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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from Wandalf the Gizzard in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    Updated November 5, 2017

    The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series Episodes

    The CORE Set
    Leadership (CORE) Player Card Review | LOTR LCG | Evaluation Series Episode 1
    Tactics (CORE) Player Card Review | LOTR LCG | Evaluation Series Episode 2 Spirit (CORE) Player Card Review | LOTR LCG | Evaluation Series Episode 3 Lore (CORE) Player Card Review | LOTR LCG | Evaluation Series Episode 4
    Passage Through Mirkwood | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 1
    Journey Along the Anduin | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 2
    Escape from Dol Guldur | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 3

    The Shadows of Mirkwood Cycle
    The Hunt for Gollum Player Card Review | LOTR LCG | Evaluation Series Episode 5
    The Hunt for Gollum | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 4
    Conflict at the Carrock Player Card Review | LOTR LCG | Evaluation Series Episode 6
    Conflict at the Carrock | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 5
    A Journey to Rhosgobel Player Card Review | LOTR LCG | Evaluation Series Episode 7
    A Journey to Rhosgobel | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 6 The Hills of Emyn Muil Player Card Review | LOTR LCG | Evaluation Series Episode 8
    The Hills of Emyn Muil | LOTR LCG | Progression Episode 7
    The Dead Marshes Player Card Review | LOTR LCG | Evaluation Series Episode 9 The Dead Marshes | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 8
    Return to Mirkwood Player Card Review | LOTR LCG | Evaluation Series Episode 10
    Return to Mirkwood | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 9
    Shadows of Mirkwood | LOTR LCG | Evaluation Series Episode 11
    Print on Demand Scenarios
    The Massing at Osgiliath | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 10

    Khazad-dûm Khazad-dûm Player Card Review | LOTR LCG | Evaluation Series Episode 12 Into the Pit | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 11
    The Seventh Level | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 12
    Flight from Moria | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 13

    The Dwarrowdelf Cycle
    The Redhorn Gate Player Card Review | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 13
    The Redhorn Gate | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 14
    Road to Rivendell Player Card Review | LOTR LCG | Evaluation Series Episode 14
    Road to Rivendell | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 15
    The Watcher in the Water Player Card Review | LOTR LCG | Evaluation Series Episode 15 The Watcher in the Water | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 16 The Long Dark Player Card Review | LOTR LCG | Evaluation Series Episode 16
    The Long Dark | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 17

    Feedback, comments, and constructive criticism are always welcome, and be sure to suggest what kind of content you'd like to see coming out of this channel! Thank you for watching, and we appreciate your support and encouragement.
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from donkler in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The Progression Series is back! Today, Mitch and Matthew tackle The Long Dark. Will we find ourselves foiled by Locate Tests, or breeze through the worst of the Dwarrowdelf cycle?   Share your own experiences with this quest in the comments, and thanks to anyone out there for watching!   The Long Dark | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 17
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from Jekzer in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The Progression Series is back! Today, Mitch and Matthew tackle The Long Dark. Will we find ourselves foiled by Locate Tests, or breeze through the worst of the Dwarrowdelf cycle?   Share your own experiences with this quest in the comments, and thanks to anyone out there for watching!   The Long Dark | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 17
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from TalisDiorn in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The Progression Series is back! Today, Mitch and Matthew tackle The Long Dark. Will we find ourselves foiled by Locate Tests, or breeze through the worst of the Dwarrowdelf cycle?   Share your own experiences with this quest in the comments, and thanks to anyone out there for watching!   The Long Dark | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 17
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from Network57 in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    I sincerely wish that Matthew and I were able to produce new episodes far more frequently, but unfortunately, it just doesn't seem possible at the moment for us to do much more than maintain our currently glacial pace of release.

    While neither of us have any intent to abandon this project, Matthew consistently works well over 40 hours per week, is often required to travel for his job, and he has several hobbies outside of LOTR LCG, some of which happen to be rather time-consuming. Plus, he's a member of The Grey Company podcast, has a reasonably active social life, and on occasion even seizes the opportunity to meet up with friends to play cards at his local game store.

    Relative to him, I happen to have far more available free time, but I'm also in the process of figuring out how to finally establish a financially stable, independent existence. Years ago, I earned a Master's degree in mental health counseling, but after spending quite some time in the profession, nationwide budget cuts meant a huge number of layoffs, and as a result, that career path essentially closed for me. Now, I'm once again freshly graduated from college, but to my shock and dismay, I was rejected by everywhere that I applied to intern - an endeavor necessary prior to my becoming a career dietitian.

    So, at the moment, I'm trying to figure out what to do next with my life, and to be entirely frank, I'm not always feeling in a good enough mood to produce enjoyable videos, even if Matthew happens to have some free time crop up unexpectedly. Add in that I no longer live alone, and thus have to contend with noise pollution courtesy of housemates, their dogs, and even the occasional kid visiting them... I'm sure that you get the picture.

