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Temple of the Deceived: Attachments Review

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Just as was true with the last Adventure Pack, Temple of the Deceived only contains two attachments. Yet one of them just so happens to be potentially one of the best cards in the entire cycle. With that little tidbit to wet your whistle, there’s very little choice other than to keep on reading!

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Temple of the Deceived: Allies Review

 

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Glowwyrm returns with his review of the allies of Temple of the Deceived! – Ian

Greetings, readers!  Glowwyrm here to look at the allies from the Temple of the Deceived adventure pack.  When this cycle was announced, the designers promised a focus on unique and powerful allies.  They have certainly delivered so far, and each of the packs in this cycle have had four allies in them!  For my sake, and for yours, instead of this review being marathon, we’ll sprint through each with a game of The Good, The Bad, and The Glowwyrm.  Which ally will fare the best as we run them through this reviewing gauntlet?  Read on to find out!

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Temple of the Deceived: Hero Review

 

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It’s no secret that I’ve been a huge fan and supporter of the current cycle. Temple of the Deceived has taken this excitement to a whole new level and instantly become one of my favorite scenarios of all time. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this quest because of the map mechanic and it turns out to be as engaging in practice as it seemed in theory, completely transforming the way locations work and feel. Although this isn’t the most difficult quest around, that consideration takes a firm backseat to the fact that this quest is just plain fun to play with a wide variety of decks. Speaking of decks, this pack brings a brand new hero to the table, one that has singlehandedly brought attention and support to a new type of deck. Read on to find out more about Elfhelm!

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Quests Revisited: The Long Dark

 

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Thomas N. returns with the next installment of his Quests Revisited series. Enjoy! -Ian

‘How long is that going to take us?’ asked Frodo.

‘I cannot say,’ answered Gandalf. ‘It depends on many chances. But going straight, without mishap or losing our way, we shall take three or four marches, I expect.’

-Journey in the Dark, The Fellowship of the Ring

Our heroes survived the Watcher and must journey through the long dark of Moria. Luckily, Háma and Dain Ironfoot lead the way through the Dwarrowdelf, carrying a torch to light the way. As Gandalf tells Frodo upon entering Moria, if they do not lose their way, the journey will take three or four marches.
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The Thing in the Depths: Events Review

 

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Gen Con has come and gone, which means I can get back to Tales and catching up with card reviews. Here’s Glowwyrm’s take on the events of The Thing in the Depths! -Ian

Lately, I’ve been trying to avoid spoilers, so that when I open a new pack I get the wow factor of seeing the new cards for the first time.  The events in The Thing in the Depths provoked two strong reactions from me: a whoooooooooo that’s a good card, and a hahahahaha that’s hilarious.  If you’re familiar with the pack, it’s probably not hard to guess which is which.  They’re two fun events to think about, and one became an instant staple.  Read on to find out which is which!

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The Thing in the Depths: Attachments Review

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There are only two attachments in The Thing in the Depths AP, but there’s plenty to talk about here as one has received a fairly warm reception while the other has been met with a mixture of declarations of coaster-hood and puzzled looks of painful confusion. Is Raiment of War good enough to warrant practicing your best pronunciation of “raiment”? Is Guarded Ceaselessly so terrible that it should be attached to your trash can, gaining the garbage trait as it does so? Read on to find out!

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Community Deck Spotlight: Now It’s Time For…Deorwine?

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Art by Jian Guo

RingsDB has been an amazing addition to the community, allowing for the painless sharing and building of decks. People have flocked to it quickly and it has grown into a robust repository of decks for the game. The one downside is that sometimes interesting and valuable decks slip through the cracks, and community members with an existing reputation or platform have a natural leg up in getting their decks noticed. To combat that tendency a bit, as well as to encourage myself to look through the decks on RingsDB a bit more, I am going to periodically do a Community Deck Spotlight, where I pick out one deck to briefly highlight. Since the idea is to bring attention to those decks that might otherwise be missed, there are a few things to keep in mind: Read more…

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