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[CC] 99 instances – An epic big battle

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018

How do you write a story when you know you will be mostly defeated? Such is the meeting that happened at Turbine when they came to the moment of the Attack on Helms Deep. The...

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LOTRO Players News Episode 236: Reclaim Moria… After Lunch!

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018

This week we discussed the LOTRO Beacon and entering Moria. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN236.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.2MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon...

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[CC] 99 instances – An epic big battle

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018

How do you write a story when you know you will be mostly defeated? Such is the meeting that happened at Turbine when they came to the moment of the Attack on Helms Deep. The...

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Beyond LOTRO

The Wilds of Rhovanion Coming In A New Deluxe Expansion for The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017

    As the shadow of Mordor extends its reach, ever more people are torn from their homes and left without safety or refuge. When you are met with one such band of...

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[CC] 99 instances – An epic big battle

[CC] 99 instances – An epic big battle

Jan 16, 2018

How do you write a story when you know you will be mostly defeated? Such is the meeting that happened at Turbine when they came to the moment of the Attack on Helms Deep. The players can’t really play a role where they will fail by default. This article will follow the players as they fight the battles of Helms deep, Pelagrir and defend Minas Tirith A new...

Antipodean Writer: On Durin’s Bridge

Antipodean Writer: On Durin’s Bridge

Jan 15, 2018

In Khazad-Dûm did Gandalf fall, Duelling the Balrog in the hall Of stone where Durin’s folk had stayed – Though dwarven strength is long decayed. Gandalf astride the bridge did stand A staff and sword gripped in each hand. The demon Balrog stalked him there Its winglike darkness filled the air While goblins all about them roared! Gandalf no further could...

LOTRO Players News Episode 236: Reclaim Moria… After Lunch!

LOTRO Players News Episode 236: Reclaim Moria… After Lunch!

Jan 15, 2018

This week we discussed the LOTRO Beacon and entering Moria. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN236.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.2MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off: Quest Packs Max Morale and Power Scrolls 100% XP Boosts Mithril Coins   Free Sample Of The Week Now – January 18th Slayer and Skill Deed Boost x1...

LOTRO Players News Episode 235: Love That Stupid Little Goblin!

LOTRO Players News Episode 235: Love That Stupid Little Goblin!

Jan 8, 2018

This week we continued our review of the Mordor expansion by reviewing Agarnaith. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN235.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (25.4MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% off: Stat Tomes Regeneration Food Run Speed Boosts Attack Damage Boosts   Free Sample Of The Week Simple Rally Horn x1 with the Coupon...

Deseret News Interviews Chance Thomas

Deseret News Interviews Chance Thomas

Jan 4, 2018

  Yesterday January 3rd would have been Tolkien’s 126th birthday, to mark this Deseret News had a wonderful interview with Chance Thomas about all his work making the wonderful music of LOTRO.     “Everybody is familiar with the Peter Jackson films and the music from those films, I’m the other Lord of the Rings composer.” They talked about...

LOTRO Players News Episode 234: Shing! Shing! Squish!

LOTRO Players News Episode 234: Shing! Shing! Squish!

Jan 1, 2018

This week we discussed skirmishing, naming cosmetic pets, and more. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN234.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (13.6MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Yule Savings Event! (December 28 through January 4th) 75% off Beorning and Character Slot Bundle and Cosmetic Bundles 50% off Relics and Crafting Boosts 50%...

Pineleaf’s Pictorial Primer to Skirmishing: Solo Lieutenants

Pineleaf’s Pictorial Primer to Skirmishing: Solo Lieutenants

Dec 30, 2017

Welcome to the third edition of Pineleaf’s Pictorial Primer to Skirmishing. In this edition, we will bring the primer up to date with the latest LOTRO releases, consolidate redundant information, make the morale listings consistent, and repost the guides that mysteriously disappeared from our library. We will begin the new edition with two guides. The...

The task to build a Lotro (classic)

The task to build a Lotro (classic)

Dec 28, 2017

Lotro was better when [insert time], because [insert patch] destroyed the game. No Angmar article is complete without a comment like this. But at what time was it better, what has destroyed the game and are there these things? What is a Classic or Vanilla Lotro? If there wasn’t any objection what moment in time would be the best choice to roll back lotro...

[CC] 99 instances – The angmar experience 2/2 – To balrog or not

[CC] 99 instances – The angmar experience 2/2 – To balrog or not

Dec 24, 2017

Part 2 of the angmar experience is mostly travel across time, “old-school” and (technically not) first Raid instance in lotro. Both Barad Gularan (BG from now) and The rift of nurz ghashu (the Rift) werent in the game at launch, but most will remember it as they were. Getting to level 50, running Carn dum and Urugarth to gear up took a long while. I...

