39 – Alternatives to Staples

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In this episode, Matthew, Ian, and Dan discuss potential alternatives to staple cards and unique characters, for those times when you just don’t have a card (or enough copies of a card), want to avoid conflicts with other players, or want a different option for thematic reasons. We also bring back the overrated/underrated segment to really dig into a few cards.

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38 – Book Club V – In the House of Tom Bombadil

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In this episode, Dan, Derek, and Ian continue the book club with a look at the chapters In the House of Tom Bombadil and Fog on the Barrow-downs. We get all book club-y and discuss the literary themes, but also take some time to dig into how these chapters have been represented in the game or how they should be represented in the gam

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37 – The Grey Havens

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Derek, Dan, and Ian set sail with The Grey Havens expansion, digging into the quests and player cards of this newest deluxe box. We also answer a ton of listener questions about The Grey Havens. Please forgive the audio disruption at the very beginning, it resolves within the first couple of minutes.

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36 – Angmar Wrapup

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Derek, Dan, and Ian are joined by special guest, Matt Newman, co-developer of LOTR LCG. We look back at the Angmar Awakened cycle and forward to the Dream-chaser cycle (including a special spoiler). We did have an audio hiccup with our first attempt at the interview, but we hope you enjoy the final product!

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35 – Luck vs. Skill

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In this episode, Derek, Ian, and Matthew discuss the fundamental concept of luck vs. skill within LOTR LCG. What does skill look like in the game? How much does luck play a part? How does one become more skilled?

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34 – Book Club IV – A Conspiracy Unmasked

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Dan, Derek, and Matthew continue the book club with a look at the A Conspiracy Unmasked and The Old Forest chapters, as well as look back on 2015 and chat about the current state of the game.

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33 – Staples and Sideboards

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Dan, Ian, and Derek discuss a set of cards that are commonly thought of as “staples”. Are they truly staples? Or have they lost their luster? We also discuss the best candidates for deck sideboards.

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