“Tolkien opened up in me a dormant love of lost and misty times, myth and legend…”

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The Arkenstone (Hobbit Card Game)

Artwork for The Hobbit Card Game; Sophisticated Games, Cambridge UK 2012. All works gouache on board, 3 ¾” x 5 ¾” “That stone of all the treasure I name unto myself, and I will be avenged on anyone who finds it and withholds it.“― Thorin[1] “The Arkenstone was discovered by Thráin I soon after the establishment of the dwarf-kingdom …

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Dáin Ironfoot

Artwork for The Hobbit Card Game; Sophisticated Games, Cambridge UK 2012. All works gouache on board, 3 ¾” x 5 ¾” “Dáin II or Dáin Ironfoot (Third Age 2767 – 3019, aged 252 years) was the Lord of the Iron Hills and King under the Mountain. In his life, he fought in the Battle of Azanulbizar, the Battle of Five Armies and the Battle of Dale. He was renowned as a …

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