Late of the Rings

Late of the Rings

A podcast is never late, nor is it early, it arrives precisely when it means to. A new podcast for an old game: Lord of the Rings The Card Game (LCG). A lighthearted yet informative exploration of the game we adore. Featuring discussion on cards & quests, our various adventures in and out of Middle-earth, as well as offering advice for new players and veterans alike.

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March 31, 2022 108 min
Three months to the day… we found ourselves looking upon a familiar sight.

Awoken from our winter slumber we prepare for battle as we explore the Tactics Player Cards from the Dwarrowdelf cycle.

Plus, we discuss the newly released Starter Decks and our FAQ of the week reunites us with an old foe.

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Having escaped from beneath the mountain we try our luck at going over it in the first quest from the Dwarrowdelf cycle, The Redhorn Gate.

Plus, John's dwarvish language education continues as Em provides an epic rant on one of the world's worst inventions.

CONTAINS SPOILERS for The Redhorn Gate.

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Our exploration of the Dwarrowdelf Player Cards begins, as we discuss all the Heroes and Neutral cards from the second cycle.
 
Join us as Em reveals some of his favourite cards to date and, for the first time, we discover a card with possibly nought redeeming features.

Plus the FAQ of the week and we share the love with The Dwarrow Scholar
 
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October 4, 2021 123 min

After what seems like an eternity lost in the mines we finally make our Flight from Moria. Join us in our search for an exit in the third & final quest from the Khazad-dûm expansion.
 
Plus, we discuss the newly announced revised Core Set and what its release could mean for the future of the game.
 
CONTAINS SPOILERS for Flight from Moria
 
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June 14, 2021 91 min

We continue our adventures in Khazad-dûm as our quest leads us to the Seventh Level of Moria.

Plus John starts a book club and Em continues his cassette tape revival. 

CONTAINS SPOILERS for The Seventh Level. 

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May 4, 2021 139 min

In this bumper anniversary episode we take our first steps through the long dark of Moria, as we head Into the Pit.

Plus, Em recalls some 80's classics and John has a revelation.

CONTAINS SPOILERS for Into the Pit.

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Beards and battle cries to the ready as we discuss the Player Cards from the first deluxe expansion - Khazad-dûm.

Em reveals the extent of his sheltered past from pop culture and John slowly but surely becomes full Dwarf.

Plus the FAQ of the week and we share the love with the Tolarian Community College.

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March 18, 2021 104 min

As our play-through of the first cycle draws to a close we head back to where it all began. But with Gollum in tow the return journey is all the more dangerous.

Plus, against Em's better judgement John reopens Pandora's Box.

CONTAINS SPOILERS for Return to Mirkwood.

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February 24, 2021 99 min

We delve into the dealings of the Dúnedain as we conclude our exploration of The Shadows of Mirkwood Player Cards with the Leadership sphere. 
 
Em forms a connection with his old school alumni, whilst John considers the history of the Post-it Note. 
 
Plus the FAQ of the week and we share the love with our published decks
 
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December 15, 2020 107 min

Don't follow the lights! Our quest reaches the treacherous Dead Marshes as the pursuit of the creature Gollum continues. 
 
The endless dank wetlands prove strangely homely as Em stares into the void and John attempts to rectify his past mistakes. 
 
CONTAINS SPOILERS for The Dead Marshes. 
 
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October 29, 2020 98 min

We find out if knowledge really is power, as our look at the Shadows of Mirkwood Player Cards continues with the Lore sphere.

John recounts some "Unfinished Tales" from his first Lord of the Rings webinar and Em has clearly lost his mind.

Plus the FAQ of the week and we ask you to share the love.

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Hiking boots and waterproofs to the ready, we’re heading to the hills as our adventure through the Shadows of Mirkwood cycle continues. 

Plus, Em tries to run off an old injury and John takes up drinking for health reasons. 

CONTAINS SPOILERS for The Hills of Emyn Muil. 

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September 21, 2020 95 min

Saddle up and ride with us to Rohan as we turn our attention to the Spirit sphere in our continuing exploration of the Shadows of Mirkwood Player Cards.

Plus, Em rediscovers his love of old animation and John fears that a disruption in communication can mean only one thing.

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September 10, 2020 101 min

After a shortcut to mushrooms, our play-through of the first cycle continues with A Journey to Rhosgobel. We hunt for weeds & heal old wounds and Em's inadvertent cheating gets out of hand.
 
CONTAINS SPOILERS for A Journey to Rhosgobel.

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August 10, 2020 85 min

Fly you fools!
Eagles are everywhere as our exploration of the Shadows of Mirkwood Player Cards continues with the Tactics sphere.

Em reveals he may have inadvertently stolen his dad's first edition of The Hobbit.
And John has a rant about why one does not simply fly into Mordor.

Plus the FAQ of the week and share the love with the LotR LCG Quest Companion.

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July 16, 2020 78 min

Trolls, beekeeping peacekeepers and getting the sack! We discuss our adventures from the Shadows of Mirkwood second AP - Conflict at the Carrock.

CONTAINS SPOILERS for Conflict at the Carrock.

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June 29, 2020 79 min

We begin our exploration of the Shadows of Mirkwood Player Cards, starting with the Heroes and Neutral cards.

And we accidentally wander off the beaten path into a deeper discussion of the Lord of the Rings characters, books and films.

Plus the FAQ of the week and share the love with the LotR Project.

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June 11, 2020 75 min

We pick up the scent of a scoundrel as we discuss the first ever Adventure Pack - The Hunt for Gollum. Plus, John gives a demonstration of democracy in action.

CONTAINS SPOILERS for The Hunt for Gollum.

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May 23, 2020 92 min

This episode is dedicated to difficulty, as we discuss the challenge set by the Core quests and tackle its toughest test - Escape from Dol Guldur. 

Plus the FAQ of the week and share the love with the LOTR LCG Atlas

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May 13, 2020 138 min

In this oliphaunt of an episode we complete our look at the Core Set Player Cards with Tactics & Spirit. And discuss our many experiences of the 2nd quest - Journey Along the Anduin. 

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