News for April 2011
Aiding the Eagles 52
Announcing an upcoming Adventure pack for The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game | Published 08 April 2011

As the heroes continue through the Anduin Valley, they hear the piercing cry of an eagle over the distant ridge. They hurry to investigate, only to find a great eagle, suffering from wounds that appear to have come from goblin weapons. They only have short time to get the eagle assistance before it perishes.

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce A Journey To Rhosgobel, the third Adventure Pack in the Shadows of Mirkwood Cycle for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game! After facing a fearsome group of trolls, the heroes have pressed further into the Anduin Valley to continue their search for Gollum. However, when they stumble across a dying eagle wounded in a fight with goblins, they are compelled to offer their assistance.

A Mission of Mending

During their search for Gollum, the heroes must take a detour in order to save a valuable ally. Since the Eagles play such an important role in the Shadows of Mirkwood Adventure Packs, players will want to retain the trust of their winged allies by saving one of their kin. In order to do so, they must bring the bird to Rhosgobel and seek out the wizard Radagast, who knows many secrets of the wild.

A Journey to Rhosgobel contains 60 fixed cards from the Shadows of Mirkwood cycle. In this exciting expansion, even more Eagles join the Tactics sphere, while Leadership players are given a Dúnedain Quest that will inspire confidence in their cause. The heroes’ trek through Mirkwood leads them to Haldir of Lórien, whose unnatural agility will aid the party in their task. However, the sky grows dark with foul minions of the Shadow, and every step toward Rhosgobel causes the heroes’ avian ally more pain. There is no time to lose!

Look for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game in stores in just two weeks, then plan on making your journey to Rhosgobel this summer!

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a cooperative card game that puts 1-2 players (or up to four with an additional Core Set) in control of the most powerful characters and artifacts of Middle-earth. Players will select heroes, gather allies, acquire artifacts, and coordinate their efforts to face Middle-earth’s most dangerous fiends. The Living Card Game format allows players to customize their gaming experience with monthly Adventure Pack expansions to the core game.

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Published: 4/14/2011 3:13:08 PM

@TheSpaniard (aka CP):  Got it.  I'll definitely be more careful.  I would hope you know that I'm a huge fan of FFG products, after all.  :)

Published: 4/14/2011 11:35:09 AM

 A quick note regarding the writing prowess of Tolkien. He was NOT a professional writer, however he was an expert linguist and had an unparalleled imagination.

Widely regarded as THE book of the Twentieth century, I had the pleasure of being shown an analysis of his work from a film maker friend f mine.

They use a sort of short hand for plot devices, all these symbols in a row for each chapter and book.

It made no sense to me, and I said so. And My friend Peter said "You see there are no repeat symbols, it is unheard of that he could write a story this original with such a truly diverse plot."

As for Modern fantasy, I largely stopped reading it decades ago. Derivative and D&Dey 







The Spaniard
Published: 4/13/2011 10:30:56 AM
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OK cool, just be aware that your commentary does often come out as sniping. Thanks for the explanation.

Published: 4/13/2011 10:18:17 AM

@ Toqtamish: Well then I can't help you.

Published: 4/13/2011 1:58:53 AM

"I said that no one from those i know and raid can be in the same league with Tolkien and for sure no one from those i know can continue or expand Tolkien's world."

How is that different from saying that there is no other writer as capable as Tolkien?!

Sorry, apparently this is as futile as I knew it would be. Cheers!

servant of the secret fire
Published: 4/12/2011 1:46:49 PM

If George Martin will ever find a decent end for his books maybe we can compare him with Tolkien(for me you can't compare the father of modern fantasy with a guy who don't even know what he wants to do with his stories).

Game of thrones may make a good tv series but don't even bother to compare those books with Silmarilion or Lotr.

jhaelen@ No i didn't said that there are no capable writers after Tolkien.I said that no one from those i know and raid can be in the same league with Tolkien and for sure no one from those i know can continue or expand Tolkien's world.

Many authors make a very good job with their books but half of the fantasy books after Tolkien's books wouldn't have existed without Tolkien.

Published: 4/12/2011 11:25:04 AM

Agreed, I find George R. Martin's works to be better.

Published: 4/12/2011 2:19:49 AM

YGrams wrote: "I will admit that he wasn't the best creator of stories, per se, or at least, of their dramatic realisation"

Sounds like we're actually in agreement! :-)


servant of the secret fire wrote: "i don't know what you realy want to hear."

It's easier to say what I _don't_ want to hear, and that's (as I already mentioned) sweeping generalizations! Maybe it is a foreign language problem, but you made it sound as if you believed there were no capable fantasy writers besides Tolkien, and if that was indeed what you were trying to say, you'd be sadly wrong.

Published: 4/11/2011 4:03:21 PM

To Christian:  It wasn't meant as a "hostile commentary" by any means.  (That's the problem with online communication - you miss 90% of the non-verbal expression.)  It was simply meant as an ironic reflection that I'd rather see stuff about the main game FIRST so that players and fans can actually learn the game and understand why a particular expansion might be worthwhile or of interest.  Otherwise the information presented comes in a vacuum of sorts, unfortunately.  My apologies if you took it the wrong way.  I'm quite looking forward to this game, in fact. 

Published: 4/11/2011 10:53:48 AM

Yes I have. I like the newer books better than the old ones. Much like I like the Silmarillion better than the Lord of the Rings.

Published: 4/11/2011 10:40:28 AM

@ Toqtamish: Have you actually read how Brian Herbert defiled Frank Herbert's work (with the help of a certain Kevin J. Anderson)? It is terrible.

servant of the secret fire
Published: 4/11/2011 7:52:18 AM

jhalen i can answer to all of your questions with ease but i don't know what you realy want to hear.I can write a wall of text with writers and books of modern fantasy but i don't know what you mean with the ward mainstream.If you have a better writer than Tolkien in your country sorry but i don't know him and if he/she is so good please give me his/her name i will be suprised to read someone better than Tolkien.

So some names:George Martin,Patrick Rothfuss,Steven Erikson,Robert Jordan and many more.

Now for Salvatore i don't have many things to say .I tried once to read his novels but it was a terrible experience.

As for your opinion about how good writer is Tolkien i am not going to make a comment on that.Its your personal opinion and if you think that there are other writers who can write a fantasy story with their own lanquage,poems,legends etc and that fictional story can be read as a real one you are very lucky and please give me the name of that writer cause i like to read his story.

If my English were decent we could have a decent debate on this matter but my English are poor and i can only right simple wards.

Anyway we are all here for the game and not the books so one week left and we can have the precious in our hands :)))

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