LOTR: Living Card Game Getting Revised Core Set This Year!

October 8, 2021 by fcostin

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It is no secret that there are two Middle-earth fiends here at OnTableTop. Both I and Ben frequent the world of Tolkein, whether it be through the medium of a book, tabletop skirmish game, card or board game - let's just say we are quite well known in the Prancing Pony!

Fantasy Flight Games have just announced their revision to the Core Set of Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, with additions to the content and all-around quality improvements.

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Lord of the Rings: The Card Game Revised Core Set // Fantasy Flight Games

With a revised core set, now would be the perfect time to get involved if you haven't ever played before. Players are thrust into the world of Middle-earth, forming Fellowships with a number of heroes to visit iconic locations, undergo quests and battle with the dark side that dwell beyond the gates of Mordor.

The game is predominately campaign drive, given the fact it sits in the genre of a cooperative experience.  I have indeed journeyed my way through this Living Card Game time and time again, and the story continues to run strong throughout each quest. Meeting characters that span from the Lonely Mountain to the corners of Hobbiton.

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Card Previews // Lord of the Rings The Card Game Revised Core Set

Consider that this core box is getting a revision, what exactly needed revising? Rules? There are no fundamental changes in the game itself. The game still runs exactly the same from start to finish, however, there have been some cards added that were not part of the release of the original in the revised set. Adding new campaign cards, boons, and burdens.

With the new campaign cards, brings a new campaign. Adding a new mode allowing players to play out each of the available missions in the order as deserved - affecting the outcome of the next quest.

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Game Artwork // Lord of the Rings The Card Game Revised Core Set

Do not worry, if you are like me and own everything already that is part of The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, players will be happy to know that the updated cards, boons and burdens will be ready to print and play on the Fantasy Flight Website. Meaning there is no need to buy a whole new set - the new additions can be implemented into your own game with no sweat!

Given this year marks the ten year anniversary of  The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, we were sure to expect something big to come this year. It seems that Fantasy Flight are looking at their card systems and finding ways to improve on their titles. First Arkham Horror and now The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. I wonder if we will see any updates to Legends of the Five Rings: The Card Game.

Players can pre-order their copies online or at their local FLGS store, so if you are looking for your next adventure into Middle-earth and have been a bit overwhelmed before stepping into this card universe - be sure to check out the revised edition today.

Will you be looking into the Revised Edition of The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game?

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