16 – Roads Darken


Matthew, Dan, Ian and Derek review the latest saga expansion, the Road Darkens. Included is a discussion on player cards as well as the quests!

Opening music from The Lord of the Rings Online soundtrack, composed by Chance Thomas. Bumper music, as always, by Portugal. The Man.

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Flight to the Ford

Did you know that we [occasionally] do video play-throughs? Matthew and Derek took a trip to Rivendell in Flight to the Ford. Watch and see what happens as we get ready for The Road Darkens!

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15.5 – Mirkwood Pioneer


A special, short episode in which we unveil and review our first spoiler for the Nin-in-Eilph pack! Have a listen and a look at the card below, then let us know what you think.


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15 – Tri-sphere Decks


Matthew, Dan, and Derek discuss the pros and cons of three sphere deck-building, including sphere ratios and resource smoothing. Plus we announce our contest winner!

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Episode 14 – GenCon


We take a break from the usual discussion format and share our experiences from GenCon 2014! It was the first time we’d all met together, and so it was a special occasion with many Hobbit Tales and antioxidants

Music, as always, by Portugal. The Man

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Episode 13 – Tactics

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In spite of our giddy anticipation of GenCon, we give you episode 13! The second in our series on the four spheres of influence, this episode goes into Tactics: what it can do, what it can’t do, and maybe what it shouldn’t do.

Music, as always, by Portugal. The Man

Thanks to the movie for the fancy sounds at the beginning.

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Episode 12 – Common Mistakes


The gang has a look at some typical mistakes players make with the sometimes confusing rules. We especially try to address some of the more unclear situations you might face. We also release some details on our plans for GenCon!

Music by Portugal. the Man

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