    I earnestly hope that in time, he and I are able to pick up our pace of production dramatically - but for the moment, I appreciate your (and everyone else's) patience. Thank you for your support! And for what it's worth, I do hope that you continue to enjoy each new episode in our series. Though our output is low, I do treasure the opportunity to keep making these dorky videos, and hearing that people in this community such as yourself seem to enjoy them so much - it's very flattering. Thank you for encouraging me to continue sharing my passion and enthusiasm for all things LOTR LCG!
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from farealh in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The Progression Series is back! Today, Mitch and Matthew tackle The Long Dark. Will we find ourselves foiled by Locate Tests, or breeze through the worst of the Dwarrowdelf cycle?   Share your own experiences with this quest in the comments, and thanks to anyone out there for watching!   The Long Dark | LOTR LCG | Progression Series Episode 17
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from Rob_Oz in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The decision not to continue the original series, but rather, to start over, is definitely a controversial one. There are a great many reasons that I decided to do so, but chief among them is that I consider the quality at the beginning of the old series to be rather poor. Many mistakes were made, my thought process was less logical then, and I've since significantly improved as a player. Plus, over the years I have grown woefully out of practice at LOTR LCG, drifted away from the community, and stopped paying attention to the game until relatively recently - in fact, to this day, the modern card pool remains essentially an unknown to me.

    Now though, as I perceive myself to be older, wiser, and a more capable player than ever I once was, I've been enjoying re-learning how to play the game, and have been delighted to share my experiences with the community while doing so. I dream of someday being able to chronicle and cover the entire catalogue of this card game's litany of expansions, and am pleased to take any willing to come with me on my journey. While my approach may not be for everyone, I do appreciate the community's patience, and look forward to continuing to work on this series!
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from TalisDiorn in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The decision not to continue the original series, but rather, to start over, is definitely a controversial one. There are a great many reasons that I decided to do so, but chief among them is that I consider the quality at the beginning of the old series to be rather poor. Many mistakes were made, my thought process was less logical then, and I've since significantly improved as a player. Plus, over the years I have grown woefully out of practice at LOTR LCG, drifted away from the community, and stopped paying attention to the game until relatively recently - in fact, to this day, the modern card pool remains essentially an unknown to me.

    Now though, as I perceive myself to be older, wiser, and a more capable player than ever I once was, I've been enjoying re-learning how to play the game, and have been delighted to share my experiences with the community while doing so. I dream of someday being able to chronicle and cover the entire catalogue of this card game's litany of expansions, and am pleased to take any willing to come with me on my journey. While my approach may not be for everyone, I do appreciate the community's patience, and look forward to continuing to work on this series!
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from TalisDiorn in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    While I do appreciate your feedback, shifting focus to exclusively covering modern expansions and nightmare scenarios doesn't quite align with my vision for the Progression Series. Though my approach may not be ideal for everyone, all I can say is that my goal is to eventually cover everything. In the process of doing so, I hope that at least some aspect of these videos will appeal to most LOTR LCG players, but in any case, I'll certainly endeavor to keep this series progressing. Who knows - perhaps there may come a day when Matthew and I do manage to catch up to the latest content that this card game has to offer.
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from capnhoppy in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The decision not to continue the original series, but rather, to start over, is definitely a controversial one. There are a great many reasons that I decided to do so, but chief among them is that I consider the quality at the beginning of the old series to be rather poor. Many mistakes were made, my thought process was less logical then, and I've since significantly improved as a player. Plus, over the years I have grown woefully out of practice at LOTR LCG, drifted away from the community, and stopped paying attention to the game until relatively recently - in fact, to this day, the modern card pool remains essentially an unknown to me.

    Now though, as I perceive myself to be older, wiser, and a more capable player than ever I once was, I've been enjoying re-learning how to play the game, and have been delighted to share my experiences with the community while doing so. I dream of someday being able to chronicle and cover the entire catalogue of this card game's litany of expansions, and am pleased to take any willing to come with me on my journey. While my approach may not be for everyone, I do appreciate the community's patience, and look forward to continuing to work on this series!
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from Onidsen in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The decision not to continue the original series, but rather, to start over, is definitely a controversial one. There are a great many reasons that I decided to do so, but chief among them is that I consider the quality at the beginning of the old series to be rather poor. Many mistakes were made, my thought process was less logical then, and I've since significantly improved as a player. Plus, over the years I have grown woefully out of practice at LOTR LCG, drifted away from the community, and stopped paying attention to the game until relatively recently - in fact, to this day, the modern card pool remains essentially an unknown to me.

    Now though, as I perceive myself to be older, wiser, and a more capable player than ever I once was, I've been enjoying re-learning how to play the game, and have been delighted to share my experiences with the community while doing so. I dream of someday being able to chronicle and cover the entire catalogue of this card game's litany of expansions, and am pleased to take any willing to come with me on my journey. While my approach may not be for everyone, I do appreciate the community's patience, and look forward to continuing to work on this series!
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from Khamul The Easterling in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The decision not to continue the original series, but rather, to start over, is definitely a controversial one. There are a great many reasons that I decided to do so, but chief among them is that I consider the quality at the beginning of the old series to be rather poor. Many mistakes were made, my thought process was less logical then, and I've since significantly improved as a player. Plus, over the years I have grown woefully out of practice at LOTR LCG, drifted away from the community, and stopped paying attention to the game until relatively recently - in fact, to this day, the modern card pool remains essentially an unknown to me.

