Tag Archives: Magali Villenueve

Quest Profile 003: Escape from Dol Guldur

Enter the cavernous dungeons of the Necromancer in Quest Profile 003: Escape from Dol Guldur!


A tall figure loomed up and stumbled over [Merry], cursing the tree-roots. He recognized the voice of the Marshal, Elfhelm. ‘I am not a tree-root, Sir,’ he said, ‘nor a bag, but a bruised hobbit. The least you can do in amends is to tell me what is afoot.’   The Lord of the Rings […]


In addition to all the Dúnedain Ranger goodness that’s come with The Lost Realm expansion, and is to come with the following cycle, we have also been teased that the Noldor will be getting a bit of trait development. At this point there is little to say of the Noldor as cards and nothing to say of them as […]

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 […]

Celebrimbor’s Secret

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 […]


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 […]

Player Card Binder

While I think that writing in-depth card features will continue to be my primary niche in the LOTR LCG community, but like Bilbo heading out his door at Bag End, I’m going to try venturing forth with some other types of content from time to time at the Master of Lore blog. Some of you […]

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 […]

Blood of Númenor

Many thanks to the Master of Lore for publishing my guest post here, and thanks to you for reading it! Timely as well, since I got the whole shipprekk/shipwreck thing sorted out. I shall skip the introductions and get right to it. This game, in its way, appeals to us lore nerds because it has, […]

Daughter of the Nimrodel

With a growing card pool offering so many places to begin our journey, the first card choice is not easy.  It would seem fitting to our quest to begin somewhere among the cards from the Lore sphere of influence in the Core Set though, as this would be closest to our metaphorical home within the […]

Numidian Prime

A site dedicated to analyzing the history and connections that bind the Star Wars galaxy

Vision Of The Palantir

In depth analysis of quests and strategy guides for LOTR LCG

Cave of Gollum

A Lord of the Rings LCG Blog

Mythos Busters

Investigating the Mystery, Monsters, and Madness of Arkham Horror: The Card Game