escape from Dol Guldur. Today, let's put together a set of narrative decks to take against it. The first order of business is taking a look at the story … Continue reading Escape from Dol Guldur – Deckbuilding
So, Journey Along the Anduin was a rousing success. The video of the run is posted here, and you should watch this space for an upcoming write-up in the next few days. Unfortunately, the play was marred by a small mistake right towards the end - I engaged and killed 2 Misty Mountain Goblins, but … Continue reading Meditations on Dol Guldur