21 – Evolution (w/Matt Newman)

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A special guest joins us to discuss how the game has come along since its inception, and where it is going. Along the way we discuss card development, burnout, and cycles passed. Apologies for the minor audio issues.

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Opening music from The Lord of the Rings film soundtrack. Bumper music, as always, by Portugal. The Man

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5 Responses to 21 – Evolution (w/Matt Newman)

  1. Charek says:

    “Never gonna make an Ent/Eagle Deck.” First thing I did when I got Ents was throw them into my Eagle deck. Elrod w/ Vilya and lots of resources in a tactics ally-heavy Ent/Eagle deck means I am throwing absurd amounts of attack and defense every turn AND enough willpower to solo.

    • shipwreck says:

      Nice! Are you willing to post the decklist?

      • Steven A says:

        I built my Ent/Eagle deck when I think in a previous episode someone commented how there aren’t really enough eagles to make a completely dedicated eagle deck? And obviously there aren’t enough ents to completely focus a deck on them, so I figured why not just put them together to make up the numbers. Decklist if you want:

        Heroes:
        Elrond
        Pippin (Lore)
        Merry

        Allies:
        Radagast x3
        Wandering Ent x3
        Booming Ent x3
        Treebeard x3
        Winged Guardian x3
        Landroval x2
        Vassal of the Windlord x3
        Eagles of the Misty Mountains x3
        Gwaihir x2
        Warden of Healing x2
        Gildor Inglorion x1
        Beorn x1

        Attachments:
        Support of the Eagles x3
        Elf-Stone x3
        Vilya x3

        Events:
        The Eagles are Coming x3
        Feint x3
        Mithrandir’s Advice x3
        Daeron’s Runes x3

  2. Charek says:

    It’s interesting to see the similarities and differences between our decks, Stephen A. Even with how much is the same, I suspect they play pretty differently. For my strategies: Mulligan for Treebeard Radagast, or Vilya. Gandalf always lowers threat. Until you have Vilya, Elrond should be questing; after that, he just drops in more allies with Vilya.

    Heroes:
    Elrond
    Beorn
    Mablung

    Allies:
    Treebeard x 3
    Radagast x 3
    Gandalf (core) x 3
    Vassal of the Windlord x 3
    Winged Guardian x 3
    Eagles of the Misty Mountain x 3
    Descendant of Thorondor x 3
    Landroval x 3
    Gwaihir x 3

    Wandering Ent x 3
    Booming Ent x 3
    Boromir x 2

    Attachments:
    Support of the Eagles x 3
    Vilya x 3

    Events:
    Dearon’s Runes x 3
    The Eagles are Coming x 3
    Word of Command x 3

    There might be better cards than Boromir, or to take out 1x Landroval or Gwaihir, but they’d be in one of my other decks.

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