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A Casual Stroll to Mordor Partners with Middle-earth Network

Middle-earth Network is so excited about a new collaboration with Merric and Goldenstar of “A Casual Stroll to Mordor.” You may already be familiar with them from their podcast that airs on Middle-earth Network Radio. Now, they will not only be hosting their blog on MyMiddle-earth, but will be joining the management team.

Middle-earth Network’s Mark Ostley said, “I can’t tell you how happy I am, both from a fan’s perspective and as Director of Operations for Middle-earth Network, to welcome Merric and Goldenstar as they move ‘A Casual Stroll to Mordor,’ the best gaming and news website, over to Middle-earth Network and this growing community of sites.  Our goal has been to create a place for fans where they can find the best content on the web in one place, and CSTM adds greatly to this vision.

“They have both long held my professional respect, and my personal adoration for the tireless and outstanding job they do.  ‘Casual Stroll’ is head and shoulders above any other gaming news site.  Period.

“I can’t say for sure how long we’ve been working with Middle-earth Network, but it’s hard to remember a time when we weren’t,” said Merric and Goldenstar. “This brave band of adventurers has been most gracious in allowing us to live stream our shows via their network and now they have invited us into their fold.

“It honestly feels like coming home.  Better yet, it feels like coming home to a family that understands you and loves you.  We honestly couldn’t be happier with this new arrangement and we feel that it is just the beginning of what promises to be a bright future for all of us.”

Furthermore, Mark revealed that they will be joining the Middle-earth Network wizards behind the scenes. “I am also very pleased to announce that both Merric and Goldenstar have become part of the management team at Middle-earth Network, and will be taking us to another level with their knowledge and skill in the LotRO community, and in real life. This is a great day for me personally, and for fans everywhere.”

And remember, if you have something to share, you can join the ranks of “A Casual Stroll to Mordor” by starting your own blog on MyMiddle-earth. It’s easy and it’s FREE! Just log in (or sign up for an account) at and create your blog!

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  1. Great news for the network! I found about about My Middle-earth because of CSTM, so I’m really glad to know Merric and Goldenstar are going to be more involved.

    Says a lot that I’m logged into LOTRO and My Middle-earth at the same time when I saw the news announced!

    • I also learned about the Middle-Earth Network through CSTM. Really great that they’ve joined up. Now the network is truly comprehensive by adding a gaming dimension to their offering 🙂