Author Archives: Ian R. Martin

48 – Book Club VIII – Council of Elrond

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD]   The book club continues with a first look at Book 2 and the chapters “Many Meetings” and “The Council of Elrond”. We dive deep into the big issues of these momentous chapters. Welcome/Intro Review/Analysis of the Chapters … Continue reading

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47 – Power vs Theme

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD]   In this episode, Derek, Dan, and Ian discuss the challenges and possibilities of balancing theme and power when building decks. Welcome/Intro What are theme decks? What are power decks? Is it possible to balance power and theme? … Continue reading

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46 – Book Club VII – A Knife in the Dark

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD]   The book club continues with a look at the chapters “A Knife in the Dark” and “Flight to the Ford”. We wrap up Book 1 of The Lord of the Rings in this episode! Welcome/Intro Review/Analysis of … Continue reading

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45 – Ally Showdown

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD]   The full Grey Company tackles the allies of each sphere, debating the strongest, weakest, and most likely to succeed. We also discuss our latest convention exploits. Enjoy an extra-long episode of The Grey Company! Welcome/Intro Gen Con/Star … Continue reading

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44 – Temple of the Deceived

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD]   Ian, Derek, and Dan catch up on some of the recent releases, sharing their thoughts on The Thing in the Depths and Temple of the Deceived scenarios, as well as reviewing some of the player ca Welcome/Intro … Continue reading

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43 – Hero Showdown

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD]   In this episode, Matthew, Derek, and Ian run through the spheres, debating the best and worst heroes for each. No holds are barred and no punches are pulled as we engage in a true hero showdown. Welcome/Intro … Continue reading

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42 – Book Club VI – At the Sign of the Prancing Pony

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD]   Derek, Ian, and Dan continue the book club with a look at the chapters At the Sign of the Prancing Pony and Strider. We delve into the nature of Bree, inns, beer, and Aragorn himself, while looking … Continue reading

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41 – Benchmarking

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD]   In this episode, the full Grey Company crew takes on the topic of benchmarking. How can you eyeball a deck and tell if it’s strong or not? How can you go about testing a deck? Is there … Continue reading

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40 – Stormcaller

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD]   Matthew, Derek, and Ian chase down the player cards of the Flight of the Stormcaller and give them the review they so richly deserve. We also debate the merits of the hottest spoiler from the Flame of … Continue reading

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39 – Alternatives to Staples

[DIRECT DOWNLOAD]   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 … Continue reading

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