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

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

Oct 19, 2016

  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

Listen to MadeOfLions chat with The Tolkien Professor

Oct 12, 2016

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...

Adventures in Middle-earth Player’s Guide Review

Adventures in Middle-earth Player’s Guide Review

Sep 20, 2016

  Smaug has been defeated, the Battle of Five Armies has been won, and Bilbo has returned to the Shire. But much danger still remains, and from the Orc-holds of the mountains to the dark and corrupt depths of Mirkwood a darkness waits, recovering its strength, laying its plans, and slowly extending its shadow… In Dale, King Bard sends out a call for brave...

Cubicle 7’s Adventures in Middle-earth Player’s Guide Now Available

Cubicle 7’s Adventures in Middle-earth Player’s Guide Now Available

Sep 7, 2016

  You may recall we let you know the Adventures In Middle-earth Player’s Guide for D&D 5E was coming from Cubicle 7. Well the day is now here; at least for the PDF.     For those that have pre-ordered, you should have an email from Cubicle 7 with your code for the PDF. If you did not Pre Order, you can head over to Drive Thru RPG and pick up...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Hobbit Drinking Medley

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Hobbit Drinking Medley

Aug 21, 2016

This week’s video highlight brings us a series of great hobbit drinking songs.  “Hobbit Drinking Medley – Peter Hollens feat. Hank Green!!” was released in 2016 on Peter Hollen’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...

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Bundle on Bundle Stars

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Bundle on Bundle Stars

Aug 15, 2016

If you have been on the fence about picking up Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor because of price, you have NO EXCUSE at all, not to jump in. The fine folks over at Bundle Stars have a great deal right now. Yes you read that correct. $5.99. But that’s not JUST for the base game, oh no. Save a massive 80% with a Steam key for the GDC 2015 Game of the Year,...

Poll: Would Tolkien Approve of LOTRO?

Poll: Would Tolkien Approve of LOTRO?

Aug 7, 2016

Would Tolkien approve of LOTRO? Yes Maybe No View Results  Loading ... Have a poll idea?  Let us know in the comments below and it might be a future...

[trial] How did you survive lotro?

[trial] How did you survive lotro?

Aug 6, 2016

Disclaimer: This article is on a personal accord. To test the waters out for this kind of series. We all know the tales of doom and gloom. They have been around forever since the dawn of MMO’s. And now that i got you clickbaited into this article. How come you have played a game longer then there are terms in an US presidential lifetime? Where some games...

Cubicle 7’s Adventures in Middle-earth Player’s Guide Coming to D&D 5E

Cubicle 7’s Adventures in Middle-earth Player’s Guide Coming to D&D 5E

Jul 28, 2016

Awhile back, we told you that Cubicle 7 Entertainment and Sophisticated Games were bringing J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth to Dungeons & Dragons 5E.   We now, have a bit more information on what we will be seeing. Dominic McDowall, Cubicle 7 CEO says: “When the OGL was announced for 5th Edition, we knew we had to embark on a new quest. We have so...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Last Goodbye – Peter Hollens

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Last Goodbye – Peter Hollens

Jul 14, 2016

This week is potentially the last video highlight so here is ‘The Last Goodbye.’ “The Hobbit – The Last Goodbye – Peter Hollens (Billy Boyd Cover)” was released in 2015 on Peter Hollens’ YouTube channel. It has been a lot of fun doing the video highlight series here at LOTRO Players.  Thank you all for your support and...

Memorial Event for Tinki

Memorial Event for Tinki

Jul 8, 2016

Dear LOTRO Players, With a sad heart I have to pass on the news that LOTRO has lost another fine player. Tinki has left Middle-Earth, she sails over the western seas to the Undying Lands. I first met Tinki and cousin Pipsi in my early days as a member of The Lonely Mountain Band, we LOTRO’d as a group of role-players experiencing The Shire content while...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Return of the King Trailer

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Return of the King Trailer

Jul 7, 2016

This week’s video highlight reminds us of the excitement surrounding Return of the King’s release.  “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Official Trailer #1” was originally released in 2003. 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...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Song of The Lonely Mountain

Middle-earth Video Highlights: Song of The Lonely Mountain

Jun 30, 2016

This week’s video highlight is a fan’s rendition of “Song of The Lonely Mountain.”  “The Hobbit – Song of The Lonely Mountain” was released in 2014 on Peter Hollens’ YouTube channel. Do you know of a good Middle-earth themed video and want it to be featured in this series? Send an email...

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Silmarillion Final Trailer

Middle-earth Video Highlights: The Silmarillion Final Trailer

Jun 23, 2016

This week’s video highlight gives a hypothetical trailer for a Silmarillion film saga.  “The Silmarillion – Final Trailer” was released in 2016 on Game Ovais’ 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...