News for October 2011
Announcing Dwarrowdelf 21
The next cycle of Adventure Packs for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game
The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game | Published 05 October 2011

“There is the land where our fathers worked of old, and we have wrought the image of those mountains into many works of metal and of stone, and into many songs and tales… Only once before have I seen them from afar in waking life, but I know them and their names, for under them lies Khazad-dûm, the Dwarrowdelf, that is now called the Black Pit, Moria in the Elvish tongue.”
   –Gimli, The Fellowship of the Ring


A journey through the Misty Mountains is full of surprises when Middle-earth’s heroes get caught in heavy snowstorms and make a startling discovery… Orcs have begun massing in tremendous numbers!

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce Dwarrowdelf, the second series of Adventure Packs for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. Utilizing the encounter sets from Khazad-dûm, Dwarrowdelf further develops the threats and adventures within the Misty Mountains with six new scenarios. Additionally, its Adventure Packs enrich your deck-building options with new heroes, allies, attachments, and events for all four spheres of influence.

Discover an exciting new array of challenges when you travel across the Misty Mountains and head into the darker places of Dwarrowdelf.

Designer Lukas Litzsinger shared his thoughts on how the Dwarrowdelf Adventure Packs open up new avenues of exploration within Middle-earth.

A word from the designer

The Dwarrowdelf cycle allows players to travel along the Misty Mountains as well as delve deep into Moria. While the cycle’s narrative arc stands apart from the one in the Khazad-dûm box, the two are closely knit thematically. Players want new scenarios to feel as fresh as possible, which is why Khazad-dûm has six different encounter sets for use in the Dwarrowdelf cycle (whereas the Core Set has four). This allows us to better differentiate the areas players will be exploring and is why Khazad-dûm is a required purchase for anyone who wants to play the Dwarrowdelf scenarios.

The quests in the cycle are each meant to challenge players in new ways. Your heroes must survive raging snowstorms that lower their willpower, fight a watchful and crafty creature before the Doors of Durin, and find their way among a maze of labyrinthine passages within the depths of Moria. Dwarrowdelf scenarios force players to re-evaluate the flexibility a deck must have to handle all of the various challenges that Middle-earth has to offer. Some of the nastiest encounter cards to date appear in this cycle.

However, players will have powerful new cards at their disposal as well. With six new hero cards, more strategies and deck combinations open up. The beginning of the cycle’s arc sets players on the path to Rivendell, and so it seemed fitting to provide players with cards that reflect this important Elf haven, guarded under the wise and watchful rule of Elrond. Of course, with a name like Dwarrowdelf, there are also some incredibly potent Dwarf cards picking up where Khazad-dûm left off.

I’ve just scratched the surface of what Dwarrowdelf has to offer and what you’ll find in its packs. There are new keywords, new (familiar) faces, new enemies, and six new scenarios that should please players in the mold of Boromir, Pippin, and Bilbo alike. We can’t wait until you all are able to adventure in this region of Middle-earth, for the road goes ever on…

Lukas Litzsinger
Associate LCG Designer

Thanks, Lukas! Keep your eyes open for more information on this exciting series of Adventure Packs, coming First Quarter, 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.

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Published: 10/5/2011 5:58:50 PM

 WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so into this game for life... :)))

Published: 10/5/2011 5:18:05 PM

 I am guessing scenario packet refers to the various scenario cards belonging to one of the symbols. 

[ADMIN: This was a reference to the six different "encounter sets" from Khazad-dûm, and the article has been edited for consistency with the existing terminology.]

Published: 10/5/2011 5:11:11 PM

 I'm a little confused by the term "scenario packet."  The Core set included three scenarios, so what exactly do they mean by four scenario packets?  The three quests plus the alternate path for Passage Through Mirkwood?

BTW: look at the URL for the image of the Elvish woman.  It includes the terms "MEC09" and "Arwen."  As Khazad-Dum is MEC08, I take it to mean that Arwen will be the hero for the first Adventure Pack in the Dwarrowdelf cycle.

Published: 10/5/2011 5:09:38 PM

So much news, I'm ecstatic! I'm really excited about the promise of new elf cards! Magali Villenueve is just really blowing my mind. I guess Lukas heard me yesterday when I asked for more elves in the interview! Ha ha!

Published: 10/5/2011 4:55:41 PM

Awesome! Bring it on.

Published: 10/5/2011 4:51:25 PM

I like what I read! A lot... The game is progressing nicely... Hope the rest of the adventure packs of the Mirkwood cycle will be available soon. The more cards the better. Plus: The more quests the better!

Published: 10/5/2011 4:29:57 PM

Wow, the card text of the Door of Durin is really an amazing idea for realizing the riddle in the card game! Speak, friend, and enter...

Published: 10/5/2011 4:25:27 PM

Can't wait! Sounds amazing! Been loving this game!

Published: 10/5/2011 4:23:39 PM

 An elf hero in a dwarf block? Blasphemy! Heresy! I love it! :D

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