Author Archives: Master of Lore
With the announcement that we will be returning to the Wilderlands of the West in the our next deluxe expansion The Wilds of Rhovanion, it appears we are finally going to get some long-awaited development for the Dale trait. But these Bardings are not the only Men of the Wilderlands. Who are they and how they are […]
Guest author Vardaen answers the burning question of where Orcs come from in a new feature article at Master of Lore.
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”!
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 […]