Tag Archives: LotR

Armies of the past: Mordor — Scent of a Gamer

Welcome to the final entry in my ‘armies of the past’ series. There were many more, but they are no longer with me, except for maybe a stray model here or there. Here’s my Mordor force This force started as … Continue reading

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LOTRO War of Three Peaks Launches Today — The Ancient Gaming Noob

The Standing Stone Games experiment to see if they can get somebody to pay $99 for a mini-expansion begins today. Okay, you don’t HAVE to pay $99.  There are three price levels.  But you COULD pay $99 if you really … Continue reading

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Armies of the past: Misty Mountains — Scent of a Gamer

The Misty Mountains army was a blend of cave dwelling goblins, the spiders of the forest, and the wargs of the crags. I loved it. The army above shows a little bit of everything the list had to offer. Plastic … Continue reading

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Picked Up Lord of the Rings One Volume 50th Anniversary Edition Yesterday on Amazon – October 15, 2020

I had an e-mail from Amazon announcing 80% off popular ebooks yesterday. I saw this included https://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-One-J-R-R-Tolkien-ebook/dp/B007978OY6/. This was a one volume edition of Lord of the Rings and was the 50th Anniversary Edition. It was on sale for $1.99 … Continue reading

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Armies of the past: Rohan — Scent of a Gamer

I painted a number of armies before starting this blog. Most of those armies are long gone and remain only in my memories. And even then… hey! I just remembered I had a chaos space marine army for Epic! We … Continue reading

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Friday Bullet Points on a Tuesday just to Catch Up — The Ancient Gaming Noob

Basically, the month slipped by and ends tomorrow and there were several things I think I should have mentioned, if only to set their place in the timeline of what happened this month.  So on to summaries and links and … Continue reading

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Starting my first MESBG diorama — Kuribo’s Painting

I’ve got a little bit of everything to discuss in today’s update so I’ll break things up by subject matter to make it easy to see what you’re going to be reading about. Let’s not waste any further time and … Continue reading

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The Games of Sorcerers. — Middle-earth Reflections

J. R. R. Tolkien never seemed to choose words accidentally. He was careful when assigning references to characters or places to convey various shades of meaning that might not be obvious straight away. It is also the case with how … Continue reading

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Remembering J. R. R. Tolkien September 2, 1973

As I was looking for information on the upcoming Amazon Lord of the Ring series for a different post, I found The One Ring post remembering J. R. R. Tolkien: https://www.theonering.net/torwp/2019/09/02/105478-today-in-middle-earth-september-2-in-remembrance-of-j-r-r-tolkien/. Note: I started this post a year ago and got … Continue reading

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Fëanor the linguist. — Middle-earth Reflections

In his tales J. R. R. Tolkien stated that Fëanor was the greatest of the Noldor in all features of his personality: body, mind, hands. Even though tainted by his arrogant, proud, fierce character and evil deeds, Fëanor’s talents were … Continue reading

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