Earlier this evening I had the opportunity to take a break away from my Sunday “chores” and go to one of my favorite places… the movies. Ever since I saw the previews to Kubo and the Two Strings I knew I had to see it. Potentially full of action, fantasy, drama, and with a Japanese setting, Kubo (as far as the trailer showed) was the movie for me. What did I think of it? Why am I bothering about a movie on a tabletop blog? Read on to find out…
Mae govannen! In this installment of Objective Opinions, I will discuss the relevance and merit of the first Dwarven objective-ally to appear in The Lord of the Rings: The Living Card Game: Nalìr, who appears in both the Trouble in Tharbad and The Nîn-in-Eilph adventure packs.
Alas, this summer proved too busy for me and so many of my favorite conventions (or, in some cases, those I’ve yet been to at all) have passed me by. Regardless I still find myself in a tabletop fever of sorts and with that, felt the need to dive into my Top 10 games. A couple quick notes about this list. It is by no means ranked in any particular order, but rather a list of my 10 favorite games at this time and though I may have second thoughts on some of my choices by the end of writing this, I will keep my spontaneity in tact by keeping the list unchanged. Lastly, you may notice a particular game missing from this list (an obvious one, you might say) and I’ll discuss that choice at the end. Enjoy!
This deck, featuring July/August’s Hero of the Month, Eleanor, aims to be a support deck, to be the Bard of the party. It strays away from my typical approach to deck building and having a deck that primarily does X. Instead it aims to do a little bit of everything and to be flexible to best fit the needs of the group and/or quest.
There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? Thanks to the wonderful people behind Cardboard of the Rings, there has been a movement to spotlight decks from those of the community who may not have been noticed otherwise. For the sake of variety and a fun “tag” to any community decks on this site, I would like to introduce Gildor’s Counsel a series on this blog devoted to decks built by members of the community. First up on the spotlight: “Quest, Quest, Quest” featuring Eleanor!
Wow! July was coasting along and next thing I knew it cruised right into the brick wall that is August. I don’t like doing this, and in fact it’s only happened a few times on the site, but I will be extending Eleanor’s spotlight into August giving her not necessarily 2 months worth of exposure but rather giving me the time to adequately cover her usefulness in today’s meta.
Alvaro Calvo Escudero represents a newer generation of LOTR: LCG artists. Where a lot of the artists that contributed to staple cards like Sam Gamgee and Frodo Baggins(Spirit) are no longer prominent or providing illustration at all, Alvaro’s work has been pretty steady since its introduction.