Con of the Rings 2018 Highlights

I wanted to share a little of my experience with Con of the Rings this year for those who might be interested and to help solidify it for myself in memory! The short version is this: it was amazing and I’m 100% in for Con of the Rings 2019!

If you are interested in more including which decks I brought and how they performed keep reading!

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Fellowship 2018: The Woodland Realm

This weekend I had the opportunity to go with a couple guys up to Maryland for the latest fellowship event, the Woodland Realm, and to experience for the first time the new format of two versus two.

I won’t spoil anything regarding specifics to the quest (although since you build an encounter deck I’m not sure how you’d go in blind), but I wanted to share a little about my experience and some of my thoughts about the name game mode!

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Lord of the Rings (Digital): First Impressions

Ok everyone, here are my first impressions of the new digital game in early access from Fantasy Flight Interactive. This won’t be a full review by any stretch but I will give you my initial thoughts. I will talk briefly about cost and payment, but will mostly focus on the game itself, because ultimately that’s what I care about!

Please also note I am coming as a player of the tabletop card game so I may have a different perspective than you! With that said let’s talk about Early access!

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Limited Edition Starter: First Impressions

With the Collector’s edition in my grasp, and time before the digital game release I thought I’d share thoughts on the Limited edition starter which was included in the package! I will stick to more general thoughts on the quests, talk about the included starter decks, and give my initial thoughts on the new heroes included! Into the caverns we go!

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Money can’t buy you Valor*

*but sometimes valor comes with things you can buy.

There is a lot of information which is constantly in flux for the new digital game set to release for early access Tuesday August 28th, 2018. I decided to process as much of the information from the latest stream into this post with the hopes of bringing clarity to members of the community and also consolidating everything we know into one easy to find place. Of course all this is subject to change, but for now here’s what we know!

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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!