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Announcing the first Adventure Pack for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game | Published 16 February 2011

“Together we sought for Gollum down the whole length of Wilderland, without hope, and without success.”
     - Gandalf, Fellowship of the Ring

The elusive creature known as Gollum is hiding somewhere in the Anduin Valley. It is up to you to find him and discover what dark designs lay in wait for him...

Fantasy Flight Games is excited to announce the upcoming release of The Hunt for Gollum, the first Adventure Pack in the Shadows of Mirkwood cycle for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. 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. But be careful, false leads could guide your party in circles, forcing you to begin your hunt anew.

More information on the Shadows of Mirkwood cycle can be found in the Of Adventures to Come article, in which designer Nate French discusses the creation of this cycle.

Adventure Packs for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game provide many new options for players. Not only do they expand your available card pool, but they also introduce new quests to challenge your fellowship. These fixed 60 card decks include a new Hero, three copies of nine unique player cards, and the Encounter and Quest cards devoted to the included scenario.

While Encounter and Quest cards build the scenario, the nine unique player cards come from each of the four spheres of influence. Consisting of new allies, events, and attachments, these cards are used to customize and expand your player deck.

A Trail of Clues

As the first Adventure Pack in the cycle, The Hunt for Gollum sets the stage for the coming quests by putting players in search of the titular creature, whose capture is the overall goal in Shadows of Mirkwood. For this first quest, players are tasked with uncovering the clues in the form of the Signs of Gollum Objective cards, which are shuffled into the Encounter deck.

Discovering Gollum’s trail will prove most difficult, however, with Hunters from Mordor pursuing you at every turn and Goblintown Scavengers pilfering your deck.

While many adversaries are introduced in this pack, heroes are not forgotten. The famous hobbit Bilbo Baggins is the Hero card featured in The Hunt for Gollum, and his familiarity with your evasive prey will surely aide you in the pursuit.

This spring, discover the growing adventure of The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, and be sure to check back soon for more information on The Hunt for Gollum!

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: 2/16/2011 1:25:38 PM

Hey FFG:

What are you going to do with all my money? Are you going to put it in a sack with a money sign on it, or are you just going to roll around in it?

I'm just curious.



Published: 2/16/2011 1:12:13 PM

It is interesting that they imply that so much of the pack is focused on new elements for the encounter deck. I had assumed that the encounter deck would be mostly static and you would be customizing your hero deck. It seems strange if we are encouraged to tinker with the encounter deck so much since we will be playing against it...

Published: 2/16/2011 11:48:08 AM

Count me amongst those who enjoy the LCG demo videos. Great marketing tools that are beautifully produced. No better way to learn the basic mechanics of a game.

Between buying this and Call of Cthulhu for two people....FFG is getting more monthly income from me than my cable company gets...  :-s

Published: 2/16/2011 11:39:57 AM

They most likely will do that when the games release date is closer.

Published: 2/16/2011 11:38:13 AM

I would like to see a video for this game that will show how every phase works in play.  A Video of the same type like the ones that FFG made for other LCG titles.

Published: 2/16/2011 11:35:07 AM

 EXITED!!!!!! Cannot wait for this game!!!

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