Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Welcome to The Forsaken Inn!

The Forsaken Inn (not to be confused with The Forsaken Inn) is an occasional blog dedicated to exploring the fantastic world of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-Earth. Not via an examination of the Professor’s novels, poems, and tales, nor through the various other multi-media forms (movies, radio plays, music, etc.) inspired by those works, but through the format of adventure gaming—specifically roleplaying games and miniature wargaming. The Forsaken Inn may stray into examinations and reflections on other Middle-Earth-based formats, but adventure gaming is its intended area of interest.

The blog will primarily focus on Cubicle 7’s truly excellent tabletop roleplaying game, The One Ring, and Games Workshop’s The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game, especially as it appeared in the amazing fortnightly periodical, “Battle Games of Middle-Earth.” We may also cover material from ICE’s original roleplaying game set in Middle-Earth, Middle-Earth Roleplaying (MERPS), and Games Workshops’ related wargame, The Hobbit, but TOR and SBG shall receive the lion’s share of digital ink.

The Forsaken Inn will serve as both a means for me to share material and news from my ongoing The One Ring campaign (now more than six months’ old) and as a goad for me to continue painting my ever-growing collection of Games Workshop LotR miniatures. New material will appear as the urge strikes me or developments require it. I’ve previously run the successful The Society of Torch, Pole and Rope old-school gaming blog and know that a pleasant pastime can quickly become an odious taskmaster. It’s my intent that The Forsaken Inn remains a fun endeavor. I hope you find it to be similarly entertaining!


  1. Looking forward to more of your ramblings, and thanks for the link!

  2. No problem! Thanks for you patronage and willingness to endure my rambling. Good luck on the next batch of minis!