Episode 172 – Harad Choices

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Show Notes

  • Remembering a dear friend, Hal.
  • Welcome from Chad, Jon, & Chris
  • Thank you to: Darren F, Simon P, Arnold D
  • Announcements, News and Twitter
  • Random Review Redo: Let the Discord decide.
  • Top 4/Bottom 3 of the Harad cycle
  • AMAs

Original Artist: Lots! But, special honors to Mighty Warrior, greatest of all Dori attachments, painted by Marius Bota

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Episode 171 – Campfire Tales

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Show Notes

  • Welcome from Chad, Jon, & Chris
  • Special Guests: I don’t know half of them half as well as I would like.
  • Thank you to: Steve C, Colin O, Chris T
  • Announcements and News
    • Swag: Shipped! (all of it!)
    • League of Cooperative Gaming Discord server https://discord.gg/5EaUqQY The Return of the Kang January 22-24, 2021
  • The community and hosts reminisce about the game and the community now that the final AP has been released.
  • CotR is not ending, we felt this was a good time to have this topic on the show. Just so we’re clear!
  • Patrons can join the COTR Minecraft server
  • Farewells
  • Vardaen closes the show (with a surprise!), Morten sings us out with a lament

Memories
By: Gordon McDonald

Memories go ever on and on
Over post and under tweet
In basements where ne’er sun has shone
By ‘casters on rare occasion meet
Over Winter Special’s song
Through Merry Pippin Christmas’ tune
Over quest and Discord throng
Against enemy card effect immune

Memories go ever on and on
Under tale of ice cream fav
Yet stories that wandering have gone
Turn at last ‘till point is made
Hands that decks have craft and hewn
And tested along the Anduin
Feel their last Burden and Boon
And come to rest at last, within

Memories go ever on and on,
From the ‘cast where it began
Now far ahead new memories dawn
And we must follow, if we can
Pursuing them with open hearts
Until we join again someday
Where many games and quests depart
And whither then? I cannot say

Original Artist: Felicia Cano

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Episode 170 – Hey, That’s My Caleb!

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Show Notes

  • Welcome from Chad, Jon, & Chris
  • Special Guest: Caleb Grace!
  • Thank you to: Brian E, Ryan R, Chris.
  • Announcements and News
  • Swag: Shipped! (mostly)
  • Twitter Moment! Contest winners announced
  • League of Cooperative Gaming Discord server https://discord.gg/5EaUqQY
  • Con of the Rings Online recap.
  • Final Contract: Perilous Voyage Spoiled. More importantly…we pulled off a joke!!
  • *Sharkey Attack!
  • Rapid fire questions for Caleb
  • Fortress of Nurn Player card reviews
  • Preview of Episode 171, and we give our thanks to Caleb and the community.
  • Farewells

Original Artist: The incomparable Aleksander Karcz

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Episode 169 – Ancient Mailbag

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  • Welcome from Chad, Jon, & Chris
  • Thank you to: Jared R, Chris K, Justin L, and Simon.
  • Announcements and News
  • Swag: Shipping soon!
  • Twitter Moment! Look for the contest!
  • League of Cooperative Gaming Discord server https://discord.gg/5EaUqQY
  • Random Review Redux: The Powerful and Amazing…Foe-Hammer!
  • Mailbag
  • AMA
  • Farewells

Original Artist: Chris Rahn

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Episode 168.5 – LCG Con

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This one is on us! In lieu of Gen Con this year Cardboard of the Rings participated in an online convention hosted on Discord called: League of Cooperative Gaming Convention. Or, LCG Con.

It was a smashing success and even though we were all apart, we still were mentally and physically exhausted from all the great times had by the end.

Join the hosts of CotR and Wandering Took (Mike) as we rehash the fun that was had.

Then Jon talks to members of the community Shellin (Eric), Vhalantru (Chris), Wandering Took (Mike again!), CavFan (Simon), RedSpiderr (Josh), and Jaywana (Jason) from all over the world about this great game we all love.

Thanks for being such a wonderful community to be a part of and please enjoy this non-Patreon supported episode.

Original Artist: CotR

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Episode 168 – One Proxy to Rule Them All

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  • Welcome from Chad, Brad, Aaron, Mark, Jon, and Chris
  • Thank you to: Judyth A, David S, Todd I, and Rob.
  • Announcements and News:
  • Swag: Contact us if you were going to GenCon and check your address on Patreon
  • Twitter Moment LIVE! It’s FAAAANTASTIC
  • League of Cooperative Gaming Discord server https://discord.gg/5EaUqQ
  • Random Review Redux: Keeping Count
  • Short Special Listener Event 9 Review
  • The Land of Sorrow Player Card Review
  • Farewells

Original Artist: Mark..or Mike? It was a Took. Chad was very confused. The original and magnificent Messenger of the King artist: Justin Gerard

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Episode 167 – Noldor-saurus

CotR 167 – Noldor-saurus

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Show Notes

  • Welcome from Chad, Jon, and Chris
  • Thank you to: John E, Kryztof B, Sven W.
  • Quick Journeys in Middle Earth discussion
  • Announcements and News:
    • Swag: Contact us if you were going to GenCon
    • League of Cooperative Gaming Discord server link: https://discord.gg/u7F4feA
    • That UK Magazine thing….
  • Twitter Moment
  • Random Review Redux: Expert Trackers
  • Top 4 and Bottom 3 of the Dreamchaser cycle
  • Dino-mite AMA
  • Farewells

Original Artist (Well, Glorfindel’s head, anyway): Aleksander Karcz

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Episode 166 – Max Difficulty

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  • Welcome from Chad, Jon, and Chris
  • Thank you to: Benjamin B, Daniel K, Greg C
  • So many Announcements and News Items:
    • Swag: Contact us if you were going to GenCon
    • Auction Update: The community proved it’s quality.
    • Virtual GenCon Discord server link: https://discord.gg/u7F4feA
    • Twitter Moment
    • Sir Ian Holm has sailed into the west.
    • FFG updates for all LOTR games
  • Final AP of the cycle/game? announced: Fortress of Nurn
  • Random Review Redux: Shadow of the Past
  • Follow-up of our Live Deck-Build
  • AMA
  • Farewells

 

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Episode 165 – Acts of Kindness

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Show Notes

  • Important statement about Black Lives Matter
  • Welcome from Chad, Jon, and Chris, and special guest Mike (Wandering Took)
  • Thank you to: David W, Eric S, Thomas I
  • Announcements and news:
    • Mike shares information about the ONLINE GenCon, LCG Con
    • Swag will still happen, more details to come.
    • Charity auction coming soon!
  • Twitter Moment
  • Random Review Redux: Knife-Work
  • Live Deck-Build with random heroes (YouTube link coming soon!)
  • AMA
  • Farewells

 

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Episode 164 – Distracted Elf-friend

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  • Welcome from Chad, Jon, and Chris, Mark, Brad, and Aaron
  • Thank you to: Doug R, Gordon M, Morten H
  • Announcements and news: All player cards have been unofficially spoiled. So, be careful out there if you want to stay surprised.
  • LOTR content is starting to ship again!
  • GenCon 2020 is canceled due to the virus. Swag will still happen, more details to come.
  • Twitter Moment
  • Official Spoiler! Highlight to view:[Thorongil]
  • Random Review Redux: Master of the Forge
  • LOTR Memories
  • Farewells

Original Artists: Chris Grun, Empty Room Studios

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