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#21 Olorin93

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 02:56 PM

I have a level 63 character on Lotro, but I'm on Eldar - and, alas, have very little time to play these days. Great game. Moria is indeed vast and fun to explore.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:23 PM

I have a level 63 character on Lotro, but I'm on Eldar - and, alas, have very little time to play these days. Great game. Moria is indeed vast and fun to explore.

congratulates :) . I think that most players on this forum, playing LOTR Online. Both creators LOTR Online and LOTR LCG did a great job - do not waste license and used it to create great games, and did not release another crease as is unfortunately often the case with the licenses. I think that the movie Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit also are great - I know that many people complain about the inaccuracy or adding new scenes, characters - but let's face it - there are no other films embedded in Middle-earth and we should be happy with Peter Jackson did these films - which are for me  really great, could have been worse as some movies under license.

 

I think with us - Tolkien fans - we're really lucky - we have LOTR Online, LOTR LCG, great movies - all great set in our favorite world  :)


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:00 PM

thanks for all the posts.

 

@13th caeser: i havnt been to moria....mainly because you have to buy it, and my computer is currently held together by tape.....i am currently stuck in annuminas trying to level up enough and collect enough points to get north downs or trollshaws.

i am known on here for my disike of the films, which is partly true and partly myth. i wont go into the negatives as they can be guessed or are already known, however i do like the films very much, and i agree, they have brought a lot of great things to the world of tolkien that may not have been possible without them...i haven't seen the hobbit, mainy becuae i just havnt got any interest in it....the hobbit to me is fond childhood memory and i am satisfied with that :)

 

@olorin93...funny enough, even though i am english, i have yet to visit oxford (its the opposite end of the country to me). have you been to northern england before?


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:29 AM

@olorin93...funny enough, even though i am english, i have yet to visit oxford (its the opposite end of the country to me). have you been to northern england before?

I walked from Newcastle to Carlisle once upon a time, following Hadrian's wall.

Lovely countryside, very tolkien-ish! Had a great time. Tho it was some 15 years ago...man time flies...

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:42 AM

I'll introduce myself as well.

My name is Vladimir (but call me Vlad, I got used to it on BGG) and I live in Piešťany, a spa town in Slovakia. I work as a QA in one German company.

 

I came to the game sometimes before Heirs of Númenor came out, but I've played it before with a friend. I didn't get hooked immediately because he did a piss poor job of explaining the rules (and played the game wrong anyways). Later someone on a local boardgaming site was selling a core set with two first APs for a good price, so I took it and since then I have purchased almost everything and I don't regret it.



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 09:45 AM

@noccus- i live near Carlisle, the country you are talking about is beautiful (though carlisle certainly is not)....i feel sorry for the roman soliders garrisoned there during the winter ;)

 

@klaymen_sk - thanks for posting :)

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:28 AM

I throw myself into the fury:

 

My name is Matt.  I live in Iowa, USA, which is mostly known for its corn and soybean, but trust me there is a bit more than that going on here.  I work as an Electrical Engineer and spend my days playing with antennas.

 

I discovered Tolkien in 1997.  I was walking through the SciFi/Fantasy section of my local bookstore and I saw this huge, thick book (the whole trilogy in one). On the cover was this glorious city (Minas Tirith). I read the back of the book and knew I had to have it.  But, alas, I was an 8th grader with no money.  I saved up (rather, I probably begged my mom for the money) and bought the book. I am so happy I read it before the movies.  I hold my original imaginative visions of the book dear to my heart: The Flight to the Ford especially.  My mind did that scene so much better than Peter Jackson :)


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 12:02 PM

thanks for posting - i know exactly what you mean about holding imaginative memories close to your heart - the beauty of literature compared to film

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:00 PM

@noccus- i live near Carlisle, the country you are talking about is beautiful (though carlisle certainly is not)....i feel sorry for the roman soliders garrisoned there during the winter ;)
 
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I came over the North Sea at the time by ferry from Rotterdam, and landed in Hull.
As I said, it was 15 something years ago, but I must say I was quite shocked by the amount of abandoned buildings.
It really felt like a ghost-town. Then we took the train north to Newcastle and loved it. Great nightlife!
Then along the way some quiet little villages (I only remember Haltwhistle by name now) which where nice when hiking east.
Hang on....Greenwhich? Greenwood-something? Other town. Met a lot of friendly & helpful people!
Anyway, when we got to Carlisle, I must confess, I was amazed by the....eh....low social class, to say it nicely.
I hope I don't offend you Rich, but it felt quite poor, ugly (as you say it still is) & industrial.
We were ill at ease at the pubs at night, as not just one time locals tried to pick a fight...
Tho this was in the late 90's and things may certainly have changed since then.
Anyhow, this was just 1 minor thing on a great trip!
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Posted 31 October 2013 - 04:04 PM

haha - not offended at all. i dont particularly fit in where i live....in an area which is 'traditional' (again to put it nicely) and i am ....er...not so traditional in my beliefs or ethics (again to put it nicely.)  ;)

 

not that everyone up north is like that of course, but carlisle is a spectacular example of a place where you dont want to be drinking after dark.....if you had only gone another 30 miles west you would have reached the beautiful lake district, which would have made up for carlisle

 

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:20 PM

Hey there everyone,

 

My name is Pat... I live in Canada... Ottawa to be exact... I love Tolkien and his wonderful world... I started gaming when I was 8, playing D&D and any board game I could get my hands on... I play games with a bunch of friends every week... we play Descent, Smallworld, Blood Bowl Team Manger and many more... when we all (5 of us) can't get together we usually play LotR which none of us really mind of course... LotR LCG is my favorite game by far... I love the theme and cooperative nature to the game... I scour this forum probably every day for Ideas... Thanks to everyone posting there decks/ ideas...



