anduril

We are all excited about the release of The Road Darkens in just a week or two, and the latest article by Caleb over on Fantasy Fight’s website only whet the appetite even more! One of the Boons to be included in this epic Saga Expansion is Andúril, Flame of the West, Aragorn’s sword reforged from […]

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHTi8LK5UGc It was a truly great experience attending GenCon 2014. I got to meet my fellows in The Grey Company, along with the gentlemen of the COTR podcast, lots of other great players, and the designers of our game (Caleb & Matt). A real regret, though, was not playing more LOTR. As you can imagine, a […]

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The Bree folk were always there…or so they say. The Lord of the Rings tells us that, according to their own tales anyway, the Men of Bree were the original inhabitants and were the descendants of the first Men that ever wandered into the West. This might put them somewhere in the same family as […]

Here you go, Turch.

However it may prove, one must tread the path that need chooses! – Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring With The Three Trials, Fantasy Flight has taken their development of Middle-earth’s lore to a new level, fleshing out the culture and history of the Dunlendings with Tolkien-esque details to create a rich and immersive play […]

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This past week I’ve been working on a new project to enrich players’ thematic experience. After receiving a positive response on Facebook to my little map for The Dunland Trap, I decided to begin creating an atlas featuring maps for the other scenarios as well. While I’ve only finished the Core Set and first two […]

earendil

Eärendil was a mariner that tarried in Arvernien; he built a boat of timber felled in Nimbrethil to journey in; her sails he wove of silver fair, of silver were her lanterns made, her prow was fashioned like a swan, and light upon her banners laid. Thanks to Ian’s brilliant First Age expansion, I’ve gone back […]

How do you say my name?

How do you say the name of the most overpowered Dwarf hero in our game?  Does it sound like the verb for how you eat at a fine restaurant?  A giant German dog?  Or does it have two syllables and rhyme with what wrestlers do before a match?  A listener recently asked the Tolkien Professor […]

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Usually I leave the strategy to the fine folks of The Grey Company at Tales from the Cards and Hall of Beorn, but today I’m going to venture beyond my pay grade because I’ve finally beaten The Dunland Trap with a deck that satisfies my particular thematic tastes as well.  Thanks to an especially Well […]

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It’s been about four months since our heroes stumbled out of Fangorn Forest and back to Saruman with the wizard’s prize, a fearsome orc named Mugash, in tow.  But now, at last, we are finally ready to set out once more in the service of Orthanc to seek the secrets of Celebrimbor, the Elven-smith who […]

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Perhaps the most popular card draw effect in our game, Daeron’s Runes alludes to an alphabet devised during the First Age of Middle-earth.  The Elvish loremaster Daeron was the minstrel of Thingol King of Doriath and, as we will see later, a lovesick puppy who never got his bone. Daeron was one of the Sindar, […]

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