It’s been over two years since I last took stock of the meta’s favorite Beorning Hero and about 5 years since he came rampaging into the card pool. While I normally strive to pick a new/different Hero every month, Beorn is a Hero that has been popping up a bit more from time to time and the card pool, it seems, isn’t done giving him toys. So here we go, 27 months later, the first Hero of the Month 2.0 (?)… Beorn!
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.
Looking at my list of previous Heroes of the Month, I saw that tactics (my favorite sphere) hasn’t been getting as much love as I probably could give it. Off to Hall of Beorn and RingsDB I went, perusing the roster of tactics Heroes currently available. The one that caught my eye in particular was Na’asiyah, Corsair Raider and accidental ally of our Heroes after a series of unfortunate circumstances has her siding with the forces of good for a little dose of revenge. Continue reading “March Hero of the Month: Na’asiyah”
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.
This month I wanted to cover a remarkable Hero that has made appearances in a vast number of my decks and those of many others. While Pippin truly shines with his Hobbit kin, his global ability along with the card advantage he provides makes him one of the best Lore Heroes in the game. Better yet, Pippin is surprisingly splashable. Read on for more!
I wanted to change things up for this next Filling Up The Corners. In fact, I mentioned turning this column into something more varied in my New Year’s post. Well, here it is. Comics have been popular for quite some time, for those non-rock dwelling people who wind up watching a Marvel movie or two each and every year… we all know this. Personally, I enjoy watching the movies, but don’t feel encouraged to jump into the sprawling storylines spanning months or even years in comic book form. A friend introduced me to more “contained” stories, and in my journeys I have come across a storyteller I think everyone should experience at least once. That person is Rick Remender.