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Playing the Hobbit the traditional way with LOT...

Jul 30 2014 05:10 PM | DigitalCulture in Lord of the Rings

My experiences with Lord of the Rings LCG date nights and telling stories that are as close to the books as possible. Games are more fun when they make sense and they aren't just about the stats.

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A beginners guide to Co-Op

Mar 04 2014 07:00 AM | WasteMaLife in Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings is a deck construction game, much like the other LCGs. The big difference of course is that this game is a Co-Op and not a duelling game.

This leads many new players and even some vets to grossly misunderstand the basics of deck construction for this game that guides the creation of strong Co-Op decks. A misconception that is exacerbated by the fact that for the official solo player rules there is a completely different methodology to construct decks than there is for Co-Op.

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The Race Against the Shadow

Feb 05 2014 06:05 AM | divinityofnumber in Lord of the Rings

What? A LOTR tournament? Yes, you are reading that correctly. There is a fun and lively tournament format for the LOTR LCG, and you should give it a try! The Race Against the Shadow format provides a competitive venue for our favorite cooperative Living Card Game, The Lord of the Rings. This article provides a brief overview of the format and a tournament report for a recent Race Against the Shadow event held at the FFG Game Center in Minnesota.

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Cardboard of the Rings Episode 51!

Oct 21 2013 12:00 AM | Cardboardoftherings in Lord of the Rings

After a hiatus on CardgameDB Brandon clues in and simply posts a link! Join the guys coming off the episode 50 high as they discuss Assault on Osgiliath, take a look at the player cards from Black Riders and discuss their preference of the Saga expansions or the "main quest". Overall it is a wonderful episode and we hope you enjoy it!

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Returning the Ring

May 15 2013 05:05 PM | DigitalCulture in Lord of the Rings

I have spent several months away from the Lord of the Rings LCG and now I'm trying to get back into the groove by building a new deck to start tackling the new quests.

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Of Combos And Men 4: It's a Songspiracy

Aug 30 2012 03:00 AM | sirprim in Lord of the Rings

Following up on last weeks article, here is one way to build a fun deck around the Song of Earendil (RtR). Additionally the basic strategy is to avoid treacheries, hard-counter locations and soft-counter enemies.

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Of Combos And Men 3: All Your Threat Are Belong...

Aug 23 2012 02:00 AM | sirprim in Lord of the Rings

What time is it again? Right, time for some crazyness.
Todays combo is going to give the ultimate threat control, you will not find a better threat deal than this unless you are able to reduce each players threat to zero :P

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Forging Your Fellowship 4: Like a Hobbit - Goin...

Aug 16 2012 12:00 AM | sirprim in Lord of the Rings

What is better than killing enemies? Not even encountering any in the first place! When no treachery whatsoever shows up from the encounter deck, than how essential is A Test of Will (Core) again?

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Of Combos and Men 2: My Gloin Engine Deck

Aug 09 2012 05:00 AM | sirprim in Lord of the Rings

Alright, time to follow up last weeks article with an actual deck.
I started with one, added a second one later, but in the end I fell in love and now officially play 3 (three!) copies of Dark Knowledge (Core). They do work ;).

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Of Combos And Men 1: The Gloin Engine

Aug 01 2012 05:00 AM | sirprim in Lord of the Rings

It is almost like in martial arts: You absorb their blows and turn their force against them!

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Forging Your Fellowship 3: Like an Elf - Tendin...

Jul 19 2012 05:00 AM | sirprim in Lord of the Rings

After last weeks detour I can finally say that we are heading deeper into the realms of deckbuilding. We are no way near the 7th level yet, but getting closer nonetheless. Just as a quick recap, the current topics revolve around these three basic questions for building awesome decks:

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Tales from the Prancing Pony 1: That's the...

Jul 12 2012 05:00 AM | sirprim in Lord of the Rings

Spirit has been perceived as the most powerful sphere out there and many fellowships don't leave their homes without a little or a lot support from the blue cardpool. Now that's a good and a bad thing. Its good to have some powerful cards in your deck and Spirit offers some interesting choices, but there seem to be many people that find spirit essential to winning most quests, which is bad from a design and gameplay standpoint.

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Forging Your Fellowship 2: Like a Dwarf - Direc...

Jul 05 2012 05:00 AM | sirprim in Lord of the Rings

Hello readers, in last weeks article I talked about the different approaches, when examining the cards you want to put in your deck. The approach I choose for deckbuilding boils down (on a very condensed level) to these three basic questions: 1. How does my deck deal with locations? 2. How does my deck deal with enemies? 3. How does my deck deal with treacheries?

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Forging Your Fellowship 1: It All Depends On Yo...

Jun 25 2012 05:00 PM | sirprim in Lord of the Rings

Welcome everybody to the very first of a series of articles about The Lord of the Rings:LCG by Fantasy Flight Games. The topics I am going to talk about will vary from card discussion or combo strategies to some ramblings here and there and maybe even some other topics in the future. But in the beginning I have to lay some groundwork for future articles first and so I shall begin with deckbuilding from my point of view.

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Memoirs from a Wandering Took...

Feb 14 2012 07:00 PM | Greekguy in Lord of the Rings

"When i started playing this game my expectations were very low. As a former World Class player of the Lord of the Rings TCG from Decipher , when i heard this was a cooperative game, instantly my hopes went down. But we are humans and humans make m...

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New LotR LCG podcast Cardboardoftherings

May 01 2011 05:00 AM | Darksbane in Lord of the Rings

CardGameDB is pleased to bring you the Card Board of the Rings podcast. Cardboard of the Rings is a new podcast about the Lord of the Rings Living Card Game. In it hosts Andrew and Brandon give you their thoughts on the game, discuss card strategy, and...

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