News for December 2011
The Watcher in the Water 19
Announcing the third Dwarrowdelf Adventure Pack for The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game | Published 07 December 2011

Frodo felt something seize him by the ankle, and he fell with a cry. Bill the pony gave a wild neigh of fear, and turned tail and dashed away along the lakeside into the darkness. Sam leaped after him, and then hearing Frodo’s cry he ran back again, weeping and cursing. The others swung round and saw the waters of the lake seething, as if a host of snakes were swimming up from the southern end.
    –The Fellowship of the Ring

Elrond, the Elf Lord of Rivendell, is troubled by the great numbers of Orcs that plagued the heroes who escorted his daughter, Arwen Undómiel, across the Misty Mountains. He asks them to explore the mines of Moria, hoping they can determine if they are the source of the increased Orc activity, but before the heroes can explore Moria’s vast network of tunnels, they must first gain entrance…

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce The Watcher in the Water, the third Adventure Pack in the Dwarrowdelf cycle for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game!

Dangers outside the Doors of Durin

Many players have already remarked upon the clever text of the Doors of Durin (The Watcher in the Water, 65) when the card was first revealed in the Dwarrowdelf announcement. Its flavorful recreation of the riddle that nearly stumped Gandalf and the other members of the Fellowship provides one of the highlights awaiting players with The Watcher in the Water.

Of course, fans of The Lord of the Rings have also eagerly awaited the dangers that lurk deep in the lake outside the Doors of Durin, and when it arrives, The Watcher in the Water will reward their anticipation. Seething masses of Tentacles snake out of the lake to attack and ensnare those heroes who can’t find their way through the Doors of Durin. The tentacles strike swiftly, and heroes who can’t fight them off may find themselves Wrapped! (The Watcher in the Water, 76) and dragged beneath the surface of the waters. There’s no time to relax while Tentacles lash through the air; heroes who aren’t rescued in time will drown.

Into the heart of the Dwarrowdelf

The Watcher in the Water represents a turning point in the Dwarrowdelf cycle of Adventure Packs. Once they pass the Doors of Durin, the heroes of Middle-earth must explore the mines of Moria to find the cause of the increased Orc activity in the Misty Mountains. Yet they must first survive the perils of the fetid Swamps and the ferocious combat with the Watcher’s many Tentacles.

Look for this clever and action-packed Adventure Pack to hit the shelves in the first quarter of 2012!

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: 12/11/2011 11:32:56 PM

Sounds like a great addition to the game.  I'm looking forward to this!

Published: 12/11/2011 8:51:56 AM

 Miner from the Iron Hills won't help, because he only discards condition attachments. Wrapped is a tentacle attachment.

Published: 12/11/2011 3:01:34 AM

@ richsabre: At least you can use Eleanor or A Test of Will to cancel Wrapped, Sacked prevents you from cancelling it. Miner from the Iron Hills still gets you out of both.

Published: 12/9/2011 7:26:51 PM

@Rubinon: Haha, am I so obvious in buying additionnal Northern Trackers ? :)

What you point out is actually what I dislike: the game experience changes based on your version of the game, and even more if one mixes languages.

I'm not sold at all on this card; Magic the Gathering has some cards with a thematic on card names, but that was a non-tournament and for-fun only extension that was release in English only.

To be more optimistic, I'd say that since this game has a casual fun purpose, I guess this can't be totally wrong.


Still wondering what a Japanese version of the Door would look like...

Published: 12/8/2011 6:20:42 AM

@dukelp while i agree, it is no worse than sacked (well maybe a little), you just need plenty of When Revealed cancelling cards and Elanor

Published: 12/8/2011 5:14:30 AM

@ Emrad: Then you have much more of a chance against this card. Imagine: Where an English player might have three Northern Trackers, thereby three n's, you could have three "Northern Trackers" with three different first letters!

Published: 12/8/2011 5:02:48 AM

I dislike Door of During a lot. I've bought packs for this game in English, French, and even singles in German on eBay... That'll be all messed up :/

I'm fairly certain some translations screw up the whole concept of this card.

Published: 12/7/2011 7:34:14 PM

I'm all 'wrapped' up with anticipation! 

Published: 12/7/2011 6:39:23 PM

 Can't wait for this Set!!!!

Published: 12/7/2011 6:37:10 PM

this card not friendly for SOLO...

Published: 12/7/2011 5:42:39 PM

Looks great, but i do not understand why they just did not wait till monday to announce this?

Published: 12/7/2011 3:01:53 PM

Wrapped! is a flavourful creation, no doubt about that. Good.

But I seriously dislike Doors of Durin, simply for the fear that this won't work well with the translations. I play the German version and will not be pleased if the probability of hitting the right cards will be all messed up...

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