New FFG DLC Campaign Awaits Middle-earth Adventurers

April 15, 2019 by brennon

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A new adventure awaits those that delve into The Lord Of The Rings: Journeys In Middle-earth. The game hasn't even properly hit tabletops yet and Fantasy Flight Games has announced a downloadable expansion which takes you beyond the story of the base game.

Hunt For The Ember Crown Adventure #1 - LotR Journeys In Middle-earth

The new story, Hunt For The Ember Crown has you heading off into the Blue Mountains in search of a fabled flower which should help cure the Thain Of The Shire's son of his malady. However, things never go quite according to plan and a villainous foe awaits you in the shadows.

Hunt For The Ember Crown Adventure #2 - LotR Journeys In Middle-earth

This new adventure features eleven new quests and a branching narrative which twists and turns with every choice that you make. As well as perhaps venturing in the Barrow-downs in search of answers you could also end up wandering into the Old Forest and Old Man Willow himself.

I like that we're getting some additional content for the game right away, offering up an option for the die-hard fans who are going to crush this game in a weekend.

Villains Abroad

As well as the new campaign, Fantasy Flight Games has also designed a new Villains of Eriador Figure Pack which comes with alternative sculpts for the named foes in the first campaign, Bones Of Arnor and Hunt For The Ember Crown.

LotR Journeys In Middle-earth Villains Pack - FFG

Inside the set, you'll get models for Gulgotar, Atarin, and Coalfang so you'll know exactly who they are when they arrive on the tabletop. You'll also find a few new cards in the set too, giving you a few more options when it comes to dealing with the enemies that stand in your way.

I really like the look of the sculpts for this game and after seeing some of them in the flesh I could imagine them being good fun to paint too.

When it comes to Journey's In Middle-earth, I think I've settled on a no for the game though. It looks nice, and it's Middle-earth...so I'd play it if someone else had it, but reviews so far haven't convinced me. It might just have been particular experiences but it seems like some of the ways the stories are laid out and the rewards are given, just don't seem very fulfilling.

Maybe I will have my mind changed by other reviews but currently, I think this one will have to sit on the back burner for me.

What do you think?

"...you could also end up wandering into the Old Forest and Old Man Willow himself"

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