Category Archives: History

Big as a House

Here I am! As you all probably know by now: I arrive precisely when I mean to. Some of you already now me as GandalfDK from the Deck Spotlights on COTR.com or from the COTR Discord server. After several journeys … Continue reading

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The Story So Far – Part 1: Shadows of Mirkwood

Hi all! Psychorocka here! Beorn recently invited me to write a guest article on the Hall of Beorn and I immediately accepted. Beorn has been an immeasurable asset to our community with all the various resources and insights into the … Continue reading

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The Grudge

Power is fickle. Men think to themselves, and indeed proclaim to others, that they “possess” it. As though power is some physical thing, with heft and dimension, a good which can be ferried to and fro. At best, this belief … Continue reading

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Make Middle-earth Great Again

Dear Númenor, It’s been a long slow decline into mediocrity for this fair island. It’s time to make Middle-earth great again, starting with our proud country. People say it can’t be done. Idiots. Not only is it possible – but I’m … Continue reading

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Decks: The House of Elrond

Of all the characters in Tolkien’s legendarium, Elrond is one of the most fascinating. The half-elven descendant of Beren and Lúthien, Elrond and his brother Elros were given a very unique choice. After the War of Wrath and the destruction of Beleriand, the … Continue reading

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Deck: The Window on the West

‘See here, Captain!’ He planted himself squarely in front of Faramir, his hands on his hips, and a look on his face as if he was addressing a young hobbit who had offered him what he called ‘sauce’ when questioned … Continue reading

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Deck: The White Council

The most recent spoiler of the Ring-maker cycle is for the fifth Adventure Pack: Celebrimbor’s Secret. For those not familiar with the deeper history behind Tolkien’s works, Celebrimbor was a very important Noldor craftsman. It was from Annatar (as Sauron was then … Continue reading

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