Monday, January 05, 2015

Let's Make The Hobbit TCG Together

Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog. It means a lot to me.

Well, it's been a long journey since I started working on The Hobbit TCG 3 years ago. And it's been a disappointing one. I was never able to dedicate as much time to this hobby of mine as I wanted to.

I've seen The Battle of the Five Armies. I'll withhold my opinion of the film, but I will say that I enter the new year inspired to make The Hobbit TCG a real game. One that people enjoy playing. Maybe even more than they loved the Lord of the Rings TCG.

But I realize now that I can't do it alone. I need your help.

Let's make The Hobbit TCG a real thing together. Please join me in the forum and let's make the rest of this journey an exciting one.

-Ray

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bard, The Bowman


We're back! I received a contact from a player in Paris, Nicolas, and it turns out that Lord of the Rings TCG is still going strong in Paris with a tournament every 2 months. He liked the look of my Hobbit TCG and wanted to create a version that they could play at their tournament in December. 

Here is one of his cards, I think it looks great! Please leave some supportive comments to let Nicolas and the French players know they rock! I'll post the rest of the cards ASAP.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Hunter Orc


Here's a vanilla Gundabad Orc with some important items of note for discussion. I've been thinking about how I want this game to differ from Lord of the Rings TCG; in particular I thought about having 13 companions in the Company, which lead me to think about how any Shadow side could possibly win. In general, I want the Shadow to win 50% of the time.

There are some nice options to achieve this, particularly cards that hate on large companies, but I also wanted to make minions cost less on average to make every site a legitimate threat to the Company.

I also wanted to start adding culture flavors with Gundabad Orcs punishing the Company for moving too much, Moria Orcs swarming, and the Ringwraith culture focusing on the dead (discard pile).

Let me know what you think! 

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Tauriel, Elven Warrior


Wow. 4 months since I've last posted a card! And the only excuse I have is a terrible one: I've taken up playing Magic: the Gathering!

But between having finally seen Desolation of Smaug and setting a New Years Resolution to create more cards, you should be seeing some more content from me.

While Tauriel was totally beautiful and awesome, I'm going to focus on finishing An Unexpected Journey first.

You can help! Email me or leave a comment to tell me what you want to see. 
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