News for May 2011
The Songs of Middle-earth 21
A preview of the first Adventure Pack for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game | Published 12 May 2011

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
-The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is on tabletops all over the world, and we at FFG are hard at work to produce the second printing of this phenomenally successful release. Even as thousands of players enjoy the unique solo and cooperative questing experience of the Core Set, additional challenges and deck-building options will soon arrive in its upcoming first Adventure Pack, The Hunt for Gollum.

In this much-anticipated debut of the Shadows of Mirkwood cycle, Gollum has carelessly left a trail of clues in his wake, and Gandalf has commanded you and your companions to follow them and discover where the creature has disappeared to. Can you track his whereabouts before succumbing Mordor’s Hunters or being robbed blind by Goblintown Scavengers?

Today, we’re pleased to offer a sneak peek at two of the cards coming your way in The Hunt for Gollum.

Inspirational songs

Each sphere of influence offers its own distinct advantages, but when a player can successfully blend the advantages of multiple spheres into a single deck, remarkable synergies emerge. One such powerful combination is the Leadership/Lore deck, which combines the Ally recruitment of Leadership with the card draw and healing abilities of Lore.

For example, a Hero like Glóin has a built-in means of quickly amassing resources, which he should probably use to summon an army of Allies. In turn, Beravor’s ability can help fill your hand with cards, producing more Ally cards to put into play. Finally, you might add Glorfindel, who can work to keep Glóin and his newly summoned Allies alive. This is simple enough, but what upcoming cards will help you further capitalize on the Leadership/Lore synergy?

Enter the Songs. This new trait, found on attachments, represents a tune that often conveys some benefit to the attached character. Song of Kings gives such a character a Leadership icon, helpful for bringing even more Allies into play. But how can you be sure you’ll draw Song of Kings in the first place? Luckily, Elrond’s Rivendell Minstrels do requests. Let their honey-sweet voices deliver it to your hand.

The evasive Gollum continues to elude you, and it will take teamwork, tenacity, and luck to hold his trail. Keep checking back for more on The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game!

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is a cooperative card game that puts 1-2 players (or up to four with an additional Core Set) in control of the most powerful characters and artifacts of Middle-earth. Players will select heroes, gather allies, acquire artifacts, and coordinate their efforts to face Middle-earth’s most dangerous fiends. The Living Card Game format allows players to customize their gaming experience with monthly Adventure Pack expansions to the core game.

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Published: 5/12/2011 5:46:55 PM

They do previews for each of the LCG's once per week on the same day every week so you will need to wait till next week to see more.

Published: 5/12/2011 5:07:37 PM

 This is exciting to see some of the new cards...FFG, please post more preview images for the upcoming adventure pack!! I have "The Hunt for Gollum" on pre-order and I'm very much looking forward to all the new possibilities it will bring.


Published: 5/12/2011 3:35:59 PM

 I think, there more song cards will be aviable in future AP. Rivendel Minster is great tutoring ally, in spher Leadership/Lore, this card must be ^^ Great job, I can't wait... :-)

Published: 5/12/2011 2:10:53 PM

"Green Orcs to keep the Warcraft /Games Workshop fans happy.......or the Artist never read Tolkien. Either way."

So, please illuminate us, Dear Tolkien scholar: What skin colors can orcs have according to Tolkien?

Btw. shouldn't it be 'orks'? :)

Published: 5/12/2011 1:42:37 PM

does it really matter ? Nope.

Ragnar Black
Published: 5/12/2011 1:27:41 PM

 Finally someone who knows..Troymk..My appinion to.. 

Published: 5/12/2011 9:51:57 AM

 Green Orcs to keep the Warcraft /Games Workshop fans happy.......or the Artist never read Tolkien. Either way.




Magus Edge
Published: 5/12/2011 8:35:30 AM

 I think what Song of Kings makes me most excited about is that Peregrin Took will be a hero at some point.  I love seeing what abilities they give the hobbits.

Ragnar Black
Published: 5/12/2011 2:32:35 AM

 Thanks for answers. I thought it. 

Published: 5/12/2011 1:56:24 AM

Nice cards - hopefully there will be sings that cover all spheres other than just Leadership. @Ragnar It just means that the hero that Song of Kings is attached to can spend his/her resource tokens in 2 different spheres much like Celebrian's Stone does at the moment. 

Published: 5/11/2011 9:59:33 PM

 This makes Bilbo even better.

Published: 5/11/2011 8:27:40 PM

Seriously though:

Both very solid cards. The last thing Leadership needed was another reason to combine it with other spheres, but honestly, I don't even see the need for this: the economy in dual-sphere decks using Leadership is good enough as is. We'll see though.

The minstrel is effing awesome. Deck searching is great, but the 2 willpower is just hella good. The 1 HP will hurt for a quester as a single Necromancers Reach will off her, but still a solid card.

Finally, we really don't need cross sphere cards yet. We need cards to realistically build single sphere decks.

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