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Daniel Peterson

Layton
Utah
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10
Aug 2013
Expansion:

Lots of combat, and lots of Shadow cards. Bring hardy characters. You can lose villagers when characters are destroyed.
2015-03-23
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Joseph Forster
United States
Oregon City
OR
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10
Jul 2014
A little easy, but very fun. Good for introducing new players, and for testing new decks. Lots of fun. The shadow cards can get a little out of hand sometimes, then it doesn't feel so easy...
2014-07-16
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Patrick Brennan
Australia
St Ives, Sydney
NSW
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10
Jul 2015
A for variety expansion so it gets the same rating as the base game.
2015-07-22
Brian Chung
United States
Bakersfield
California
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9.5
Aug 2013
Fun and thematic adventure that has a slightly different feel though doesn't quite flesh out the rescue mechanic as well as I would have liked.
2013-08-02
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Andreas L.
Denmark
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9
Jul 2013
FFG LOTR LCG Against the Shadow
2012-12-20
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Martin Smith
United Kingdom
Pimlico
London
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9
Aug 2013
Thematically very strong - one of my favourite quests.
2013-08-16
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Casey Carr
United States
Bloomington
Indiana
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8.5
Jan 2014
Though this is arguable one of the easiest quests of all nine of the Gondor-themed adventures (spanning Heirs of Numenor and throughout the Against the Shadow Cycle) it is very entertaining and a great way to quickly test out a deck build. It has a nice varied degree of locations, treacheries, and enemies to deal with as well as an awesome little boss battle at the end.
2014-02-08
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★ Siddis Vicious ★
Norway
Stavanger
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That's not my opinion. That's science. And science is one cold-hearted bitch with a 14-inch strap-on!
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8
Oct 2014
Against the Shadow Cycle
Encounter at Amon Dîn is all about rescuing Villagers before they die. There is also a little boss fight towards the end. This is one of the easier scenarios I've played and I beat it solo/one handed on the first try. Even though it wasn't much of a challenge I had a great time playing it. The mechanics are very well done and I hope to see something similar in other scenarios down the road.
Rating based on how much I enjoyed the scenarios. Player cards not taken into consideration.
2014-10-07
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Brad F
United States
Wisconsin
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8
Jul 2013
An easier quest that I can use to test things out on. Plus, you can just be a dick and let villagers die
2013-12-08
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Michael
Australia
Sydney
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8
Aug 2013
Theme 10
Artwork 10
Hero 5
Player Cards 6
Scenario 9

My full review here: http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1011984/lets-pummel-some-orc...
2013-08-01
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John Iron
Switzerland
Geneva
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8
Oct 2013
Very well done, thematic quest.
2013-10-27
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8
Aug 2013
This scenario is a bit too easy if your deck is based on many of the previous expansions, but I suppose FFG wanted to give players an expansion that would not be too hard even if you have only this, the base game, and Heirs of Numenor.
2013-08-24
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Jon Ben
Canada
Vancouver
British Columbia
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Of course I've been up all night! Not because of caffeine, it was insomnia. I couldn't stop thinking about coffee.
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8
Feb 2014
Very cool scenario, thematic and mechanically interesting. At first I thought it was going to be a cake walk but as I hit the second half and the big bad guy came out progress slowed and more villagers started accumulating on the dead side. There seems to be lots of room for strategy in this one.
2014-02-15
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René Buch
Germany
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8
Apr 2015
Reasonable Expansion.
2015-03-07
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Rodger van den Braak
Netherlands
Nieuwegein
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7.5
Jan 2014
Against the Shadow 3
2015-04-29
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Jim Hansen
United States
Seattle
Washington
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7.5
Oct 2013
Player cards are pretty weak (Especially Pippin), but I really like the quest. Some people complain that it's too easy, but I don't mind.
2013-10-16
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Alessio Serafini
United Kingdom
London
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7
Jun 2014
Contains some element of novelty too, but not as interesting as other adventures, in terms of both story and gameplay.
2014-10-31
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Kearn Reif
United States
Howell
Michigan
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7
Sep 2013
My record versus the quest
(DL=5)3-1
2015-03-29
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Alex Grant
New Zealand
Auckland
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7
Jan 2014
Very easy solo.
2014-01-30
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Tony Fanchi
United States
Saint Paul
Minnesota
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7
Apr 2015
Fun quest with an interesting mechanism that involves rescuing villagers from orc attacks. It feels very RPG-like. This one is one of the easier quests in the game, so if you like your quests hard as nails, you might look elsewhere.
2015-04-11
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Bjoern
Germany
Hamburg
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7
Jul 2015
Nice idea - but I have, until yet, only see a way to rescue 5 Villager. So it is a hart Scenario
2015-05-31
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Robert
Canada
Edmonton
Alberta
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6.5
Jun 2015
My second least favorite quest from the Mirkwood cycle. I would only play again if I was attempting to run through the whole cycle again.

[rating based on the scenario - this is no comment on the quality or usefulness of the included player cards]
2015-06-29
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cromn cromn
Spain
Trujillo
Cáceres
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6
Sep 2013
Mas de lo mismo para el LCG
2013-09-25
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Stephan Valkyser
Germany
Wesseling
NRW
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6
Mar 2015
Quite easy. I used the same deck I had built for the Druadan forest and won six games in a row.
2015-02-02
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Leon Stansfield
Austria
Lower Austria
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6
Jun 2015
expansion rating: reasonable
2015-06-07
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Christine Biancheria
United States
Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
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Mar 2014
This was a big cakewalk.
2014-03-07
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Wojtek Wojcik
Poland
Kraków(Cracow)
Malopolska
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Metallum is my first game that will be premiered in Essen.
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Acquired Jul 2013
2013-08-12
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Raymond Wong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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Collection.
2013-12-01
Owned
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Italy
Bologna
BO
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The third cycle of expansions continues adding more awesomeness to Lord of the Rings LCG, in form of new heroes, cards for the decks, and new quests.
With Heirs of Númenor thing have been shaken up, with different statistics used for questing and increased difficulty. The adventure packs of this cycle definitely follow up on that!

