Tag Archives: The Hobbit
Take a closer look at the southern spiders lurking beneath the debatable and desert lands of Harondor!
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”!
Orcs ought to be regarded with a great deal more mystique and intrigue than we grant them. To many of us Orcs and Goblins are strictly sword-fodder, small black and green people of pure evil there to be destroyed with little thought put to the task. Really that does make sense: until we get a bit of […]
Following on the heels of Derek’s excellent article on the geography of The Lost Realm, Fantasy Flight has revealed the second major location where our adventures will be set in the Angmar Awakened cycle — the fabled Mount Gram of the legends of the Shire. In the “Escape from Mount Gram”, our heroes will be […]
I, for one, am incredibly excited about The Lost Realm expansion that is coming O so very soon for our game. The Rangers of the North are some of my favorites (okay, they’re all my favorite. But still…) and I love the land of Eriador. It is such an interesting region as it is a kind […]
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 […]
Two years ago for Christmas, I watched The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and got a core set for The Lord of the Rings living card game by Fantasy Flight Games. Since then, The Hobbit films and our beloved LCG have been the primary outlets for exploring my passion for J.R.R. Tolkien’s world of Middle-earth. Last […]
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. […]
For our second artist spotlight at Master of Lore, it my pleasure to introduce Mr. Owen William Weber! I recently wrote a feature article on Silver Lamp for which Mr. Weber has created a most compelling piece of artwork. Not only did he graciously reply to my request for a high resolution original of his […]
‘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 […]