Tag Archives: Voice of Isengard

Mugash

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 […]

The Hornburg

The first great battle of the War of the Ring happens on home turf for the Rohirrim. Saruman empties Isengard of its vast armies, tens of thousands of orcs and half-orcs and warg riders and Dunlendings, in a great push to end the inconvenience that is the Horse Lords and claim their lands. When King Théoden […]

Theme Deck: The Dunland Trap

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 […]

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 […]

Encounter Card Dividers Update #1

It’s been a little while since I’ve had time to properly organize my storage box for my encounter cards but this weekend I’ve gotten a chance to dust off the flatbed scanner and open up Photoshop to create dividers for the latest expansion boxes and print-on-demand scenarios.  For all you completionists out there, I’m sorry […]

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 […]

Gríma

‘…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 […]

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 […]

Artist Spotlight: Ben Zweifel

In addition to exploring Tolkien’s lore and thematic play, one of my goals at Master of Lore has been to showcase the fantastic artwork that has been produced for The Lord of the Rings LCG.  To this end, I’ve reached out to a few of the artists we’ve featured and included some of their comments […]

Crownless Kings Campaign

from the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king.

Cave of Gollum

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Mythos Busters

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

Lore of the Rings

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Darkling Door

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