Founding: July 2005, by Toulac Axehand
Admins: Toulac (Founder) Radagast the Brown(Admin)
~Most Users Online: 54 ~Important Campaigns: The War of the Ring (R)
The Chamber of Smaug is primarily a dwarf and hobbit forum, but has recently expanded to accommodate elven players. It is largely based around the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game but also forms discussions on the movies by New Line Cinema and the actual books. The forum operates similar to modern day parliament with a figure head (monarch) leading the forum.
Current Democracy on the forum "Being a big fan of constitutional democracy, I formed three key sectors (parties) to the forum." quote Toulac. The Chamber of Smaug forum operates in the most parliamentary way. Most users now rally under a different race which is; dwarves, elves and hobbits. Every month a site meeting is conducted by the Forum Coordinator. The Monarchy if you like are the two Site Administrators Toulac and Radagast who still design the forum, however most activities are now devolved to the Forum Coordinator.
The Departure Month The Chamber of Smaug was made by ex moderator of Cheeseweb, Toulac, in retaliation to the Good forum Cheeseweb which was a high-runner in the campaign. Built in July, The Chamber of Smaug was largely made up of campaign wargamers who specialized in collecting dwarf armies in Middle-Earth. It took part in the UK War of the Ring Campaign The War of the Ring and also managed to guide dwarf players in the Canadian one.
The CampaignIt has recently started the Battle of Azanulbizar Campaign  which also has a supplement. This is thought to attract many wargamers across Europe. The Campaign Designers are Toulac and Balin who have designed rules, scenarios and are in the process of designing specially converted models from the Games Workshop dwarf range.
The Wizard's Vale and Chamber of Smaug Alliance In April 2006, The Wizard's Vale and Chamber of Smaug formed an alliance to combat big forums such as Cheeseweb and the White Council. Attempts at campaign making were thrown aside due to lack of acivity on CoS's mark but the forum still holds a very strong alliance. Information is passed frequently between the two forum administrators Radagast and Toulac, about GW Events and important stuff on rival forums. Both forums also adopt a member swapping policy (if that's how you put it) in case one forum drops on activity. The Wizard's Vale and The Chamber of Smaug will always continue to hold this strong alliance!
The DABC (formerly on the Dark Council) The DABC was unfortunately not successful on the forum, and on the word of Spudwik, the section of the forum was removed. .The Dark Council
Soon after the removal of the DABC, Galadhrim Glades was made by Toulac. But due to a hacking, it was merged with The Chamber of Smaug. This caused the activity of the forum to rocket sky high, with moderator elections storming to the front page.
Author: Toulac, (Andrew Cuthbert) This article is authentic and was written by both Toulac and various members of The Chamber of Smaug online community. For confirmation, please email the Forum Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org