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LOTRO Players News Episode 254: Survival: Picnic

Posted by on May 21, 2018

This week we were joined by Draculetta and Maven to discuss the producer’s letter, the newest Bullroarer build, and our week in LOTRO....

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LOTRO Players News Episode 254: Survival: Picnic

Posted by on May 21, 2018

This week we were joined by Draculetta and Maven to discuss the producer’s letter, the newest Bullroarer build, and our week in LOTRO....

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LOTRO Players News Episode 254: Survival: Picnic

Posted by on May 21, 2018

This week we were joined by Draculetta and Maven to discuss the producer’s letter, the newest Bullroarer build, and our week in LOTRO....

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Eriador Adventures Coming For Adventures In Middle-earth

Posted by on May 16, 2018

  Cubicle 7 Entertainment has announced the next supplement for Adventures in Middle-earth is on the horizon.     This action packed set of adventures takes your Company around...

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LOTRO Players News Episode 254: Survival: Picnic

LOTRO Players News Episode 254: Survival: Picnic

May 21, 2018

This week we were joined by Draculetta and Maven to discuss the producer’s letter, the newest Bullroarer build, and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN254.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (20.0MB) Game News Producer’s Letter Bullroarer Build #2 LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 30% Off:   Stat Tome Selection Boxes Regeneration...

Executive Producer’s Letter for May 2018

Executive Producer’s Letter for May 2018

May 16, 2018

Executive Producer Severlin posted the latest producer’s letter looking forward to what’s ahead for next year. The full text of the letter is at the LOTRO forums, but here are a few bullet points for a TL;DR version: Update 23 will take us into the Lonely Mountain, east to the Iron Hills, then north to the Grey Mountains, exploring dwarven cultures. It will...

Eriador Adventures Coming For Adventures In Middle-earth

Eriador Adventures Coming For Adventures In Middle-earth

May 16, 2018

  Cubicle 7 Entertainment has announced the next supplement for Adventures in Middle-earth is on the horizon.     This action packed set of adventures takes your Company around ruin-haunted Eriador, and is the companion volume to the Rivendell Region Guide.   Children kidnapped in the night, unusually cunning Trolls, a mysterious caravan, the fate of a company...

Antipodean Writer: Dragon Gold

Antipodean Writer: Dragon Gold

May 15, 2018

Large gleaming hoards of elvish gold – That feed the dreams of men untold! For years the kings of earth were fair High elvish lords in Midgard where Their lays were sung, their battles fought Against the Dark. Their magics wrought. They spoke. They walked. They lived. They died. Yet ever did their hoard abide. Their children were fair as the May. Alas!...

LOTRO Players News Episode 253: Pineleaf Skirmishes Irresponsibly

LOTRO Players News Episode 253: Pineleaf Skirmishes Irresponsibly

May 14, 2018

This week, Pineleaf, Teriadwyn and Cyndars talk about the changes in Bullroarer, and Pineleaf shares a secret. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN253.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (28.2MB) Game News Class Changes Come to Bullroarer LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% OFF Gift of the Valar + Blessing of the Valar + Aria of the Valar 3rd Age Item...

Critters journey [66] How i met your Druadan

Critters journey [66] How i met your Druadan

May 12, 2018

Last time on Critters journey. Bearlee went missing, Eagles had to swoop in and Mount Doom made a valiant last stand. The Mordor story continues next on Critters...

[CC] 99 instances – Leveling in an expansion Moria 1 of 4

[CC] 99 instances – Leveling in an expansion Moria 1 of 4

May 12, 2018

A mine they call it! We call it moria. But Moria is a big place with a lot of instances. We’ll split moria into three pieces for this series. Leveling (50-58), level cap (60) and post launch (lothlorien) with a bonus of some one-boss raids. Lotro was still gearing up to be a challenger to World of warcraft and we’ll also use this look back as a way to look...

Poems of the Pine: A Light for the Darkness

Poems of the Pine: A Light for the Darkness

May 11, 2018

It is now time to learn more about the trinket we found.   Chapter 2, Part 1 – A Light in the Darkness We travelled afar With the treasure we gained To learn its lore And links to the past. It was a source of hope Before Sauron’s forces Brought it to Mordor And muddied its light. When the taint was cleansed By our quest to the source, To Elrond we brought...

The Wizard’s Quest Special Event At Gen Con The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

The Wizard’s Quest Special Event At Gen Con The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game

May 10, 2018

  The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game has taken you all over Middle-earth, from the ruins of Númenor to the slopes of Mount Doom. This year, at Gen Con 2018, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own adventure through some of the most iconic locales this world has to offer with The Wizard’s Quest special event!     During The Wizard’s Quest, you’ll build...

