Set to be release in the 4th quarter of 2016, Fantasy Flight Games has announced The Sands of Harad, the sixth deluxe expansion to the popular The Lord Of The Rings: The Card Game. As with each of the previous deluxe expansions, The Sands of Harad transports the player to a new and dangerous land within Middle-Earth: the Harad desert. Located in the southern region of Middle-Earth, the “endless, shifting dunes” of the Harad desert will force players to make unlikely alliances as you battle Haradrim and ferocious desert creatures.
“Set immediately after the events of The Grey Havens and the Dream-chaser cycle,” The Sands of Harad gives player 3 challenges to complete: first, you must escape Umbar. Upon escaping, players enter the desert and must survive all its perils. Not only the large, dangerous creatures that roam, but the desert itself must be defeated, as a new temperature mechanic is introduced which will force players to balance the perils of nature and beast. As a reward for that daunting task, players must face down a band of fierce Haradrim warriors, leading to a “climactic confrontation with the Dark Lord’s minions.”
There is also a special, extremely powerful side quest that could change the complexion of any game by allowing players “to play your first ally each turn without requiring a resource match.”
To read more please visit The Sands of Harad official announcement page and be sure to keep an eye out in Q4 of 2016 for its release.