Good Morning: Or, Channeling My Inner Bilbo

Frodo is sitting on a stone bench. In his hands is a Red Book, The Red Book. The pages within tell the tale of a homely, little Hobbit who decided to run out the door without his handkerchief, going on an adventure that would not only change his life but create a lasting impression in the world around him for years to come. As Frodo sifts through these pages, a much older, weathered Bilbo, who’s adventure he has finally put to paper via The Red Book, says “But age, it seems, has finally caught up with me.”

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Diva: The Secondhand Cat

There’s a saying out there that says something along the lines of “people don’t adopt pets, pets adopt people” – I couldn’t seem to find the quote, or anything sounding remotely similar, but I did find one that fit the bill: “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” This quote, from Winnie the Pooh, sadly defines my last few days as Miss Took and I had to lay to rest a cat that has been in my life for 4 years and hers for nearly 17. Warning – this is a sappy post unrelated(mostly) to The Lord of the Rings: Card Game. Even so, it has a place on this blog.

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A New Age Begins: 2017 (and looking back)

Wow! That sure was some year, yeah? Despite popular* opinion I enjoyed 2016, my only gripe being that it was a whirlwind of a year for me. I’m looking to make a lot of improvements going into 2017, professionally, personally, and of course, for this blog. But most of all, as I do every year, I just want to say “Thank You” to this wonderful community! Read on for more…

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The Hills Are Alive: Lord of the Rings Deckbuilders

It wasn’t too long ago, in fact just under a year, that a curious little Deckbuilder showed up on the internet. It was called Rivendell Councilroom and it completely revamped the deckbuilding “scene” that makes up this game. Pretty soon others followed and deckbuilders like CardeGameDB were made obsolete with things like Love of Tales. That was just over two weeks ago.

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