Category Archives: News

Bear Draft v7

The Con of the Rings 2022 will be from September 30th though October 2nd and this bear is excited. As with past years, I have updated my Bear Draft to include some new (ALeP) cards. In addition, I’ve taken notes … Continue reading

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News: Ring-maker Campaign Spoiler

Is it because of my mugwith its frowning mouth?So often I would itchto be luminous and free of fogbut nothing would approachexcept big dogs.And the dogs got zilch.  –Song of the Dwarf, by Rainer Maria Rilke The Angmar Awakened cycle … Continue reading

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News: Celebrating 9 years of the Hall

The smallest decisions can have an outsized impact on our lives. When I made my first hesitant post on this blog, over 9 years ago, I had no idea of the adventure I was starting. In the intervening years, I … Continue reading

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News: A Bear in Croatia

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. … Continue reading

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News: A Long-extended Party – Beorn

I’m excited to present a spoiler from an upcoming A Long-extended Party release! The set itself has not been announced yet, so I’m going to keep quiet about it. Still, I figured my readers would enjoy an early look at … Continue reading

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News: A Long-extended Party – Worthy of Remembrance

With a community as active and passionate as ours, it should come as no surprise that there would be a concerted effort to continue the game after the official releases end. I’m fortunate enough to have played a minor role … Continue reading

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News: LotR Dutch Blogger

One of the interesting outcomes from self-quarantine is that many tabletop gamers have discovered, or re-discovered solo games. The Lords of the Rings: The Card Game remains one of the best solo games, with hours upon on hours of compelling … Continue reading

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News: Con of the Rings

Certain ideas a so splendid that you can’t help but wonder why they didn’t happen sooner. Four fine members of the community, known collectively as the Free Men of the North (Fishbaugh, Loophole, McDog3, and PeaceAndThought) have taken it upon … Continue reading

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Discussion: We’re Having Cubs!

With much excitement, and a bit of nervousness, I am pleased to announce that Mrs. Beorn is pregnant with cubs! We’re obviously pleased as bees in honey here at the Hall, and I am sure to be a proud poppa … Continue reading

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Discussion: Tolkien, Politics, and Hobbies vs. “Real Life”

Other than the odd post with alternate art cards, I’ve been notably silent these days. More than the typical “life is busy” refrain, this stems from a certain unease with events outside of the game. “Real life”, so to speak, … Continue reading

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