Wednesday, September 4, 2013

LOTROCast has moved to the LOTROPlayers portal on the Middle-Earth Network

Hi all-

LOTROCast has moved blog sites to the LOTROPlayers portal on the Middle-EArth Network.

You can visit my new page by following this link:

http://lotroplayers.mymiddleearth.com/category/podcasts/lotrocast/

And this link will take you to the LOTROPlayers home page where you can find many other great LOTRO Bloggers and Podcasts.

http://lotroplayers.mymiddleearth.com/

I look forward to seeing you on the new site.

Alberos

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Episode 61 - The One With the Expansions

Hi all-

Welcome to Episode 61 - The One with the Expansions

The News

Bilbo goes to the World's End
http://www.blastr.com/2013-5-8/aliens-ruin-pegg-and-frost%E2%80%99s-epic-pub-crawl-1st-hilarious-world%E2%80%99s-end-trailer

The Dwarven Periodic Table
http://www.blastr.com/2013-5-7/youll-never-forget-dwarf-periodic-table-middle-earth

Spock sings the Ballad of Bilbo Baggins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGF5ROpjRAU

Spock vs Spock (with a little Hobbit homage thrown in)
http://www.blastr.com/2013-5-7/quinto-and-nimoy-battle-spock-supremacy-surprisingly-awesome-car-ad

Trifecta Tattoo
http://www.blastr.com/2013-4-24/ultimate-geek-tattoo-combines-lotr-hitchhikers-guide-and-doctor-who

Was Sting a lightsaber?
http://www.blastr.com/2013-4-18/15-pics-prove-lightsabers-would-make-every-sci-fi-franchise-better

Peter Jackson goes in the Tardis?
http://www.blastr.com/2013-4-15/3-former-doctors-push-peter-jackson-direct-episode-who

In Game

The Forsaken Inn

North Cotton Farms

Fornost:

Photo Album









The Heart of the Show

Helm's Deep is coming this fall!
http://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/warner-bros-interactive-entertainment-and-turbine-announce-lord-rings-online%E2%84%A2-helm%E2%80%99s

Update 11:  Treachery of the White Hand
http://www.lotro.com/en/u11 (Main Article)
http://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/mounted-combat-20-tale-problems-solutions (Mounted Combat)
http://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/faq-hobbit-presents-2 (Hobbit Presents)

I hope you enjoy the show!

Alberos


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Episode 60 - A Fate Full Update!

Hi all

Welcome to Episode 60 - A Fate Full Update.

In this episode we will catch up on::

The News!

The Fall of Sauron brings....economic crisis?
http://www.businesstoday.org/online-journal/concerning-economics-economic-summary-middle-earth-through-fourth-age?page=1

The Sands of Minas Tirith
http://www.blastr.com/2013-3-8/image-day-epic-minas-tirith-sandcastle

The Hobbit Delays Return Trip
http://www.blastr.com/2013-3-1/were-gonna-have-wait-see-hobbit-3-blame-x-men-sequel

Wear a Middle-Earth Map...never get lost
http://www.blastr.com/2013-2-22/check-out-sexy-lord-rings-dress-made-out-middle-earth-map

Off-Topic

Lara is Back!
http://www.blastr.com/2013-3-5/new-prequel-games-gonna-bring-lara-croft-back-big-screen

In-Game






The Heart of the Show:  Update 10:  Against the Shadow, Part II
http://lorebook.lotro.com/wiki/Update_10,_Against_the_Shadow,Part_II_Official

Mithril Coins
http://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/update-10-mithril-coin-qa

Warden Grace Period
http://www.lotro.com/en/game/articles/update-10-warden-stat-change-agility-wardens

Wrap-Up

Tolkien Work Eviserated (Slashobi of Unforgiven Kinship on Gladden)
http://www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/my-father-039-s-quot-eviscerated-quot-work-son-of-hobbit-scribe-j.r.r.-tolkien-finally-speaks-out/hobbit-silmarillion-lord-of-rings/c3s10299/#.UT1NAxzCZ8H


I hope you enjoy the show!

Alberos


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Episode 59 - To Rohan Via the Shire

Hi all-

Welcome to our double stuff episode 59 - To Rohan via The Shire!  In this episode I'll review the Hobbit, review the Riders of Rohan Expansion, reward our contest winner and discuss other topics.

