Lord Of The Rings: LCG Revised Core Set Now Available!

January 31, 2022 by fcostin

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I have been playing through The Lord of the Rings: Living Card Game and having a whale of a time with my solo-handed playthrough. Although it is quite tricky and requires me to have my thinking cap on at all times, I find lots of people asking whether I think it is worth it to buy into the Revised Edition.

Myself, I have the original Core Set. However, now we find that there is a Revised Edition - bringing more organisation, quality to life improvements and a few extra cards to the Core Set. Is it worth buying the newest edition?

LOTR LCG - Revised Edition - Fantasy Fight

The Lord of the Rings: The Living Card Game: Core Set Revised Edition // Fantasy Fight Games

Been on pre-order since pre-Christmas 2021, we now see the full release of The Lord of the Rings: The Living Card Game Revised Edition. Let's see what is new and what we can find different to the Core Box.

Ultimately, the contents of the box have not changed - that is the most important part. With lots of players using the core set as a starting point, we'd hate veterans to miss out on some crucial cards if they do not plan on picking up the release. Players will still find the same heroes, and same allies awaiting in the wings. However, one addition has been made. Adding in campaign cards, boons, and burdens to the deck - that players will be familiar with if they have started adventuring out into the living world.

LOTR LCG - Boons and Campaigns

New Cards: Preview // The Lord of the Rings: The Living Card Game: Core Set Revised Edition

Alike the initial release, 1-4 players will be able to open their Revised Edition of Lord of the Rings: The Living Card Game and play straight from the box. Implementing the mechanics of Boons, Burdens and Campaign Cards early on to learn during the OG campaigns, rather than learning them as you progress forward into new adventures.

The question stands, if you already have a Core Set, is it worth picking up the Revised Edition? Personally, as a veteran player, no. Myself, it gives me a chance to add another Unexpected Courage to my deck. And as I am already deep into the Shadows of Mirkwood cycle, it is not beneficial for me to head back to point one all over again just for the sake of Boons and Burdens - mechanics which I have already ventured into. But, if you did want to add the extra steps to your Core Box without going out and buying a whole new edition, the newest cards are available to download for free as print-and-play content.

Core Box Cards - LOTR LCG Revised Edition

Core Box Cards// The Lord of the Rings: The Living Card Game

If you are starting out in Middle-earth, looking for the best entry point into the game - you certainly should take a look at the Revised Edition. Having not picked up a card and looking to start fresh, the newest edition will contain everything you need to prepare you for the road ahead, with the addition to wider mechanics in the game.

The Revised Edition was officially released on January 28th, so you can be sure to head into your FLGS store and online to get up to date with the classic Living Card Game, centred around The Lord of the Rings.

Will you be picking up a Revised Edition of the Core Box? 

"Adding in campaign cards, boons, and burdens to the deck - that veteran players will be familiar with..."

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