Lord of the Rings LCG Companion

Lord of the Rings LCG Companion

Road to Rivendell

Dwarrowdelf Cycle

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Players difficulty rating (5.3)

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Doomed X

If an encounter card with the doomed keyword is revealed during the staging step of the quest phase or in setup, each player must raise his threat level by the specified value.


When an encounter card with the surge keyword is revealed during the staging step of the quest phase or in setup, reveal 1 additional card from the encounter deck. Resolve the surge keyword immediately after resolving any when revealed effects on the card.


When an enemy with the ambush keyword enters play, each player, starting with the first player and proceeding clockwise, must make an engagement check. The engagement check is only made against the enemy that just entered play, and not other enemies that are in the staging area. If the enemy engages a player as the result of this effect, then no further engagement checks are made against it.


Ally Objective: Arwen Undmiel

In this scenario, the players must guard an "ally objective" card, Arwen Undmiel. This card has a constant effect that reads, "The first player gains control of Arwen Undmiel, as an ally." This means that the first player takes control of Arwen Undmiel, and can use her in the same manner he would use any ally he controls. Other copies of a card titled Arwen Undmiel cannot enter play by any means. At the end of each round, when the first player token passes to a new player, the new first player also gains control of Arwen Undmiel.If Arwen Undmiel leaves play for any reason, the players have lost the game. Additionally, if the player who controls Arwen Undmiel is eliminated, the players have lost the game.

Q: If I can't discard 3 resources from all of my heroes due to Bitter Wind (KD 56), do I have to partially fulfill the effect?
A: Yes, players should resolve as much of any "discard" effect as they are able to.
During step 2 of Setup, "Place Heroes and Set Initial Threat Levels", add one resource to each hero's resource pool. Then remove the following cards:
  • Road to Rivendell
    • 2x Sleeping Sentry
    • 2x Followed by Night
    • 2x Orc Ambush
  • Misty Mountains
    • 1x Mountain Warg
    • 1x Turbulent Waters
  • Plundering Goblins
    • 1x Chieftain of the Pit
    • 2x Undisturbed Bones

To play normal mode, just follow the setup instructions on the quest card.

Basic game

When you play normal mode (or easy mode of course) and if you're new to the game, you can also play the "Basic Game" defined in the core set rules:

Newer players or players who want a more basic experience can play and enjoy the game by not dealing shadow cards during the combat phase. This eliminates an element of surprise that could make the game too challenging for a beginner. Once players are comfortable with this experience, they can then add the shadow effects to make combat less predictable and more exciting.

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