Mirkwood – the dark, enchanted forest; home to handsome Wood-elves (I’m lookin’ at you Legolas), giant spiders and the nasty armies of Dol Guldur – is getting an updated look in Fantasy Flights’ new custom scenario kit.
The Woodland Realm Custom Scenario Kit was designed expressly for the 2018 Fellowship Event. It follows upon—and builds upon—the unique adventures shared by all those who attended Gen Con Indy and set forth on The Wizard’s Quest.
This scenario allows you to step across the line that separates good and evil, to take on the role of Sauron. You’ll assemble a quest and an encounter deck and then you’ll unleash its evils upon anyone brave or foolish enough to travel through Mirkwood!
“The Woodland Realm is a collection of fourteen different five-card encounter sets, seven quest stage options and a handful of scenario-specific cards. With these tools, you’ll be able to piece together your own deadly, Mirkwood-based scenario, and then you’ll be able to play through it—or hand it over to another group of players and let them stumble through its hazards while you race through the scenario they created.”
Builds upon Race Against the Shadow play mode
To meet players’ wishes to be able to challenge each other in the game, the Race Against the Shadow play mode was created several years back. This mode allows teams to play through the same scenario side-by-side and see who can complete it faster—if at all! The Woodland Realm Custom Scenario Kit not only supports the game’s Race Against the Shadow play mode, it adds all-new dimensions to it. You and your opponents will gain access to the same quest stage options and the same encounter cards but then you’ll look for ways to surprise each other with carefully selected synergies. In a quick-build game, you’ll simply select three quest stages and seven of the available encounter sets.
The Woodland Realm premieres at the 2018 Fellowship Event for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, which begins September 21st. Each participant at the event will get a copy of The Woodland Realm, plus an alternate art Core Set Éowyn and a playmat that shows Gandalf starting on his path into Mirkwood. The Woodland Realm will also be made available for purchase at a later date.
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