LOTRO Poems #18

LOTRO Poems #18

May 18, 2017

Hail Friends! Hope you are all doing well! The sun is shinning bright, spring has said goodbye but weather-man says the unexpected winds of winter are about to make a come back here in northern Italy. Casual Raiders had a slow week, with some players taking a break from gaming to tend to real life, we have decided to take this time to go back to the basis and...

LOTRO Poems #17

LOTRO Poems #17

May 2, 2017

  Hail Friends! Guess who is back! Did you guys miss me?  Life has been busy, with work and my Kinship and 3 million other hobbies, it was very hard to keep up with the weekly Tolkien inspired poetry. So many times I wanted to publish what little poetry I wrote but I just didnt want to publish something which wouldn’t have done justice to the...

LOTRO Players News Episode 195: We’ll Talk Later

LOTRO Players News Episode 195: We’ll Talk Later

Mar 27, 2017

This week we discuss update 20 in vague terms to avoid spoilers and talk about our week in LOTRO. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN195.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (12.2MB) Game News Update 20 to be released on Tuesday, March 21st   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week March 24th – 30th +5% Attack Damage (90 min) x1 Use Coupon Code...

The Road Goes Ever On For Adventures in Middle-earth

The Road Goes Ever On For  Adventures in Middle-earth

Mar 23, 2017

  The Road Goes Ever On™ is a beautiful collection of 4 large format journey maps for Adventures in Middle-earth, along with a 32 page supplement packed with setting information, rules and guidance on making the most of your journeys     The Road Goes Ever On is anticipated as a 2017 release. It contains information first seen in Journeys and...

The Family Line Part 127 – The Cold Winds Blow

The Family Line Part 127 – The Cold Winds Blow

Mar 23, 2017

Part 127 – The Cold Winds Blow The morning was bright and busy were the workers all about. Waving goodbye to the travelers heading out was Herion. The travelers were the Warriors of Eriador and it was the day they departed from Annuminas. As they departed, Herion waved goodbye as he had a sudden feeling of the weight of the entire city of Annuminas on his...

How Will the New Ring Work? – Shadow of War Theory

How Will the New Ring Work? – Shadow of War Theory

Feb 28, 2017

How will the new ring of power in Middle-earth: Shadow of War work? Join the discussion here.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Announcement Trailer

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Announcement Trailer

Feb 27, 2017

Over the weekend, there were some rumors and leaks that took over the internet. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Studios have officially revealed Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to the successful 2014 release, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. The newly revealed press release confirms that the story will continue to follow the fallen...

Exploring the Lord of the Rings: What to do with the Ring.

Exploring the Lord of the Rings: What to do with the Ring.

Feb 24, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 4&5) A dreaded pestilance attacked Casa Buggins last week which is why in this article I highlight two episodes of Exploring Lord of the Rings. We look in these two episodes at the further revlations made to Frodo Baggins informing him that his magic ring is a little more potent than first believed… We also...

Exploring Lord of the Rings : The History of the Ring

Exploring Lord of the Rings : The History of the Ring

Feb 11, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 3) Continuing from our discussion last week, which focused on Gandalf and his knowledge of Rings, including the great ring. This week we look into the History of the one Ring. With a fun field-trip down down down to Goblin Town. Our hosts on Brandywine were the Casual Raiders kinship. Here is the full class from Signum...

Exploring Lord of the Rings: Gandalf and the Great Ring

Exploring Lord of the Rings: Gandalf and the Great Ring

Feb 4, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 2) Yet another week and more thought provoking chat with Prof. Corey Olsen. This time we look at the text in the second chapter to discuss what exactly did Gandalf know about Bilbo’s ring. Why did he decide to leave it and Frodo in the Shire for seventeen years? I watched this episode on YouTube and you can also....

Exploring Lord of the Rings: Beating The Bounds

Exploring Lord of the Rings: Beating The Bounds

Jan 26, 2017

Chapter 2: The Shadow of the Past (Part 1) Professor Corey began our indepth look at chapter 2… (FotR). Lilirose from the Kinship Rangers of The West led a wonderful introduction on Gladden. We open The Shadow of The Past with a visit to The Green Dragon and a conversation between Samwise Gamgee and Ted Sandyman. As usual I like to go grab a screen shot...

