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LOTRO Players News Episode 220: Third Age Valley Girl

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017

This week we discussed the new builds on Bullroarer this weekend. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN220.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (22.4MB) Game News The...

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The Family Line

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017

Hello Family Line readers, This is timhedden, or just Tim. Yes, two weeks ago, I ended The Family Line. My tale of Theomin and his personal journey started over three years ago in...

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LOTRO Players News Episode 220: Third Age Valley Girl

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017

This week we discussed the new builds on Bullroarer this weekend. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN220.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (22.4MB) Game News The...

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The Family Line

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017

Hello Family Line readers, This is timhedden, or just Tim. Yes, two weeks ago, I ended The Family Line. My tale of Theomin and his personal journey started over three years ago in...

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The Family Line

The Family Line

Sep 21, 2017

Hello Family Line readers, This is timhedden, or just Tim. Yes, two weeks ago, I ended The Family Line. My tale of Theomin and his personal journey started over three years ago in mid-July of 2014. All during that time, it has been an absolute pleasure telling this tale through Lotro Players. Thank all of you who read my story and kept up with Theomin’s...

LOTRO Players News Episode 220: Third Age Valley Girl

LOTRO Players News Episode 220: Third Age Valley Girl

Sep 18, 2017

This week we discussed the new builds on Bullroarer this weekend. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN220.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (22.4MB) Game News The Battle of the Five Armies and the Dwarves of Erebor Update 21.2 on Bullroarer LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% off: Monster Classes Monster Traits and Skills 100% Infamy/Renown Gain...

Celebrate Hobbit Day In Style

Celebrate Hobbit Day In Style

Sep 16, 2017

Planning a Hobbit day party? Want to impress your guests? I’ve got just what you need. Next Friday, September 22, is both Bilbo and Frodo’s birthday and has been proclaimed by the Tolkien Society as Hobbit Day. Many Tolkien fans go all out on the day and throw parties if this is you and you really want to stand out, and so all of your guests that you are...

Antipodean Writer: The Riding of the Rohirrim

Antipodean Writer: The Riding of the Rohirrim

Sep 15, 2017

Baaay-huuuuu! With the bay of the sounding trumpets came the riders of the Mark As the new dawn rose over Pellanor, sunrise dispersed the dark The front gate of Minas Tirith, shattered lay, all battered-in When Rohan succored Gondor – their allies called the Rohirrim. King Théoden led his riders who had come by the secret way For the Pukél-men were their...

Mordor 21.2: FINALLY!

Mordor 21.2: FINALLY!

Sep 14, 2017

FINALLY!!!   You may be guessing why the excitement. Finally we are getting not a ‘Destroy all’ button we have been asking for a long time, but a filter to use on items, sounds and quests. FINALLY!!! You access the panel by pressing Alt+R. Now, this will be great to filter out those Eorlingas recipes dropping in Mordor, third age legendary...

LOTRO Players News Episode 219: Shire Drunken Merchant Run

LOTRO Players News Episode 219: Shire Drunken Merchant Run

Sep 11, 2017

This week we discussed the fallibility of Pineleaf’s predictions. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN219.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (11.9MB) Game News LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Double Bonus Points continues through September 11th! This is your last weekend to stock up on points!   20% off: Select Warsteeds Riding Skills...

Don’t miss a minute of this year’s Harnkegger Games!

Don’t miss a minute of this year’s Harnkegger Games!

Sep 10, 2017

Many of the dwarves of Laurelin seem to be in a frightful hurry these days. Thorin’s Hall is alight with activity in preparation for the games of the year that start tomorrow. What games you say? The Harnkegger Games of course! LOTRO’s very own Olympics with a twist is back for its sixth year. Compete and earn yourself massive amounts of gold...

LOTRO 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Double CD Package Sells Out

LOTRO 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Double CD Package Sells Out

Sep 9, 2017

  Over on Chance Thomas’s Facebook page he announced the 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Double CD Package sold out, immeditly of there first pressing.     You can head over to Hugesound (Chance’s Music Site) and order yourself a copy of the second printing, which he also announced was coming!...

Mordor 21.1: T2C builds

Mordor 21.1: T2C builds

Sep 7, 2017

  Unless you want to run some old t2c instances on level 115 these builds aren’t something you would need right now when we only have new landscape and crafting instances that don’t have t2 penetration, but like I said in the article about best available gear, I do not like having landscape builds and always build for t2c, so I can have less...

