Adventures in Moria
Announcing Two Custom Scenario Kits for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
“The Dwarves tell no tale; but even as mithril was the foundation of their wealth, so also it was their destruction: they delved too greedily and too deep, and disturbed that from which they fled, Durin’s Bane.”
–Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring
Middle-earth is a vast land full of mystery, but equally vast and perhaps even more mysterious than its quiet fields and lush forests are the great caverns and tunnels that lie below its surface. These ancient halls are the domain of Dwarves and can hold great riches for those who know where to look. But who knows what untold dangers lurk in the darkness below the ancient mansions of the Dwarves?
Soon, you can chart your own course through these tunnels as you construct your own harrowing adventures. Fantasy Flight Games is happy to announce The Mines of Moria Custom Scenario Kit and Escape from Khazad-dûm Custom Scenario Kit for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game! These kits give you the power to construct your own adventure through the depths of Moria and are fully compatible with one another. What challenges will you create when these kits arrive in the second quarter of 2020?
Into the Mines
Your adventures in Moria begin with The Mines of Moria, the scenario that was featured at Gen Con 2019. Here, you have been drawn to the West-door of Moria by rumors of growing darkness there. Upon reaching the Doors of Durin, you are surprised to find a foul-smelling pool at its feet, and a fell creature blocking your way. Once you fight your way inside the mines, it becomes obvious that the rumors were true: evil things move through the darkness all around you. With the way behind you blocked by that horrible creature, your only option is to press forward.
Your adventures continue in Escape from Khazad-dûm, the event kit for the upcoming Fellowship 2020. In this scenario, you have become lost underground after entering Moria with the hope of finding mithril. Surrounded by utter black and running low on supplies, you must find your way out of Khazad-dûm before it’s too late. In these vast caverns, one wrong turn could mean disaster.
Whether you decide to tackle The Mines of Moria or Escape from Khazad-dûm, these custom scenario kits offer you a different type of quest than those found in a standard Adventure Pack. Instead, they give you everything you need to build and play out your own adventures. Each of these kits contains seven quest cards: one Stage 1 card, three Stage 2 cards, and three Stage 3 cards that can be mixed and matched to create a unique adventure.
There’s no telling what hazards you could encounter in the deeps of Moria and each quest card slightly alters your journeys in the mines. As you draw closer to discovering The Fate of Balin (The Mines of Moria, 8), for instance, the first player could be presented with a terrible choice. Similarly, your search for a way out of Khazad-dûm could take A Wrong Turn (Escape from Khazad-dûm, 4), putting a severe strain on your resources.
Whatever your goal, you won’t be navigating the mines alone. All manner of vile beasts live in the deep places of the world and will not take your intrusion into their domain lightly. Both The Mines of Moria and Escape from Khazad-dûm also include 70 encounter cards (14 encounter sets of 5 cards each) and, while you cannot mix quest cards from both sets, you’re free to choose encounter cards from both when building a custom scenario.
Like the quest cards, each encounter set lends its own flavor to your adventure, helping you tailor the experience to the mode you’re playing. If you’re playing a standard 1–4 player cooperative game, you could choose to test yourself by facing a Cave Spider (Escape from Khazad-dûm, 15). Alternatively, if you’re engaging in a thrilling race to see who can complete each other’s custom scenario first in a competitive game, you can directly sabotage your opponents with a Sudden Pitfall (The Mines of Moria, 29). Either way, the adventure will be uniquely your own.
Forge Your Path
There are many unknown roads through Moria. Build your own path through them as you recreate your adventures from Gen Con 2019 and Fellowship 2020 with these Custom Scenario Kits!
Pre-order your copies of The Mines of Moria (uMEC84) and Escape from Khazad-dûm (uMEC85) at your local retailer today or on the Fantasy Flight Games website here!