Exploring Lord of the Rings: The Mantle

Exploring Lord of the Rings: The Mantle

Jan 23, 2017

Chapter 1: A Long Expected Party (Part 3) Greetings fellow scholars, Sorry I missed posting this article in time for LPN. The community of Arkenstone were our hosts for this talk, the last look at Chapter 1. The Professor (Corey not JRR) led a detailed discussion looking at the conversation between Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf. (After the Party). What does Gandalf...

Exploring Lord of the Rings: The G.L.O.B.E.

Exploring Lord of the Rings: The G.L.O.B.E.

Jan 14, 2017

Chapter 1: A Long Expected Party (Part 2) A fine gathering assembled on Crickhollow for this installment of “LOTRO meets LotR”. We explored the character differences in Bilbo Baggins when we first meet him in Ch 1. of The Hobbit and again in Ch 1. Of The Fellowship of the Ring. Looking at how Bilbo has developed and how Bilbo has caused other folk...

Exploring Lord of the Rings: A New Tolkien Learning Experience

Exploring Lord of the Rings: A New Tolkien Learning Experience

Jan 5, 2017

Return to The Shire And we begin at the beginning: Chapter 1: A Long Expected Party (Part 1) A great deal of interest was shown by the LOTRO community when it was announced that an interactive lecture series was going to commence on the 3rd Jan 2017. I have been in awe of Professor Corey Olsen’s “gift-of-the-gab” since I first heard him talk a...

Adventures in Middle-Earth: Loremaster’s Guide Cover Revealed

Adventures in Middle-Earth: Loremaster’s Guide Cover Revealed

Dec 7, 2016

  Cubicle 7 has teased us about the upcoming Adventures in Middle-Earth: Loremaster’s Guide (DM Book) for awhile now. The have now shown off what the cover will look like.     Packed full of advice and ideas to help make your Adventures in Middle-earth 5e games awesome, the Loremaster’s Guide brings you: swathes of invaluable setting...

Fantasy Flight Games Holiday Sale

Fantasy Flight Games Holiday Sale

Nov 17, 2016

  It’s scary that I’m even having to talk about “Holiday Sales” The fine folks over at Fantasy Flight Games, have started there annual holiday sale on wide selection of tabletop board games. They did not leave out the Lord Of The Rings Fan!     Work together to confront the ultimate evil! Your task is to stop the Dark Lord...

The One Ring Bundle Of Holding

The One Ring Bundle Of Holding

Nov 12, 2016

  The fine folks over at Bundle Of Holding, have teamed up with Cubicle 7 for an “One Ring Bundle”     There are a couple of ways to get in on this amazing bundle. Firstly, for $14.95 you get the STARTER COLLECTION which comprises: The One Ring Roleplaying Game (usually priced $30) and The Loremaster’s Screen and Lake-town Guide...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: A Simple Walk Into Mordor

Middle-earth Video Highlights: A Simple Walk Into Mordor

Nov 8, 2016

This week’s video highlight takes us on a simple walk into Mordor.  “A Simple Walk Into Mordor” was released in 2016 on Minecraft Middle Earth’s YouTube channel. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this series? Send an email to contact@lotroplayers.com with a link to the video and it might end up...

J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beren and Lúthien to be published in 2017

  The mortal man and immortal elf are important figures in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth mythology . Now, HarperCollins has announced plans to release Beren and Lúthien in 2017, 100 years after Tolkien first wrote it.     The Middle-earth tale tells of the love between the mortal man and the immortal elf. Lúthien’s father, an Elvish lord, is...

Listen to MadeOfLions chat with The Tolkien Professor

Update: You can listen to the full discussion in the following video. Dr. Corey Olsen, ‘The Tolkien Professor’, will be having a chat with LOTRO’s writer of the Epic Story, MadeOfLions, on Thursday. “We’ve got a special treat planned for you as part of Signum‘s 2016 Fall Fundraising Campaign. On Thursday, October 13, at 4...