Tidings from the Windlord! Today I write the next installment of my Objective Opinions series, which analyzes the last objective-ally to appear in the Ring-maker cycle: Chief Turch himself. He appears in the The Antlered Crown adventure pack on our side, but actually begins as an enemy – rather, the “boss” enemy – in The Dunland Trap. This makes for quite an interesting character arc; let us not delay in dissecting it!
My favorite part of a new expansion or adventure pack is getting to, of course, see the new cards. If I can resist the temptation that is spoilers, I enjoy, just as equally if not more so, the chance to lose myself in all the new art that has entered into our game. Thankfully, one card did not get spoiled for me, and when I looked at it I had to pause and take note. I’m speaking of Ghan-Buri-Ghan the Lore ally from Flame of the West illustrated by Piya Wannachaiwong!
For the month of September we are going to delve into the Lore Sphere again! Not only is this a Sphere in which I have the least experience (though that is beginning to change) this Hero represents a trait I have almost never used… Dwarves! If the giant picture didn’t already give it away, the Hero of the Month for September will be Bifur!
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.