Tag Archives: Frodo

The Lure of Power

One of the recurring themes in The Lord of the Rings is the temptation that power presents. Tolkien argues that sources of great power serve to distort and betray the purposes of those who would choose to wield them. The … Continue reading

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Deck: A Desperate Gambit

Sending Frodo to destroy the One Ring was a desperate gambit by Gandalf and Elrond, but they felt it held their best hope of defeating Sauron. Certainly Sauron, isolated for so long in his own evil thoughts, would never imagine … Continue reading

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Poll Results: Favorite Deck Archetype

The poll for favorite deck archetype is closed and the votes have been tallied. With 110 total votes, this poll gives us a pretty good idea of the overall popularity of the various archetypes among readers. With a large card … Continue reading

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Deck: Flight to the Ford

‘Ride forward! Ride!’ cried Glorfindel to Frodo. He did not obey at once, for a strange reluctance seized him. Checking the horse to a walk, he turned and looked back. The Riders seemed to sit upon their great steeds like … Continue reading

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Does Asfaloth Fear the Witch-King? Naaaaay!!!

This amazing painting was created by the legendary Tolkien artist, John Howe. You can find more of his wonderful art at his blog.

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Deck: The Power of the Palantir

Just yesterday, Fantasy Flight put up a spoiler for Assault on Osgiliath, the fourth chapter pack in the upcoming Against the Shadow cycle. The one player card they highlighted happens to be one of my favorite pieces of Tolkien lore. The … Continue reading

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