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This is a blog covering FFG’s The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game (commonly abbreviated as LOTR LCG). I began playing this game shortly after its release, and quickly found myself addicted. After a six-month or so break from the game due to various reasons, mostly life interfering with the all-important gaming, I dove right back in and found myself more hooked than ever. Unfortunately, this meant that my craving for new content about this game, whether in the form of articles, conversations, or actual cards, grew quicker than the actual supply, and so in December of 2012, I decided to set up this blog to help remedy that situation.

My original vision for this site was that it would be a place for light, thematic discussion of the game and wild speculation. However, it has mushroomed during its life into an all-encompassing affair, covering topics ranging from strategy to play experiences to card analysis to reviews/previews. I usually produce around 2-3 posts a week in order to provide fairly consistent content, and strive to craft articles that speak to players of all experience levels.

However, I by no means see myself as the only expert on this game (if an expert at all). If you are interested in writing articles for this blog, feel free to send them my way. I would love to eventually not be the only writer of content, but be able to provide a place for others to share their thoughts on the game as well. I’ve been fortunate enough to become deeply involved in the community surrounding the game thanks to this site, even collaborating to create The Grey Company podcast, along with several other community members.

Finally, there are quite a few great places other than this blog to satisfy your fix for LOTR LCG. Some of them are listed on the blogroll, but others can be found here:

– FFG’s own website (of course):

– LOTR LCG Deckbuilders: and

– LOTR LCG card database:

– Board Game Geek forums for LOTR LCG:

– Cardboard of the Rings (an LOTR LCG podcast):

– The Grey Company Podcast:


Thanks for reading and don’t be a stranger!

Writer/Editor: Ian M.

  1. Thank you for making this site, Ian! I usually don´t comment, but I had to come here and write that I really appreciate what you do for the community. Cheers from Brazil.

  2. I am late in getting into this brilliant game … just got the core set in August 2014. But thanks to a few of your articles here on this site and some strategic Ebay purchases, I’m slowly catching up. Thanks for helping a new player get started!

  3. Dries permalink

    Hi Ian,

    I am way overdue with saying thanks for this brilliant website ! I bought the game on a whim a couple of months ago not really knowing what to expect. Your (as well as others) insights have helped me tremendously in managing this game (both purchases & playing).. Thanks for all the effort (from Belgium)

  4. ricky jackson permalink

    I’m new to this game, very late coming on board but got a core set on its way. I’m poring over this site, learning and getting ready to fully dive in

  5. Shelby permalink

    As I eagerly await the arrival of my first ever LCG game I want to say thank you for your work here. I know it will become my favorite place for answers, tips and fortitude to “try again” !

  6. Benoit Poulin permalink

    … The links section really needs a update 😉

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