Tag Archives: Unfinished Tales

Elfhelm

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 […]

To the Sea! To the Sea!

  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 […]

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 […]

Anticipating Angmar Awakened: The History

The Lost Realm is ‘on the boat’! Let us hope that the boat carrying our cards is not doomed like the one that bore the last King of the lost realm during his final retreat from Angmar! No, assuming safe passage through the Ice Bay of Forochel, we should be mere weeks away from exploring […]

Movie Review: The Battle of the Five Armies

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 […]

The Nîn-in-Eilph

As our heroes flee their “Trouble in Tharbad” and head deeper into the land of Eregion, we also venture as deep as we have ever been into the obscure lore of Professor Tolkien’s world. Although the chief enemy of “The Nîn-in-Eilph” adventure pack is an Ancient Marsh-dweller, in fact, the swampy arena of our boss […]

The Dunland Trap Encounter Cards

It’s been about four months since our heroes stumbled out of Fangorn Forest and back to Saruman with the wizard’s prize, a fearsome orc named Mugash, in tow.  But now, at last, we are finally ready to set out once more in the service of Orthanc to seek the secrets of Celebrimbor, the Elven-smith who […]

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 […]

Reader Comments #1

As I stated in my “Greetings and Goals” when establishing this blog, my chief objective at Master of Lore is to bridge the gap between the current flurry of commercial products related to Middle-earth and the timeless literature of J.R.R. Tolkien.  Unlike Christopher Tolkien, the Professor’s son and executor of the Tolkien Estate, who believes […]

Fight at the Fords

At last, “The Voice of Isengard” has arrived and my heroes have taken up arms against the wild men of Dunland to aid the valiant Rohirrim and escort the sniveling Gríma to Saruman in Isengard!  The first scenario is called “The Fords of Isen” and it’s a beautiful introduction to the geography and peoples of […]

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