Thranduil, the Long Awaited

This cycle has contained a wide range of heroes in terms of those that I couldn't have cared less about when first announced (Haldan) to those that almost literally had me jumping up and down for joy - such as Thranduil. Fortunately, the one thing they have all had is common, is that they have … Continue reading Thranduil, the Long Awaited

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A Note on Dragons in the Third Age

In Chapter 2 of The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Shadow of the Past," Gandalf discusses with Frodo means to destroy (or more accurately, means of not being able to destroy) the Ring, when he states the following: "It has been said that dragon-fire could melt and consume the Rings of Power, but there is not now … Continue reading A Note on Dragons in the Third Age

A Critical Comparison to Magic: The Gathering (and What Makes LOTR:LCG Great)

This post has been a long time coming. Many Magic: The Gathering fans loudly proclaim that their beloved card game is the best card game (if not the best game) ever made, and that every other card game is subsidiary to it, at least in the sense that Magic came first (25 years ago at … Continue reading A Critical Comparison to Magic: The Gathering (and What Makes LOTR:LCG Great)