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The rules for The Lord of the Rings are now online
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game | Published 14 March 2011

“‘And now,’ said the wizard, turning back to Frodo, ‘the decision lies with you. But I will always help you.’ He laid his hand on Frodo’s shoulder. ‘I will help you bear this burden, as long as It is yours to bear. But we must do something, soon. The Enemy is moving.’”
-The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien

Sometimes action is as dangerous as inaction, if the way to travel the road ahead is unknown. How much foresight can be expected of a hero who already holds the fate of the world in his hands?

Don’t fret, guidance has appeared; The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game rules (pdf, 3.9 MB) are now available for download on the support page!

Prepare for the Adventure

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game is the upcoming cooperative Living Card Game that puts 1-2 players in control of the heroic characters of Middle-earth as they struggle against the shadow of Sauron’s might. You must embark on a new adventure with the beloved characters of Middle-earth, gather allies, face dangerous fiends, and complete quests that will determine the fate of the world.

Discover the multiple combinations of settings and enemies that will make you a hero over and over again by reading one of our recent previews. Explore an overview of the game, learn about quests, shadow effects, and the unique nature of solo play, or study the four spheres of influence: Spirit, Leadership, Lore, and Tactics.

An ancient powerful enemy awaits you in Mordor, but with preparation, you and your allies can triumph and stem the tide of evil.

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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Ivan Kerensky
Published: 3/15/2011 8:43:06 AM

 That is what I thought too... but does it really matter that your deck is under 50 cards when playing 4 players ?

Especially as I am unsure you can build a single valor 50 cards  deck  with 2 starting box (rules of 3).


Published: 3/15/2011 6:07:17 AM

@ Ivan, because of the fact there is not enough cards to build two full size legal decks with the core sets alone. You can use 4, 30 card decks though.

Published: 3/15/2011 5:02:39 AM

Excellent! Downloading now!

Published: 3/15/2011 4:39:43 AM

Nice one FFG! Good to see an read through the rules before the game is released. It's looking interesting - even very interesting I must say. Good that I pre-ordered this one a couple weeks ago. Now I'm just waiting for the release in Europe.

@ Wallenstein - thanks for posting this mistake! I was about to do the same.

Ivan Kerensky
Published: 3/15/2011 4:28:27 AM

 Hum... except for the threat counters... why do we need 2 box for 4 players ?

Published: 3/15/2011 3:53:37 AM

Full mark for sure!

Published: 3/15/2011 3:38:32 AM

Combat example (page 19).

Point 4 – is: attack made by the EastBight Patrol. , should be: attack made by the Forest Spider.

Published: 3/14/2011 9:40:52 PM

@ Toqtamish: Seriously! Ha ha ha!

Published: 3/14/2011 9:15:05 PM

Thank you!

Now, looking forward to the tutorial video.

Published: 3/14/2011 8:45:11 PM

Finally now everyone can stop asking for them to come out.

servant of the secret fire
Published: 3/14/2011 8:30:54 PM

Were is a time machine wen you need it?I must travel to the future lol

Published: 3/14/2011 8:06:28 PM

 This is good. This is good.

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