News for March 2012
Shadow and Flame
Announcing the climactic final Adventure Pack of the Dwarrowdelf saga!
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game | Published 05 March 2012

With a rush it leaped across the fissure. The flames roared up to greet it, and wreathed about it; and a black smoke swirled in the air. Its streaming mane kindled, and blazed behind it. In its right hand was a blade like a stabbing tongue of fire; in its left it held a whip of many thongs.
    “Ai! ai!” wailed Legolas. “A Balrog! A Balrog is come!”
    Gimli stared with wide eyes. “Durin’s Bane!” he cried, and letting his axe fall he covered his face.

   –J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

In the Dwarrowdelf cycle of Adventure Packs for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, the heroes of Middle-earth have been tasked by Elrond to find the root of the increased Orc activity in the Misty Mountains. Through treacherous mountain passes, goblin ambushes, dark tunnels, and underground waterways, their journey leads them at last to the depths of Moria… and the terrible discovery that awaits them!

Fantasy Flight Games is delighted to announce the upcoming release of Shadow and Flame, the climactic final Adventure Pack in the epic Dwarrowdelf saga!

Durin’s Bane

In Shadow and Flame, the heroes of Middle-earth learn to their horror what power has gathered the Orcs of Moria and the Misty Mountains–the ancient power known as “Durin’s Bane,” a Balrog, a demon from the days of Morgoth!

Shadow and Flame marks the thrilling conclusion of the Dwarrowdelf saga, but how the narrative unfolds is up to you. Is it a heroic tale of overcoming unthinkable odds? Or is it a tragedy? This Adventure Pack unleashes the Balrog’s unrelenting fury upon the heroes of Middle-earth in truly ferocious combat!

Gone are the days of the First and Second Ages when legendary heroes fought Balrogs in single combat. Still, the heroes undertaking Elrond’s quest number among some of Middle-earth’s most powerful individuals. With no recourse but to fight or die, can they survive the demon’s onslaught?

Forge your destiny with sharpened steel

In Shadow and Flame, your heroes must face fiery swords, flaming whips, goblins, darkened caverns, and the fearsome Balrog in the greatest fight of their lives. Will they concern themselves with the success of their original mission while their very survival is at stake?

The player cards of Shadow and Flame provide your desperate heroes with exciting new means of clinging to life. They can try to maintain their Secrecy and add to their power with new events, allies, and attachments, including one of the three Elven Rings of Power! In this desperate hour, will it finally be time for the Ring’s owner to draw openly upon its power? Can you risk drawing the Eye of Sauron?

Rise to the challenge. Survive the greatest fight of your life. Confront the demon of Shadow and Flame.

The Dwarrowdelf cycle reaches its thrilling climax late in the second quarter of 2012!

Note: A copy of The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Core Set and the Khazad-dûm Expansion are required to play the scenario included in this Adventure Pack.

 

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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