There and Back Again
Announcing a Pre-Order Bundle for The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game
When it's released later this year, The Lord of the Rings™ Living Card Game™ promises to bring your adventures in Middle-earth into the digital age, allowing you to guide your own Fellowship through quests against the dark forces of Sauron.
Today, Fantasy Flight Games is excited to announce The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Limited Collector’s Edition, a pre-order bundle now available exclusively through our website! Celebrating both the digital and tabletop versions of this award-winning game, this bundle features a dragon’s hoard of content that immerses you in Middle-earth more than ever before. Those who pre-order this bundle will receive:
- Early access to The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game on August 28, 2018
- The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Two-Player Limited Edition Starter
- Four art prints depicting four heroes of The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game
- A special replica of the One Ring
- The game's MP3 soundtrack composed by Steve Gernes
- A custom, collector's edition playmat
- All in-game Founder's Packs automatically unlocked
- Various in-game cosmetic rewards
Read on for more information about the wealth of rewards that you'll find within The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Limited Collector’s Edition!
A New Beginning
The first and most important piece of The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Limited Collector's Edition is early access to The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game on August 28, 2018—giving you the chance to play the game before anyone else! The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game follows in the footsteps of The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, inviting players to venture through the epic quests of The Lord of the Rings with their own band of heroes. As the first digital Living Card Game®, it charts new territory for digital games, allowing you to choose a group of heroes, build your deck, and play through unique scenarios while earning new cards and unlocking new tactical options as you progress.
Pre-ordering The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Limited Collector’s Edition will grant you early access to the digital game, allowing you to begin your adventures in Middle-earth before the general public. Each quest you embark on will pit you against the dark forces of Sauron and form a single chapter of a narrative campaign. As you progress, you can also gain access to fixed packs of cards that give you new options for building decks and allow you to embark on new adventures.
Where the tabletop version of the game represents the quest and environment with decks of cards, The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game is able to bring Middle-earth to life in vivid detail, immersing you in this rich world more than ever before. What's more, the robust in-game variety of cards offers a wide array of options for future decks, shaping the adventures to come. For much more information on The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game, you can visit the Fantasy Flight Interactive website!
Continue Your Adventures
The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Limited Collector’s Edition doesn’t just mark a new beginning for the game on the digital front; it also invites you to experience the classic The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game in a new way. In addition to early access to the digital game, those who pre-order this bundle will receive a copy of the brand-new The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Two-Player Limited Edition Starter. If you're new to the game, this set contains everything you need to start playing The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, including two pre-built player decks constructed from previously released cards, and all the tokens and rules that you need to get started.
On the other hand, if you're a veteran player, all of the cards in The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Two-Player Limited Edition Starter feature striking new graphic design unlike anything in your collection. With these cards, new players can dive right into quests with some of the most iconic characters and items from the epic The Lord of the Rings saga. Veteran players, on the other hand, can combine them with their current collection to build their own custom decks. Either way, the only way that you can pick up The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Two-Player Limited Edition Starter is by purchasing the Limited Collector's Edition, so pre-order your copy today!
On top of this beautiful new graphic design, this box also includes two brand-new heroes that can be added to your party, opening up new strategic options and deckbuilding possibilities. Thorin Stonehelm enters the game for the first time in The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Two-Player Limited Edition Starter, wielding his mighty axe. Always welcoming a fight, Thorin features a base attack strength of three and can dole out even more damage as soon as he’s declared an attacker. Meanwhile, Gildor Inglorion might not be quite as strong in a fight as Thorin Stonehelm, but his higher willpower means that he is effective at marching toward the end of your quest. Similarly, he can also give you quick access to the cards you need by spending a resource to allow any player to draw a card. These heroes will eventually enter The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game through standard products, but for now, the only way to adventure alongside these heroes is in the Two-Player Limited Edition Starter.
Finally, this starter also invites you to test your skills in two unique, brand-new quests. During “The Oath,” you’ll track Goblins through Mirkwood in an effort to avenge a village of Woodmen. Will you fulfill your vow? Or will the Goblins retreat into the depths of the forest? Meanwhile, “The Caves of Nibin-Dûm” picks up as your company of heroes begins exploring halls long abandoned by both Elves and Dwarves. Who knows what dangers await in the depths?
Whether you're new to The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game or a grizzled, experienced adventurer, there's plenty for you to explore in the Two-Player Limited Edition Starter. What's more, the only way to get this box is by pre-ordering The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Limited Collector's Edition, and it's only available for the length of the pre-order, so be sure to get your orders in today! And if you're not yet convinced, there's plenty more included.
No matter where your quests might take you, the custom, collector's edition playmat included with the bundle will remind you of the epic scale of The Lord of the Rings. Featuring a finely detailed map of Middle-earth, the playmat invites you to play out your adventures across the very landscape you're defending from the dark forces of Sauron.
Finally, gameplay rewards for pre-ordering the collector’s edition are also present on the digital side. All Founder's Packs are automatically unlocked with the purchase of the Limited Collector's Edition, offering a wealth of card backs, profile frames and tags, in-game valor points, and additional rewards. What's more, those who pre-order will receive a number of exclusive cosmetic rewards. You'll be able to take on the guise of an Agent of Sauron, one of his Black Riders, or the One Ring itself with in-game avatars, declaring to everyone your devotion to the Dark Lord. You can cover your profile and protect your reputation with the Dark Armor frame and tag. And they gain a special alternate card back, displaying the terrifying Mountain of Fire itself.
The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Limited Collector’s Edition also contains a number of items that enhance your experience of the game, even though they don't directly impact gameplay.
From Gandalf to Gimli, The Lord of the Rings is known for its vibrant cast of characters, and The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Limited Collector’s Edition helps bring four of these characters to life. The four 4” x 6” art prints included in this pre-order bundle recreate Aragorn, Arwen, Frodo, and Gimli in vivid detail, giving you a window into the world of Middle-earth.
Of course, no The Lord of the Rings experience would be complete without the one item that brings all these characters together in a desperate struggle against evil. The entirety of Middle-earth is bound to the fate of the One Ring and the collector’s edition includes a replica of the ultimate ring of power recreated in exacting detail by Badali Jewelry.
And finally, it's a matter of fact that music enhances the mood of any game. The Limited Collector's Edition lets you enjoy the music of The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game whenever you choose—perhaps even when you're questing on your tabletop with The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. Everyone who orders a copy of The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Limited Collector's Edition will receive a code to download the game’s score via Steam, letting you take it with you wherever you go.
The Road Goes Ever On
You can experience Middle-earth in all its glory with The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Limited Collector’s Edition!
Pre-order The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Limited Collector’s Edition (MEC73) through the Fantasy Flight Games website here!