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‘A very nice well-spoken gentlehobbit is Mr. Bilbo, as I’ve always said’… ‘But what about this Frodo that lives with him?’ asked Old Noakes of Bywater. ‘Baggins is his name, but he’s more than half a Brandybuck, they say.’ Oh, Frodo. Jolly old Frodo! He is the protagonist of our favorite story but also, perhaps, […]

Brok-Ironfist-Feature

One of the distinctive features of the LOTR LCG community has been that we often give as much attention to bad cards as we do to the good ones. Some of the worst get even more. It is like a hobby within the hobby to fixate on a few awful cards until they become an […]

galadriel-feature

Last November, the most anticipated adventure pack of The Ring-maker cycle hit the game with meta-changing might, introducing the last major character from the novels yet to receive hero treatment —  the Lady Galadriel. I can barely think of the scenario without hearing Cardboard of the Rings host Brandon’s conspiratorial whisper. “Celebrimbor’s Secret!” But what […]

Mount-Gram-Goblin-Preview

Following on the heels of Derek’s excellent article on the geography of The Lost Realm, Fantasy Flight has revealed the second major location where our adventures will be set in the Angmar Awakened cycle — the fabled Mount Gram of the legends of the Shire. In the “Escape from Mount Gram”, our heroes will be […]

Lost-Realm-Cover

I, for one, am incredibly excited about The Lost Realm expansion that is coming O so very soon for our game. The Rangers of the North are some of my favorites (okay, they’re all my favorite. But still…) and I love the land of Eriador. It is such an interesting region as it is a kind […]

The-Dunedain-of-Middle-earth-Feature

The chart below is something I created as a companion piece for my feature article on the history of The Lost Realm. The numbers in the flags before certain names indicate which king the character was in order of ruling their kingdom. It is mind-boggling to think that Aragorn was descended over 6000 years from […]

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The Lost Realm is ‘on the boat’! Let us hope that the boat carrying our cards is not doomed like the one that bore the last King of the lost realm during his final retreat from Angmar! No, assuming safe passage through the Ice Bay of Forochel, we should be mere weeks away from exploring […]

Treebeard

‘I have long ceased to invent…I wait till I seem to know what really happened. Or till it writes itself. Thus, though I knew for years that Frodo would run into a tree-adventure somewhere far down the Great River, I have no recollection of inventing Ents. I came at last to the point, and wrote […]

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With the release of The Road Darkens and the conclusion of The Ring-maker cycle, 2014 ended with a feeding frenzy of new content. Now, as players are getting caught up on new scenarios and deck-building possibilities, FFG has begun whetting our appetite for the next expansions. The saga continues with the first half of The […]

Wielders Featured Image

Of the Three Rings that the Elves had preserved unsullied no open word was ever spoken among the Wise, and few even of the Eldar knew where they were bestowed. Yet after the fall of Sauron their power was ever at work, and where they abode there mirth also dwelt and all things were unstained […]

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