    Now though, as I perceive myself to be older, wiser, and a more capable player than ever I once was, I've been enjoying re-learning how to play the game, and have been delighted to share my experiences with the community while doing so. I dream of someday being able to chronicle and cover the entire catalogue of this card game's litany of expansions, and am pleased to take any willing to come with me on my journey. While my approach may not be for everyone, I do appreciate the community's patience, and look forward to continuing to work on this series!
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    TheHiveTyrant reacted to Khamul The Easterling in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    Gotta love when Lecitadin kindly offers his own opinion and gets called a son of a bitsh...at least Mitch gave a mature intellectual response
    @TheHiveTyrant @Dain Ironfoot Looking forward to your continuation of the Progression series!  Amidst the common hate, I do enjoy The Long Dark and hopefully you guys get a solid playthrough of it.
    Best wishes
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from farealh in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    While I do appreciate your feedback, shifting focus to exclusively covering modern expansions and nightmare scenarios doesn't quite align with my vision for the Progression Series. Though my approach may not be ideal for everyone, all I can say is that my goal is to eventually cover everything. In the process of doing so, I hope that at least some aspect of these videos will appeal to most LOTR LCG players, but in any case, I'll certainly endeavor to keep this series progressing. Who knows - perhaps there may come a day when Matthew and I do manage to catch up to the latest content that this card game has to offer.
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    TheHiveTyrant reacted to Onidsen in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    Welcome back! Perfect timing - I just caught up on the series, so a new episode is great news. I like these old player card reviews - especially when you bring in the allusions to cards in the modern card pool.
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from Jekzer in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The Progression Series is back! Today we check out the player cards of The Long Dark, and evaluate the Tactics hero Hama. Do us a favor by sharing your own thoughts on these cards in the comments, and until next time – take care!

    The Long Dark Player Card Review - LOTR LCG Evaluation Series Episode 16
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from Onidsen in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The Progression Series is back! Today we check out the player cards of The Long Dark, and evaluate the Tactics hero Hama. Do us a favor by sharing your own thoughts on these cards in the comments, and until next time – take care!

    The Long Dark Player Card Review - LOTR LCG Evaluation Series Episode 16
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from Khamul The Easterling in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The Progression Series is back! Today we check out the player cards of The Long Dark, and evaluate the Tactics hero Hama. Do us a favor by sharing your own thoughts on these cards in the comments, and until next time – take care!

    The Long Dark Player Card Review - LOTR LCG Evaluation Series Episode 16
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from farealh in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The Progression Series is back! Today we check out the player cards of The Long Dark, and evaluate the Tactics hero Hama. Do us a favor by sharing your own thoughts on these cards in the comments, and until next time – take care!

    The Long Dark Player Card Review - LOTR LCG Evaluation Series Episode 16
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from Mazarbul in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The Progression Series returns! Today, Matthew and I face one of Middle-earth’s ancient evils. Will we be strangled and drowned, or instead dine upon Tolkien calamari?   I hope you enjoy us playing The Watcher in the Water, and encourage you to share your best and worst memories of this quest in the comments. Thanks for watching, and until next time – take care!   The Watcher in the Water - LOTR LCG Progression Series Episode #16
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from Khamul The Easterling in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The Progression Series returns! Today, Matthew and I face one of Middle-earth’s ancient evils. Will we be strangled and drowned, or instead dine upon Tolkien calamari?   I hope you enjoy us playing The Watcher in the Water, and encourage you to share your best and worst memories of this quest in the comments. Thanks for watching, and until next time – take care!   The Watcher in the Water - LOTR LCG Progression Series Episode #16
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from farealh in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The Progression Series returns! Today, Matthew and I face one of Middle-earth’s ancient evils. Will we be strangled and drowned, or instead dine upon Tolkien calamari?   I hope you enjoy us playing The Watcher in the Water, and encourage you to share your best and worst memories of this quest in the comments. Thanks for watching, and until next time – take care!   The Watcher in the Water - LOTR LCG Progression Series Episode #16
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    TheHiveTyrant got a reaction from Onidsen in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    The Progression Series returns! Today, Matthew and I face one of Middle-earth’s ancient evils. Will we be strangled and drowned, or instead dine upon Tolkien calamari?   I hope you enjoy us playing The Watcher in the Water, and encourage you to share your best and worst memories of this quest in the comments. Thanks for watching, and until next time – take care!   The Watcher in the Water - LOTR LCG Progression Series Episode #16
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    TheHiveTyrant reacted to farealh in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    Yeah! Sneak Attack + Gandalf is my favorite part of every video!  <3
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    TheHiveTyrant reacted to mewmartigan in The Lord of the Rings: the Card Game Progression Series (The Hive Tyrant)   
    I'm another one that definitely enjoys the videos you guys produce and even though I know its coming, I smile every time Gandalf comes out. Hope things pick up for you a bit in the new career path!
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