The Journey Begins

The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Enters Steam Early Access

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“Arise, arise, Riders of Théoden!
Fell deeds awake: fire and slaughter!
Spear shall be shaken, shield be splintered,
A sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises!
Ride now, ride now! Ride to Gondor!”
   
–Théoden, The Return of the King

You have waited long to traverse Middle-earth once more—from the shadowy boughs of Mirkwood, to the rolling green plains of Rohan, to the darksome mountains of Mordor. Now, you can take your adventures to a digital platform. The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game from Fantasy Flight Interactive is now available for early access through Steam!

A New Path for Your Travels

For years, The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game pushed the boundaries of what was possible in card games, pioneering the concept of the cooperative Living Card Game®, and bringing The Lord of the Rings saga to life on players’ tabletops.

Now, Fantasy Flight Interactive has adapted this massively successful game into a new format as a digital game—The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game. While the physical game will continue to exist and expand alongside the new digital game, you’ll have multiple formats to enjoy and more ways to interact with the universe and the game, no matter where you are.

As a digital Living Card Game, The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game offers something completely unprecedented to the realm of digital games. Within the game, you’ll choose your heroes, build your deck, and battle spiders, Orcs, and more. Yet your games will not pit you against another player—instead, you will battle against the might of Sauron himself and the forces of darkness controlled by the computer, embarking on a journey that unfolds through multiple adventures over a narrative campaign.

Notably, The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game is the first-ever digital Living Card Game, featuring an in-game economy built around fixed packs and a story-based campaign. There is no randomness inherent in the packs that you unlock through gameplay—you can look at the contents of every pack and know exactly what you are getting. As you gain new cards, you’ll embark on a series of adventures across Middle-earth. Narratively driven and exceedingly replayable, The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game provides a digital card game experience unlike any other game.

For more information on The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game, you can visit the Fantasy Flight Interactive website here!

The Spoils of Battle

You can always gain early access to The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game through Steam, but we are also pleased to announce that The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Limited Collector’s Edition is still available!

This special bundle celebrates both physical and digital versions of the award-winning game with a dragon’s hoard of content to immerse you in the world of Middle-earth. Within the Limited Collector’s Edition, you’ll find:

  • Early access to The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game on Steam with all in-game Founder's Packs unlocked
  • 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 by Badali Jewelry
  • The game's MP3 soundtrack composed by Steve Gernes
  • A custom, collector's edition playmat
  • Various in-game cosmetic rewards

For an extensive look at everything you’ll find inside the Limited Collector’s Edition, take a look at our previous article here!

Into the Wild

The power of Sauron in Middle-earth is growing—but there are yet heroes to be found among the Free Peoples. Gather your Fellowship and take your first steps on your own adventure—gain early access to The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game for on Steam today!

While supplies last, you can order your copy of The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game Limited Collector’s Edition (MEC73) exclusively through our website!

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