Guest author Daniel M. defends the city of Annúminas in a new quest feature at Master of Lore.

By now, many players may have picked up the Sands of Harad deluxe expansion and are busy escaping ancient cities, crossing legendary deserts, and forging new alliances with the “bold and grim” Men of the South. But who are these newfound friends and what do we know of their lands and history? Since the cycle was announced back […]

Where is that dreaded Stinker? Begin our retrospective journey through the Shadows of Mirkwood with Quest Profile 004: The Hunt for Gollum!

Enter the cavernous dungeons of the Necromancer in Quest Profile 003: Escape from Dol Guldur!

Continue the new quest profile series at Master of Lore with a closer look at the most popular scenario of the Core Set — Journey Along the Anduin.

In this new series on Master of Lore, we will profile individual scenarios, with an eye towards the geography and inspiration from Tolkien’s text. First up is the first quest of the game — “Passage Through Mirkwood”!

A tall figure loomed up and stumbled over [Merry], cursing the tree-roots. He recognized the voice of the Marshal, Elfhelm. ‘I am not a tree-root, Sir,’ he said, ‘nor a bag, but a bruised hobbit. The least you can do in amends is to tell me what is afoot.’   The Lord of the Rings […]

  To the Sea! To the Sea! With the release of The Grey Havens, we are taking to our ships and setting sail to chase dreams on the high seas. But wait! What does the ocean have to do with the lands of Middle-earth? After all, the Fellowship of the Ring was composed of the […]

My pleasant surprise at realizing that Brok Ironfist actually has a name rich in Tolkienian lore has now been matched by disappointment that our latest unique FFG-created Dwarf ally, Azain Silverbeard, appears to have no grounding in the Professor’s work. The prefix ‘Az-‘ may mean ‘war axe’ (related to our English word ‘adze’) which is […]

It’s no easy job, managing a kingdom, let alone one on the brink of collapse. Invaders to the east, a lackluster neighbor to the west, pirates to the south, orcs all around, and oh yeah, the devil himself knocking at your doorstep. Let’s not forget that your oldest son is dead (the one you liked) leaving you […]

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