The Family Line Part 151 – Theomin’s Book

The Family Line Part 151 – Theomin’s Book

Sep 7, 2017

Part 151 – Theomin’s Book A day passed on the farm in the Wold. The day was a warm and muggy day; a typical kind weather Theomin remembered for the Wold. Tall clouds drifted in the skies as they headed eastward toward the Brown Lands. The smell of pine was in the air as the local pine tree, which was still standing between the two houses of their farm,...

LOTRO Players News Episode 218: Delivering the Stinking Mail

LOTRO Players News Episode 218: Delivering the Stinking Mail

Sep 4, 2017

This week we interviewed Gildoin and The Dwarrow Scholar about the upcoming Harnkegger Games. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN218.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (22.7MB) Game News Community Rules Updated LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 30% off: Legendary Level Cap Increase Legendary Stat Upgrade Relics Packs Legacies, Legendary Slot unlocks...

[CC] How is an item made? A tale of scaling

[CC] How is an item made? A tale of scaling

Sep 3, 2017

Every bit of armour, weapon or jewelry your character is wearing was made by the game at one point. But how does the game decide what an item will look like and what stats it will have? For this article I’ll ignore your legendary items since these use a wildly different system, but nearly every other item you can equip is made in 2 different ways. The two...

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Pays Homage To Late Developer

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Pays Homage To Late Developer

Sep 3, 2017

  One of the things that stand out to most people about Tolkien’s world of Middle-earth has many recognizable characters. But one character that won’t be found in any Lord of the Rings lore is Forthog Orc-slayer. He will be found in the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of War as a tribute to executive producer Michael Forgey, who passed away from...

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Orc Tales Trailer

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Orc Tales Trailer

Sep 2, 2017

  Monolith Studios have released a new trailer video for Middle-earth: Shadow Of War, this time focusing on our friends the Orcs, We get to see inside the mind of the Orc, and what they remember.     Rather than just being potential enemies, the Orcs, uruks, and trolls of Shadow of War can join Talion’s Warband. If you spare a particularly strong...

The Family Line Part 150 – Reunion

The Family Line Part 150 – Reunion

Aug 31, 2017

Part 150 – Reunion The day turned to night as the cool breeze flowed over the Misty Mountains into the northern most end of Rohan. The stars shown bright in the night sky and the moon illuminated the land in a pale-toned light that lightly shown the fields, hills and trees of the Wold. A mist hung in the north and the white of the snow that still sat in...

The Road Goes Ever On For Adventures In Middle-earth PDF Out

The Road Goes Ever On For Adventures In Middle-earth PDF Out

Aug 30, 2017

  The newest addition to the Cubicle 7 Entertainment Adventures in Middle-earth lineup is now available at DriveThruRPG.   The Road Goes Ever On is a thirty-two-page supplement mainly focused on making interesting 5th Edition Tolkien journeying easier for the Loremaster to create and run. The PDF can be downloaded now and carries an MSRP of $14.99....

LOTRO Players News Episode 217: One Rusty Knife??!!

LOTRO Players News Episode 217: One Rusty Knife??!!

Aug 28, 2017

This week we discussed update 21.1 and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN217.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.9MB) Game News Update 21.1 The LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week Now Through Aug 31st Reputation Boost with the Coupon Code MORREPDOR   20 % Off Vault Storage Shared Storage Inventory...

Mordor 21.1: Best available gear

Mordor 21.1: Best available gear

Aug 27, 2017

  Gearing up in Mordor is a little bit difficult when you’re doing it for the first time, because the gear comes from several different sources and you can’t even access them all right away to eventually plan it. So in the hopes that this clears some things up for you, I’ll just introduce (if we can call it an introduction at this point...

The Family Line Part 149 – Home

The Family Line Part 149 – Home

Aug 24, 2017

Part 149 – Home The day grew bright and the two travelers, after the many days ride from Eriador, were finally on their last leg of their journey to Theomin’s home. After a brief morning meal and a quick walk to the stables, the two were off on the road heading north from Floodwend on toward Theomin’s farm. A while it took before reaching the Undeep, about a...

Mordor: Update 21.1

Mordor: Update 21.1

Aug 22, 2017

  This Monday LOTRO has had a curious update to the game. I think most of us were expecting a patch of some sort, a 21.0.3 or something like that. But we have had a full on dot update – 21.1 – you can read the release notes here. It’s not that there isn’t enough in the update, there is, update 20.1 has been a lot poorer in what has...