Hail and well met!
It’s time for some big news! We’ve got two major pieces of content rolling out to the game; Campaign 3: The Witch-king’s Grasp, and the all-new Mirror of Galadriel mode. You'll get both an entirely new narrative experience and a robust new random mode. Plus, they’re all entirely free to all players on Steam!
We’re sure you have questions about it, and we’re here to give you answers:
When is all this coming out?
You can play Campaign 3 and the Mirror of Galadriel mode on Steam starting today!
Is it really free?
Yes! We wanted to thank you, the players, for your support of the game. Whether you discovered it in the earliest days of Early Access or have dived into it within the past few weeks, your passion and engagement have been critical to helping us make the best game possible in The Lord of the Rings: Adventure Card Game.
Where can I get it?
You can get everything on Steam today! Make sure you run the latest update and then simply click on the game’s Play button on Steam. Campaign 3 and Mirror of Galadriel mode will update automatically.
This release is exclusive to Steam for the time being, and will be released on other platforms (PS4, Xbox, Switch) in the new year. Until this new release is available on other platforms, you will only be able to cross play with other Steam players (on PC or Mac). Once the release is certified on other platforms, we'll post an update notifying you that full cross play functionality across all platforms will be restored (if you do play on other platforms, those platforms will still be able to cross play with each other during this period).
WHAT DO I GET?
There’s a ton of new stuff available. Let’s start with the new Campaign:
CAMPAIGN 3: THE WITCH-KING'S GRASP
This all-new Campaign is set in a locale not yet explored within the game—Eriador. It’s our biggest Campaign yet, with 249 individual new Cards and over 20 new Locations (with over 300 cards included within the campaign)… and nary an Orc in sight! Instead, you’ll face a host of new Enemies—including 15 new Villains—across Bree, the Barrow-downs, and beyond. We’ll also introduce new mechanics to the game, including 3 new keywords and new Enemy behavior.
To aid you in your adventures, you’ll have access to 43 new Ally, Attachment, and Event cards. And let’s not forget your 4 new Heroes, available in their own Hero Packs: Boromir, Frodo, Rossiel, and Sam.
With new content comes new rewards. There are 5 new Quest Reward cards, 10 new avatars, and 4 new Hero Challenge cards for you to earn along the way.
Here’s a preview of the first Quest, Burglary in Bree…
“Mr. Butterbur, sir!” Nob called breathlessly as he ran into the common room of The Prancing Pony. “There’s been another robbery, this time at the stables!”
Barliman ran out of the kitchen at the sound of Nob’s voice, his words rushing out in a torrent. “You don’t say! That’s a bad business, with all these black-hearted men about Bree. I do hope that Bob’s all right. Oh, but I forget he’s off helping his old nan so he wouldn’t be at the stables, would he?”
A gravelly voice spoke up from the end of the room. “A robbery, you say. Anything valuable taken?” This was Bill Ferny, who was hanging about more and more at The Pony these days, talking to all manner of folk at odd hours. Barliman did not like the man.
“It was a comb. Bob bought it from one of those men that’s always lurking about the town selling odds and ends,” Nob answered. “He asked me to check on it.” Bill surprised Barliman by slapping his hand on the table and shouting, “Skullduggery! I’ll post a reward for its return, myself.”
Fraught with grave new perils and surprising challenges, The Witch-king’s Grasp offers dynamic new gameplay opportunities and rich new experiences for you to enjoy.
MIRROR OF GALADRIEL
This is an all-new game mode designed to challenge players in a single randomly-generated Encounter, where you’ll face a random setup of Minions and Villains drawn from across all our releases.
The Mirror of Galadriel is a fast-play mode that you can play alone or with a friend. Players must first defeat a wave of Minions before confronting a final Villain. Each time you play, you'll be confronted with a different challenge, making the mode highly replayable. We can also expand this mode by adding new content with each new release we make.
Inspiration for this mode comes from within the pages of The Lord of the Rings itself…
Down a long flight of steps the Lady went into the deep green hollow, through which ran murmuring the silver stream that issued from the fountain on the hill. At the bottom, upon a low pedestal carved like a branching tree, stood a basin of silver, wide and shallow, and beside it stood a silver ewer. With water from the stream Galadriel filled the basin to the brim, and breathed on it, and when the water was still again she spoke. "Here is the Mirror of Galadriel," she said. "I have brought you here so that you may look in it, if you will."
Gaze into Galadriel's mirror to see fates that may—or may not—come to pass.
CAMPAIGN 2: THE SHADOW'S FALL IS ALSO FREE
Finally, we have one last piece of news to finish up 2019. As of today, Campaign 2: The Shadow's Fall is now fully free to all players! This makes the Tutorial Campaign and all three of available campaigns now part of the Core Set release. When you include the three additional Encounters, that's a total of 19 playable Quests plus the Mirror of Galadriel playable to everyone!
Thanks again to all the players, and happy holidays!
—FFI and Asmodee Digital