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So my wife and I just got into LoTR a few days ago. We've been having a good time with it, but I can see where the starter decks won't serve us well going forward. We have the entire Mirkwood cycle except for Return to Mirkwood, so we'll be digging into more cards and more difficult adventures soon.

The problem is, we don't really have any history customizing decks. I mean, I played MtG quite a bit, but that was at least 15 years ago now. My wife has less experience than that.

I've looked around for basic strategies for building decks, but have come up short. Can someone point me to resources that might help a couple of newbies get started? Or, does anyone have advice for beginners that they'd be willing to offer up? I don't really even know what to ask, specifically. It seems kind of overwhelming right now.

Thanks for any help you can offer.
 
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While I am still a beginner myself, I can't recommend the following two resources enough:

Tales from the Cards has an amazing Deck-Building 101 series. The site is packed with resources.

Hall of Beorn likewise has a series (in progress) of articles on Deck Building.

Both sites start their tutorials with the idea that all you have is a single core set. I believe they both have plans to move on from there, but they are both an amazing starting point and I can't give them a high enough recommendation.
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ninjasan8 wrote:
While I am still a beginner myself, I can't recommend the following two resources enough:

Tales from the Cards has an amazing Deck-Building 101 series. The site is packed with resources.

Hall of Beorn likewise has a series (in progress) of articles on Deck Building.

Both sites start their tutorials with the idea that all you have is a single core set. I believe they both have plans to move on from there, but they are both an amazing starting point and I can't give them a high enough recommendation.


Oh, so we're allowed to look for this kind of stuff on sites OTHER than BGG? Nobody ever told me that.

Thanks a ton for those links! Those will be very helpful!
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Use Gandalf.

He is cheesy goodness.
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JesterPoet wrote:
Oh, so we're allowed to look for this kind of stuff on sites OTHER than BGG? Nobody ever told me that.


Who knew!?!
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JesterPoet wrote:
ninjasan8 wrote:
While I am still a beginner myself, I can't recommend the following two resources enough:

Tales from the Cards has an amazing Deck-Building 101 series. The site is packed with resources.

Hall of Beorn likewise has a series (in progress) of articles on Deck Building.

Both sites start their tutorials with the idea that all you have is a single core set. I believe they both have plans to move on from there, but they are both an amazing starting point and I can't give them a high enough recommendation.


Oh, so we're allowed to look for this kind of stuff on sites OTHER than BGG? Nobody ever told me that.

Thanks a ton for those links! Those will be very helpful!


If only it happened more often than it does...
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I wrote on this once:

http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/805108/deck-building-princip...

And a general piece of (maybe obvious) advice: pay attention as you play. Do you have a card in your deck you are always happy to discard and almost never play? Take it out. Is there a card, or card effect (like, for example, a high will ally) that you're always hoping to draw next turn? Put more of those in!
 
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