|The Watcher in the Water
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…
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.
I love the sound of that Wrapped! mechanic too - puts me in mind of Sacked! from the Carrock.
I hope this entire game continues to be better and better with each passing pack and cycle, as the expanding player card pool allows them to do more and more things to challenge us :D
Love the box art. I might have to start working as a male escort to pay for this stuff. Easy, ladies. I'm fragile.
Tentacles ? I've seen enough to know where it's going :P
This AP looks like a lot of fun :D
I like the wrapped mechanic!!! This cycle look like much more exiting then the first one!!!
I agree, i think this will be a legendary pack
The encounter with the watcher in the water at the gate to Moria is one of the most iconic scenes of the Lord of the Rings - probably only topped by Gandalf encountering the Balrog...
nice but i was hoping for more than 1 card preview