Category Feature Articles

Gondorian Fire

Gondorian Fire is a card that captures a feeling of raw, massive, elemental power. Framed in the red border of the aggressive Tactics sphere, Michael Rasmussen’s artwork portrays a lone archer standing poised at a battlement beside a flaming cauldron. There is a single fiery arrow nocked in his bow. Sailing up the river behind […]

Prince Imrahil

One thing is clear about all of Tolkien’s writings: less is more. Referring to Tom Bombadil in a letter, the Professor wrote: “As a story, I think it is good that there should be a lot of things unexplained (especially if an explanation actually exists)” So it is with many of the characters and places […]

Special Feature: The Others

Derek recently brought to my attention a cool idea posted by user Ozil23 on the FFG forums, and I couldn’t resist falling down the rabbit hole.  In short, what if our duplicate versions of unique characters aren’t actually the same person, but rather other people from other eras of Tolkien’s legendarium with the same name?  […]

Silver Lamp

Unhood your Silver Lamp and let’s shine some light on this most thematic of attachments as we explore some deep questions about destiny and doom.  Although I haven’t had a chance to build a deck with the Silver Lamp yet, I’ve been intrigued by this card and inspired to write about it since stumbling across […]

Théoden

Slowly Théoden stretched forth his hand. As his fingers took the hilt, it seemed to the watchers that firmness and strength returned to his thin arm. Suddenly he lifted the blade and swung it shimmering and whistling in the air. Then he gave a great cry. His voice rang clear as he chanted in the […]

Narvi’s Belt

Elves and Dwarves.  They are the Hatfields and McCoys of Middle-earth.  Their grudge match runs deeper than the Yankees versus the Red Sox, features more characters than DC versus Marvel, and has more products in dispute than Apple versus Samsung.  Their selective recollection of history brings to mind Israel and Palestine while their rivalry has […]

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 […]

Nazgûl of Dol Guldur

The Dark Lord, Sauron, has many servants and slaves. Orcs, trolls, beasts, Men, and evil spirits all subject themselves to his horrible will and wreak evil all across the lands of Middle-earth: North, South, East, and West. None, however, are more feared and terrible than the Nazgûl, the Ring-wraiths. Men they once were, kings of old […]

Custom Card: Tom Bombadil

Warning: If you find Tom Bombadil annoying, pointless, or otherwise bizarre, keep reading. Your suspicions will either be further confirmed or washed away completely. When the Black Riders expansion was announced, I got excited. We were starting our way into the actual adventures as carried out by Frodo and his conspiracy of friends. But the question loomed, […]

Old Forest Road

There is nothing quite like the feeling of the first step of any grand adventure.  The first day of a new job or new school year; loading up the suitcase for a flight or road trip to a new destination; or, in the case of our beloved collectible game, ripping the plastic off a fresh […]

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Mythos Busters

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