Encounter at Amon-Din contains a bunch of new cards for the players decks: other than the usual Gondor and Outlands cards, there is some new hobbit trick...
2015-07-21
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Brett David Spain
United States
Lee's Summit
Missouri
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All he got was more thankless work, from a man who ain't even asked his name. Sure, I may be the one who dreamt up the Walls and the Bastion, but the Kid made 'em real, not me.
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Fantasy Flight Games
2013-07-06
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Ed Meiburg
Germany
Niesgrau
Unspecified
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Expansion
2013-01-28
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Ryan Gunther
Canada
Coquitlam
British Columbia
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Purchased on August 13, 2013.
2013-08-14
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andreo
Germany
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2013-07-05
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Mark Farr
Australia
Sydney
New South Wales
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Yet to play.
2013-07-05
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Wes Baker
United States
Fredericksburg
Virginia
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Against the Shadow 3/6
2013-07-28
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Greg Nichols
United States
Ann Arbor
Michigan
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Not yet played
2013-07-13
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maarten lecleir
Belgium
Stabroek
Belgium
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Complete - sleeved
2013-09-21
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Przemek Debowy
Poland
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
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2014-03-26
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Whisper
France
Salon de Provence
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Face à l'Ombre - 3
2013-08-12
Wally Jones
United States
Windermere
Florida
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For Lord of the Rings: The Card Game I could write 10 pages of glowing review and still not give the game enough praise. The game is just that well designed.

So let me say this -

This is the best deck-building card game currently in print.

That is a big statement and true in every sense.

In fact, the best thing I can say about this game is that I have created an entire Geek List just for it. You can find it here -

http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/176849/lord-rings-card-gam...

This game is sheer beauty at every step.

The design is fantastic with wonder cooperative game play against a brilliantly brutal A.I.

The artwork is lovely.

The theme fits perfectly and is worked well into the game. Truly an integrated theme.

I could keep going, but I am sure my point is made.

I can only think of three drawbacks for this game. First, this is a living card game, so continually buying the new Encounter packs is essential if you want to keep going. Second, this is a true deck building game and some people do not like the deck build aspect. Third, the game is really difficult. Be prepared to lose a lot. This is frustrating for some so they stop playing. But life in Middle Earth was never easy.


Pros -
- Absolutely brilliant in every way


Cons -
- Deck building, living card game and the extreme difficulty could turn some away


Overall Playability = 8.6

Design = 9
Strategy = 9
Luck = 8
Artwork & Components = 9
Use of Mechanics = 9
Time of Play = 8
Fun = 9
Innovation = 8
Analysis Paralysis = 8
Theme = 9


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Lord of the Rings: Card Game has numerous expansions. To name them all is silly because there are so many. This is due to the living card game nature. New expansion and Encounters continue to come out on a regular basis.

Instead I think it is better to describe each type of expansion. There are 3 types of expansions for this game that are actually part of the game and contain player cards. While all 3 types are different they are extremely similar within their type. There are 2 type of Expansions that exist sort of outside the game.

The first type of expansion is called an Adventure Pack. These are small box expansions that provide a single new challenge or Encounter. Each contains a new Hero and two new cards for each color Sphere. These are part of a larger group called a Cycle, which is 6 Adventure Packs together. Each Cycle is named for the general aspect of the story it encompasses.

The second type of expansion is called Deluxe Expansions. These are big box expansions and provide the player many new Encounters, usually 3. Also included are many new Heroes and cards for each color Sphere. These are stand-alone expansions that explore, in great depth, a single scene of the story. The new cards are all based around that part of the story.

The third type of expansion is called Saga Expansions. These are big box expansions that focus on moving the story forward. Each Saga Expansion is actually 2 big box expansions. Both together equal the Saga Expansion. Each big box contains many new encounters, usually 3. Also included are many new Heroes and cards for each color Sphere. The new cards are all based around that part of the story.

All 3 of those expansions in inside the game and contain player cards to aid the player.


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There is also a fourth type of expansion called a Print on Demand.

These are Encounters only, no Heroes or player cards, and are of extreme difficulty. These are used for tournament play.

These are great additions to the game and good for testing your deck building abilities.


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Additionally there is a fifth type of expansion called a Nightmare Deck.

Nightmare Decks are based on each of the expansions and are simply much more difficult versions of the Encounters already available. These are Encounters only. No Heroes or player cards.

The game is already very difficult and the Nightmare Decks are downright harsh.

These are strictly for the experienced deck builder.


Got in 2013
2015-02-08
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Joerg Sterner
Austria
Vienna
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2014-03-24
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Daniel Kuchar
Germany
München
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2013-12-09
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Jay
United States
California
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2014-05-11
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Aaron Phillips
United States
Knoxville
TN
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2014-01-08
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Will H.
United States
Washington
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April '14 -$12
2014-04-18
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Justin Jeffers
United States
Santa Rosa
California
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Against the Shadow cycle 3 of 6
2015-01-29
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Glenn D
United States
Cumming
Georgia
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*Against the Shadow 3/6
2014-02-26
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MAWS Shadow
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Expansion.
2014-05-04
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Ada B
Romania
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[DK]
2015-04-28
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Joshua Hutchins
United States
Texas
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Expansion, see base game for plays. Pre-2015 plays not filtered by expansion but 2015 (and/or later) plays are.
2014-12-09
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