Unexpected Journeys (Blog update)

Hey everyone! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been able to post and I thought it would be appropriate to give a small update on things and the direction of the blog going forward. So without further ado here we go!

When Life gives you Lemons…

Smile and say thank you, but plan on going to the store later to pick up what you needed.

Within the past month I have entered unexpectedly into a period of major transition which will involve a change of jobs, as well as many other changes which will will inevitably follow. I won’t go into much detail but this will include many smaller things, such as changing phone plans to the potential for more major things such as moving.

With all of the pieces in motion I haven’t had the time or the drive to push through much content in relation to the blog as I’m sure you understand!

The Road goes ever on

I’m not stopping though! I plan on continuing writing although it may not be as regular until things settle. I wanted to briefly highlight a couple things people might be wondering about!

All For One Challenge

The July Challenge was a big success I think, and I believe we would have completed it to had I been able to keep on top of it! I will plan on doing a wrap up for July, and discussing more about the Dale archetype. I think it was an extremely strong showing for a first attempt, especially from such a fledgling archetype! A huge thanks to everyone who participated! I hope everyone enjoyed it! Once things have settled down for me I can definitely see the challenge come back around again!

Fireside Tales

I’m hoping to get some more Fireside Tales out in the future, finishing my Errantry in Angmar series and perhaps starting something new, perhaps some singular tales which stand on their own. I almost certainly will have something for Dale coming up because that seems like very rich unexplored ground for narrative!

And More?

Ultimately as I get time I’ll be posting on whatever things catch my attention in relation to news for the game, or decks I’m working on. In fact I hope to get up a post in the near future talking about many of the recently revealed cards and what I’m excited for in the future of the game.


As the dust settles and the changes solidify I’m sure I will be getting back to more frequent writing. Until then I will continue at whatever pace life allows me! I have greatly enjoyed my time with this blog so far, and I have no intention on stopping anytime soon!

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One For All- July Update #2

In just two weeks we have successfully taken this deck through 62 of the quests this game has to offer! That’s right 62! We are on track to complete the July Challenge! Whatever happens next I think it’s safe to say we have found an incredibly strong deck! Continue reading “One For All- July Update #2”

One for All Community Deck Challenge

So this idea is a bit of an experiment but as I have started playing nightmare mode I have found myself wondering about how many quests a deck can beat. Can I beat of all the quests in the game with one?

Seastan has paved the way with his Vilya deck sitting down and taking it through every quest our game has to offer. One statement that he made was given enough attempts and variance swinging in your favor a lot of decks could be “the one deck.”

Well I don’t know if I have the laser focus to take a deck through every quest in the game, but I wonder if we as a community could band together to do such a thing.

And so I am announcing the One For All challenge! For the month of July I am going to choose a deck, post it on the blog, and put it out to the community to see if we can come together to take that deck through every quest in the game!

Can we find the One (other) deck? If everyone beats two or three quests in the time period we just might! How far can we go?

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Deck Spotlight: Tracking Your Shipment

Galadriel may be one of the most powerful beings in Middle Earth but she is no stranger to the common man’s plight. Having ordered her Copy of the Newest deluxe expansion of her favorite game from Dale, she monitored the shipment closely from her mysterious mirror…heartbroken by delays and lack of status updates.

Sigh…Refresh…no update…refresh…

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Finding Your Play-Style: Variance

Every game has a level of variance or elements which are unpredictable to the player. How much variance prefer depends on you though! You may like a game with high levels of variance like poker, or a game with extremely low variance such as chess. As we continue to talk about personal play-style this time we will turn to talk about the subject of variance.

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Dale as Old as Time: First Impressions of Wilds of Rhovanion

After finally getting my hands on our new player cards and getting in some games in I wanted to come back and share my first impressions! Where were my predictions spot on, and where was I surprised?

There will be no spoilers of any details of the quests in the Deluxe box, so there will be nothing regarding story or mechanics!

If you are excited to hear more about the player cards read on!

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Preparing for the Wilderlands

I am beyond hyped for upcoming deluxe and the heavy dose of the new Dale trait! I wanted to take the opportunity to put down some of my thoughts and theory craft the deck I’m going to be using to tackle the box when I get my hands on it!

There will be spoilers for player cards but nothing quest specific!

Big shout out to Estel Edain on the forums who helped consolidate a lot of the information! His post can be found here!

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