News:

Man eats entire shire....and survives!
http://blastr.com/2012/12/guy-eats-entire-dennys-ho.php

Mordor Weather Report
http://blastr.com/2012/12/images-of-the-day-of-the-2.php#1

Gandalf's Motives?
http://blastr.com/2012/12/hobbit-writer-reveals-why-1.php

Bilbo's Mom on the Cutting Room Floor
http://blastr.com/2012/12/mckellens-favorite-hobbit.php

Dwarven Tongue Twisters?
http://blastr.com/2012/12/find-out-who-from-the-hob.php

Fitness over Function
http://blastr.com/2012/12/image-of-the-day-why-gand.php

Frollum?
http://blastr.com/2012/12/see-frodo-as-gollum-in-th.php

All Good Things Must Have Three Endings:  Part 1
http://blastr.com/2012/12/hobbit-writer-reveals-how.php

Hobbit Art Class
http://blastr.com/2012/12/enter-middle-earth-again.php#1

In Game

Play As Frodo
 The Great Eye
 Argonauth Loading Screen
 Argonauth on the River
 Closer
 The Water is AMAZING!
 The Breaking of the Fellowship
 Looking down on Rohan
 The Nazgul are Here
 Winter Mount:  The Wintery Yule Mount
 At Cliving
 An Ent
 Fighting the Bad Guys
 Gandalf
 Sauruman
 Merry, Pippin and Treebeard
 Burned Out Stable in Hytbold

Contest Winner:  Shipwreck and Errantry
http://www.cyberears.com/cybdirect/15476.mp3

 
Alberos Reviews the Hobbit (3.5 out of 5 Stars)

Heart of the Show:  Riders of Rohan Expansion and the Winter Festival


Wrapping Up: Guest Spots
Beneath Your Feet (Hosted by Shipwreck): The Old Forest
http://www.lotrobeneathyourfeet.com/2012/11/episode-23-old-forest.html#more

Alda Saga (Hosted by Brent Landon)
http://traffic.libsyn.com/aldasaga/Tolkien__Old_Norse_16.mp3

I hope you enjoy the show.
Alberos

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Episode 58 - The Eve of the Horselords

Hi All!

Welcome to Episode 58 - On the Eve of the Horselords.

News

New Tolkien Book
http://blastr.com/2012/10/tolkiens-never-before-pub.php

LEGOlas rescues Thorin and co?
http://blastr.com/2012/10/lego-set-reveals-how-we-c.php

Rohan Rides on Oct 15th!  (Check out the trailer)
http://www.lotro.com/home.php?

Massively does Rohan
http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/10/13/the-road-to-mordor-riders-of-rohan-pre-launch-guide/

Gandalf Style vs Gangnam Style
Gandalf:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M660rjNCH0A
Gangnam:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0

In (and out) of Game

Guest Spot:  Shipwreck's Beneath Your Feet
http://www.lotrobeneathyourfeet.com/

Guest Spot:  Brent Landon's Aldasaga Podcast
http://www.aldasaga.com/

Revisiting the Great River
 
 My Encounter with Landroval
 Finding Meneldor
 Fighting the Spider Queen
 Back with Meneldor and Landroval
 AGHHHH!!   GHOSTS!!!


CONTEST TIME (Special thanks to Forjo for the idea):  Win a signed copy of the Tokien Professor's Book
Send me a recording of your best reading of one of Tolkien's poems or songs from the Hobbit, LOTR or the Silmarillion by November 14th.  Here is what you can win:



I hope you enjoy the show!
Alberos


Thursday, September 20, 2012

LORECast The Hobbit's 75th Anniversary

Hi All!

Happy 75th Anniversary of the Hobbit's first publishing.

In honor of this anniversary I am putting out a special LORECast with a few tidbits on "The Hobbit" and some personal thoughts on the book.

Here some pictures within LOTRO that are related to the Hobbit!

Bilbo's House
 The Trolls
 Rivendell
 Goblin Town


And here are some pictures of Professor Olsen's "Exploring JRRR Tolkien's The Hobbit" book which I'll be giving away in the next few weeks:




I hope you enjoy the show!

Alberos

Monday, August 20, 2012

Episode 57 - The Power of Three

Welcome to Episode 57 - The Power of Three

Casual Stroll to Mordor walks for Child's Play Charities
STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION!
http://casualstrolltomordor.com/

Headlines

Frodo RINGs the bell at the NYSE
http://blastr.com/2012/08/darth-vader-17-more-sci-f.php#1

Eomer blows stuff up
http://blastr.com/2012/08/things-get-very-bloody-in.php

One Lego to Rule them All
http://blastr.com/2012/08/watch-a-funny-trailer-for.php

Smaug the Necromancer?
http://blastr.com/2012/08/read-benedict-cumberbatch.php

Unexpected Journey Trailer
http://blastr.com/2012/08/latest-hobbit-trailer-sho.php

What I've Been Doing

My Mythgard/Signum Gear
 The Heart of the Show

The Hobbit went 3D now its 3 movies

SWTOR goes F2P(2P)
http://www.swtor.com/free

I hope you enjoy the show.

Alberos