…Or “Gimli, The Vigilant Guard.” Honestly, the second title didn’t really do it for me, but it does do a better job of giving a sense as to what the deck is all about. But then, so does the first title come to think of it. This deck sees the returning partnership of Beorn and Gimli (something I tried early on in my LoTR: LCG days). Instead of Denethor coming along for the ride, Mablung, Ranger of Ithilien sends this deck into Mono-Tactics territory, with some resources to boot! This deck is all about having fun, and taking chances, because you can take ’em, right?
Hello again! Sadly that white whale of mine known as free time has reared its ugly head. Aside from a rather shoddy deck that I’m not comfortable with sharing yet, the month of March still left me feeling lacking when it comes to Na’asiyah. While I admit I am now easily able to type her name without taking a moment to consider the proper placement of the apostrophe, her proper placement in the card pool is another story. During the final days of the month, while I was deciding whether to continue testing a particular build, Ian from Tales of the Cards released a list far different from my own, but very much in line with what I wanted Na’asiyah to be. Here is his deck: Redemption Song.
Here we go again, another month where things have been zooming by alarmingly fast and, before I know it, I’m already stumbling into March. Have no fear! In an effort to keep up to pace, I decided to take a moment to revisit an older deck of mine and incorporate some newer cards, much like I did with my most recent deck article. Read on for more about this month’s Hero of the Month Deck: Pippin Goes Ranging.
We are incredibly lucky to be players of this game at its current state. New scenarios and player cards come out with smoothish consistency, the community is vibrant and active, and every day new decks and ideas are released into the wild. It’s easy to get caught up in all of this and try a different deck from one play session to the next which is something I am most certainly guilty of, especially due to the blog. Thankfully, a little deck I built last August has remained sleeved and in my bag, traveling with me from session to session, quest to quest.
Okay, I have to admit something. For the past couple of weeks I have been toying around with Elfhelm deck possibilities. None of them have stuck with me. There were some lists that bloated to 60+ cards that were ultimately reduced to the nifty 50 needed, but none of them ever felt right enough for me to hit the publish button. While my desire to build an Elfhelm deck remains strong (can’t wait for Burst Into Song), I decided I’d refer back to the community. RingsDB user Xikitins has provided a unique entry into the Elfhelm archetype that has a lot going for it.
Gimli is ready to take on the quest, and maybe a few axe swings as well! Along for the journey is his old pal, Legolas, and an unlikely third Hero in Sam Gamgee. Is this an alternative fan-fiction of “The Three Hunters” or something else. I’d like to know myself. Read on for this month’s Hero of the Month Deck, “The Three Questers”
Yes yes, September is behind us and Bifur was almost forgotten and lost. The Hero still deserves his due. If it weren’t for WingfootRanger‘s Bifur deck on RingsDB, “Master of Support”, it may have turned out otherwise. So though this is a Hero of the Month Deck, it is just as much a community deck spotlight, another entry into Gildor’s Counsel. Read on to find out more!