Beravor

The Rangers of the North. Who in Middle-earth has inspired more intrigue? Who can match their wiles and prowess? Who has a higher cool factor? Not many. They’re hooded figures wandering the wilds of the North, sparing ignorant Men and Hobbits alike from the evils that go here and there, ready to destroy all good […]

Brok Ironfist

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 […]

Anticipating Angmar Awakened: The Heroes

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 […]

Movie Review: The Battle of the Five Armies

Let’s face it. As sublime as the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien can be, were it not for the bombastic imagination of Peter Jackson, fewer people would have encountered the Professor’s world of Middle-earth. The Lord of the Rings would probably not have been as attractive a license to FFG. The community surrounding our favorite living […]

Theme Deck: The Three Trials

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 […]

Reader Comments #1

As I stated in my “Greetings and Goals” when establishing this blog, my chief objective at Master of Lore is to bridge the gap between the current flurry of commercial products related to Middle-earth and the timeless literature of J.R.R. Tolkien.  Unlike Christopher Tolkien, the Professor’s son and executor of the Tolkien Estate, who believes […]

Elladan & Elrohir

The Half-elven are the most interesting of all the people of Tolkien’s Middle-earth. That’s a pretty bold blanket statement, so hopefully this article will help to back it up. But the Half-elven are among the most fated people in Tolkien’s stories; it began with  Beren and Lúthien, who we meet for the first time in […]

The Hand of Castamir

For an avid fan of the Tolkien legendarium and The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game, few statements can stoke anticipation for the next round of adventure packs like these words from Lead Developer Caleb Grace: “Our second goal for the Against the Shadow cycle was a little more ambitious.  We really wanted to […]

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