Every year Fantasy Flight Games creates a special event for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, and this year is no different. At Gen Con 2018 you’ll be able to create your own adventure though iconic locations in The Wizard’s Quest special event. You’ll build your own custom scenario as you journey through Mirkwood and encounter familiar cards with new and unexpected abilities.
You can register ($20 charge) for The Wizard’s Quest at Gen Con 2018 but you need to hurry as 2 of the 3 sessions are already sold out and seats are limited.
Caleb Grace, developer of The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game:
“Have you ever thought about creating your own custom scenario for The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game? If you have, then you’re in luck because this year’s Gen Con special event, The Wizard’s Quest, is a build-your-own-adventure kit for fans of the game! It comes with everything you need to create your own quest deck and encounter deck.
Each copy of The Wizard’s Quest comes with seven quest cards: one Stage 1, three different Stage 2 options, and three different stage 3 cards. Each player builds their own quest deck by choosing one Stage 2 and one Stage 3 to go with Stage 1. The quest stages that a player chooses will shape the narrative of their entire adventure and help them choose which encounter cards to include in their encounter deck.” [source]
The Wizard’s Quest includes seventy encounter cards split into fourteen different encounter sets of five cards each. There’s a mix of treachery, enemies, and location cards in each encounter set so by combining seven sets you can create your own encounter deck of thirty-five cards. There’s also a cost to each encounter card so once you’ve created your encounter deck you would check that the total cost is not more than twenty-one points … unless you enjoy beat-downs from your enemies.
In a competitive environment, players can create encounter decks to challenge other players and see who can finish each other’s deck first. Many of the encounter cards were created to support this race format.
If you’re unable to participate in the special event at Gen Con you’ll be able to obtain The Wizard’s Quest, along with the Fellowship 2018 scenario, when it’s released at a later date.