LOTRO Players News Episode 252: Rain Check on a Pardon

LOTRO Players News Episode 252: Rain Check on a Pardon

May 7, 2018

This week we discussed class quests and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN252.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.1MB) Game News   LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% Off Select Housing Decorations                  Select Housing Sets    Housing Property Writs   Select Cloaks   Free Sample Of The Week Max Morale & Power Scroll...

Poems of the Pine: Ayorzén

Poems of the Pine: Ayorzén

May 3, 2018

We serch for the missing Ayorzén.   Chapter 1, Part 4 – Ayorzén We galloped to the gate To Gorgoroth the dark To learn if Ayorzén Had left Udûn. The gate was open But guards blocked the way So wily Ayorzén Still wandered within. We searched the camps Of his countrymen But found no sign Of the sneaky thief. Yet soon we learned That the sneak was caught By...

LOTRO Players News Episode 251: A Toast to the Toast Emote

LOTRO Players News Episode 251: A Toast to the Toast Emote

Apr 30, 2018

This week we discussed Update 22.1.1 and fishing. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN251.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.8MB) Game News Update 22.1.1 Release Notes LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 25% off Vault Storage &  Shared Storage                     Inventory Slots    Currency Cap        Free Sample Of The Week Universal Ingredient Pack...

Poems of the Pine: Unintentions

Poems of the Pine: Unintentions

Apr 25, 2018

Now that we know Durthang’s history, it is time for us to enter it.   Chapter 1, Part 3 – Unintentions Into Durthang we delved, Now a dungeon most foul, Where orcs and uruks Scream orders to kill. We cleared the guards Gathered at the cells Then released the pitiful Prisoners within. Most were from Nûrn, Which nourished the realm, But one was...

LOTRO Poems #20

LOTRO Poems #20

Apr 25, 2018

Hail Friends! Hope you are all doing well. Happy 11th Anniversary to The Lord of The Rings Online. It is a joy to see such a wonderful game based on Tolkiens lore still going strong. While raiding is fun but the mere fact that we can just log into a game and go visit Prancing Pony in Bree or go see the Tower of Isengard or witness the destruction of the Black...

LOTRO Players News Episode 250: Translations in Pineleaf

LOTRO Players News Episode 250: Translations in Pineleaf

Apr 23, 2018

This week we heard poetry and discussed imbuing LIs and our adventures this week. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN250.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.3MB) Game News Update 22 Soundtrack on Youtube LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 20% OFF Select Expansions & Expansion Quests (In-game only) Enhanced XP Supply & Hornberg Token Skirmishes...

Poems of the Pine: Deadly Durthang

Poems of the Pine: Deadly Durthang

Apr 21, 2018

Finally, we enter into Mordor, where we encounter the enemy and learn a bit of its history.   Chapter 1, Part 2 – Deadly Durthang We fought the forces At the forges of Udûn, Where the sweat of slaves Made swords and mail. At Mornaur we met The mercenary Rhogrin Who thought to ruin The ringing anvils. With the anvils toppled For Annoth we searched Near the...

LOTRO Players News Episode 249: “How Bad Could It Be?”

LOTRO Players News Episode 249: “How Bad Could It Be?”

Apr 16, 2018

This week we discussed Update 22.1 and our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN249.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (13.8MB) Game News Update 22.1 Release Notes LOTRO Beacon   Store Sales 30% off Virtues & Virtue Bundles Trait Slots Skill & Slayer Deed Boosts   Free Sample Of The Week Combat Run Speed Boost x5 with coupon...

Antipodean Writer: Melkor’s Song

Antipodean Writer: Melkor’s Song

Apr 15, 2018

Melkor his thoughts in music wove In the First Theme. His music strove With tunes inspired by Eru’s thought. Some Ainur Melkor’s music caught And turned their song, tuning their lays To Melkor’s purpose, Melkor’s praise. Thus Melkor sows discord profound To bring cacophony of sound. Some Ainur faltered. Others grew Despondent. But Illúvatar knew The cause, as...

Poems of the Pine: Four at the Gate

Poems of the Pine: Four at the Gate

Apr 11, 2018

We with ring destroyed, it is time to enter into the land of Mordor. Today, we start our journey through the Black Book of Mordor. Today, we reach the gate but don’t get very far inside.   Chapter 1, Part 1 – Four at the Gate The gate to Mordor Was mangled and bent Leaving a way For wanderers to pass. The fearless and foolish Followed the path To...

CC 99 instances – Love, kill or marry in Osgiligath

CC 99 instances – Love, kill or marry in Osgiligath

Apr 10, 2018

With a bond villain having you tied to a table and a laser coming down on you, forcing you to make a decision. Love, marry or kill these 3 instances. Most would have an easy time choosing their favorites from among The sunken labyrinth, The ruined city or The dome of stars. In 2013 we returned to Osgiligath to look for Faramir and instances came back to lotro....