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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:31 PM

thanks for posting sapender :)

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:03 PM

Hello! My name is Charles, and I currently live in Washington, D.C. My first foray into Tolkien was the Rankin/Bass versions of The Hobbit and The Return of the King. I had not (and apart from The Hobbit still have not) read any of the books, although I did see The Lord of the Rings movies and thought them to be alright. To be honest, I kind of didn't have too much of an interest in Tolkien, perhaps because the setting for the most part has been emulated so much up to this point in other mediums. However, I have, and still love the giant eagles. Can't go wrong with those!

 

However, I did pick this game up because I love cooperative or solo-play games, and I learned that yes, you could play as the eagles. So I started into it! Oddly enough, through this game, I now have a new-found appreciation with Tolkien and his work, from talking and reading and listening to people talk about this game in relation to his work. And to top it off, I just love the variety of deck ideas and combinations that have arisen over these past few cycles, which is really nice. I have to say, this is a really nice community, and I hope it says as supportive as I have seen it!



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 04:15 PM

hello Zalrus9- thanks for posting!

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 07:31 AM

Thought I'd post as no one else seems to be from England. I live in Gloucester in SW England and have been playing the game for just over a year. I am a fan of all things Middle Earth and play Lotro (Eldar server), collect Games Workshop models and enjoy the books and films. This is the only card game I play simply because of the Tolkien theme and really enjoy it even though its flippin hard!!!
In real life I work for a health products company as a Qualified Person and my other interests are fishing, rugby and music - most types of music, mainly indie and definitely not rap.
In the game I have yet to get Heirs of Numenor but recently got Black Riders and enjoy the thematic feel of the first quest (not tried the others). I generally play solo now my son has gone to University as I can't persuade the wife to have a go, but will play two player when he's back during the loooong holidays these students get! :)
Player such as Richsabre really make the game more enjoyable and I regularly peruse the forums to check whats occurring and clarify some grey areas in the rules.
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:36 AM

thanks Migwald :) ...there are a few more UK players here, though i dont think they have posted for a while.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 06:16 PM

I think I might have posted in that thread glaurung mentioned, but to keep up the British side I'll go again :)

I'm Mark, from Wrexham in N Wales (quite a bit of Tolkienesque country we've got here, too!) This was kinda my first LCG, I bought it after enjoying Rune Age so much so wanted to see what else FFG had in the way of card games. This and Warhammer launched the obsession, anyway. I can't quite remember now, it was either HfG or JtR that was the current pack when I jumped aboard. I've been enjoying the ride ever since, despite a small rift in my LotR romance around the time of the Dwarrowdelf, when it seemed to be impossible to enjoy this game in a casual way.

I have a massive collection of games, but when I'm not rolling dice and such I'm usually at work on my own open university degree (or, y'know, at work). I've recently embarked on 'year two', which has suddenly become a lot more gruelling than the first year stuff, and has left distressingly little time for gaming. I mean, I've had Blood of Gondor for over a week now but have yet to break it out! The course, in case you're all wondering, is History with Classical Studies :)

I'm somewhat obsessed with history, and like to go off around the country as often as possible visiting ruins and the like - I actually did Hadrian's Wall myself two years back! I am a big fan of opera, too - my nickname spalanzani is a character from Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann, which I know you're deeply fascinated to know! As should be evident by now, I like to ramble inanely, too...
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 06:33 PM

thanks for posting spalanzni- didnt know i had a fellow OU student here :) . i am about half way through yr 2 also, its certainly a different pace from yr 1 though its not too bad. i am currently awaiting my astronomy exam results..... :wacko:

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Posted 03 November 2013 - 05:12 AM

Back in the 90's friend introduced me to Tolkien's work on a very strange way. He was reading a parts from the books to me, and at the same time he drew sketches on a piece of paper. I don't have to explain how awesome that was... In years to come, he moved to Italy because he was accepted to some Art academy there and I've heard he did some design and artwork for Blizzard...

In 2007-2008 I've played MetW in local gaming club and at the same time I was collecting some Space Marines and Confrontation miniatures during my studies in Belgrade. Warhammer Invasion kept my atention for about 2 years. Now, I am playing LotR LCG mostly alone and when I have some free time. Still stucked on the Core Set though.

Finaly, I am from Serbia. I work as a high school teacher in my town on the north of the country.


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Posted 03 November 2013 - 06:18 AM

thanks for posting Dedalus

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