Murder at the Prancing Pony
RETAILERS: Host a 2015 Fellowship Event for The Lord of the Rings
“There was trouble right here in Bree, bad trouble. Why, we had a real set-to, and there were some folk killed, killed dead!”
—Barliman, The Return of the King
RETAILERS: This November 13th – 15th, our 2015 The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Fellowship Event is your chance to make your store a priority destination for all The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game fans in your area!
What Is a Fellowship Event?
Are You a Retailer?
Act today to participate in the 2015 The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Fellowship Event!
Applications are due by August 28th at 5:00 PM CST.
Taking place the weekend of November 13th – 15th, the 2015 The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Fellowship Event is a chance for players to come together and share their appreciation of the game even as they attempt to navigate the treacherous turns and trials of a special, all-new scenario.
The centerpiece of November’s Fellowship Event is the new, standalone scenario, Murder at the Prancing Pony. This fifty-three card scenario, produced by FFG’s in-house manufacturing, comes complete with three quest cards and fifty encounter cards. During the event, players will play through the scenario in groups, and each player who participates will walk away with his or her own copy!
Additionally, each player who participates in November’s Fellowship Event will receive an alternate art version of the Core Set Legolas , as well as an exclusive playmat, which features a dramatic portrayal of Gimli and Legolas back-to-back atop the walls of Helm's Deep.
Note: Each Fellowship Event kit supports up to four players. Be sure to order enough kits to meet the expected number of players.
How Do You Get Involved?
- United States retailers should contact your sales rep.
- International retailers should apply through our participating international distributors.
All applications are due by August 28th at 5:00 PM CST.
A Deadly Band of Brigands
"There are some folk in Bree who are not to be trusted."
–Strider, The Fellowship of the Ring
In Murder at the Prancing Pony, several of Middle-earth's greatest heroes are called into action when Barliman Butterbur, the proprietor of The Prancing Pony, discovers a dead body lying slumped and bloody in the corner of his establishment. Scenario-specific rules direct the creation of an "Investigation deck," and players will need to work together to investigate the crime and work through a list of possible suspects and hiding places. The result is a classically engaging murder mystery, given life in Middle-earth in card game form, and the 2015 The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Fellowship Event is the first chance players around the world will have to gather, band together, and begin their investigations.
However, you don't win Murder at the Prancing Pony as soon as you identify the killer and his or her hideout. The scenario's five Suspect enemies are all talented killers, each of whom has mastered a different fighting style. Accordingly, your play experience and the challenges you face will vary considerably with each different possible combination of Suspect and Hideout, making Murder at the Prancing Pony a scenario particularly well-suited for multiple sessions, such as those that you might enjoy during the 2015 Fellowship Event.
Note: The Murder at the Prancing Pony scenario can be played in both standard mode and easy mode, and it will be made available for purchase at a later date. Playmats and alternate art cards are exclusive to the Fellowship Event and will not be available after the event.
Encourage Your Favorite Local Game Store to Participate
Players, November’s Fellowship Event is your first chance to play through the challenges of Murder at the Prancing Pony and your only chance to get your hands on the event’s exclusive playmat and alternate art Legolas. Let your favorite local game store know that you want to participate.
Our supply of kits is limited, so encourage your favorite local retailer to participate in this Fellowship Event today!