The Ballad of Bingo Boffin

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The Ballad of Bingo Boffin was introduced in July, 2015 as a episodic quest chain in which you will follow the trail of an adventurous hobbit from Michel Delving, Bingo Boffin, as he traverses Middle-earth seeking fortune and adventure. Each week a new episode of the quest was unlocked showing you where Bingo was off to next.

The Ballad of Bingo Boffin

The Ballad of Bingo Boffin is a very long story involving the various adventures that befall a mostly-ordinary hobbit of the Shire. Bingo's story unfolded every single Wednesday for a year. There are fifty-two quests with Bingo Boffin. Bingo's first quest is level 8, and begins outside his hobbit-hole in Michel Delving. At the end of each week's quest, the recommended level of next week's quest is displayed (along with its name; it’s a preview of sorts), so if you'd like you can level up in the interim. You can choose to make a new character to follow along with Bingo on level or run through the adventures on a higher level character either approach is fine.
The Ballad of Bingo Boffin is free to all players.
The message you receive in the mail -  Request for Assistance! - will get you started.
Bingo's Hobbit Hole - Boffin Manor - is found in Michel Delving, just north of the Town Hall.
Note that Bingo will only appear if you have NOT completed that weeks quest. Once you have completed the quest he will "phase out" -- not be visible to your character, but he will be visible to others who have not completed the Episode.
As Bingo's adventures continue, he will be found in many different locations throughout Middle-earth. He will, however, never change his location stated in one of his quests, e.g. quests can always be picked up at the given starting location. See the quest pages for their respective starting positions.
If you go inside Boffin Manor, you should be able to find Bingo's Notes, which allow you to relive any of the instances he encountered, including 'The Perfect Recipe' in Week 52.

Bert Bartleby, Bingo Badge Barterer

By completing Bingo's quests, you'll receive a new barter token: Bingo Badges. You can exchange these with a curious individual named Bert Bartleby, who has wandered the wild lands of Middle-earth and accumulated a vast array of interesting and useful curios. You'll find Bert in an increasing number of places as Bingo's adventure progresses, and at each new location he will have a new selection of rewards to exchange for your Bingo Badges.
If you are unsure where to find Bingo at any time, Bert Bartleby will provide information on his current location. He can be found near the stable in Michel Delving, at the western gate of Bree, next to the stable master in Ost Guruth, near the stables in Rivendell, Glóin's Camp, Gwingris, the Dolven-view, Caras Galadhon, the Haunted Inn, Haldirith, Harwick, Forlaw, Woodhurst, Avardin, Lhanuch, the Andrath and finally just outside Boffin Manor.
New rewards will be available whenever Bert moves to a new location. You'll be able to find him in his old locations forever (so you don't need to worry about losing access to the rewards he's got in the Shire, for example), but whenever he moves to a new place he'll have a new set of rewards.

Bingo Boffin and a Year of Adventures (by MoL)

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 Request for Assistance!
  1. [8] The Call to Adventure
  2. [9] Training for the Journey
  3. [10] Sink or Swim
  4. [11] Disapproving Boggs
  5. [12] Leaving Is Not Easy
  6. [16] A Brood of Boffins
  7. [18] Marigold
  8. [19] Defying Description
  9. [22] Synonyms for Spooky
  10. [24] The Two Taverns
  11. [26] The Last Treasure
  12. [28] Goose and Gander
  13. [32] The End Now?
  14. [34] A Restful Night
  15. [35] A New Friend
  16. [39] A Hospitable Home
  17. [40] Notes by the Author
  18. [42] A Snowy Climb
  19. [43] A Dangerous Detour
  20. [45] A Daring Plan
  21. [46] An Author Absent
  22. [48] A New Hunt
  23. [49] Dour Faces
  24. [50] A Change of Name
  25. [51] Into the Long Dark
  26. [53] Willem Takes the Lead
  27. [56] Bingo's Scattered Thoughts
  28. [58] A Farewell
  29. [60] A Chapter About Elves
  30. [63] A Taste of War
  31. [66] First, Breakfast!
  32. [68] Second Breakfast
  33. [70] The Banks of the Great River
  34. [72] Unusual Friends
  35. [75] Enter the Easterlings
  36. [78] Bingo's Burden
  37. [80] Yea or Neigh?
  38. [82] The Tracker
  39. [85] A Cold Trail
  40. [88] Bert has a Word
  41. [90] Mistaken Identity
  42. [92] A Horse in a Haystack
  43. [93] Thoughts of Home
  44. [93] Willem Whisker and the Wide World
  45. [93] A String of Ill Fortune
  46. [93] Treasure Lost, Treasure Found
  47. [93] Full Course, Of Course!
  48. [93] Homesick and Just Sick
  49. [93] Through the Blockade
  50. [93] Bingo Returns Home
  51. [93] Hand-written, Hand-delivered
  52. [93] The Perfect Recipe

Thank you for playing through The Ballad of Bingo Boffin!

See The Ballad of Bingo Boffin Quests for dates of appearance, as well as Episodic Content for background.

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