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Reflections on the new digital version of the Lord of the Rings Living Card Game

I love games. A casual look at this blog would probably make that obvious. I don’t talk about tabletop games too often, but I really do enjoy them. My favorites are co-op games where all players are working toward the same goal, and I can even appreciate hidden traitors in my co-op. When I play video games, I prefer Player vs Environment (PvE) over Player vs Player (PvP), and again, if co-op is in there, all the better.

Fantasy Flight Games has a few good co-op tabletop games, chief among them are a couple of Living Card Games. In Living Card Games, they function like the familiar Collectable Card Games such as Magic the Gathering, Pokemon and many others, but all booster packs have the same cards, so there is no chasing card. While I love Netrunner, it is the co-ops that I truly love. Arkham Horror: The Card Game is amazing, and captures the spirit of the great Fantasy Flight Arkham Chronicles. Then, of course, there is their long-standing The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, a game that has stood the test of time as an amazing co-op/solo game experience, rich in depth and story.

Into this world comes a new game from a new division of Fantasy Flight, Fantasy Flight Interactive, and their first title The Lord of the Rings Living Card Game. Continue reading Reflections on the new digital version of the Lord of the Rings Living Card Game

The Hobbit At 48 FPS

I finally got to see The Hobbit today at the local theater in the High Frame Rate, 48fps 3D the way Peter Jackson filmed it and intended it to be seen. A bit about the movie… it’s a great movie and a must see, I’ll speak more about the movie in a bit.

The big news about the movie is that Peter Jackson filmed the movie at 48 frames per second…
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The Chronicles of Narnia trailer online

The official Chronicles of Narnia- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe teaser trailer is up. The trailer does bring to mind the Lord of the Rings movies from the moment you see the lady coming up on the horse drawn cart to some of the rest, of course this could be partly because it was filmed in New Zealand like Lord of the Rings and the special effects was handled by Weta, who did Lord of the Rings… and perhaps because it is a fantasy like movie like Lord of the Rings.
AOL’s Research & Learn page about the movie, needs to research and learn a bit more about the books themselves it would seem. It says The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is the first book. From a Chronological point of view, it is the second book in The Chronicles of Narnia, though I do believe it was the first one published.