LOTRO Players News Episode 233: The Best Time in the Bloody Gore

LOTRO Players News Episode 233: The Best Time in the Bloody Gore

Dec 18, 2017

This week we discussed the release of update 21.3, the Yule Festival, and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN233.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (17.1MB) Game News Update 21.3 Yule Festival LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales   Free Sample Of The Week Now – December 21st 1 Crimson Dye with the Coupon Code CRIMSON  ...

The Wilds of Rhovanion Coming In A New Deluxe Expansion for The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game

The Wilds of Rhovanion Coming In A New Deluxe Expansion for The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game

Dec 15, 2017

    As the shadow of Mordor extends its reach, ever more people are torn from their homes and left without safety or refuge. When you are met with one such band of wanderers, you find yourself honor-bound to deliver them to a new setting where they may finally find peace. But the road is treacherous and fraught with dangers. Will you be able to keep...

Antipodean Writer: Lost Stanzas to: In Moria, In Khazad-dûm

Antipodean Writer: Lost Stanzas to: In Moria, In Khazad-dûm

Dec 15, 2017

In Moria, in Khazad-dûm From mountain root, and hidden room Awoke one day grim Durin’s Bane Alas for dwarven-kind it came! Deeply dwarves delved ‘neath mountain stone For mithril ore to smelt and hone And work – all for its beauty’s sake. No more – with Durin’s Bane’s awake! Its Name of Fear, spirit of fire Has claimed the deepness of Moria! Alas! The halls our...

One Ring RPG Bundle Up On Bundle Of Holding

One Ring RPG Bundle Up On Bundle Of Holding

Dec 14, 2017

  If you want to get your Tolkien role-playing on, there is a great way to jump into the One Ring RPG from Cubicle 7     For just US$14.95 you get this offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $45) with designer Francesco Nepitello’s complete RPG The One Ring (retail price $30) and its companion Loremaster’s Screen and Lake-town...

Update 21.3. Almost.

Update 21.3. Almost.

Dec 11, 2017

  Missed me?   As you possibly know, I usually cover the Bullroarer, but this time I wanted to try a different approach and see how that works out instead of writing critique after critique to some issues that might get changed and it seems like this was a good decision this time. For example, a nice feature was introduced to raid loot at first, but...

LOTRO Players News Episode 232: Sanswinda’s a Spider!

LOTRO Players News Episode 232: Sanswinda’s a Spider!

Dec 11, 2017

This week we discussed the release notes for Monday’s update and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN232.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (16.8MB) Game News Monday Downtime for Update 21.3 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% off: Milestone Skills Hurried Traveller and Returning Traveller Advanced Riding Traits Rally Horns...

The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Heading To Steam

The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Heading To Steam

Dec 11, 2017

  Fantasy Flight Interactive has announced plans to produce a digital version of Fantasy Flight Games’ Living Card Game The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game on the Steam platform for PC next year as its first release.     The digital adaptation will use the same mechanics and cards as the tabletop version, with players forming teams of heroes and...

Downtime Notice: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern (-5 GMT) Monday, December 11th

Downtime Notice: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern (-5 GMT) Monday, December 11th

Dec 8, 2017

    Community Manager Cordovan posted on the forums about some upcoming downtime The LOTRO Game Servers will be brought down on Monday, December 11th from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM Eastern (-5 GMT) for an update to the game. He also kindly posted the release notes Click here to read about changes. Thanks for your patience, and we’ll see you back...

LOTRO Players News Episode 231: Conga Lines of Orcs

LOTRO Players News Episode 231: Conga Lines of Orcs

Dec 4, 2017

This week we continued our review of the Mordor expansion by reviewing Talath Urui. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN231.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (42.7MB) Game News Bullroarer Build #5 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off: Select Housing Decorations Select Housing Sets Housing Property Writs Select Cloaks   Free Sample Of The...

[CC] 99 instances – The angmar experience 1/2

[CC] 99 instances – The angmar experience 1/2

Dec 2, 2017

Barad gularan, Carn dum, The rift and Urugarth. As classic as instance go thesedays these can hardly be beaten. When people go nostalgic, they linger in the memories of Mordrith and Thaurlach. Urugarth and Barad gularan are usually thrown in with the other two. But they do deserve a spot in the limelight.  Good thing that there isn’t a story about...

Moria Coming To The One Ring And Adventures In Middle-earth RPG

Moria Coming To The One Ring And Adventures In Middle-earth RPG

Nov 30, 2017

  That gates of Moria are about to open up for The One Ring & Adventures In Middle-earth RPG.     ‘Moria’ is the first release set to come to both games at the same time, arriving with support for both the original standalone The One Ring RPG and Adventures in Middle-earth, which is used as a setting with Dungeons & Dragons’ fifth edition...