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...

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...

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 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....

Adventures in Middle-earth: Eaves of Mirkwood and Loremaster’s Screen

Adventures in Middle-earth:  Eaves of Mirkwood and Loremaster’s Screen

Aug 1, 2017

  Cubicle 7 Entertainment will release Adventures in Middle-earth:  Eaves of Mirkwood and Loremaster’s Screen, a combination accessory and introductory adventure module.     Designed for both new and existing players, Eaves of Mirkwood includes a four-panel “Loremaster’s Screen” decorated with an image of the city of Lake-town on the outside and...

Middle-earth Shadow Of War Mobile Coming This Fall

Middle-earth Shadow Of War Mobile Coming This Fall

Jul 28, 2017

  Warner Bros announced today that it’s bringing Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, a free-to-play real-time RPG, to mobile this fall. The game will follow the adventures of Talion (the hero of Shadow of Mordor PC game) through Mordor, and will feature all kinds of familiar characters from both the last PC game and, of course, The Lord of the Rings. Expect...

An Interview with Ted Nasmith On LOTRO.COM

An Interview with Ted Nasmith On LOTRO.COM

Jul 26, 2017

  There is a wonderful interview up over at LOTRO.com with fantasy artist, Ted Nasmith.     For those that do not know, Ted Nasmith is a Canadian artist, illustrator, and architectural renderer. He is best known as an illustrator of J. R. R. Tolkien’s works — The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion. Sample from the interview...

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Shelob Makes Her Debut

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Shelob Makes Her Debut

Jul 21, 2017

  San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing, and with that comes all the panels, and the news that comes with them.  Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions have released a new trailer for the upcoming Middle-earth: Shadow of War online revealing that the infamous spider Shelob will appear in the game. Developed by Monolith Productions,...

LOTRO Players News Episode 210: A Grimm Beginning

LOTRO Players News Episode 210: A Grimm Beginning

Jul 10, 2017

This week we discussed High Elves and Sleeping Beauty. http://lotroacademy.com/lotroplayers/LPN210.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (15.9MB) Game News Bullroarer Round 3   Store Sales Free Sample Of The Week NOW – July 13th Simple Rally Horn x1 with the Coupon Code MORCREW   20 % OFF Stat Tomes Regeneration Food Run Speed Boosts Attack...

Adventures in Middle-earth 5E – Rhovanion Region Guide Now Available

Adventures in Middle-earth 5E – Rhovanion Region Guide Now Available

Jul 7, 2017

  If your a fan of the Cubicle 7’s Adventures In Middle-earth for D&D 5E, you have a great new source book for you to use in your games.   Follow the Anduin river down from the chill springs of the Misty Mountains to the southern edge of the Wild! Explore the dread forest of Mirkwood, running from the lonely thickets of the north to the very...

Warner Brothers And Tolkien Estate Settle $80 Million Lawsuit

Warner Brothers And Tolkien Estate Settle $80 Million Lawsuit

Jul 5, 2017

  After five years of litigation, Warner Bros. and the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkien have announced in court that they have amicably resolved a fight over the digital exploitation of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Some back history on the suit, back in 2012 J.R.R. Tolkein’s estate and publisher HarperCollins Took Warner Bros, New Line...

Hunt For The Ring Coming This Summer From Ares Games

Hunt For The Ring Coming This Summer From Ares Games

Jun 28, 2017

  This summer Ares Games brings  The Hunt for the Ring , a new board game inspired by the work of JRR Tolkien developed by the makers of the game The War of the Ring.     Hunt for the Ring is a hidden movement, deduction and adventure game, for 2 to 5 players, that recreates the initial chapters of “The Lord of the Rings”.  A player must take...

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...