Tag Archives: Unfinished Tales


‘…even now we learn from Gondor that the Dark Lord is stirring in the East. Such is the hour in which this wanderer chooses to return. Why indeed should we welcome you, Master Stormcrow? Lathspell I name you, Ill-news; and ill news is an ill guest they say.’ He laughed grimly, as he lifted his heavy lids […]

Out of the Dungeons

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 […]

Gladden Fields

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Boots from Erebor

…in metalwork we cannot rival our fathers, many of whose secrets are lost. — Gloin, Many Meetings But how about boots? The flavor text from Boots from Erebor doesn’t go anywhere near the Lonely Mountain. It is taken from the prologue “Concerning Hobbits” and reminds us that, yes, some hobbits wore boots. Not just any […]

Greetings and Goals

Although Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit film is currently winding down its theater run, his mega-budget fantasy action trilogy is bound to keep all things Tolkien blooming before us for the foreseeable future.  From books to bobbleheads, video games to glassware, and costumes to collectibles like the living card game this blog will discuss, there is […]

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

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A Lord of the Rings LCG Blog

Mythos Busters

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