Tag Archives: Core Set
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”!
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 […]
This past week I’ve been working on a new project to enrich players’ thematic experience. After receiving a positive response on Facebook to my little map for The Dunland Trap, I decided to begin creating an atlas featuring maps for the other scenarios as well. While I’ve only finished the Core Set and first two […]
Usually I leave the strategy to the fine folks of The Grey Company at Tales from the Cards and Hall of Beorn, but today I’m going to venture beyond my pay grade because I’ve finally beaten The Dunland Trap with a deck that satisfies my particular thematic tastes as well. Thanks to an especially Well […]
And even in a mythical Age there must be some enigmas, as there always are. -Tolkien, letter #144 The above quote is about Tom Bombadil who is, perhaps, the greatest enigma of all of Tolkien’s cosmology. But one that is often overlooked, because he fits rather well in spite of his odd placement, is Beorn. […]
‘As for Bilbo walking primly towards the red light, I don’t suppose even a weasel would ahve stirred a whisker at it. So, naturally, he got right up to the fire – for fire it was – without disturbing anyone. And this is what he saw. Three very large persons sitting round a very large […]
Despite hailing from the introductory core set, “Escape from Dol Guldur” remains one of the most difficult scenarios released to date. Since Derek has already written a fantastic feature on Khamûl, the infamous Nazgûl of Dol Guldur from this scenario, for today’s “Hasty Stroke” we’re going to fearlessly follow Gandalf the Grey into the evil […]
For my contributions to our new Hasty Strokes segment here, I’m going to work my way through the scenarios in the order of their release, picking out an encounter card per set that is based on some iconic or obscure lore in Tolkien’s legendarium. Since I’ve already written full feature articles on Ungoliant’s Spawn and […]