I thought it was high time to write an article on my favorite archetype in Lord of the Rings the Card Game… trap decks. Traps have actually been around since the beginning of the game with the Forest Snare of the core set, which was probably the most reliable answer to the Hill Trolls of … Continue reading Traps


Hello all, allow me to briefly introduce myself. My name is Matt Duckworth and some might have seen my commentary in the LOTR LCG Facebook forum. I also occasionally publish decks in RingsDB as mduckworth83 (yeah, not very creative with gamer tags, I know!). I have been playing the game since about the time the … Continue reading Secrecy


Every once in a while, a unique card turns up in the game which isn't part of any pre-existing trait. In the early days of the game, this was quite common as new synergies were getting developed. But the Wose trait wasn't introduced to the player card pool until the second to last Saga expansion. … Continue reading Wose


The Corsairs of Umbar were one of the chief antagonists during the Dream-chaser cycle. But while some remained treacherous to the bitter end, others turned to the good side and joined the players. This launched the Corsair archetype, which to this day remains pretty undeveloped, with only 1 hero in the card pool at the … Continue reading Corsair