"What roads would any dare to tread, what safety would there be in quiet lands, or in the homes of simple men at night, if the Dúnedain were asleep, or were all gone into the grave?" –Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring
For nearly seven-hundred years, the Witch-king of Angmar terrorized the North from his home in Carn Dûm. Though his forces were eventually defeated, the shadows of the Witch-king’s evil have lain across the lands through all the centuries that followed his departure from the region.
Now, in The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game – The Wastes of Eriador, several of Middle-earth’s heroes must join forces with the noble Dúnedain who have long guarded the region’s simpler folk from the untold evils that still reside within Carn Dûm and its environs. Following immediately upon the heels of the epic events that unfold in The Lost Realm deluxe expansion, the scenario from The Wastes of Eriador tasks you to rescue a captive Ranger. However, as you pursue the enemies who have captured him, your trail leads you ever northward, ever deeper into the hills of Angmar. There, as day fades into night, the howling of wolves suggest that your party of hunters may soon become the hunted…
Solo, 2 Players
60m – 60m
Caleb Grace, Matthew Newman
Cooperative Game, Hand Management, Variable Player Powers
Card Game, Expansion for Base-game, Novel-based, Fantasy
Edge Entertainment, Fantasy Flight Games, Galakta, Giochi Uniti, Heidelberger Spieleverlag
The fifth 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. The Wastes of Eriador contains a bunch of new cards for the players decks like the new spirit Merry, or the great damage soaker Raven-winged Helm. The scenario itself is very innovative (with the alternance between night and day), challenging, and quite good.
Fun pack, tough quest gets hung up on locations, quests sometimes or swamped with enemies or repeat attacks. Good player cards too.
The quest idea is awesome, but it may be too difficult. Merry hero is great and breathes new life into secrecy.