News for November 2011
Plundering the Riches of Khazad-dûm 18
A preview of the first deluxe expansion for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game | Published 08 November 2011

“We have done well,” he said. “But in metal-work we cannot rival our fathers, many of whose secrets are lost. We make good armour and keen swords, but we cannot again make mail or blade to match those that were made before the dragon came.”
   –Glóin, The Fellowship of the Ring

Dwarves speak of Moria with longing and with dread. Therein lie treasures undreamt and horrors both ancient and powerful. For generations, the Dwarves whispered tales of its wealth, but none dared pass through its doors… until Balin. Taking with him two other members from Thorin’s renowned companions, Balin traveled to Khazad-dûm, passed its doors, and began new works there. At first, their works fared well, and they reported to their kindred outside the Misty Mountains.

When the Dwarves of the northeast no longer receive word from Balin, they call upon some of Middle-earth’s greatest heroes to look for the Dwarf and his fledgling colony. As your heroes explore Khazad-dûm, the first deluxe expansion for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, they will discover both the realm’s abandoned riches and its hidden perils.

Riches worthy of song

Flush with 165 new cards (including 3 copies of each new player card), Khazad-dûm contains a wealth of new player cards, enemies, treachery cards, and locations. Its nine encounter sets create encounter decks for its three new scenarios and form the backbone of the upcoming Dwarrowdelf cycle of Adventure Packs. While most of the locations from these encounter sets work together to immerse you in the dark and dangerous passageways that traverse Moria, these new locations also expose new creative ground within the game. When your heroes explore a Plundered Armoury (Khazad-dûm, 34), you have the chance to play a Weapon or Armor attachment from your hand for free. These will be welcome additions to your fellowship as enemies press in upon you from all sides, and the ability to equip your hero with an expensive attachment like Citadel Plate (Core Set, 40) may prove the decisive edge between death and the successful completion of your quest.

Another treasure from Khazad-dûm appears as a player card. Narvi’s Belt (Khazad-dûm, 3) is a fantastic, unique two-cost attachment for the Leadership sphere that will soon prove indispensable in new deck builds, joining the ranks of Steward of Gondor (Core Set, 26) and Celebrían’s Stone (Core Set, 27) as the keystones of different strategies. While the Shadows of Mirkwood cycle introduces Songs that grant your heroes resource icons for each of the four spheres of influence, Narvi’s Belt provides a more efficient means of granting alternate resource icons in any deck with a Dwarf character. Resource versatility results in flexible deck-building, and you may be able to better focus your heroes toward their strengths even as you draw upon the best supporting cards from all four spheres of influence to aid them on their quest.

Uncover the hidden perils of Khazad-dûm

The doors of Khazad-dûm will open soon. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for future previews in which we risk a little more light down the mines of Moria…

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: 11/10/2011 5:36:10 AM


awesome cant realy read the text but i did love the whole moria experiance in the movie :D

i can even remember who said they have a cave troll it was my favorite character by far. :P
waiting and hoping for sutch an awesome and epic quest that involves the balrog.

Published: 11/10/2011 12:28:35 AM

@voidy Here ya go: "They have a cave troll!"

Published: 11/9/2011 7:04:34 AM


did i miss the cave troll spoiler ?

Published: 11/8/2011 9:22:03 PM

Oh...guess I did miss something - humor.  I thought maybe there was something new in KD that made dup icons important...

Published: 11/8/2011 7:55:33 PM

@Woz: Perhaps a little sarcasm. You're correct in that the number of icons doesn't increase resource gain.

Published: 11/8/2011 7:20:54 PM

2 leadership icons?  You only get one resource per turn regardless of how many icons you have.   Is there something I'm missing?

Published: 11/8/2011 5:11:51 PM

 Gloin is SO getting two Leadership icons..... .... ... .. .

Published: 11/8/2011 3:42:36 PM

Considering some of the cards we've seen spoiled thus far (i.e., Plundered Armoury, Cave Troll), I think it would be a little amusing (but very helpful!) if any Khazad-dum cards were to end up being included in an FAQ update before the expansion actually hits store shelves :P

Published: 11/8/2011 2:30:23 PM

 I agree with you Rubinon! It is definitely apparent that true Tolkien fans are working on this game. :)

Published: 11/8/2011 11:32:46 AM

 It does not say attach "without cost" or "paying all cost". It says attach...Can you show another instance or in the rules where it shows the same scenario?

Published: 11/8/2011 5:52:45 AM

Narvi was the name of the dwarf who built the Hulsten-Gate to Khazad-Dum. I just love the details tha FFG is paying attention to!

Published: 11/8/2011 5:25:20 AM

wow! great great! I wonder how many new heroes we get and who it will be!?

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