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July 21, 2017

Race Across Harad: Allies, Attachments, and Events Review

Greetings, faithful readers! I did not in fact get lost in the deserts of Harad, no matter what lies those evil minions of Mordor might be spreading. Instead, the less fanciful realities of the world have kept me far too busy of late. Still, I return triumphantly from the desert to finish the player cards […]

February 24, 2017

Campaign Mode: The Passage of the Marshes (Part 1)

After defeating the armies of the treacherous wizard Saruman at Helm’s Deep, our intrepid heroes, led by Aragorn and Gandalf, struck back at Isengard itself. Saruman used every last bit of his wizardry in a final, desperate attempt to claw out some kind of victory, but was ultimately forced to retreat inside his fortress. Now, […]

January 25, 2017

The City of Corsairs: Allies, Attachments, and Events Review

It’s time for another lightning round review, as I tear through the rest of the player cards of the City of Corsairs pack. As was true last time, I’ve restricted myself to a maximum of four sentences per card. Which cards will pass muster and which are better left on the streets of Umbar? Read […]

January 3, 2017

Arts of the Enemy: Part 1 (Gaining A Foothold)

During the Council of Elrond, it was the lord of Rivendell himself that warned against examining too closely the ways of darkness. After Gandalf related the fall of Saruman, Elrond cautioned: It is perilous to study too deeply the arts of the Enemy, for good or for ill. Such advice is wise when facing down a […]

September 20, 2016

The Drowned Ruins: Hero Review

The release of The Drowned Ruins means that we are now more than halfway through the Dream-chaser cycle. On the one hand, I am deeply excited to see the conclusion of what has been the best cycle yet. On the other hand, it is somewhat bittersweet to see such a highly anticipated cycle move towards […]

August 16, 2016

Quests Revisited: The Long Dark

  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 […]

June 30, 2016

Quests Revisited: The Watcher in the Water

  Thomas N. returns with the next installment of his Quests Revisited series. Enjoy! -Ian Arwen safely made it to Imladris after journeying over Caradhras and along the Road to Rivendell. Now that she is back, Elrond sends our heroes back to Moria to investigate what killed Balin and company. But first, they must pass […]

June 15, 2016

Quests Revisited: Road to Rivendell

  Thomas N. returns with the next installment of his Quests Revisited series. Enjoy! -Ian When we last left our company, Arwen successfully passed Caradhras and evaded multiple snowstorms. Now, her twin brothers join her on the final leg of the Road to Rivendell. Will the company successfully complete the journey? Find out below!

April 28, 2016

The Grey Havens: Attachments Review

It’s time to stay the course and continue the review of the Grey Havens deluxe expansion player cards. The allies of The Grey Havens are primarily meant as support for the Noldor trait (although some have applications outside of that deck type). Moving onto attachments, this is generally the most powerful, pound-for-pound card type (excluding heroes, […]

March 29, 2016

Quests Revisited: The Redhorn Gate

Enjoy the continuation of Thomas N.’s “Quests Revisited” series, as he begins the Dwarrowdelf cycle! -Ian Hello again Tales from the Cards community! I’m continuing my adventures progressing through quests using a restricted card pool in order to give strategy and suggestions. Last time I polished off Khazad-Dum, which leads me to the start of […]